Contemporary Theatre Festival-6 plays

  Tue 27 Feb 2018 - Thu 08 Mar 2018
Contemporary Theatre Festival-6 plays

Contemporary Theatre Festival

Tuesday 27 February: Cressida by Nicholas Wright

directed by David Newell

A comedy drama set in the seedily glamorous world of 17th century London theatre.  John Shank is an actor, talent-scout and trainer of boy players in the 1630s, when women's roles are still played by precocious boys. Up to his eyes in debt, Shank's only hope of escaping destitution is an unpromising 14-year-old would-be, Stephen Hammerton. Can he train up Stephen to be the new star of the London stage?

Wednesday 28 February: Plague by Albert Camus adapted by Neil Bartlett

directed by Dominic Yeates

​Dr Rieux is noticing things. A rat on the stairs, where it has no right to be. A sore throat becoming a fever. The first signs of panic. It all amounts to a troubling diagnosis… so what’s the cure?

Written in the aftermath of the Nazis’ march across Europe, The Plague struck a powerful chord with millions struggling to understand the fascist ‘plague’ that had just overwhelmed them.

Monday 5 March: Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter

directed by Antony Bessick

​This deceptively simple tale of Dennis Potter’s relates the activities of seven English children played by adults on a summer afternoon during World War II. In a wood, a field and a barn, they play, fight, fantasize and swagger.

Tuesday 6 March: Amy's View by David Hare

directed by Jane Verrall

​In 1979 Esme Allen is a well-known British actress caught in a changing West End climate that is trying for performers. A visit from her young daughter with a new boyfriend sets in motion a series of events which only find their shape sixteen years later.

Wednesday 7 March: Way Upstream by Alan Ayckbourn

​directed by Edward Applewhite

​What could be more pleasant than cruising through the picturesque English countryside? This voyage combines the comedy touches that make Ayckbourn one of the world's best loved playwrights with a darker thread of menace.

​Thursday 8 March: Two by Jim Cartwright

directed by Louise Montes

We meet a bickering husband and wife and the dozen regulars who pass through their pub in an evening. Each vignette skillfully combines pathos and humour. When a little boy is left behind by his father, a fragile reconciliation occurs as their own dark tragedy is revealed.

Markova Theatre

Tickets: £10 (unreserved)

Bookings for 2 plays: 10% discount

Booking for 3 plays: 15% discount

Booking for more than 3 plays: 20% discount

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