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Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway
London
SE1 6BD
020 7407 0234
susie.safavi@southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
http://www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Nearest Tube/Train Station:
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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Reverence: A tale of Abelard and Heloise
On from 28 Aug 2007 to 22 Sep 2007
Southwark Playhouse
by Gillian Clarke

"Then there is no more left than this..."

In the blackened heart of catacombs long forgotten, by the stuttering and vapid light of one hundred broken bulbs, shadowy figures lurch from the gloom to re-enact an ancient tragedy, the tale of Abelard and his Heloise...

Reverence is a site-sympathetic promenade style performance, opening the new Southwark Playhouse under London Bridge station.

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Drama Genre - Classic Genre - Kids Theatre
Richard III
On from 26 Sep 2007 to 20 Oct 2007
Southwark Playhouse
by William Shakespeare

In just 90 minutes an exceptional cast brilliantly realises Shakespeare’s portrayal of a hunch-backed charismatic who devours all between him and the crown.

Puppets, percussion, and vaulting dark arches all reinforce a visceral, fast paced production.

Tangram Theatre is the winner of the first Better Bankside Shakespeare Award.

"Tom Wilson’s invaluable Shakespeare for Schools programme at Southwark Playhouse is a credit to the most theatrical of boroughs. Children from 22 state schools, most of them primaries, will see this show for free- a beautiful statistic in anyone’s agenda."
Time Out on last year's 'Macbeth'

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
You Can't Take It With You
On from 24 Oct 2007 to 17 Nov 2007
Southwark Playhouse
by Moss Hart & George S Kaufman

Welcome to the wonderful world of the Sycamore Family.

At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realise that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder.

This Pulitzer Prize winning play is a complete celebration of the joy of living, as the Sycamore family do exactly what makes them happy.

"This is better than many a west-end production and McAlinden should go far."
Kate Basset, Independent on Sunday on 'The Gigli Concert'

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Lithuanian Festival
On from 07 Jan 2008 to 26 Jan 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Various Artists

A festival of Lithuanian plays, music, film, design and talks

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Mile End
On from 04 Feb 2008 to 23 Feb 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Devised by the company

'Analogue is a young company certain to make its mark on British theatre'
The Guardian

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
Woyzeck
On from 26 Feb 2008 to 15 Mar 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by George Büchner

'What a lovely day – sky so grey, you could just bang a nail into it and hang yourself.'

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Kids Theatre
The Iceberg
On from 17 Mar 2008 to 29 Mar 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Oliver Birch

"en masse are one of the country's most exciting theatre companies making work for younger audiences."
The Guardian

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy
Game?
On from 31 Mar 2008 to 05 Apr 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Tangled Feet

"Like Abigail’s Party on acid... a whole new level of hilarity."
The Scotsman

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Triptych
On from 09 Apr 2008 to 10 May 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Edna O'Brien

A wife, a mistress and a daughter circumnavigate a husband, lover and father in a desperate dance of emotion. A portrait of three modern women trapped in a spiral of retribution and hectic despair.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Como Agua para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)
On from 13 May 2008 to 31 May 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Laura Esquivel

"...burns with a passion that threatens to set fire to the stage"
The Stage

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic
Paradise Lost
On from 03 Jun 2008 to 07 Jun 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Clifford Odets

Set in New York during the Great Depression, Paradise Lost is a deeply affecting drama about one family’s struggle to come to terms with change.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
subUrbia
On from 10 Jun 2008 to 28 Jun 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Eric Bogosian

Stoners, sex pigs & rehab casualties are the backdrop for two fame hungry lovers and their bunch of misfit friends.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Unstated
On from 02 Jul 2008 to 12 Jul 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Fin Kennedy

You have no home and no money. Those you love were violently wrenched from you. Who do you turn to? What do you turn into?

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
the Magdalene Mysteries
On from 14 Jul 2008 to 19 Jul 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Vocal Motions Elastic Theatre

A cross-cultural cast of actors, dancers and singers tells the stories of this character through vocal music, contemporary dance and a devised text, based on original historical documents.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Classic
Shakespeare's R&J
On from 21 Jul 2008 to 02 Aug 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Joe Calarco

Highly energetic, physical and packed with the energy of youth this really is Shakespeare at his most accessible and daring.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Plasticine
On from 05 Aug 2008 to 09 Aug 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Vassily Sigarev

Maksim and his friend Lyokha are growing up in the dark and chaotic world of urban Russia. They are plagued by squalor and brutality, and for Maksim the only escape is to lovingly model figurines out of plasticine.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
The Butterfly Club
On from 10 Aug 2008 to 10 Aug 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Sarah May

One winter’s morning, Caitlin walks out on her mum, her home and her life… and keeps on walking until she reaches an old dance hall in the woods where she hangs herself.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Musical Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
Moll Flanders
On from 12 Aug 2008 to 30 Aug 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Peter Machen

‘Moll is immoral, shallow, hypocritical, heartless, a bad woman: yet Moll is marvellous’

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Stand Up Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
The Ethics of Progress
On from 16 Sep 2008 to 27 Sep 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Jon Spooner, Chris Thorpe and Clare Duffy

The Ethics of Progress is a mind-melting, jargon-free, whistle-stop tour of leading edge Quantum Physics...

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found
On from 08 Oct 2008 to 01 Nov 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Fin Kennedy

"What makes you who you are? A name? An address? A random collection of experiences, a few memories? You are who you can prove you are. You are what people think and that’s the easiest thing in the world to change."

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Theatre Cafe 2008
On from 10 Nov 2008 to 15 Nov 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Company of Angels

The Theatre Café Festival 2008 includes 2 new productions, 5 new European plays presented in staged rehearsed readings in the unique Theatre Café setting, the International Symposium and the Young Angels Theatremakers Award (2008) featuring Swedish hit play Invasion!.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Presumption
On from 17 Nov 2008 to 06 Dec 2008
Southwark Playhouse
by Alexander Kelly, Chris Thorpe & Rachael Walton

A bare stage. Bare that is, except for the white lines marking out the (sometimes multiple) placements if a domestic environment. Furniture. Objects. Stuff.

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
The Scarecrow and His Servant
On from 10 Dec 2008 to 10 Jan 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman's brilliant modern classic is a zany, song-filled journey full of suprises.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Love In (3) Parts
On from 12 Jan 2009 to 31 Jan 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by Lost Dog Theatre

“Some days we are the birds in the sky and others we are the statues below them”.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Present: Tense 10
On from 08 Feb 2009 to 08 Feb 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by Nabokov

The toughest creative challenge in town. Some of the UK’s most exciting talent has one week to respond to the most important news story of the moment.

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Honk!
On from 22 Feb 2009 to 22 Feb 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by The Honk Project

Fourteen musical instruments, four clowns and one wedding.

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
A Midsummer Night's Dream
On from 04 Feb 2009 to 28 Feb 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by William Shakespeare

Southwark Playhouse re-imagines Shakespeare’s most magical play in Samurai Japan, bringing the mysticism of the East to the atmospheric cellars beneath London Bridge Station.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Fall Of The Peacock Throne
On from 05 Mar 2009 to 28 Mar 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by Chris Lee

Raymond Chandler meets Greek tragedy in this political thriller charting the story of the 1953 Iranian coup alongside that of Alexander’s invasion of Persia in 333BC.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Present: Tense 11
On from 19 Apr 2009 to 19 Apr 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by Nabokov

The toughest creative challenge in town. Some of the UK’s most exciting talent has one week to respond to the most important news story of the moment.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
About Tommy
On from 31 Mar 2009 to 25 Apr 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by Thor Bjorn Krebs

What price would you pay for peace? Could you tell a soldier not to fight? Even when he’s staring down the barrel of gun?

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
SENSE
On from 29 Apr 2009 to 02 May 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by Anja Hilling

A play about teenagers, love, and the need to make radical choices. Sense is an intense, poetic journey into touching, inhaling, tasting, hearing, seeing and experiencing life to the extreme.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
The Exquisite Corpse
On from 05 May 2009 to 30 May 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by Branwen Davies, Angharad Devonald, Tracy Harris, Kit Lambert & Othniel Smith

5 writers, 16 scenes, 6 million possibilities...

