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Cardboard Citizens: Home Truths @ The Bunker (Waterloo) / from 17th April – 13th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The Bunker, 53a Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU

Tickets: from £10 for previews, book online

www.bunkertheatre.com/whats-on/home-truths/about
www.cardboardcitizens.org.uk

A group of performers from acclaimed theatre company Cardboard Citizens is squatting in The Bunker to present a playful exploration of housing from the slums of Victorian London to the madness of London today.

An immersive multi-story speculation on need, greed and good intentions, Home Truths is revealed through the world premieres of nine short plays by some of the UK’s most exciting playwrights: Sonali Bhattacharyya, Lin Coghlan, EV Crowe, Anders Lustgarten, Nessah Muthy, Chris O’Connell, Stef Smith, David Watson and Heathcote Williams with Sarah Woods.

Home Truths will look back at the history of UK housing, from the Victorian housing crisis through to squatting in the 1970s, the ravages of Rachmanism in the 1950s and white flight in the 21st century. The nine plays will be split into three Cycles. Each Cycle can be seen as a stand-alone production, or alternatively audiences can take part in a theatrical sit in and watch all nine plays over the course of a day in one of two special Tri-Cycle performances.

Shows:

  • Slummers by Sonali Bhattacharyya
  • The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency by Heathcote Williams with Sarah Woods
  • Back to Back to Back by Stef Smith
  • The Table by Lin Coghlan
  • Put The Schwarzes Into De-Stat by Nessah Muthy
  • The House With the Yellow Front Door by Anders Lustgarten
  • Henrietta by David Watson
  • Nostalgia by EV Crowe
  • Grip by Chris O’Connell

Cycle 1 (red)
17th April preview 19:30
20th April 19:00
24th and 27th April 3rd, 6th, and 10th May 19:30

Cycle 2 (blue)
18th April preview 19:30
21st April 19:00
25th and 28th April, 4th, 8th, and 11th May 19:30

Cycle 3 (yellow)
19th April preview 19:30
22nd April 19:00
26th April 2nd, 5th, 9th, and 12th May 19:30

Tri-cycle (green)
Saturday 29th April 12:00
Saturday 13th May 12:00

the kid stays in the picture @ Royal Court Theatre / until 8th April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon – Sat 7.30pm
Thu and Sat matinees 2.30pm

@ Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, Chelsea, London SW1W 8AS

Tickets: from £12 book online

www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/kid-stays-picture

In the 1960s and 70s, Robert Evans became one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood. He saved Paramount Pictures from collapse and produced films including The Godfather and Chinatown.

By the 1980s he was broke, with his personal and professional life spiralling at epic proportions. In 1994 he published his award-winning autobiography, chronicling it all.

Director Simon McBurney explores the rise of the legendary film producer against the backdrop of a changing America through the second half of the 20th century.

Game @ Almeida Theatre

Excellent timing for this sinister show based around our dilemmas on how best to tackle the rising cost of living and housing crisis.

The tagline ‘In a housing crisis, a young couple are offered a home of their own. But at what price?’ hints at the theme but doesn’t do the experience justice.

Without giving too much away (just trust us it’s a lot more interesting than sitting in front of a stage) it quickly becomes difficult to distinguish if you’re part of the show or a spectator and makes you think about what circumstances we may be forced to consider just to get by. It’s incredibly engaging and the best hour performance in London right now.

The show is on at the Almeida Theatre until Saturday 4th April 2015 with tickets from around £18 book online.

SELFIE @ National Youth Theatre / until 12 November 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00

@ National Youth Theatre, Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2H 9ND

Tickets: around £25 book online

www.nyt.org.uk
www.theambassadorstheatre.co.uk

The National Youth Theatre presents an electrifying world premiere of Selfie, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s iconic tale of deception, youth, and vanity. This new staging by Brad Birch and the NYT REP Company brings literature’s most conceited anti-hero back to contemporary theatrical life.

Set in the not so distant future, artist Basil Hallward becomes infatuated with his new client Dorian, a woman who is unaware of her striking beauty. Dorian enters Basil’s hipster circle of artists and entrepreneurs and is soon plagued by self-doubt and vanity – doing whatever it takes to remain beautiful. With live music and big characters, this scandalous tale will be like nothing you’ve seen before…but don’t worry, it isn’t about you. Yet.

Dates:
Tue Oct 28th 19:30
Tue Nov 4th 19:30
Wed Nov 5th 19:30
Wed Nov 12t 19:30

Hotel @ The Shed (National Theatre) / 31st May – 2nd August 2014

Hotel at The Shed - National TheatreTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The Shed, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

Tickets: £20 book online

www.theshedtheatre.co.uk

A tropical thriller, where nothing is quite what it seems, Hotel explores the cost of integrity.

Hotel, a new play by Polly Stenham, will be directed by Maria Aberg and designed by Naomi Dawson, with lighting by David Holmes and sound by Alex Caplen. The cast includes Ntonga Mwanzi and Susan Wokoma.

Secluded, isolated, the perfect desert island escape. Just what Robert and the family need. But beyond the white sand and beautiful sunsets, dark clouds gather. A storm is coming.

Debris @ Southwark Playhouse / Untill 17th May 2014

Debris-web-imageTIME AND PLACE:

Monday – Saturday 19:30
Saturday Matinee 15:00

@ Southwark Playhouse
77 – 85 Newington Causeway,
London,
SE1 6BD

Tickets: Full £16
Concessions £14
Previews £10
Get Tickets Here

www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

“Like mushrooms babies grow in rubbish. They construct themselves from rotting leaves, coke cans, syringes and empty packets of monster munch and wait for their parents to find them. I know this to be the truth. Because I found one.”

An odyssey of love and loss, pain and imagination, Debris is an unreal journey through two disturbed minds. Enter the dark and chaotic world of orphaned teenagers Michael and Michelle. They are desperate to piece together their story; work out where they came from and find hope and meaning amongst life’s debris.

Abigail Graham directs the first London revival of the play since its première ten years ago. Her production follows the success of her critically acclaimed Molly Sweeney at The Print Room last year, which subsequently transferred to the Lyric Belfast before a Northern Ireland tour. Debris marks the much-anticipated second collaboration between Graham and designer Signe Beckmann following Molly Sweeney.

Post Show Discussions
Thursday 1 May ‘Do young people need a voice?’ A discussion with Imogen Brodie (Head of Taking Part at Young Vic) and members of Kids’ Company Urban Academy
Wednesday 7 May An audience with the writer of Debris Dennis Kelly

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