what's on - events

22-25 Feb 2017
Oedipus the Visionary


Written by David Greig. Directed by Kristine Landon-Smith

"I am distanced from the effects of my power. I buy a cup of coffee and don't need to know about the living conditions of the people who grow the beans" (David Greig). 

David Greig's reimagining of the story of Oedipus examines the architecture of power and how in it's elegant execution it allows for ugly realities to be kept out of sight. 

Tickets: £10 full / £6 concession

Wed 22 @ 7:30pm ~ Fri 24 @ 7:30pm ~ Sat 25 @ 2:30pm

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23-25 Feb 2017
Pathway to Salvation


Written by Jorge Andrade. Directed and translated by Andre Pink

Based on the true story of events that occurred in 1955 on a farm in central Brazil, Pathway to Salvation portrays the facts experienced by a group of informal workers who, due to the lack of prospects for a decent life, cling to the promise of better days presented by a new religious belief.

Tickets: £10 full / £6 concession

Thurs 23 @ 7:30pm ~ Fri 24 @ 2:30pm - Sat 25 @ 7:30pm

 

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2-4 Mar 2017
Frankenstein


Written by Nick Dear. Directed by Gary Sefton.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Tickets: £10 full / £6 concession ~ 7:30pm/2:30pm Matinee 4th March

This production contains nudity. East 15 Acting School’s licence to present Nick Dear’s version of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN is granted by Rosica Colin Limited.

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16-18 Mar 2017
Zorro


Written by Nicholas Hall and the Company. Directed by Nicholas Hall.

California 1840. Under Mexican rule the ordinary people suffer under a tyrannical regime imposed by corrupt officials and other villains. Unexpectedly, a champion of the underdog arises. A masked caballero, skilled in physical and fighting skills makes life difficult for the oppressors and tries to redress the balance of inequality. Who is this person? Are they a figment of another’s imagination…?

Tickets: £10 full / £6 concession ~ 7:30pm/2:30pm Matinee 18th March

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29-30 Mar 2017
Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons


Presented by BLOWN FUSE THEATRE. A play by Sam Steiner.

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons by Sam Steiner focuses on a fictional law in which the population are limited to using just 140 words a day. It encourages audiences to imagine a world in which what we say is restricted: would we waste words if we couldn't use as many?

Directed by Michelle Barrington. Starring Eleanore Frances and Olly Gourley.

Tickets: £10 (no concessions)

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19 Apr 2017
Offside


Presented by Futures Theatre. Written by Sabrina Mahfouz & Hollie McNish. Directed by Caroline Bryant. 


"Heart thumping with oxygenised blood, adrenalin flooding every little bit of me and every little bit of me is every little bit of the field in front of me." 

It is 1881. It is 1921. It is 2017.

Four women from across the centuries live, breathe, and play football. Whilst each of them face very different obstacles in pursuing their dream profession, the possibility that the beautiful game will change their futures -and the world - is tantalisingly close. 

Offside is told through lyrical dialogue, poetry, and punchy prose, placing the audience on the touchline of the game of a lifetime. 

 

WATCH THE TRAILER:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUD-1ZVuVCo

 

7:30pm ~ £12 full / £10 concession

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19 Jun 2017
Melancholy


Presented by Certain Dark Things

 

Spiral down the stairs to the world of the inventor. Consumed by grief, he undertakes work on his biggest creation yet, his lost wife… but at what cost?

Award winning theatre company Certain Dark Things use an imaginative combination of puppetry, physical theatre and animation to tell the story of one man as he treads the fine line between genius and insanity.

 

“Enchanting and imaginative exploration of loss using puppetry, performance and filmed animations.” ~ The Stage ★★★★

  “An absolute joy to watch… Certain Dark Things Theatre have triumphed with this performance.” ~ Broadway Baby ★★★★★


WATCH THE TRAILER: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS_gsrN0NSE

 

£12 full / £10 conc ~ Age: 11yrs+

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