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
The Moon The Moon
On from 02 Jun 2009 to 20 Jun 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by by Clare Duffy, Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe

Stay and let them heal you. Or go with the Moon, and live.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
The Rover
On from 01 Jul 2009 to 18 Jul 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by by Aphra Behn

I will kiss and beat thee all over...

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Drama Genre - Classic
Blood Wedding
On from 21 Jul 2009 to 15 Aug 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by Federico Garcia Lorca

Welcome to the wedding!
Food & drink. Song & dance.
Join us for a night of revelry & celebration.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Classic
No Way Out (Huis Clos)
On from 18 Aug 2009 to 12 Sep 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by Jean-Paul Sartre

Three strangers. Trapped in a disused bar. No food. No drink. No end… No way out.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Terror 2009
On from 07 Oct 2009 to 24 Oct 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by Various Authors

Featuring new plays by Neil LaBute, Lucy Kirkwood, Anthony Neilson and Mark Ravenhill.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama
East End Tales
On from 05 Nov 2009 to 07 Nov 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by Fin Kennedy

Sleep in the day,
Come out at night,
That’s when you see the real East End.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
The Trial
On from 10 Nov 2009 to 28 Nov 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by Dominic J Allen after Franz Kafka

Following a critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, EIF award winners, Belt Up Theatre bring their nightmarish and disorientating vision of Kafka’s classic to the Southwark Playhouse.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
The Tartuffe
On from 10 Nov 2009 to 28 Nov 2009
Southwark Playhouse
by James Wilkes after Moliere

Following a critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, EIF award winners, Belt Up Theatre bring their interactive and immersive re-working of Moliere’s classic to the Southwark Playhouse.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama
A Christmas Carol
On from 09 Dec 2009 to 09 Jan 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Charles Dickens

Forget about Disney…

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
The Rivals
On from 12 Jan 2010 to 30 Jan 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Sheridan’s delightful tale of romantic entanglement and disguise is brought bang up to date in this inventive new production, featuring music, dance and an outstanding cast.

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Genre - Drama
The Hostage
On from 03 Feb 2010 to 20 Feb 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Brendan Behan

Behan combines sharp dialogue, black humour and live Irish music and dance to explore the play’s themes of prejudice and terrorism.

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Classic Genre - Drama Genre - Kids Theatre
Henry V
On from 24 Feb 2010 to 20 Mar 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s well-loved,controversial treatise on war and leadership is re-imagined on a life-sized board game, where the audience conspire to decide Henry’s fate on the battlefield.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Stella
On from 23 Mar 2010 to 27 Mar 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Devised by the Company

Following their successful debut, I Confess, in Edinburgh last year, new company Firehouse Creative
Productions brings you Stella, a devised piece inspired by real life stories, a re-working of Goethe’s
original.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Beyond the Pale
On from 30 Mar 2010 to 17 Apr 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Devised by Jamie Harper & Andrew Pawlby

One man's meat is another man's poison. Interactive theatre in the raw.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama
A Vampire Story
On from 22 Apr 2010 to 24 Apr 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Moira Buffina

Expect the unexpected as you discover the unsettling truth behind these two mysterious women.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
The Story Project 2: Love Lies and London
On from 02 May 2010 to 09 May 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Ugly Sister Productions presents

In the heart of London in an under ground venue, an intriguing evening of music, theatre and great stories.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Drama Genre - Kids Theatre
Huck
On from 27 Apr 2010 to 15 May 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by James Graham from the novel by Mark Twain

Huck, an outcast teenager and Jim, a runaway slave, are fleeing down the Mississippi on their makeshift raft...

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
The Collected Works of Billy the Kid
On from 18 May 2010 to 22 May 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by from the book by Michael Ondaatje

A beautiful, expressionistic portrayal of a life lived wild, outside of law, free to experience everything that life and death have to offer…

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Otieno
On from 25 May 2010 to 12 Jun 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Trevor Michael Georges

Set against the continuing deprivation of present-day Zimbabwe this visceral new play brings a brutal beauty to the well-known tragedy of violence and betrayal.

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Mehndi Night
On from 14 Jul 2010 to 17 Jul 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Fin Kennedy and Mulberry Theatre Company

A four day festival of plays and creative arts from East London, curated by Fin Kennedy and Luke Kernaghan.

A perfect wedding celebration is turned upside down when an unwelcome guest arrives.

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Double Bill: The Unravelling, The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping
On from 14 Jul 2010 to 17 Jul 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Fin Kennedy and Mulberry Theatre Company

A four day festival of plays and creative arts from East London, curated by Fin Kennedy and Luke Kernaghan.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Schiller's Intrigue/Love
On from 20 Jul 2010 to 07 Aug 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Daniel Millar and Mark Leipacher

A potent mix of tragedy and comedy with echoes of both Romeo & Juliet and Tartuffe.

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Fuente Ovejuna
On from 09 Aug 2010 to 28 Aug 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Daniel Goldman

Fuente Ovejuna is one of the great masterpieces of the Spanish Golden Age performed by an eleven strong ensemble of London's finest actors.

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In Conversation with Ewan McGregor
On from 01 Sep 2010 to 01 Sep 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by The Factory

The Factory and Southwark Playhouse are pleased to announce that Ewan McGregor will offer insights into his life and work for a fundraising evening in support of The Factory’s forthcoming production, Boiling Frogs, which opens at Southwark Playhouse on 14 September 2010.

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Boiling Frogs
On from 14 Sep 2010 to 02 Oct 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Steven Bloomer

Inspired by the picnic protests held in Parliament Square between 2005 and 2007, the action unfolds against a world of ongoing natural disasters, countless public riots, the introduction of capital punishment for terrorists and temperatures reaching 42°.

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Lovers Walk
On from 14 Sep 2010 to 02 Oct 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Marcelos dos Santos & Gemma Kerr

Rediscover the city through the eyes of the lovers, the lost, the lucky and the lonely, those whose stories haven’t yet been written on blue plaques or in history books.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
Squatters
On from 04 Oct 2010 to 09 Oct 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Joshua Crone

After a few drinks in a downtown New York bar, a boy takes a girl home to his squat: an empty flat in a high-rise building overlooking Ground Zero. Is this a one-night stand, or have they met before?

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Genre - New Writing
Land Without Words
On from 07 Oct 2010 to 09 Oct 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Dea Loher

A writer who struggles to find words for her feelings takes on the role of a painter...

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Land Without Words
On from 07 Oct 2010 to 09 Oct 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Dea Loher

A writer who struggles to find words for her feelings takes on the role of a painter. When she comes to the Middle Eastern city ‘K’, she is searching for the perfect painting; an abstract image inspired by the work of Mark Rothko.

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Love Bites
On from 17 Oct 2010 to 17 Oct 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Ziella Bryars, Craig Donaghy, James Gillam-Smith, Lisa Ommaney

A night of fresh new writing on the drama, tragedy and comedy of love.

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Blowing
On from 02 Nov 2010 to 06 Nov 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Jeroen van den Berg

Blowing is an explosive farce, upgraded for the YouTube generation.

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Write to Play... An Evening with Dennis Kelly
On from 14 Nov 2010 to 14 Nov 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Dennis Kelly

In The Same Boat presents Write to Play... with Dennis Kelly. Listen to Dennis in conversation about his life, career and work; hear a reading from one of his plays; and join us in discussion with Dennis about his themes, styles and methods of writing.

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Genre - New Writing
Lorca is Dead
On from 09 Nov 2010 to 27 Nov 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Dominic J Allen

The melting clock on the wall has just struck 19:36AD. The poet Federico Garcia Lorca is dead and gone.

Following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Belt Up Theatre present a world where anything goes; a world trapped in limbo between two world wars; a world where social norms have become defunct; a world that gave birth to the Surrealists. It’s Paris, 19-something or something (time is a construct anyway) and the world famous group of Surrealists have gathered together to further their research. But the world outside is changing: Europe is on the brink of self-destruction and, far away on the Vega, one of their prophets, Lorca, is facing execution.

