Kent Peddles Fall Season After 20 Years at TrikeDate: 12 August 2004
Tricycle theatre artistic director, Nicolas Kent - who celebrates 20 years at the helm of the North London theatre this year - has announced the autumn season 2004. Highlights include a production of Sean O'Casey’s The Shadow of a Gunman, a visit from Dumbfounded theatre and a co-production with Nottingham Playhouse, Playboy of the West Indies.
The season opens on 4 October (previews from 30 September) with The Shadow of a Gunman. O’Casey’s play is directed by Oxford Stage Company artistic director Dominic Dromgoole. Set in a tenement building in the Dublin slums of the 1920s, it charts the daily life of its occupants as they talk, dream and spin out their lives under the shadow of the infamous Black and Tans.
It is followed, from 9 – 27 November, by C.P. Taylor’s Bread and Butter. This is a Dumbfounded theatre and Oxford Stage Company co-production and is directed by Mark Rosenblatt (The Circle, The Tempest NT).
Set in Glasgow in 1931, two working class Jews dream on a park bench. Morris wants a revolution but Alec just wants to feed the pigeons. Spanning 35 years Bread and Butter examines their eccentric friendship. It is designed by Jon Bausor with lighting by Philip Gladwell.
Finally comes Kent’s own production of Playboy of the West Indies by Mustapha Matura. Here J M Synge’s seminal play Playboy of the Western World is relocated to Trinidad. Nottingham Playhouse co-produces with the Tricycle who hosted the play’s premiere 20 years ago, in 1984.
This production is designed by Adrianne Lobel and runs from 6 December 2004 – 22 January 2005 (previews from 2 December), it then transfers to Nottingham Playhouse from 28 January – 12 February 2005.
- by Hannah Kennedy