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JACK STUDIO THEATRE

at Brockley Jack pub

410 Brockley Road,

London SE4 2DH

 

Tickets:  Click here or click on title for direct link

 

Profile of Jack Studio theatres

AUGUST and SEPTEMBER

 

 

Read our five star review for this critically acclaimed show

The White Rose by Ross McGregor

produced by Arrows & Traps Theatre

17 July - 14 August

 

Based on a true story, The White Rose recounts the final days of Sophie Scholl, a 21-year-old student, who led the only major act of German civil disobedience during the Second World War.  Sophie, along with her brother Hans, published underground anti-Nazi leaflets calling for the peaceful overthrow of Hitler.

This timely and provocative play tells her story and explores the role that German citizens played in the rise of Hitler.  This play examines the moral strength and courage that led a group of young people to risk their lives for a righteous, dangerous cause. This production marks the 75th anniversary of Sophie Scholl’s execution.

 

Seven-time Off West End Award Nominated Arrows & Traps Theatre return to the Jack after their sold-out run of Chekhov’s Three Sisters.

 

 

The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol

produced by irrational theatre

adapted by Paula Chitty

21 - 25 August

 

As the lights flicker… it’s 1979 in Worsborough Dale.

A letter arrives…

announcing the arrival of a government inspector, incognito, and ready to root out the town’s rampant corruption, which sends the crooked council chairman and his bureaucrats into a panicked frenzy.

A web of lies and bribery follows in this comic satire of a small town’s utter madness, shadiness and self delusion.

Nobody is free from the taint of ravenous self-interest, bureaucracy, buffoonery and more. Their actions are held up to scorn and ridicule in this hilarious yet moral tale. irrational theatre presents a new play, adapted from Gogol’s great satire.

 

 

The British Theatre Challenge

produced by Sky Blue Theatre

28 August - 1 September

 

The British Theatre Challenge is delighted to bring you five very different plays, wrapped into one entertaining evening. Join Sky Blue Theatre’s prestigious international new writing event for a night of diverse, exciting and award winning plays from around the world.

This year 274 new short plays were submitted from 16 different countries making this the biggest challenge yet. The British Theatre Challenge has been supporting and producing work by emerging and established writers across the globe since 2012.  In the past few years over 35 winning plays have been given offers of publication as a direct result of the challenge.

Previous years have seen audiences treated to a thriller, musical, historical fantasy, psychiatric drama and slapstick comedy. This year’s winning plays will be posted shortly.

 

LIFEBOAT

by Nicola McCartney

produced by The Jack Studio Theatre

Wednesday 19 September - Saturday 6 October 2018

Performances at 7.30pm

No performances: Sundays and Mondays

Tickets: £16, £13 conc. suitable for 10+

 

On Friday 13 September 1940, a ship, 'The City of Benares', set sail from Liverpool for Canada. On board were 90 evacuees escaping the bombing and dangers of war torn Britain. Four days into the crossing, the ship was torpedoed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and sank.  

 

 

Two fifteen year old school girls, Bess Walder and Beth Cummings, spent 19 terrifying hours in the water on an upturned lifeboat. They willed each other to survive.

 

LIFEBOAT tells their extraordinary true story, a story of courage, of resilience and of enduring friendship.  Produced by the same team behind the Offie nominated and five star productions of Kes and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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