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Two Actors. Two World Leaders. One Black Dog. London, 1939. Winston Churchill looks in the mirror, realises that only he can steer our great nation through it's darkest hour and steels himself for the hard road ahead. Bristol, 2012. Howard Coggins looks in the mirror, shaves, realises he looks a bit like Winston Churchill and steels himself to break some bad news to his good friend, Stu. Bristol, 2013. Stu Mcloughlin looks in the mirror and realises that he'll have to grow a little moustache.
Prepare for a night like no other when this uproarious hit, hailed by the New York Times as 'the best comedy of the season', makes its UK premiere in Bath A beloved grandfather has died, and a treasured family heirloom with religious significance is up for grabs. But who is most deserving of it? Bossy, overbearing, fanatically religious Daphna? Her wealthy cousin Liam, who's just returned from skiing with his non-Jewish girlfriend Melody? Or Jonah, his brother, who would prefer not to get involved in the fight? A cramped Manhattan apartment becomes the setting for a viciously hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy as the contenders set at each others' throats on the night after the funeral.
Dickens Abridged is the brainchild of Adam Long, who was a founding member of The Reduced Shakespeare Company. It is a high-speed comic journey through Dickens' Greatest Hits, including Oliver Twist , Great Expectations (complete with flaming bride), David Copperfield , Bleak House in less than sixty seconds, A Tale of Two Cities featuring a fully functioning guillotine, Nicholas Nickleby , Old Curiosity Shop , and, of course... A Christmas Carol as the grand finale in which Tiny Tim rocks the house with a soaring electric guitar solo! In just ninety minutes, an absurdly talented cast of four bring hundreds of Dickens' best loved characters to life: Oliver, Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit, Miss Havisham, Bill Sykes, Fagin and The Artful Dodger, Little Nell, Madame Defarge and the Poor People of France, and many many more. A singing, dancing love-letter to the life and works of the great man, Dickens Abridged is unlike any Dickens-based show you've ever seen before.
Immersing you in the decadence of America's 'Jazz Age', The Great Gatsby is brought to life in this sizzling new stage adaptation from nationally acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre. Recreating the sights, sounds and feel of America's 'Roaring Twenties' as seen through the eyes of Nick Carraway, F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece is a brilliant evocation of a society obsessed with wealth and status.
The monarch - Liz. Her most powerful subject - Maggie. Handbags, hairspray and sensible shoes. One believed there was no such thing as society. The other had vowed to serve it. Handbagged opens the clasp on the antipathy between two giants of the twentieth century. Based on the critically-acclaimed short play from Women, Power & Politics (Tricycle, 2010)
When Inspector Goole calls unexpectedly on the prosperous Birling family investigating the suicide of a poor young local woman his startling revelations shatter the very foundation of their lives. As the Inspector asks insinuating questions it becomes clear that they all bear guilt for the destruction of the woman they have variously exploited for cheap labour, cheap sex and worse - And then the plot thickens. Written at the end of the second World War and set before the first, An Inspector Calls is a brilliantly compelling and haunting thriller.
13 OCTOBER - 17 OCTOBER
REGENT THEATRE, STOKE-ON-TRENT
10 NOVEMBER - 14 NOVEMBER
THEATRE ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM
27 OCTOBER - 31 OCTOBER
GAIETY THEATRE, DUBLIN
6 OCTOBER - 10 OCTOBER
ARTS THEATRE, CAMBRIDGE
17 NOVEMBER - 21 NOVEMBER
THEATRE ROYAL, BATH
29 SEPTEMBER - 3 OCTOBER
EVERYMAN THEATRE, CHELTENHAM
10 SEPTEMBER - 19 SEPTEMBER
THE ORCHARD, DARTFORD
22 SEPTEMBER - 26 SEPTEMBER
VENUE CYMRU (FORMALLY - NORTH WALES THEATRE), LLANDUDNO
14 OCTOBER - 15 OCTOBER
PALACE THEATRE, REDDITCH
3 NOVEMBER - 7 NOVEMBER
THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW
1 DECEMBER - 5 DECEMBER
THEATRE ROYAL, NORWICH
24 NOVEMBER - 28 NOVEMBER
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE, OUTER LONDON
23 FEBRUARY - 27 FEBRUARY
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE, MILTON KEYNES
The Queen is dead: after a lifetime of waiting, the prince ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule? This controversial piece of writing looks at the modern state of the monarchy and the unwritten rules of democracy. Mike Bartlett examines the people underneath the crown and looks into the consciousness of Britain's most famous family.
Following a plane crash on an uninhabited island, the story follows the actions of a group of adolescent schoolboys as they battle against the elements for survival and supremacy. The island becomes a dark and dangerous place, where dreams turn to nightmares. A stunning tale of bullying, power, identity and violence.
A macabre porter invites us into Macbeth's castle, taking us right into the dark heart of Shakespeare's play. Razor sharp storytelling, eerie projections and a heart-stopping soundtrack take us on an immersive, break-neck journey through the blood-soaked world of Macbeth Reinvented for young audiences, Macbeth - Blood Will Have Blood is an accessible and unforgettable introduction to Shakespeare's shocking story of ambition, greed and the abuse of power.
A high ranking government minister with a colourful past is sent on a delicate diplomatic mission to Istanbul. But when his trip ends up in a horrific bar room brawl, social media explodes and the enigmatic darling of a political party becomes Europe's most wanted man overnight. Chased by the authorities, damned by religious leaders, pursued by those looking for vengeance and head-hunted by fanatics, his Odyssey begins. Plunged into the ancient past Odysseus must now contend with all the unworldly beings and unnatural phenomena that stand in his way. The Cyclops, the Sirens, witches, whirlpools and flesh-eating armies must all be overcome in the struggle for survival and the long voyage back to the present day. Back at home, with her husband missing presume dead, his wife Penelope and their young son are besieged by the press, ravenous for the full story.
The tide was turning - though local governments disagreed, it would soon be illegal to segregate black Americans from white Americans on public buses, in waiting rooms or in restaurants. And yet - in the early 1960s, many states across the south of America kept discriminating against African-Americans... In modern day Britain, four performers tell the stories of the Freedom Riders - principled citizens riding buses across Alabama and Mississippi, drawing attention to this illegal discrimination, and facing up to terrifying violence with peaceful resistance. The story of the Freedom Riders is one of ordinary people becoming a civil rights movement, taking on the establishment and changing the world. In a time of Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin, and Mark Duggan, what does it mean for people to come together and rise up?