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Quasimodo
On from 09 Nov 2010 to 27 Nov 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by Jethro Compton

Hide your face amongst the Paris underworld and peek out to see a city of desolation.

An innovative reincarnation of Victor Hugo’s epic novel, Notre Dame de Paris, deconstructed and rebuilt around its audience in the form of Quasimodo.

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Atrium
On from 09 Nov 2010 to 27 Nov 2010
Southwark Playhouse
by James Wilkes

A meta-theatrical play within a play within a comedy within a tragedy within a book within someone’s imagination.

Direct from a sell out and critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival comes a new play from James Wilkes. Atrium tells the story of one man’s refusal to conform to a common perspective of the world.

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - New Writing
Anansi: An African Fairy Tale
On from 30 Nov 2010 to 08 Jan 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Lisa Cagnacci

Once upon a time in a rural village in Ghana, Nyame, the powerful Sky God steals all the stories and locks them up in a wooden box under his bed, leaving the inhabitants of the village with nothing.

Everyone has lost all hope of getting them back until bold Anansi takes on the perilous task of confronting the Sky God.

In this lively alternative to the traditional Christmas show, everything hinges on the completion of an impossible quest, forcing a small but brave spider to confront her uncertainties and find hope in the most unexpected of places.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
The Boy James
On from 11 Jan 2011 to 28 Jan 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Alexander Wright

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010, Belt Up Theatre bring their hidden gem of new writing to Southwark Playhouse.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Musical
Company
On from 02 Feb 2011 to 12 Mar 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Stephen Sondheim

In turn hilarious and affecting, Company presents the lives of five married couples through the eyes of perpetual bachelor Bobby. Experiencing the many ups and downs of relationships vicariously through his friends, he explores the social ideals of love, marriage and partnership – but will he ever discover what he needs to find happiness?

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Theatre Uncut
On from 16 Mar 2011 to 19 Mar 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Mark Ravenhill, Dennis Kelly, David Greig, Lucy Kirkwood, Anders Lustgarten

Across the country thousands of people are involved in protests and debates, sparked into action by the largest cuts to public spending since World War Two. Theatre Uncut is a national theatre event in response to these cuts, bringing together some of the UK’s leading dramatists.

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Theatre Uncut
On from 16 Mar 2011 to 19 Mar 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Mark Ravenhill, Dennis Kelly, Lucy Kirkwood, Clara Brennan

Across the country thousands of people are involved in protests and debates, sparked into action by the largest cuts to public spending since World War Two. Theatre Uncut is a national theatre event in response to these cuts, bringing together some of the UK’s leading dramatists.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - Musical
8 Women
On from 15 Mar 2011 to 09 Apr 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Robert Thomas. Translated by Donald Sturrock

When a family comes together for the holidays, the head of the household is found murdered upstairs with a knife in his back. The telephone has been cut, no-one has reception and snow blocks their escape.
Left to their own devices, eight women reveal their claws, flaws and reasons for killing in this deliciously dark comedy. Each has a motive. Each has a secret. One of them is guilty. But which one?

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Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World
On from 22 Mar 2011 to 16 Apr 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Louis de Bernières

Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World is Louis de Bernières’ only play. Written as a ‘play for voices’ in 1999, it was originally broadcast by BBC Radio Three. Influenced by Dylan Thomas' seminal piece Under Milk Wood, it is homage to a period of Louis de Bernières life in Earlsfield, South London and has never been performed live by a professional cast.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Classic
Belt Up Theatre's Macbeth
On from 15 Apr 2011 to 18 Apr 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by William Shakespeare

Allow the strangers your hand and follow as they lead you far below the streets of London into the tunnels and cells of Middlesex Prison. There begin your passage – a nightmarish journey into the mind of one of literature’s greatest serial killers.

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Genre - Classic
Peer Gynt
On from 21 Apr 2011 to 23 Apr 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Henrik Ibsen. In a version by Frank McGuiness

Peer Gynt: He’s a chancer, a dancer, a wannabe romancer, a liar, a schemer, a good for nothing day-dreamer. You’re going to love him.

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Genre - New Writing
Hotel Confessions
On from 05 Apr 2011 to 24 Apr 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Freya & Mr. Mushroom by Nessah Aisha Muthy and The Night in the Hotel after Siegfried Lenz

This performance does NOT take place at Southwark Playhouse.

This is a site-specific performance which takes place at:
The Bermondsey Square Hotel, Bermondsey Square, Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 3UN

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Genre - New Writing
Chicken
On from 25 Apr 2011 to 30 Apr 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by by Freddie Machin

Richard and Polly are brothers. Holed up in a knackered caravan on someone else’s land, their chicken has stopped laying and Rickson, the new land owner, wants them gone.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
Tender Napalm
On from 19 Apr 2011 to 14 May 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Philip Ridley

The first world premiere in three years by Philip Ridley

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They Came to a City
On from 03 May 2011 to 28 May 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by J.B. Priestley

In 1943 J. B. Priestley wrote They Came to a City as a means of scrutinizing attitudes to the post war world. He recognised that through this horrific period in our history it may be possible for positive change to arise if the social will was there.

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Genre - Classic
Antigone
On from 17 May 2011 to 18 Jun 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by by Sophocles. Translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Following years of oppressive rule and violent insurgency, the Middle Eastern city-state of Thebes has arrived at a crisis-point. Two brothers, both terrorist bandits, have killed each other in a bloody battle just outside the city. The new ruler, General Kreon, calls in the West to enforce law and order. As dawn breaks over Thebes, Kreon and his Western allies decide enough is enough. One of the brothers will be buried with full honours. The other will be left to rot in the sand.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Classic
Faith, Hope and Charity
On from 22 Jun 2011 to 16 Jul 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Ödön von Horváth

Elisabeth is a fighter: an optimistic saleswoman in pre-war Europe. When she is fined for selling corsets without a valid permit, her debts mount. Drowning in bureaucracy, Elisabeth attempts to sell her last asset- her corpse. Meeting a charitable person, the offer of stability and love rebuilds Elisabeth’s faith. But the unstoppable machinery of the state advances…

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Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - Comedy
Toad
On from 05 Jul 2011 to 30 Jul 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Adapted from The Wind in the Willows

At the height of an English summer, wet-behind-the-ears Mole meets Rat, Badger, and the irrepressible Toad and is thrust into a thrilling new world. But as winter draws closer, Toad’s adventures take them far from the safety of the Riverbank and deep into the uncertainties of the Wild Wood, and hidden in the shadows of the lengthening nights lurk other creatures. And they have an old score to settle…

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Genre - New Writing
Dances for Wolves and On the Bench
On from 31 Jul 2011 to 31 Jul 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Kirsty Eyre

Class-Stage Productions bring you an exciting double bill previewing two new one act plays, both written and directed by Kirsty Eyre, with an all female cast, before going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the whole of August:

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song of the city
On from 05 Aug 2011 to 06 Aug 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Akademi

Delve into the heart of urban spaces with Akademi’s latest dance production song of the city. Muse, Artist and Man fall in and out of tune with the city, taking a journey deep into its heart to discover hidden and surprising revelations.

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Genre - Drama
Four Nights in Knaresborough
On from 20 Jul 2011 to 13 Aug 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Paul Webb

Little is known about the most famous assassins in British history. In 1170, four knights left the court of Henry II. Four days later Archbishop Thomas Becket lay brutally murdered in Canterbury Cathedral. The knights fled north, holed up in Knaresborough Castle as the country teetered on the brink of revolution, and waited there in secret for a year.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
A Midsummer Night's Dream
On from 05 Aug 2011 to 23 Aug 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by William Shakespeare

This performance does NOT take place at Southwark Playhouse.
This is a site-specific performance which takes place at:
The Bermondsey Square Hotel, Bermondsey Square, Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 3UN

The wedding nuptials are set, the King and Queen of the fairies are at war and rehearsals for Pyramus and Thisbe are due to commence.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
There's Only One Wayne Lee and Magical Chairs
On from 30 Aug 2011 to 03 Sep 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Roy Williams and Mary Mazzilli

A Double Bill of intercultural theatre as part of London- Beijing Connections

Featuring There's Only One Wayne Lee by Roy Williams and Magical Chairs by Mary Mazzilli

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Genre - New Writing
Taleblazers
On from 14 Sep 2011 to 14 Sep 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Southwark Playhouse

An evening of brand new contemporary plays, TaleBlazers showcases exciting new work from emerging playwrights.

