The Artistic Team is pleased to announce plans for the Autumn
We’re thrilled to announce the first full season of our Artistic Directorship. Our aim is to welcome back productions that were postponed due to the pandemic as well as offering opportunities for other actors and creatives, and we’re really grateful to returning directors Peter Foster and Landé Belo for keeping their casts and crews together over the past year.
We’re also very excited to be marking Black History Month for the first time. As well as Lyla Smith-Abass’ directorial debut with Janice Okoh’s “startling and darkly comic drama” Three Birds, we will be hosting special film events, play readings and discussions. More information in due course but if you’d like to get involved in any way, please email [email protected]
We are trialling a new repertory arrangement towards the end of the year, with Port Authority and Escaped Alone sharing the space, while October half term will see the fabulous and fantastical Kensuke’s Kingdom, with matinées and early evening performances scheduled on both Saturdays and Sundays during the run, to offer an easier way for families to enjoy the show.
We’re very mindful that theatres may not be able to run as ‘normal’ for a while yet so we’re doing our best to accommodate potential restrictions as well as offering a full and varied season. We hope we’ve done you proud. And we hope you’re as excited as we are!
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
Directed by Peter Foster
1st – 11th September
Three Birds by Janice Okoh
Directed by Lyla Smith-Abass
6th – 16th October
Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Stuart Paterson
Directed by Angharad Ormond
23rd – 31st October
[This is a family show and so will have extra weekend performances for half term]
Mules by Winsome Pinnock
Directed by Landé Belo
10th – 20th November
Port Authority by Conor McPherson and Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Allan Hart/Amanda Waggott
24th November – 4th December
The two plays will be performed in rep on alternate days, including 2 Sunday shows
Look out for audition information – coming soon!