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Show Pics: Tanzi Libre inaugurates new Southwark Playhouse

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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).

Patricia Gannon, Olivia Onyehara, Mark Rice-Oxley & Meryl Fernandes

Southwark Playhouse's new Elephant & Castle home

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.

Olivia Onyehara & Mark Rice-Oxley

Olivia Onyehara, & Okorie Chukwa

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.

Kazeem Tosin Amore

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.

Mark Rice-Oxley & Meryl Fernandes

-All photos by Jethro Compton.


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