DECEMBER 2018 - March 2019
TOP PICK OF FESTIVE SHOWS
devised by Sally Cookson, Adam Peck and the original company
produced by The Jack Studio Theatre
12 December - 5 January 7.30pm
Ella lives in the forest with her loving and devoted father. When her father remarries, Ella is soon at the mercy of her cruel and scheming new relations. A chance encounter leads to an invitation to a ball and a hilarious and heart-warming reversal of fortunes begins, with surprising twists along the way.
Join us at the Jack this Christmas for a thrilling and imaginative retelling of the Brothers Grimm version of the story, in a dazzlingly original take on one of the best-known fairy tales of all time.
Cinderella: A Fairytale is produced by the team behind the Offie nominated and five star productions of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Lifeboat and Kes.
The original production was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2013.
by Howard Colyer
produced by in-words
directed by Kate Bannister
performed by David Bromley
19 - 23 February 7.30pm
A man is looking out to sea, and waiting for a knock on his door, and he fears he will be taken on a boat ride by the not-so-secret police, and that he’ll be diving deep.
A writer tries to remain true to himself under Fascism. As a Man Grows Younger is a dramatic monologue set in Italy in the 1920s, inspired by the friendship of two writers, Svevo and Joyce, and their roads from obscurity to fame.
My parents gave me the name Ettore Schmitz.
I gave myself the name Italo Svevo.
James Joyce named me Leopold Bloom.
I’m his Ulysses, people are reading about me far and wide,
only they don’t know it’s me when they read his novel.
by Samuel Beckett
produced by Angel Theatre Company
25 February - 9 March 2019
A ghostly figure paces a bare strip of landing outside her dying mother’s room…
Three identical urns contain a man, his wife and his mistress…
In Footfalls and Play Beckett offers a bleak, yet tragicomic, view of human existence. Best known for works such as Waiting for Godot, Krapp’s Last Tape and Happy Days, this double bill offers a fascinating glimpse into the unique world of Samuel Beckett. His plays have revolutionised theatre and secured his place as one of the greatest dramatists of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.
Previous Angel Theatre Company productions include: Can’t Stand up for Falling Down, Eavesdropping, More Eavesdropping, 4:48 Psychosis, No Exit, The Maids, Autobahn and Eavesdropping Again.
“Be sure you don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to see performances of Beckett’s shorter works.” The Beckett Centre
by William Shakespeare
produced by Yard Players
19 - 30 March 7.30pm
Lear is retiring. He cannot stand in the way of progress. But dividing his vast empire between his daughters comes at a cost. Now he must navigate a treacherous path leading to refuge or madness.
Yard Players present a new interpretation of an epic story of loss, growing old and new beginnings.
Set in a modern Britain where family ties are stretched thin and business brings blood, we visit the stark reality of an ever divisive dog-eat-dog society.
He’s mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf.
This production marks the exciting debut of Yard Players, a new vibrant company, creating vivid, accessible productions of classics.