Upcoming Theatre in Spring 2011
March 28, 2011
There are a whole host of new theatre projects by Curtis Brown clients this Spring. Below are more details on these exciting upcoming projects:
Precious Little Talent: Ella Hickson's first full-length play opens at Trafalgar Studios on the 5th April, in a new production directed by James Dacre. The play dovetails together two stories; that of a father struglling not to forget his daughter and his daughter struggling not to be forgotten by the world; and a romance that pitches American optimism against British cynicism. Starring Anthony Welsh and Ian Gelder.
The Vaudevillains: Original and enthralling theatre company Les Enfants Terrible open their newest show at the Charing Cross Theatre on the 19th April. Written by Oliver Lansley, The Vaudevillains, is a music hall murder mystery. Charlie, the owner of the Empire theatre, has been found dead and everyone is a suspect as we find out more about the weird and wonderful acts that make up the bill.
Nick Payne's new version of Sophocles classic tragedy Electra opens at The Gate Theatre in London on 7th April. The tale is bloody, violent and terrifying and promises to be claustrophic in the Gate's small theatre.
The Roundabout Season: Paines Plough present the world premieres of plays by Duncan Macmillan and Nick Payne. Performed by an enemble cast of four actors these plays will open in October at the Sheffield Theatre. Duncan's play Lungs explores a young couple's relationship as they discuss having a child and the repercussions to the planet and for each other. One Day When We Were Young by Nick Payne is a moving portrayal of Leonard and Violet's sixty year relationship, spanning from World War Two to 2002, examining what was lost and what was gained.
Terminus, written and directed by Mark O'Rowe, opens at the Young Vic on April 4th in the middle of its world tour. The Abbey Theatre's production, which won the Fringe First Award in 2008, follows three people who are ripped from their daily lives and thrown into a fantastical world of singing serial killers, avenging angels and love-sick demons.
London Road, written by Alecky Blythe and directed by Rufus Norris, opens at the Cottesloe on 14th April. The lyrical drama about the Ipswich murders also stars Rosalie Craig and Kate Fleetwood.
Silence is the latest collaboration between celebrated theatre company Filter and David Farr. The play opens at Hampstead Theatre on May 14th.
Also Doctor Dee, a new work directed by Rufus Norris and composed by Damon Albarn will play 1st - 9th July at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. The piece was co-commisioned by Manchester International Festival, English National Opera and London 2012 Festival.