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Date/Time: 27 July - August 06 @ 7.30pm. Saturday matinees @ 2.30pm No perf Sun July 31 or Mon 01 Aug
A new production of an inspiring 5-star hit that's part musical, part documentary
In 2006 the everyday life of the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women.
The residents of London Road had struggled for years with the soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street. When Steve Wright, the occupant of number 79, was arrested, charged and then convicted of the murders, the community grappled with the media frenzy and what it meant to be at the epicentre of this tragedy.
Playwright Alecky Blythe recorded extensive interviews with the residents of London Road and turned them into an intelligent, startling and raw piece of theatre. Tony Award-winning Adam Cork's score uses the melodic and rhythmic speech patterns captured on those recordings to create this extraordinary work.
London Road is an experimental and challenging musical documentary which reveals the ways in which even the darkest experiences can inspire a community.
Originally performed at the National Theatre in 2011, it won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical. A feature film of the production was made in 2015 starring Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy and including many of original cast.
Telephone 07910 273160
Sedos are the Resident Theatre Company at the Bridewell
Date/Time: 31 July @ 5pm and 8pm. 01 August @ 8pm
A show about those people you love to hate. That bitch co-worker? That arsehole flatmate? That annoying prick you can't even remember becoming friends with? They are all in there.
Six short plays from international writers presented over the course of one hour. Each play is comedy driven with strong dramatic elements in some. The plays will share a stylistic theme as well as the general theme of 'Frenemies' to create a cohesive show performed by an ensemble of eight actors.
The plays featured in Frenemies are:
I Can Tell Your Handbag is Fake, by Dean Lundquist
Three fashion-conscious friends meet on the underground where one of them, much to chagrin of the others, points out that she can tell that their handbags are fake. A commentary on what fashion means to identity.
Necessity, by Daniel Saunders
Two men are stranded on a raft in the middle of the ocean after their ship sinks. Is it worth trying to stay alive if your only companion makes you want to kill yourself?
The Kill, by Alex Broun
If you dream you die, you die right? Well what if someone else dies in your dream? Or what if you dream you kill them? And what if that person is sitting beside you on the couch, watching the TV? A psychological dream-thriller. With tomatoes.
Wanna Hear a Joke?, by Daniel Saunders
Some people can really make a joke come alive. Sometimes that’s not a good thing. A play about those annoying people you put up with because you want to be a good person.
Principles, by Deborah Poznansky
Parent teacher meetings are never fun for anyone. Least of all when it is the adults that are the ones acting like children.
Perfect Couple, by Chris Davis
Beatrice and Hugo are the perfect couple. Nice house, recent promotion, soon to be married. A veritable Barbie and Ken. How are Toby and Jenny ever supposed to keep up?
Telephone 07910 273160
Tickets £11 - £15
Sedos are the Resident Theatre Company at the Bridewell
Date/Time: Sun Aug 07 @ 6.30pm. Mon 08 and Tue 09 @ 7.45pm
JOHNNY follows the day to day life of a Black British Cockney. An extremely complex and volatile character who usues his large than life persona to battle the demons of his past.
JOHNNY is a dark comedy set in 21st century London, a take on modern society. A changing society......
Sunday 07 performance @ 6.30pm. Admittence is on the door by contribution.
Date/Time: 07 - 10 September @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 3pm
London: 1757. Arguments follow the death of Ernest Donne, a wealthy Wharfinger, as his three children bicker over their portions of the estate. In a patriarchy where etiquette reigns, the sole male heir should receive his father’s business in accordance with comme il faut. Those gathered at the airing of Ernest’s will are however stunned to learn that Cotton Wharf, and control of its warehouses, will instead pass to Charlotte, the eldest daughter…
Caught in a time of immorality, keeping company with murderers, liars and thieves, can Charlotte survive long enough to take revenge on those who would see her dead simply for being a woman surpassing her station? In a city rife with danger and degenerates, can she stay pure engaging the corrupt or will each encounter change her further from her former self?
Once transformed, can a butterfly go back?
Animus is a new musical commissioned by The MTA from The Clockmaker’s Daughter writers Webborn and Finn. Come and meet our soon to be graduating year, as they step up to the spotlight and go solo without our 2nd years. Directed by Christian Durham, Choreographed by Helen Rymer, and MD’ed’ by the writer himself, Michael Webborn. Book early, remember that their first show sold out very quickly!
