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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

 

Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov

Tuesday 20 March – Saturday 14 April at 7.30pm

(No performances: Sundays and Mondays.)

Tickets: £16, £13 conc.

 

A new version by Ross McGregor

produced by Arrows & Traps Theatre

In a rural backwater, three sisters dream of a better life and of returning to the Moscow of their childhood.

Irina longs for purpose, Masha for passion and Olga for some peace.

Set across four life-defining years, Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece explores the hopes, loves and sacrifices of three brilliant young women and the people they encounter. When society is falling apart at the seams, can people still go on living, loving and laughing?

 

Arrows & Traps Theatre bring a contemporary sensibility and a bold, energetic new staging to this riveting and beloved classic.

 

 

TOP PICK Read our interview with the cast here

The Golden F**king Years

Tuesday 17 - Saturday 28 April at 7.30pm

No performances: Sundays and Mondays. Suitable for 16+

Tickets: £16, £13 conc.

 

produced by Vital Signs and

Andrew Livingstone Productions

 

Helen and Gordon spend their retirement on their Mediterranean balcony, reading and drinking gin, quite a lot of it. Both have moments of dissatisfaction. Is this life changing or merely boredom brought on by age and inactivity?

When a younger woman appears in their lives, their comfortable existence is blown apart in an unexpected fashion. Sex, alcohol and physical mayhem have dangerous repercussions for all.

A hilarious new play about getting old, moving abroad and the consequences of spontaneous behaviour, The Golden F**king Years takes a look at how people behave – and how others expect them to behave – as they age.

 

 

 

KES adapted by Robert Alan Evans

from the novel A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines

Wednesday 2 - Saturday 19 May at 7.30pm

No performances: Sundays and Mondays.

Tickets: £16, £13 conc.

 

Billy Casper is 15 years old. Bullied at school and unhappy at home, he doesn’t fit in.

 

But when Billy comes across a wild kestrel and realises he can train her, he discovers a new life above the small Northern mining town in which he lives. Together they learn to fly and Billy finds friendship and hope – until one snap decision and an unplaced bet change things forever.

 

The Jack Studio Theatre presents the Off West End premiere of this powerful adaptation. Produced by the same team behind The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, The Haunting and Shipwrecked!

 

 

The Night Alive by Conor McPherson

produced by  First Knight Theatre

22 May – 9 June April 2018  at 7.30pm

Tickets: £16, £13 conc, suitable for 14+.

 

You only get a few goes. At life. You don’t get endless goes. Two, three goes maybe. When you hit the right groove you’ll click right in there…this is it.

 

Tommy is not a bad man, he’s getting by. Renting a rundown room in his Uncle Maurice’s house, just about keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm’s length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to another with his pal Doc.

 

Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who’s not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how. Their past won’t let go easily. But together there’s a glimmer of hope they could make something more of their lives. Something extraordinary. Perhaps.

 

The Night Alive deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations.

 

 

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Written and performed by Mark Farrelly

Directed by Linda Marlowe

Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 June at 7.30pm

(No performances: Sundays and Mondays)

Tickets: £16, £13 conc.

 

From a conventional Surrey upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit.

 

Openly gay as early as the 1930s, Quentin spent decades being beaten up on London’s streets simply for his refusal to be anything less than himself. His steadfast courage, and the powerful philosophy that evolved from those experiences, continue to inspire to the present day.

 

This much-acclaimed solo play, following a UK tour and off-West End season at the St. James Theatre, shows Quentin both in his beloved Chelsea flat as the 1970s dawned, and in his final years in his adopted New York, with the new millennium beckoning.

 

Naked Hope is a gloriously uplifting salute to a true one-off, and a timely reminder of the urgent necessity to live every day as your true self.

 

Mark Farrelly’s West End credits include Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? opposite Matthew Kelly. He is directed by renowned EastEnders star Linda Marlowe, who has won awards for her own solo work such as Berkoff’s Women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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