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Genre - Musical
Parade
On from 10 Aug 2011 to 17 Sep 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown Book by Alfred Uhry

In Atlanta, Georgia in 1913 Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager from Brooklyn, is accused of the rape and murder of a 13 year old employee.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
The Belle's Stratagem
On from 06 Sep 2011 to 01 Oct 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Hannah Cowley

In a time when women were second-class citizens, a group of wily ladies are determined to get their own way…

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Genre - New Writing
DN10
On from 16 Oct 2011 to 16 Oct 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by The Dramaturg's Network

The Dramaturgs’ Network marks its 10th Anniversary at Southwark Playhouse with DN10, an event celebrating dramaturgy.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
The Seagull
On from 16 Oct 2011 to 16 Oct 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Anton Chekhov

Witness The Factory create a detailed and dynamic, never to be heard again, improvised translation of Chekhov’s masterpiece.

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Genre - New Writing
Bound
On from 27 Sep 2011 to 22 Oct 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Jesse Britton

Six actors, five chairs, one table and an ocean…

Compelled by the threat of bankruptcy, fishing trawler ‘The Violet’ and its mismatched crew are forced out into treacherous weather. Battling each others’ egos, their ‘lives’ ashore and a relentless storm. Will they lose more than a way of life? The bracingly physical tragic comedy from Bear Trap.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
The Taming of the Shrew
On from 04 Oct 2011 to 29 Oct 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s feistiest comedy is relocated to modern-day London. Brixton girl Kate has no time for smooth-talking Sloane Petruchio, but her father thinks she’s perfect.

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Genre - New Writing
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
On from 25 Oct 2011 to 19 Nov 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by John Patrick Shanley

The setting is a rundown bar in the Bronx, where two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting conversation over their beer. He is a brooding, self-loathing young man who resorts more to violence than reason; she is a divorced, guilt-ridden young woman whose troubled teenage son is now being cared for by her parents.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Classic
The Changeling
On from 03 Nov 2011 to 26 Nov 2011
Southwark Playhouse
by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley

A classic tale of twisted love, dangerous lies and sexual obsession reimagined in an evocative new production from JMK Award winning director Michael Oakley.

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - Comedy
Howl's Moving Castle
On from 28 Nov 2011 to 07 Jan 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Dianne Wynne jones

18 year old Sophie finds she has unexpectedly angered the evil Witch of the Waste and finds herself trapped...

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15 and above - recommended age group
The Canterbury Tales
On from 07 Dec 2011 to 07 Jan 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Geoffrey Chaucer

An explosion of live music, story-telling and general mischief, Southwark Playhouse’s Main House will be showing Geoffrey Chaucer’s medieval masterpiece this Christmas.

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Genre - Drama
Execution of Justice
On from 11 Jan 2012 to 04 Feb 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Emily Mann

November 27th 1978: Dan White shoots and kills Harvey Milk, the first openly gay American to hold elected office and George Moscone, mayor of San Francisco.
May 21st 1979: Dan White is found not guilty of murder.
Execution of Justice is the story of how and why it happened.

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Genre - New Writing
Belt Up Theatre's The Boy James
On from 25 Jan 2012 to 11 Feb 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Alex Wright

From multiple critically acclaimed and sell-out runs in London and Edinburgh comes a dark, beautiful tale of one boy’s awakening to the harsh realities of adulthood. Play with him, and take his hand as you lead him back to Neverland. A truly intimate experience from the inimitable Belt Up Theatre.

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Port Authority
On from 25 Jan 2012 to 18 Feb 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Conor McPherson

Port Authority is a play for anyone who has ever chosen the rational over the risky, who has ever drawn away from the possibility of brilliance, being left to wonder what might have been.

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Genre - Drama
The Shallow End
On from 08 Feb 2012 to 03 Mar 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Doug Lucie

Unmasking a heightened world of seduction and power, The Shallow End walks the stark moral battle lines that were drawn at the dawn of a new age in British media.

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Genre - Musical
Floyd Collins
On from 22 Feb 2012 to 31 Mar 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Book by Tina Landau Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel Additional Lyrics by Tina Landau

Kentucky, 1925. Floyd Collins, soon to be acclaimed as the ‘greatest caver ever known’, dreams of finding fame and fortune underground. When a cave-in leaves him trapped 55 feet below the earth’s surface, the media circus above ground makes a very personal tragedy a national sensation.

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Every Human Creature
On from 05 Apr 2012 to 07 Apr 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Southwark Playhouse Young Company

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”
A Tale of Two Cities

Economic Crisis, a divided Europe, wide spread civil unrest on a global scale – in the 200 years since Dickens’ birth, not much has changed.

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Shivered
On from 07 Mar 2012 to 14 Apr 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Philip Ridley

Following hot on the heels of the success of Tender Napalm at the begining of 2011, Philip Ridley returns to Southwark Playhouse’s Main House for the World Premiere of his latest play Shivered.

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Black Battles with Dogs
On from 11 Apr 2012 to 05 May 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Bernard-Marie Koltès

This production at Southwark Playhouse marks the play's first London revival in over 20 years.

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Genre - Drama
Something for the Winter
On from 08 May 2012 to 12 May 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Deborah Gearing

August 2011. The curtains are drawn. The letter box is sealed. An eerie silence looms over the city. Celine is waiting, but what is she waiting for? Rifling through the tangle of emotions at the epicentre of this Summer’s riots, this is a searing new play by Deborah Gearing (Burn, National Theatre, Forest, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Rosalind: A Question of Life, Birmingham REP, The Cage, Nuffield Theatre, Southampton).

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Drama
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me
On from 18 Apr 2012 to 12 May 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Frank McGuinness

Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is a startling testament to the power of the human spirit. Following an Englishman, American, and Irishman through their experience as hostages in Lebanon, McGuinness’ multi-award winning play is both funny and heart-wrenching.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
Belt Up Theatre's Macbeth
On from 12 Apr 2012 to 18 May 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by William Shakespeare

‘Brilliant’ Stephen Fry
‘Inspired’ The Guardian
‘Arresting’ The Observer

This performance does NOT take place at Southwark Playhouse.

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The Hairy Ape
On from 16 May 2012 to 09 Jun 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Eugene O'Neill

With unflinching theatrical force and explosive lyricism, Eugene O’Neill explores the tragedy of a forgotten voice and the perennial human need to belong.

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12 and above - recommended age group
The Irish Giant
On from 23 May 2012 to 09 Jun 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Cartoon de Salvo

The Irish Giant charts the tale of two remarkable men – Charles Byrne, Georgian London’s biggest star, an eight-foot tall Irishman; and John Hunter, a pioneering 18th century surgeon obsessed with life, death and abnormal bodies – and of a clash between science and belief.

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Genre - New Writing
Tender Napalm
On from 11 Jun 2012 to 23 Jun 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Philip Ridley

One of the hottest London premieres of 2011, Tender Napalm is back at the space where it all began…

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Genre - Drama
Summer and Smoke
On from 13 Jun 2012 to 30 Jun 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Tennessee Williams

In Glorious Hill, Mississippi, Alma Winemiller has found herself trapped in the role of repressed and ‘affected’ daughter of the town minister. Hemmed in by her malicious mother, neighbourhood gossips and her own moral standings, Alma longs to escape her life of duty.

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Genre - Drama
The Only True History of Lizzie Finn
On from 27 Jun 2012 to 21 Jul 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Sebastian Barry

The UK Premiere of Sebastian Barry’s play comes to Southwark Playhouse’s Main House for four weeks, directed by Critics’ Circle Award Winner Blanche McIntyre

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Genre - Classic Genre - Comedy
Much Ado About Nothing
On from 15 Aug 2012 to 18 Aug 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by William Shakespeare

A classic Shakespeare re-imagined and re-fashioned. The battle of the sexes has never been more explosive.

