Production images have been released for the inaugural production at Southwark Playhouse's new home in Elephant & Castle, Tanzi Libre, which opens tonight (21 May 2013).
The first major London revival in over 30 years of Claire Luckham's Trafford Tanzi, Tanzi Libre incorporates the Mexican Lucha libre style of wrestling to the production.
In a South London wrestling ring, Tanzi and her love interest, Dean Rebel, have more than just their titles to fight for when they're pitted against each other for the 'fight of the decade'. Following Tanzi's life from the moment she was born until she falls in love, discovers the realities of the wrestling world and invents her signature move, the deadly Venus Flytrap, Tanzi Libre takes place within a full-size professional wrestling ring.
Directed by Ellie Jones, the cast comprises Okorie Chukwu, Meryl Fernandes, Patricia Gannon, Mark Rice-Oxley, Olivia Onyehara, and Kazeem Tosin Amore. It runs at Southwark Playhouse until 22 June 2013.
-All photos by Jethro Compton.