April Listings 2016

HARRY
A new play by Caitlin McEwan
Theatre N16, Balham
11th-14th April | 9pm

“I think he’s everyone’s favourite.”

Poor Michelle present the world premiere of their new play, Harry, at Theatre N16 in Caitlin and Sophie meet at university and quickly become best friends. United by their love of crisp sandwiches and the latest X Factor sensation, One Direction, they plaster the walls of their room with pictures of the band’s charismatic heartthrob, Harry Styles. But over time, the obsession that initially brings them together starts to have more damaging

From Soho Writer’s Lab graduate Caitlin McEwan, this hilarious new play about friendship and fandom explores the impact of a celebrity-obsessed, Twitter-fuelled culture on young people - where fantasy and reality are dangerously close.

Poor Michelle uses humour as a tool to explore and comment on the complexity of life for 20-somethings in the 21st century. They produce plays about and for those people who dream of being the next 'Beyoncés' of the world. Collectively, they are supported by Shoreditch Town Hall, the Durham Drama Festival, the National Student Drama Festival,

Web: http://poormichelleproduc.wix.com/poormichelle
Twitter: @poormichelle_

Venue: Theatre N16, The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HD
Time: 21:00 Running Time: 60 mins
Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)
Dates: 11th-14th April

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Tier 5 Theatre Project presents
LADIES IN WAITING: THE JUDGEMENT OF HENRY VIII
Tuesday 29th March to Saturday 2nd April at 7.30pm
Tickets £10 | Concession £8

What's a Tudor monarch to do when he has to face all six of his wives in the afterlife?

Written by James Cougar Canfield (TETA Playfest Award Winner, Alley Theatre's Houston Young Playwright Award Winner) and workshopped and performed by graduates of East 15 Acting School's MFA Acting International program, Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII finds King Henry VIII in a purgatory-like situation, where one by one he must confront and face off with each of his wives. Through dark humour, devastating truths, and powerful revelations, Henry comes face to face with what his legacy has become: one entirely defined by women.

http://www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/ladies-in-waiting.html

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YOUNG HARTS WRITING FESTIVAL
Lyric Hammersmith,
8th and 9th April 2016

The Young Harts Writing Festival merges the gap between young people and professionals. Five young winning writers compete against five professional writers for the title of audience favourite. But here’s the twist: You won’t know the author of each play when you cast your vote. The play with the most votes, wins. Will it be the pro team or the young team? YOU decide.

Young Writers:
Conor Carroll, Fintan Dineen, Saffia Kavas, Sarah Milton and Tom Taborn

Professional Writers:
Arinze Kene, Isley Lynn, Luke Barnes, Phoebe Eclair-Powell and Somalia Seaton

http://www.lyric.co.uk/whats-on/production/young-harts-writing-festival/...

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The Bread & Roses Theatre Company (BRTC) presents
LOW LEVEL PANIC by Clare McIntyre
Directed by Pamela Schermann
Tuesday to Saturday 12th to 30th April at 7.30pm
Previews 12th & 13th April
Opening Night 14th April
Tickets £10 | Concessions £8
Previews £7

The Bread & Roses Theatre presents Clare McIntyre's acclaimed and award-winning play Low Level Panic.

Set entirely in a bathroom, the play is a bright, warm, sometimes wet and messy comedy about three young women and the objectification they experience on a daily basis.

Under the influence of pornography and sexist portrayals of women in the media it feels even more relevant nowadays than it was when originally written in the 1980s.

The in-house Bread & Roses Theatre Company returns after their first full scale production last year - a new adaptation of Miss Julie which went on to receive 5 star reviews - with another topical and innovative take on a groundbreaking play.

http://www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/low-level-panic.html

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Tiny Fires presents
MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD by Charlotte Keatley
St James Theatre
13th April - 21st May 2016

The most performed play by a female playwright.

"I don't know if youíll ever love me as much as I love you but one day you'll understand why I've done this to you."

Doris, born illegitimate in 1900, exchanges her budding teaching career for marriage and motherhood. When the war is over her daughter Margaret marries an American and has Jackie, who becomes an archetypal 60s rebel. When Jackie can't face being a single mother, it is decided that baby Rosie will be brought up as Margaretís own. That's the plan anyway.