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Genre - Musical
Mack and Mabel
On from 05 Jul 2012 to 25 Aug 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Michael Stewart & Jerry Herman

From the creative team who brought you last year’s critically acclaimed production of Parade ★★★★★ “The best production of 2011. A triumph!” Evening Standard

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The Illusion
On from 22 Aug 2013 to 08 Sep 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by by Pierre Corneille. Adapted by Tony Kushner

A lawyer, desperate to find the son he drove away years before, engages the services of a mysterious magician, who conjures up magical visions of the romantic, adventurous and perilous life the lawyer’s son has been living before finally revealing the ultimate truth.

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Genre - Drama
I Am A Camera
On from 05 Sep 2012 to 22 Sep 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by John Van Druten

Based on Christopher Isherwood’s memoirs ‘Goodbye to Berlin’, and the inspiration for the musical ‘Cabaret’, I am a Camera is part glamorous whirlwind of Berlin Bohemia, part harrowing depiction of the Nazi’s rise to power.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Comedy
The Busy Body
On from 12 Sep 2012 to 06 Oct 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Susanna Centlivre

One of the most popular plays of its day, The Busy Body is a brilliantly witty and fast-paced comedy packed with memorable characters.

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Genre - New Writing
Tanika's Journey
On from 26 Sep 2012 to 20 Oct 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Deafinitely Theatre

Recently heralded as “theatre for everyone” by The Guardian, Deafinitely Theatre specializes in untold stories brought to life through the eloquence of sign.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
You Can Still Make A Killing
On from 10 Oct 2012 to 03 Nov 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Nicholas Pierpan

Four years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers and still we find ourselves in crisis. It’s time to work out what’s wrong. It’s time to look at the heart of the system.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Musical
Victor/Victoria
On from 25 Oct 2012 to 15 Dec 2012
Southwark Playhouse
by Book by Blake Edward | Music by Henry Mancini | Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse

1930′s Paris. In the decadent, heady cabaret clubs of the underground scene, the girls are beautiful and the boys are too.

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Genre - New Writing
Feathers in the Snow
On from 05 Dec 2012 to 05 Jan 2013
Southwark Playhouse
by Philip Ridley

Feathers in the Snow reunites director David Mercatali with playwright Philip Ridley, following their collaboration in 2011 on Tender Napalm which was named one of the Guardian, Observer and Time Out’s best shows of 2011.

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Genre - New Writing
Juana in a Million
On from 22 May 2013 to 15 Jun 2013
Southwark Playhouse
by vicky Araico Casas and Nir Paldi

Winner of a Fringe First Award at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Juana in a Million is a powerful new one-woman show exploring true stories of immigrants to the UK.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - Musical
Tanzi Libre
On from 15 May 2013 to 22 Jun 2013
Southwark Playhouse
by Claire Luckham

Lucha libre, the flamboyant Mexican wrestling style, comes to Southwark Playhouse for its opening production of Tanzi Libre – an updated version of Clare Luckham’s hit West End show Trafford Tanzi.

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Short and Stark: Joel Horwood
On from 01 Jul 2013 to 13 Jul 2013
Southwark Playhouse
by Urgent Theatre

After a sell out run at the Finborough Theatre of the Caryl Churchill world premiere: The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution, UrgentTheatre return to Southwark Playhouse with an extraordinary selection of short plays by leading contemporary voice Joel Horwood.

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The Moment of Truth
On from 26 Jun 2013 to 20 Jul 2013
Southwark Playhouse
by Peter Ustinov

In its first professional staging since an acclaimed 1951 premiere, Peter Ustinov’s largely forgotten play is about the mechanics of toppling governments, the pretences of war and the power of propaganda.

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Billy Budd
On from 17 Jul 2013 to 10 Aug 2013
Southwark Playhouse
by Adapted from a novel by Herman Melville.

Billy Budd is a stage adaptation of Hermann Melville’s classic saga of events aboard a British man-of-war during the Napoleonic wars.

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The Comedy of Errros
On from 14 Aug 2013 to 17 Aug 2013
Southwark Playhouse
by William Shakespeare

Two sides of Britishness collide when stiff-upper-lipped Antipholus seeks his long-lost twin in the ex-pat community of Malaga.

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Now We Are Three: The Best of Descent
On from 20 Aug 2013 to 24 Aug 2013
Southwark Playhouse
by Descent

New writing company Descent are celebrating their third birthday at Southwark Playhouse with a week of the very best of their past three years, alongside some brand new work.

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Titanic
On from 26 Jul 2013 to 31 Aug 2013
Southwark Playhouse
by Book by Peter Stone | Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

In the final hour of 14th April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.

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Genre - Classic
Jekyll and Hyde
On from 25 Sep 2013 to 19 Oct 2013
Southwark Playhouse
by Jonathan Holloway

Wandering into the darkness of a Southwark back-alley, the respectable Utterson and decadent Enfield find a curious door, ajar. Enfield thinks he grasps the mystery beyond it, but to discover more, he and Utterson must leave the lights of fashionable London behind forever. The grimy threshold leads them into the criminal underworld of London’s dark press, and the murky researches of Dr Jekyll.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
The Love Girl and the Innocent
On from 11 Oct 2013 to 02 Nov 2013
Southwark Playhouse
by by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The first London production in over 30 years, this brand new version of The Love Girl & the Innocent is a gripping love story set against the struggles of sex, power and survival.

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Genre - New Writing
BAREtruth: Theatre Uncut
On from 10 Nov 2013 to 10 Nov 2013
Southwark Playhouse
by various

BAREtruth Theatre present an hour of short plays, in association with Theatre Uncut and Amnesty International.

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Genre - Classic
Deafinitely Theatre's Two
On from 24 Oct 2013 to 14 Nov 2013
Southwark Playhouse
by Jim Cartwright

Recently heralded as “theatre for everyone” by The Guardian, Deafinitely Theatre specializes in stories brought to life through the eloquence of sign and sound.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Our Ajax
On from 06 Nov 2013 to 30 Nov 2013
Southwark Playhouse
by Timberlake Wertenbaker

An epic drama of heroism, love and homeland, Sophocles’s Ajax is brought urgently to life in this thrilling new play by Olivier Award-winner Timberlake Wertenbaker.

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Genre - Drama
Trout Stanley
On from 20 Nov 2013 to 07 Dec 2013
Southwark Playhouse
by Claudia Dey

The UK premiere of Claudia Dey’s acclaimed play starring Sinéad Matthews, Vinette Robinson and Dylan Smith.

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Genre - Musical Genre - New Writing
The A-Z of Mrs P
On from 20 Dec 2013 to 20 Dec 2013
Southwark Playhouse
by Book by Diane Samuels | Music & Lyrics by Gwyneth Herbert

For anyone who has ever searched to find their way, here is a re-telling of the myth and even more remarkable reality behind the handy, all-purpose, pocket-sized A-Z Street Guide of 23,000 streets (with house numbers).

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Genre - Comedy
The Last March
On from 11 Dec 2013 to 04 Jan 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by tinder theatre

Dog sleds, icy adventure, and a bitter race to the end; The Last March is the thrilling comedy of Captain Scott’s last daring bid to conquer the South Pole.

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Genre - Kids Theatre
Jack and the Beanstalk
On from 06 Dec 2013 to 11 Jan 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Toby Hulse

Come and help create the most brilliant pantomime in London!

This Christmas, Goat & Monkey, with acclaimed writer Toby Hulse, returns to Southwark Playhouse to present their unique take on the traditional Christmas pantomime.

