FEBRUARY - MARCH 2019
She Wolves Theatre Company presents
by Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer - directed The Company
29 January - 2 February
Hag, Witch, Angel, Ugly, Whore, Nurse: Queens. Three Catherines, two Annes, and a Jane. Six women with one thing in common – marriage to a man called Henry - have passed into historical legend. Their lives are both separate and intertwined as they tell their stories from a room in which they have all once lived. The plight of those sixteenth-century women is brought to life by She Wolves Theatre Company in their debut performance. This intimate yet explosive production reinvents the lives of these extraordinary women and explores how their experiences are still relevant five hundred years on.
Third Person presents
Theatre of the Moment
3 February 7.30pm
When Waiting for Godot was first produced, a critics review of the play was “Nothing happens, twice”. Yet the play was revolutionary and has since become a classic. So a play without a strong narrative can still hold an audience, can still explore the human condition.
Third Person will make up such a play in front of the audience. Twice? We hope to move you emotionally and make you think. Yet nothing may happen at all!
Ragged Trouser Theatre Company presents
by Liam Cogan - directed by Jade Flack
5 - 9 February 7.15pm
Gary Wells gave up a life changing job to stay with his partner, Jenny. Struggling to deal with her meteoric career rise as his own one plateaus...he seeks the help of a therapist. But the answers he's looking for are far from what he finds... Gary's Not Well looks at how we view success in the modern age, our obsession with attaining it and with competition. It looks at the stigma that many men feel about women in superior career positions and seeks to challenge that. It also looks at the theme of jealousy and paranoia, and the ego we all have.
Different Theatre presents
Clean by Sam Chittenden
Clean follows the stories of seven women who have lived in the Laundry Hill area of Brighton from the 1870s to the 2020s. Through overlapping monologues, that echo and contrast each other, it explores themes of mental illness, sexuality, suffrage and emancipation, domestic violence, motherhood and the sistership of working women. It highlights how much has changed - and how much hasn’t - in 150 years.
The Bread & Roses Theatre presents V-Day 2019:
by Eve Ensler
14 - 16 February 7.30pm
For the 5th year the sell-out Vagina Monologues is back!
Hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Eve Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. Based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women, the piece celebrates women's sexuality and strength with humor and grace. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For 20 years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.
Being the only London theatre with a yearly production the show always sells out, so make sure to book as soon as you can!
Little Match Theatre presents
by Amy Ward, Lizzie Annis and Gaia Fenn
18 February 7.30pm
Little Match Theatre presents Trouble by Lizzie Annis, Dead Prick by Gaia Fenn and Counting Headlights by Amy Ward. We hope you can join us for an evening of powerful new writing from a collective of emerging theatre makers.
Ruth E. Cockburn presents
19 February 7.30pm
Twice nominated for best show at Leicester Comedy Fest and Manchester Fringe.
Top 10 Shows to see at EdFringe 2018 Sunday Post
**** Star Review One4Review
Impossible not to be won over by this hosts charm.'
**** Star Review Broadway Baby
'She's a real talent.'
Love Letters from Blackpool, (originally commissioned for the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester), has since gone to Summerhall at the Edinburgh Fringe, uses songs, recorded interviews, found love letters, poetry and stories to tell this comic tale of Blackpool, it will make you fall back in love with this famous seaside town, warts and all.
The Collective presents
21 - 23 February 7.00pm
Set in a bewildering garden overseeing the highlands, 'Some Birds Never Return' follows Mary's emotional journey after years of enduring psychological violence.
Reaching for the perfect place, she finds herself diving deeper and deeper into the waters of her own microcosm; where the lines between mystical and prosaic dissolve.
'Some Birds Never Return' is a story of liberation, lust, addiction and being comfortable.
devised by the company - directed by Eleanor Crouch
25 February - 2 March 7.30pm
"The Grenfell Project" is a collective demonstration of the issues shown before, during and after the tragic events at Grenfell Tower on the 14th of June, 2017. We bring to attention the negligence of those who should have been supporting the residents of the Grenfell tower whilst they were living there and after disaster struck. Our best wishes go out to those affected by that nights events.