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JACK STUDIO THEATRE

at Brockley Jack pub

410 Brockley Road,

London SE4 2DH

 

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Profile of Jack Studio theatres

FEBRUARY - APRIL 2019

 

GENTLEMAN JACK

written and directed by Ross McGregor

produced by Arrows and Traps Theatre

15 January - 16 February

 

Yorkshire, 1810.  Anne Lister, a landowner and secret diarist, is a gentlewoman that defies convention.  As Britain’s first modern lesbian, in a time when it is difficult just being female, Anne embarks on her life’s mission, to fall in love and find someone to share her world with.

But her pursuit of happiness is threatened by a scandalised society, and Anne must fight to live the way she wants to.  Based on true events, Gentleman Jack is a passionate and dramatic tale of love and survival in the face of prejudice.

Eleven-time Off West End Award Nominated Arrows & Traps Theatre return to the Jack after their sold-out run of Dracula, with a five-week season of two brand new historical plays about a pair of remarkable female pioneers, performed in repertory by a single cast.

 

 

TARO

written and directed by Ross McGregor

produced by Arrows & Traps Theatre

19 January - 16 February

 

Paris, 1935.  Gerta Pohorylle, a young German refugee, meets Endre Friedmann, a young Hungarian in exile.  Both are artists, Jews and nonconformists.  Drawn to each other by a shared fervour for photography, they create a persona in order to better sell their work – and so the legendary Robert Capa is born.

But alongside their love of art, abides a fierce dedication to justice.  Putting everything at risk, they travel to Spain to document the brutal turmoil of the Civil War.  Here, in the midst of the peril and chaos, a romance for the ages is born.

Eleven-time Off West End Award Nominated Arrows & Traps Theatre return to the Jack after their sold-out run of Dracula, with a five-week season of two brand new historical plays about a pair of remarkable female pioneers, performed in repertory by a single cast.

 

As a Man Grows Younger

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.

 

 

Footfalls and Play

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

 

The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton

written and performed by Mark Farrelly

directed by Linda Marlowe

12 - 16 March

 

Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope) presents his riveting, kinetic solo show portraying one of the great English writers of the inter-war years. Patrick Hamilton was a dazzling success in his twenties, producing hit plays Rope (filmed by Hitchcock) and Gaslight, and classic novels Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky, Hangover Square and The Slaves of Solitude.

But Hamilton was also an alcoholic, whose wit became increasingly mordant as his inner and outer worlds collapsed. Covering the entire sweep of Hamilton’s turbulent life and writing, The Silence of Snow entertains and challenges in equal measure, asking audiences: why do so many of us get through life without feeling we ever truly knew another person?

This witty and engaging tribute to a great English writer is written and performed by Mark Farrelly, whose West End credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opposite Matthew Kelly. He is directed by EastEnders star Linda Marlowe.

 

King Lear

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.

 

Queen of the Mist

9 - 27 April

 

words and music by Michael John LaChiusa

produced by Pint of Wine Theatre Company

Queen of the Mist is based on the astounding and outrageous true story of Anna Edson Taylor, who set out to be the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design.

With a soaring score that incorporates turn of the century themes with LaChiusa’s insightful and engaging style, this award-winning musical is the story of how one woman risked death so that she could live.

This production marks the European Premiere of the show.

The original 2011 Off-Broadway production won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical.

 

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