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Genre - New Writing
fiji land
On from 15 Jan 2014 to 08 Feb 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Nick Gill

Welcome to Fiji Land. Things are very simple here. Listen for the alarm. Smile for the camera. Follow orders.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
What the Women Did
On from 22 Jan 2014 to 15 Feb 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Gwen John, Herbert Tremaine, J M Barrie

Luck of War by Gwen John
Handmaidens of Death by Herbert Tremaine
The Old Lady Shows Her Medals by J M Barrie

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Genre - New Writing
Superior Donuts
On from 11 Feb 2014 to 08 Mar 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Tracy Letts

Alongside the Starbucks and organic food stores popping up in Uptown Chicago, Arthur Przybyszewski runs the small donut shop set up by his Polish immigrant father. Neglected by its owner and damaged by local vandals, Superior Donuts survives on a diverse group of loyal local customers. But when he employs excitable romantic Franco, Arthur is forced to confront the modern reality of the American Dream.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
A Study in Scarlet
On from 19 Mar 2014 to 12 Apr 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by By Arthur Conan Doyle | Adapted for the stage by Lila Whelan and Greg Freeman

Tacit Theatre return to Southwark Playhouse with a brand new adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective classic.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic Genre - New Writing
Three Sisters
On from 03 Apr 2014 to 03 May 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Anya Reiss

Three sisters. Three thousand miles from home. Overworked Olga, wild Masha and idealistic Irina dream of returning. Living in a world of deceit, desire and hard drinking it’s difficult but is there something else holding them back?

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
Debris
On from 23 Apr 2014 to 07 May 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Dennis Kelly

An odyssey of love and loss, pain and imagination. Debris is an unreal journey through two disturbed minds. Enter the dark and chaotic world of orphaned teenagers Michael and Michelle. They are desperate to piece together their story; work out where they came from and find hope and meaning amongst life’s debris.

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Genre - Musical
In the Heights
On from 09 May 2014 to 07 Jun 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes.

Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, In The Heights is an exhilarating journey into Washington Heights, one of Manhattan’s most vibrant communities – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.

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Genre - New Writing
Johnny Got His Gun
On from 21 May 2014 to 14 Jun 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Bradley Rand Smith

When the call came, idealistic Joe Bonham eagerly volunteered for the trenches of World War One. Now he has paid a price he never expected, and far away from his American homeland he struggles to come to terms with what his world has become. As his grip on reality becomes ever more tenuous he reflects on the true nature of war and the choices he made.

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Genre - New Writing
What Happened?
On from 22 Jun 2014 to 22 Jun 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Narativ

Narativ's storytelling event premieres at Southwark Playhouse this Sunday for one night only.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
Enduring Song
On from 11 Jun 2014 to 05 Jul 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Jesse Briton

France. 1096. Matthew, a young French Knight, sets out on the First Crusade. Behind him he leaves a broken family, a crumbling ancestral farm and a teenage sister who must save it all from ruin. From the fields of France to the churches of Antioch and the siege of Jerusalem, Enduring Song is a historical epic about love, hope and family.

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Genre - Stand Up
Descent Funnies: Edinburgh Preview
On from 06 Jul 2014 to 06 Jul 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Descent

Descent’s pick of comedy shows from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival hosted by star of ITV2’s Plebs and Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner, Tom Rosenthal. If you’re heading up to the fest this summer then come along for a taste of the shows you must see; if you’re not, come along to make sure you don’t miss out all together!

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
East of Berlin
On from 18 Jun 2014 to 12 Jul 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Hannah Moscovitch

Standing outside his father’s study in Paraguay, Rudi is smoking cigarettes, trying to work up the courage to go in. It has been seven years since he left his family and their history behind him.

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Genre - New Writing
The Kindness of Strangers
On from 01 Jul 2014 to 12 Jul 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by curious directive

A once in a life time journey into the world of the paramedic, where the audience are invited into the back of a moving ambulance to witness all that comes with a night shift. A life-affirming tale of friendship and kindness from the most unlikely of places.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
In Lambeth
On from 10 Jul 2015 to 02 Aug 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Jack Shepherd

In Lambeth is set against a background of the French and American revolutions, with thuggish anti-Republican mobs gathering around London. On his way to address a meeting, Tom Paine comes to pay his respects to William Blake.

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Genre - Drama
A Bright Room Called Day
On from 23 Jul 2014 to 16 Aug 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Tony Kushner

New Year’s Eve. Berlin. 1932. A group of artists and communists throw a decadent party to celebrate the night, blissfully unaware of the political changes to come. But as the country succumbs to the seduction of Nazism they are forced to choose between integrity and survival.

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Genre - Classic
Twelfth Night
On from 20 Aug 2014 to 23 Aug 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by William Shakespeare

A fresh take on an old classic. Featuring live music from a harpist and opera singers, this unique production of Twelfth Night relishes the torture and delight of desire found in one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays.

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Genre - Musical
Dogfight
On from 08 Aug 2015 to 13 Sep 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Book by Peter Duchan

November 21, 1963. On the night before their deployment to Vietnam, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, the unassuming and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet, she rewrites the rules of the game and opens his eyes to what really matters in life.

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Genre - New Writing
Courting Drama
On from 14 Sep 2014 to 14 Sep 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Renegade Theatre

8 handpicked writers and directors ‘speed date’ to find a new collaborative partner that will help them bring a 20 minute piece of new writing to life.

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Genre - New Writing
Eye Of A Needle
On from 27 Aug 2014 to 20 Sep 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Chris MacDonald

Provocative, topical and savagely funny, Eye of a Needle gets under the skin of Immigration Control, a system branded by both Left and Right as ‘not fit for purpose’.

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Genre - New Writing
Little Pieces of Gold Showcase
On from 28 Sep 2014 to 28 Sep 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Little Pieces of Gold

Following on from their highly successful showcase at Southwark Playhouse in 2012, Little Pieces of Gold will present two showcases in September using ‘work’ as the theme.

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Genre - New Writing
Trunkated @ Elefest
On from 03 Oct 2014 to 03 Oct 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Blue Elephant Theatre

As part of Elefest the Blue Elephant comes to Southwark Playhouse with a scratch night of new works-in-progress.

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Genre - Stand Up
Lost in the Neuron Forest
On from 10 Oct 2014 to 11 Oct 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Bread & Goose

Funfairs and sea air, first meetings and fond farewells: but the memories are fading fast.

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Genre - Classic
As You Like It
On from 18 Sep 2014 to 18 Oct 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's great comedy comes to Southwark Playhouse this autumn! With a spectacular new score by Jude Obermüller for actor musicians and a glorious text, As You Like It is set to be an enchanting evening in the theatre.

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Genre - New Writing
Who Do We Think We Are
On from 29 Oct 2014 to 15 Nov 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Sonja Linden and the company

What makes you the person you are today? Your genes? Your experiences? The experiences of your parents and grandparents?

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Grand Guignol
On from 23 Oct 2014 to 22 Nov 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Carl Grosse

1903. Paris, Montmartre and the Theatre du Grand Guignol opens its doors to an unsuspecting public. The plays, rife with madness and murder, are sold out every night to an awestruck public, avid for the horrors that are nightly set before them. But when a psychiatrist, obsessed with the gruesome dramas, ingratiates his way into the company and starts to unpick the author’s mind, the boundaries between theatre and truth begin to blur…

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Saxon Court
On from 19 Nov 2014 to 13 Dec 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Daniel Andersen

It’s Christmas 2011 in the City at the height of the financial crisis. A bad time for bankers; a worse time for the poor and vulnerable. But the person who’s having the worst day of her life is small-time businesswoman Donna Saxon of Saxon Court Financial Recruitment-to-Recruitment Services.

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Genre - Kids Theatre
Rosie's Magic Horse
On from 03 Dec 2014 to 20 Dec 2014
Southwark Playhouse
by Russell Hoban

A brand new production based on the book written by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

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Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking
On from 20 Dec 2014 to 03 Jan 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by John Hinton

Ever looked at E=mc² and thought… um… what?!

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Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - Drama
Usagi Yojimbo
On from 28 Nov 2014 to 04 Jan 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Stan Sakai, adapted by Stewart Melton

17th Century Japan. A world of bandit racoons, feline ninjas and warring animal clans.

A young rabbit leaves home, family and friends behind him in pursuit of one ambition: to become a great samurai warrior.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
The Dragon
On from 16 Dec 2014 to 10 Jan 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Yevgeny Schwartz

Once upon a time, not so long ago, in a land far, far away, well, alright, a land to the east of most of Europe and to the north of most of Asia, a terrible three-headed dragon is holding a small town to ransom. Or at least that’s Lancelot’s first impression when he arrives at Elsa’s front door, falls hopelessly in love and discovers she’s to be sacrificed to Dragon the next day.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Upper Cut
On from 14 Jan 2015 to 07 Feb 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Juliet Gilkes Romero

Karen loves politics. She’s a rising star but on the eve of a general election she risks her career and reputation in a bitter and contentious fight over whether to allow short lists for black Parliamentary candidates.

