London Season 2023
Presented by BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship in collaboration with BA (Hons) Audio Production, BA (Hons) Costume Production, BA (Hons) Creative Lighting Control, BA (Hons) Design for Theatre and Performance, BA (Hons) Lighting Design, BA (Hons) Scenic Arts and BA (Hons) Stage & Events Management.
Scissors by Chris Bush
A former rock star inherits a derelict factory in Sheffield and wants to turn it into a thriving music venue. No, wait: her niece has inherited it, and has plans for luxury apartments. Hang on – it’s not derelict: it’s a working scissors factory with a big order from China. But why is its young workforce so skint?
Part of a triptych of plays by award-winning playwright Chris Bush (Rock/Paper/Scissors), audiences are invited to experience Scissors uniquely blended with extracts from Rock and Paper, performed in this way for the very first time. This vibrant play asks searching questions about our cities and the future generations that will live in them.
Saturday 18 February – 7pm
Monday 20 February – 7pm
Tuesday 21 February – 2pm and 7pm
This amateur production of Scissors is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
Running time – 2 hours 35 minutes (including interval)
Content warnings – Strong language, sexual references, loud noises, references to self harm and suicide
Recommended age 13+
Rock ‘n’ Roll by Tom Stoppard
With razor sharp wit and humanity, Rock ‘n’ Roll catapults us into the wild months of the Prague uprising of 1968. It races through the years that follow, as future generations fight over what it means to be free, confronting sickness and death, while defending their dreams and love for the Rock music that shaped their lives.
Tuesday 28 February – 7pm
Wednesday 1 March – 7pm
Thursday 2 March – 2pm and 7pm
This amateur production of “Rock ‘n’ Roll (Stoppard)” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk
Running time – 2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)
Content warnings – Strong language, sexual references, depiction of cancer
Recommended age 16+
A Vampire Story by Moira Buffini
“People will believe the most fabulous tale you can tell. It’s the one they secretly long for. It must be unprovable, impossible, fantastical.”
Two young women arrive in a nameless British town. Their names are not their own. They have come from some trouble somewhere. They don’t declare their ages. Are they sisters, or are they mother and daughter? This dazzling play shifts from today to 1822, and then to both periods at once as fantasy reveals truths that we all recognise.
Thursday 9 March – 7pm
Friday 10 March – 7pm
Saturday 11 March – 2pm and 7pm
This amateur production of “A Vampire Story” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk
Running time – 1 hour 15 minutes
Content warnings – Strong language, sexual references, scenes of bullying, gory depictions and flashing lights. Mention of suicide, drugs, eating disorders, rape, violence, sexual violence, cancer and bereavement.
Recommended age 16+
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens,
Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle
Based on the Works of Dr. Seuss
Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza. All our favourite Dr. Seuss characters are lovingly brought to life. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton who must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers as well as guard an abandoned egg. Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged, but ultimately emerge triumphant.
Wednesday 22 March – 7pm
Thursday 23 March – 7pm
Friday 24 March – 2pm and 7pm
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI www.mtishows.co.uk
Running time – 1 hour 45 minutes (including 15 minute interval)
Content warnings – Flashing lights, haze and loud noises.
Recommended for all ages.