Telephone 020 7427 4742
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Date/Time: 08 and 09 September @ 1pm
The MTA are proud to present the graduating class of 2016. Two contrasting showcases both directed by Michael Howcroft and choreographed by Helen Rymer will give industry professionals the opportunity to see the class of 2016 in action.
There will be a buffet open an hour before the show and immediately after the show for our colleagues in appreciation for you giving up your lunch hour to support us.
Tickets for both showcases are £5 Industry professionals please contact the college directly for tickets.
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Date/Time: 13 - 17 September @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 3pm
Surely the funniest play to be released within the last ten years, Bruce Norris's Clybourne Park took the world by storm when it was released. Opening off-Broadway in 2010, it transferred to the UK in 2011, first to the Royal Court, then moving to the West End, winning the Olivier Award for Best New Play the following year. From there it transferred back to Broadway, winning both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2011 and the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012. Clybourne Park is a spin-off from the 1959 drama A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, whose final work Les Blancs played at the National Theatre earlier this year.
It's 1959 and a black family have purchased a property on the inherently white Clybourne Street. It's 2009, and the same property is being rebuilt by a white family in the now black neighbourhood. In both cases uproar ensues. Clybourne Park is an outrageous satire that discusses the effects of gentrification, racism, and the evolution of community throughout time. It is one of the most iconic pieces of theatre written this century.
Date/Time: 21 - 23 September @ 7.30pm. 24 September @ 5pm
Carter Sutton, very recently divorced, has had a night to end all nights. If only he could remember it. Matters are not helped by a splitting headache, the imminent arrival of his mother and sister, a naked girl from the night before, and a very large sum of money discovered in the fridge. Hilarity, most definitely, ensues!
Date/Time: 01 - 05 November @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 3pm
It's Thatcher's Britain. The late 1980s on a terraced road in Lancashire and people are struggling to get by. Jerry remembers the war, when he was young, when things were better. Skin Lad's trying to meditate. Louise and Carol just want a night out. In the middle of it all is Scullery, your guide. So hold tight, keep your arms inside the car, and join the residents of the Road for one unforgettable night.
Voted one of the best plays of the twentieth century, the Tower Theatre is delighted to present Road thirty years after it first premiered at the Royal Court Theatre.
Date/Time: 15 - 19 November @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 2.30pm
A new play to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.
The play opens in the bakery of Thomas Farynor, King's Baker, just before midnight on 1 September 1666. It's a swelteringly hot night. There has been no rain for months. Thomas assures his daughter that he has checked the fires...
The fire starts within hours; for three days it rages terrifyingly, helped by a ferocious East wind. Lord Mayor Bludworth is useless. Samuel Pepys takes practical measures, and liaises with the King, Charles II. The people lose everything and camp out at Moorfields. Foreigners and 'papists' are blamed for the fire and so are ferociously attacked. People are hysterical. St Paul's burns: a vision of Hell.
A Frenchman is hanged for starting the fire, but was he really guilty? What about Farynor? Pepys has his suspicions...
Despite the toll of 89 churches, 1300 houses and 200,000 people made homeless, Christopher Wren, in a moving final scene with Pepys, has a strong sense of hope, and believes that London, like the Phoenix, will rise from the ashes.
Historia Theatre Company is Registered Charity 1099807, founded in 2003 to put on plays that have their source in or inspiration from history. Previous productions include Evelina (2004), Five Eleven (2005), An African’s Blood (2007-8), Judenfrei: Love and Death in Hitler’s Germany (2010-11), The Sound of Breaking Glass (2012-13), Queen Anne (2014), Magna Carta (2015)
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Date/Time: 06 - 10 December @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 3pm
When a country house weekend takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker, but also to steal a silver cow creamer from Totleigh Towers. Naturally, the ever dependable Jeeves is there to prevent Bertie from making a fool of himself in front of a cast of Wodehouse's finest characters. Enjoy an evening of raucous comedy in the company of Gussie Fink-Nottle, Madeline Bassett, Sir Watkin Bassett, Dahlia Travers, Roderick Spode and Constable Oates.
Join the effervescent, aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and his dutiful valet, Jeeves in this Olivier award-winning play.
Date/Time: 13 - 17 December @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 3pm
A Victorian Christmas treat starring the world's most famous detective : the original stage play penned by Conan Doyle himself!
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