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Genre - New Writing
How I Learned to Drive
On from 11 Feb 2015 to 14 Mar 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Paula Vogel

1969, Maryland, USA. Lil’ Bit is a precocious 17 year-old frustrated with small-town life, her juvenile friends and her overbearing family.

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Lorca: Amor En El Jardín
On from 14 Apr 2015 to 25 Mar 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by An original adaptation by Théâtre Sans Frontières of 'El Amor de Don Perlimplín con Belisa en su jardín' by Federico García Lorca

Indulge in a luscious evening of performance, poetry and music inspired by Spain’s greatest writer of the 20th century Federico García Lorca.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Classic
The Cutting of the Cloth
On from 11 Mar 2015 to 04 Apr 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Michael Hastings

The work-room of a Savile Row tailors, 1953. Two master craftsmen at daggers drawn: Polish-born Spijak insists that nothing can beat the excellence of a hand-sewn suit, while Eric uses his machine to work at twice the speed and earn twice the money. Sparks fly as each fights his own corner with biting wit and vicious humour. Into this battleground steps Maurice, a teenager at the very start of his apprenticeship. Will he survive the gruelling training to become a master tailor? Or will he, as Spijak’s daughter urges him to, escape?

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These Trees are Made of Blood
On from 18 Mar 2015 to 19 Apr 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Amy Draper, Paul Jenkins and Darren Clark

Set in a timeless Buenos Aires cabaret club before, during and after Argentina’s Dirty War, These Trees are Made of Blood tells the story of one Mother’s search for her daughter.

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Genre - New Writing
Scarlet
On from 15 Apr 2015 to 09 May 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Sam H. Freeman

Scarlet likes sex. That’s never been a problem for her. Then one morning she wakes up to find she’s gone viral. A video of her being sexually abused by a gang of boys has appeared online and it’s picking up popularity. Everything starts to fall apart.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Musical
Carrie
On from 01 May 2015 to 30 May 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Based on the novel by Stephen King | Music by Michael Gore | Lyrics by Dean Pitchford | Book by Lawrence D. Cohen

Twenty-seven years after first wreaking havoc, the world’s most talked about Broadway musical is coming to London.

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Modern Romance
On from 25 Jun 2015 to 26 Jun 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Mariko Primarolo

Modern Romance is a sensational piece of new writing that looks at love and how our experience of it today is different from any other moment in history.

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Genre - New Writing
Teddy
On from 04 Jun 2015 to 27 Jun 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Tristan Bernays

Teddy is a punchy, lyrical ride though the dark and damaged world of 1950s London.

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Child Z
On from 21 Jun 2015 to 28 Jun 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Sarah Heir

A hard hitting new play which gives voice to a young girl trapped at the centre of a child grooming ring.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Classic
One Arm
On from 10 Jun 2015 to 04 Jul 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Tennessee Williams adapted for the stage boy Moises Kaufman

I been all over this country and gotten to know many people. I’ve forgotten most of ‘em but they’ve remembered me.

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The Tempest
On from 02 Jul 2015 to 04 Jul 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by William Shakespeare

A Steampunk Shakespeare classic with an original score by Paul Thompson.

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Orson's Shadow
On from 01 Jul 2015 to 25 Jul 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Austin Pendleton

Hollywood giants Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier have been persuaded to work together for the first time.

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Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs
On from 08 Jul 2015 to 01 Aug 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by David Halliwell

“You’ve all betrayed yourselves! You’ll be nothing but self-hating eunuchs. Disobey! Disobey like freemen!”

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Classic
Romeo and Juliet
On from 05 Aug 2015 to 08 Aug 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by William Shakespeare

“In truth, fair Montague, I am too fond.”

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The Playboy of the Western World
On from 12 Aug 2015 to 29 Aug 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by JM Synge

In a local village pub, deep in rural Ireland, a charming stranger swaggers in with a bold claim: that he has killed his own father.

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Grand Hotel
On from 31 Jul 2015 to 05 Sep 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Book by Luther Davis Music and Lyrics by George Forrest and Robert Wright Additional Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Come, spend a night or two in the world’s most opulent, extravagant hotel.

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The Late Henry Moss
On from 02 Sep 2015 to 26 Sep 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Sam Shepard

‘When you’re alone like this – just sitting here – just the two of you – you can start to make stuff up.’

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Tomcat
On from 28 Oct 2015 to 21 Nov 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by James Rushbrooke

In the not-too-distant future, the world is better than ever. Diseases and disorders have been wiped out. But Jess doesn’t belong. She slipped through the net and there’s something dangerous in her DNA, something that must be ‘cured’.

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Xanadu
On from 16 Oct 2015 to 21 Nov 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Book by Douglas Carter Beane Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar

Xanadu is the hilarious roller skating musical adventure based on the 1980s cult movie classic which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.

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Genre - New Writing
Where Will We Live?
On from 25 Nov 2015 to 28 Nov 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Elisabeth Winkler and Lucy Curtis

Where Will We Live? is Changing Face Collective’s new verbatim play revealing the human stories behind the hyper-regeneration of London. Set in Brixton’s Arches and Lambeth’s council estates, the play’s unforgettable characters bring to life the real challenges of gentrification.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing Genre - Kids Theatre
The Ballad of Robin Hood
On from 26 Nov 2015 to 26 Dec 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by Greg Freeman

Robin Hood – people’s hero or a common thief? You decide in this rollicking, rambunctious tale of the day that Robin Hood came to Southwark.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Your Last Breath
On from 04 Dec 2015 to 30 Dec 2015
Southwark Playhouse
by curious directive

A normal love story, spanning 160 years.

Your Last Breath unravels the incredible true story of an extreme skier who was suspended between life and death in the mountains of Norway.

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Genre - New Writing
This Will End Badly
On from 12 Jan 2016 to 06 Feb 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Rob Hayes

Repressed rage; entrenched isolation; compacted bowels. Staring deep into the destructive ego of the modern man, Rob Hayes masterfully dissects the world of relationships, defecating and surviving in this testosterone-triggered tragi-comedy.

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Genre - Musical
Grey Gardens
On from 02 Jan 2016 to 06 Feb 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Doug Wright, Scott Frankel and Michael Korie

Based on the iconic film, Grey Gardens tells the spectacular real life rise and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s aunt and cousin, Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale.

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Cyrano de Bergerac
On from 18 Feb 2016 to 19 Mar 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Edmond Rostand (Adapted by Glyn Maxwell)

This new staging of Edmond Rostand’s classic sees one of theatre’s greatest roles played by one of our most exciting and innovative stage actors – Olivier award-winner Kathryn Hunter.

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Luce
On from 09 Mar 2016 to 02 Apr 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by JC Lee

Amy’s son is perfect: star athlete, academic highflyer and high school hero. So why are there lethal explosives in his locker?

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Teller
On from 06 Apr 2016 to 08 Apr 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by John Ward and Southwark Playhouse Young Company

A callous businessman is evicting a family from their home when they ask if they can tell him the story of Oisin, the king of Tir-Na-Nog. But when fantasy and reality start to collide, the businessman’s life will never be the same again…

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Milkshake
On from 07 Apr 2016 to 09 Apr 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Southwark Playhouse Young Company

Southwark Playhouse Young Company look at the reality of being men and women in 2016. Written and devised by the group themselves, and exploring everything from dating to Everyday Sexism, Milkshake is a wry, tender and serious look at who we are.

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The Fifth Column
On from 24 Mar 2016 to 16 Apr 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Ernest Hemingway

Madrid, 1937 – the height of the Spanish Civil War. In a hotel during the bombardment by Franco’s artillery, two American war correspondents fall passionately in love.

Around them, people are struggling, often comically, to survive; and the idealism of the young men who came to fight with the International Brigades is contrasted with the ruthlessness of civil war.

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Darknet
On from 14 Apr 2016 to 07 May 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Rose Lewenstein

Welcome to Octopus Inc., the internet giant that allows users to exchange personal data for currency. But not everyone is prepared to sacrifice their privacy for an easier life.

