FEBRUARY - MARCH 2019
Di and Viv and Rose by Amelia Bullmore
29 January - 16 February
"How do you want to live here? I mean we could come and go and lead separate lives. Or we could really live together. What do you think?"
Aged 18, three women join forces. Life is fun. Living is intense. Together they feel unassailable. Crackling with wisdom and wit, Di and Viv and Rose is a humorous and thoughtful exploration of friendship's impact on life and life's impact on friendship.
The play charts the steady but sometimes chaotic progression of these three women's lives and their ultimately enduring bonds. The varied journeys of their lives take their toll on the characters, forcing them apart and stretching their relationships with each other to a near breaking point.
3 - 4 Feb 7.30pm
‘How cool is that though, I actually shared a womb with another human being, another human being that has exactly the same atoms as me. I love her more than anything else on this planet. And it hasn’t been easy recently, because –
She’s been a bit sick.’
Lucy lives a completely normal student life. She spends most days recovering from hangovers, downing three bottles of Echo Falls, or in bed with her girlfriend, Zoe. Zoe is obsessed with Wotsits, which Lucy hates – but apart from that, everything in her life is lined up. In order. Ordinary.
Apart from one thing.
One thing about Lucy isn’t ordinary at all.
Her identical twin sister, Katie. Katie and Lucy haven’t spent a day apart since they were born.
Until they went off to uni, and now’s everything’s changing – because Katie’s not coping.
Katie’s never really coped.
‘Katie’ is a new play by Amy Blakelock, exploring mental health and sisterhood. The play looks at depression, anxiety and eating disorders in depth, exploring what it means to help, love, and grow up alongside someone who is hugely suffering.
Bits by Cuckoo Bang
10 - 11 February
The sell out new writing night returns to The White Bear Theatre!
A fun, informal and supportive night of new writing showcasing the best emerging & established writers, directors and performers in the UK and internationally.
BITS is aimed at supporting and developing the best new work from stand alone scenes to excerpts from full new plays across all genres and performance styles.
Come and support the early stages of the most exciting new theatre around, then join us in the bar afterwards for a drink and a chat!
Pieces to be announced soon!
Total sell out in 2018, early booking is advised!
Nor Woman Neither by Ingrid Schiller and Verity Kirk
18 - 24 February
‘I'm not sure how I got here. I'm not quite sure. But it doesn't feel bad. Not as bad as I thought it might feel.’
Laura Anderson knows she's a brilliant actress. So why does she feel so trapped: trying to act, trying to survive and trying to be the woman she always dreamed she should be?
Offered a deal she begins to flash back through moments of her life, trying to find an answer.
‘Nor Woman Neither’ is a hilarious, moving story about a woman's journey through life. A heartily dark and funny 60 minute powerhouse of a play about Bond Girls, jutting collar bones and ambition.
Written by RADA graduates Ingrid Schiller and Verity Kirk, who always wanted to write a play about ballsy women making questionable decisions. Developed and directed by Stephen Doolan.
The Project by Ian Buckley
5 - 23 March
Northern Holland, 1943. Westerbork. A bleak muddy camp in a bleak muddy landscape. Bursting at the seams with angry worried people torn from their homes and surroundings.
And in this camp a miracle. A cabaret performed by the very best artists in Europe. A cabaret the courteous smiling camp commandant wouldn't miss for the world. Just as he wouldn't miss signing off the weekly transport that sends 1000 Jews to a frightening destination in the East.
A cabaret of comedy, dance and song and in particular one dancer who catches the commandant's eye - the talented Anna Hilmann. Will she accept his invitation and dance for him? Is it a poisoned chalice or reason to hope? Will it keep her and her loved-ones off the dreaded transport list? And if it does is it a compromise worth making?
With a background based in historical fact, The Project looks at the terrible choices forced on people in a surreal world that has lost its moral compass.