Keatley's award winning play is a moving exploration of the relationships between mothers and daughters and the consequences of breaking the most sacred taboo of motherhood. A play about the choices we make which determine the course of our lives and how it is never too late to change.

https://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/theatre/my-mother-said-i-never-should/

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LEMAD Theatre presents
LOVE LIES

The Hope Theatre
207 Upper Street,London N1 1RL
April 17, 18, 24 & 25: 7.45pm
Tickets £14 & £12 concs

Author: the playwrights of LEMAD theatre
Director: Rob Henderson

“People need to be needed. Or they’re nothing.”
“Except us.”
“We’re smart.”

Five plays by five women about the perils and deceptions of that crazy little thing called love.

From the writers of the sold-out show “Snapshots” comes an all-new production: Love Lies

Dissecting a friend’s love life relieves the tedium for Cath and Anne, until they get caught up in her dreams; Helen’s losing herself in an online mission to avoid some home truths – but is she hunter or hunted?; in Hollywood's Golden Era, producer Marty Rosenberg is hell-bent on recapturing his elusive mojo; Sveta plays people for a living – so she’s the last person to fall for a fellow con artist; and Margaret must choose whether it’s better to swallow the lie or live the truth, even if that means annihilating her old self.

If love is all you need, what wouldn’t you do to get it? And if it’s not, then someone’s been pulling a fast one...

Cast: To be announced

Creatives: Producer Daphne Peña and Liz Rutherford-Johnson

Director Rob Henderson

Formed in 2015, LEMAD theatre are Liz Mead, Elizabeth Rutherford-Johnson, Mari Lloyd, Mary Ann Pashigian and Daphne Peña. We’re all graduates of the John Burgess play writing course, all women, all old enough to know better.

Love Lies is our second show, following a sell-out night of new writing, Snapshots, at the Rosemary Branch (May 2015).

Plays by members of LEMAD have been produced at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe (Sold Out Show Awards 2006-7), Leicester Square Theatre, Park Theatre,
Southwark Playhouse, Theatre503, the Liverpool Write Now Festival, Unity Theatre, Liverpool, Pleasance, London, Old Red Lion Theatre, Tristan Bates Theatre, Bread & Roses, the Cockpit, Etcetera Theatre, the Manchester 24:7 Festival, Jermyn Street Theatre, the Actor's Studio, Lantern Theatre, Compass Theatre and Questors Theatre in Ealing.

www.thehopetheatre.com
Twitter: @TheHopeTheatre
Facebook: /thehopetheatre
www.lemadtheatre.wordpress.com
Twitter: @LEMADTheatre
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lemadtheatre

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PMJ Productions Presents the World Premiere of
SKET By Maya SondhI
Directed by Prav MJ
19 Apr -14 May 2016
Tue - Sat Evenings 19.45
Thu & Sat Matinees 15.15

At an inner city school the teenagers are obsessed with 21st century technology. Living their lives through social media, where 'sexting' and 'selfies' are the norm and access to sexual imagery is available 24/7, what are the real costs?

This insightful play follows the lives of six young adults as they negotiate the minefield of technological advances, ever changing laws and moral dilemmas.
Mistakes happen but now they can remain forever in the virtual domain.

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VARIETY OF KINGS
The Star of Kings, Kings Cross, N1,London
Wednesday 20th April 2016

April, at The Star of Kings, we have the wonderful THUNDERBARDS headlining the show. With support from THE TRAVELING SISTERS, BEN KEENAN, LOUISE REAY, ALEXANDER BENNETT and HEIDI VON SWAN.

The night kicks off at 8pm, with doors opening at 7.30pm. Tickets are pay what you feel the show is worth on the day, or £5 advanced entry to ensure entry. Priority entry will be given to those with pre-booked tickets, and then we will fit as many as we can in on the night.

The Star of Kings also has 20% off of food on a Wednesday night - so come along for a yummy burger and some hilarious comedy!! What a fine way to spend your Wednesday!!

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