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Genre - Musical
Toxic Avenger
On from 22 Apr 2016 to 21 May 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Joe DiPietro (Book) and David Bryan (Music)

The European premiere of this monster of a rock ‘n’ roll musical comedy from the Tony Award-winning creative team behind Memphis, Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, and based on the 1984 cult classic film from Troma Entertainment comes to The Large for a five-week run.

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Last of the Boys
On from 11 May 2016 to 04 Jun 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Steven Dietz

It’s the final summer of the twentieth century: The Rolling Stones are on tour and, somewhere in the Great Central Valley of California, Ben’s trailer is the last one standing.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
By the End of Us
On from 07 Jun 2016 to 11 Jun 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by the Company

By The End Of Us is a Live Video Game: a video game performed by live actors, controlled by you.

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Comedy Genre - Classic
A Midsummer Night's Dream
On from 31 May 2016 to 01 Jul 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by William Shakespeare and Go People

Just when you think you’ve seen A Midsummer Night’s Dream in every possible way it can be done, Go People are here to mix it up a bit…

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Classic Genre - Drama
Vassa Zheleznova
On from 15 Jun 2016 to 09 Jul 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by by Maxim Gorky
in a new version by Emily Juniper

Vassa is the head of the business, head of the family, a self-made millionaire. Exactly how far will she go to keep things that way?

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Musical Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Through the Mill
On from 06 Jul 2016 to 30 Jul 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Ray Rackham

Set primarily during the filming of The Judy Garland Show in 1963, Through the Mill chronicles the production difficulties behind the scenes, intercut with the young Judy Garland’s rise to fame through MGM in the 1930s, and her triumphant sell-out concert engagement at the Palace Theatre in the early 1950s.

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15 and above - recommended age group
Stalking the Bogeyman
On from 13 Jul 2016 to 06 Aug 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by By Markus Potter and David Holthouse

Twenty-five years after he was sexually assaulted, David learns his ‘bogeyman’ has moved to his new neighbourhood. Armed with a pistol and a plan, he plots to enact revenge on the man who stole his childhood.

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Genre - New Writing
The Secret Life of Sally
On from 25 Sep 2016 to 25 Sep 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by The Director’s Cut

Meet Sally.

A 37 year old PA, wife and mother, living a simple suburban life…

Or so it seems…

The Secret Life of Sally is a play about secrets, truth, and identity.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
punkplay
On from 07 Sep 2016 to 01 Oct 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Gregory S. Moss

punkplay is a riot of a play told at breakneck pace with a killer soundtrack. It’s a coming-of-age story about subcultures, friendship and not-fitting-in – all on rollerskates.

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A Gambler's Guide to Dying
On from 02 Oct 2016 to 09 Oct 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Gary Mcnair

What are the odds of living an extraordinary life? This is the story of one boy’s granddad who won a fortune betting on the 1966 football World Cup and, when diagnosed with cancer, gambled it all on living to see the year 2000. An intergenerational tale of what we live for and what we leave behind.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
The Greater Game
On from 15 Sep 2016 to 15 Oct 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Michael Head, based on the book “They Took the Lead” by Stephen Jenkins

The Greater Game tells the fascinating true story of the 41 men who swapped the football fields of London for the battle fields of the Somme in 1916.

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Genre - New Writing
Little Pieces Of Gold
On from 16 Oct 2016 to 16 Oct 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Little Pieces of Gold

Little Pieces of Gold’s ‘Who are we Now?’ production (plays TBC) will feature short plays that tackle some aspect of our exit from the E.U. For instance, how does it affect a sense of national identity and how significant is that in the context of our personal identity? Or plays might address the politicians’ antics – the jostling and manoeuvring and the resultant battle for a new Labour and Tory leadership.

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Genre - Classic
Confessional
On from 05 Oct 2016 to 29 Oct 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Tennessee Williams

Share a drink with a group of shameless lowlifes and watch their lives implode. Tramp’s innovative, semi-immersive production reimagines Tennessee Williams’s play, Confessional, in a run-down British seaside bar, frequented by life’s flotsam and jetsam.

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Genre - New Writing
Orca
On from 02 Nov 2016 to 26 Nov 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Matt Grinter

“One girl, against the happiness of the whole village. Can you not see it has to be done?”

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Genre - Musical
Side Show
On from 21 Oct 2016 to 03 Dec 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Bill Russell (Books and lyrics) and Henry Krieger (Music)

Inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, Side Show is a remarkable musical about love, acceptance and embracing the unique.

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Genre - Musical
Licensed to Ill
On from 30 Nov 2016 to 24 Dec 2016
Southwark Playhouse
by Adam El Hagar and Simon Maeder and created by the company

Licensed To Ill is a big-hearted, brash new show about the Beastie Boys, hip-hop’s most notorious pranksters. Join Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock as they go from teenage punks in 80s New York, via their discovery by legendary producer Rick Rubin, to international rapping legends and bona fide members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Kiki's Delivery Service
On from 08 Dec 2016 to 08 Jan 2017
Southwark Playhouse
by Eiko Kadono, adapted for the stage by Jessica Siân

Kiki is a 13 year old witch and, as tradition dictates, it is time for her to leave home and family to make a new life for herself. Equipped with her ability to fly and accompanied by Jiji, her faithful feline companion, she sets out to find a place where she can use her powers for the greater good and that one day she might call home.

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Genre - Musical
Promises, Promises
On from 13 Jan 2017 to 18 Feb 2017
Southwark Playhouse
by Neil Simon (book), based on the Screenplay "The Apartment" by Billy Wilder and I.A.L Diamond, Music by Burt Bacharach & Lyrics by Hal David

Chuck Baxter is junior executive at a New York insurance company, where his mid-town residence makes him popular with the executives bosses – who promise him promotion in order to “entertain” at his apartment. A morally tricky dilemma gets worse for Chuck when he realises his own secret crush, Fran Kubelik, has been invited over to his place for a rendezvous by Chuck’s Manager, JD Sheldrake.

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Genre - New Writing
School Play
On from 01 Feb 2017 to 25 Feb 2017
Southwark Playhouse
by Alex Mackeith

antic | face is proud to present this sharp, wry and timely drama. Set against the backdrop of an education system in turmoil, Alex MacKeith’s debut play asks what it means to be a primary school teacher in contemporary Britain.

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Roundelay
On from 23 Feb 2017 to 18 Mar 2017
Southwark Playhouse
by Sonja Linden

You know what they say, love makes the world go round. And sex of course, when you can get it.

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The Diary of a Teenage Girl
On from 01 Mar 2017 to 25 Mar 2017
Southwark Playhouse
by Marielle Heller

Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner, which was later turned into a major award-winning motion picture film starring Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård and Kristen Wiig, Marielle Heller’s explosive play is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment.

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Natives
On from 29 Mar 2017 to 22 Apr 2017
Southwark Playhouse
by Glenn Waldron

Three teenagers. Three continents. One average, life-altering day.

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Genre - Musical
The Life
On from 25 Mar 2017 to 29 Apr 2017
Southwark Playhouse
by David Newman, Ira Gasman and Cy Coleman (book), music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Ira Gasman and Cy Colman, with additional material by Michael Blakemore

Described by the New York Times as “Broadway’s best kept secret” The Life features a rarely heard score by celebrated composer Cy Coleman (City of Angels, Sweet Charity).

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The Cardinal
On from 26 Apr 2017 to 27 May 2017
Southwark Playhouse
by James Shirley

Hailed as James Shirley’s tragic masterpiece, The Cardinal (1641) was one of the last plays staged in England before Oliver Cromwell’s ban on theatre.

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A Lie of the Mind
On from 04 May 2017 to 27 May 2017
Southwark Playhouse
by Sam Shepard

At heart a love story, this poetic and gritty play explores the ambivalence of family relationships, of love lost and found, against the backdrop of a macho American West.

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Genre - Musical
Working
On from 02 Jun 2017 to 08 Jul 2017
Southwark Playhouse
by Studs Terkel (book), adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg, songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers & Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor.

Working is the extraordinary genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz.

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