London Season 2024

Presented by Acting BA (Hons) and  Actor Musicianship BA (Hons) in collaboration with 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 BA (Hons), Stage & Events Management BA (Hons) and Virtual Theatre & Digital Experiences BA (Hons) 

To Sir, With Love by E.R.Braithwaite, adapted for the stage by Ayub Khan-Din

Rick Braithwaite is an ex-RAF fighter pilot and Cambridge graduate who arrives in London in 1948. Despite his First-Class degree, he experiences the reality of life as a black man in post-war England, receiving repeated rejections in the job market.  He stumbles into the teaching profession, taking up a post in a tough progressive East End school. Rick’s interactions with his rebellious pupils are tempestuous and dramatic, changing their lives in unexpected and profound ways.

Ayub Khan Din’s To Sir, With Love was first performed at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, on 10 September 2013

 

Sat 17 Feb – 7pm

Mon 19  Feb – 7pm

Tue 20 Feb  – 2pm and 7pm

Venue Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, London, SE10 8ES

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This production contains themes and references to: Antisemitism, blood, racism, water based haze. Recommended age 14+

This amateur production of To Sir, With Love is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.


The Taxidermist’s Daughter adapted for the stage by Kate Mosse based on her novel

The Taxidermist’s Daughter is a historical drama of violence and cruel retribution set in the Sussex salt marshes. It was adapted for the stage by Kate Mosse from her own internationally best-selling novel, and first performed at Chichester Festival Theatre on 8 April 2022.

1912. In a village close to the salt marshes, a strange woman has been seen in the graveyard.  A few miles away, two patients have inexplicably disappeared from the local asylum. In an isolated house, Connie Gifford lives with her father.  Her memories of childhood were almost entirely erased by a mysterious accident, only to return fitfully in haunting images of the past. As a major storm hits the coastline, old wounds are about to be opened as one woman, intent on revenge, attempts to liberate another from the horrifying crimes of the past.

 

Tue 27 Feb – 7pm

Wed 28 Feb – 7pm

Thu 29 Feb – 2pm and 7pm

Venue Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, London, SE10 8ES

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This production contains themes and references to Violent murder, graphic representation of sexual assault/rape, child abuse, fake blood, weapons, taxidermy, suicide, nudity, alcohol & drug misuse. Special effects warnings Loud noises, haze, red and blue light sensitivity, use of flashing and bright lights. Recommended age 18+

This amateur production of The Taxidermist’s Daughter is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.


Phaedra Backwards by Marina Carr

Marina Carr’s vivid dream play plunges the audience into the background stories of the legendary Minotaur, and Phaedra herself, formidable Queen of Athens, and wife of King Theseus.

Early scenes of acerbic contemporary dialogue convey Phaedra’s contempt for her ageing husband and her cynical stepson Hippolytus.  These combine with moments of heightened poetry as the play peels away layers of cruelty to reveal the origins of two myths of violence and obsession.  In one, Phaedra’s mother Pasiphae, Queen of Minos, was tricked by the sea god into mating with a white bull, to give birth to the tormented Asterion, renamed Minotaur, imprisoned in a labyrinth and later killed by the young Theseus.  In the other, Phaedra’s frustration with her vain and degenerate husband leads her to a destructive relationship with her stepson.

 

Thu 7 Mar – 7pm

Fri 8 Mar – 7pm

Sat 9 Mar – 2pm and 7pm

Venue Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, London, SE10 8ES

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This amateur production of Phaedra Backwards is presented by arrangement with The Agency (London) Ltd


The Grinning Man by Carl Grose, Tom Morris, Tim Phillips, Marc Teitler

The Grinning Man is a fairy-tale love story with horror, humour and swashbuckling adventure.  Grinpayne doesn’t know where he came from or how he got his dreadful smile. When the freakshow arrives in London, his fame spreads and Grinpayne is drawn into the dangerous world of the aristocracy in a deadly bid to find out his story.

Adapted from the Victor Hugo novel, The Man who Laughed, by Carl Grose (Kneehigh) and first performed at Bristol Old Vic, this weird, macabre musical transferred to Trafalgar Studios in 2017 and received rave reviews.

 

Wed 20 Mar – 7pm

Thu 21 Mar – 7pm

Fri 22 Mar – 2pm and 7pm

Venue Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, London, SE10 8ES

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This amateur production of The Grinning Man is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd.www.concordtheatricals.co.uk