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Old Red Lion Theatre
418 St. John Street
Islington
London
ECIV 4NJ
020 7837 7816
info@oldredliontheatre.co.uk
http://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Nearest Tube/Train Station:
Angel
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One Jewish Boy
On from 11 Dec 2018 to 05 Jan 2019
Old Red Lion Theatre
by Stephen Laughton

Tickets: £10 - £18.50 / (£15.50 concessions) - £10 PER TICKET FOR SCHOOL GROUPS

A MESSED UP BITTERSWEET COMEDY ABOUT ANTI-SEMITISM, INHERITED TRAUMA, THE MIRACLE OF CHANUKAH, PRINCE, BJORK, GRAFFITI, BABIES, NEUROSES, THE END OF YOUTH AND STAYING IN LOVE...

Jesse is paranoid and he's frightened and it's messing up his relationship, his job, his daughter and his life, but Jesse has every reason to be frightened. From his next door neighbour and the micro-aggressions around why she would vote for Corbyn but could never support Blair, to the dinner party where his slightly left of him liberal mates can't quite grasp the difference between Likkudy foreign policy and the position of diaspora Jews. From his own wife and an argument about a hypothetical circumcision, to a vicious attack in the park that brought them together… Jesse is feeling the sting of rising prejudice in every part of his life.

Anti-Semitism rears its ugly head in a horrific way every 70-or so years, the last time it killed 6 million Jews, the time before that it resulted in their complete expulsion from eastern Europe – and with a 34% rise in violent assaults against Jewish people in the last year alone, Jesse can't bear to think where we'll end up this time.

Not with a 9-month-old daughter to protect.

Charting the kind of love affair that legends are born of, One Jewish Boy explores key moments over a four-year relationship between a nice Jewish boy from North London and the French-Algerian woman he falls desperately in love with... With the shadow of hatred festering at its very core the play is a bittersweet comedy fuelled by anti-Semitism. Told out of chronology...Break-up. Proposal. Pregnancy. Moving in together. Birth. Post-breakup. Meeting, it focusses us squarely on those filthy, ugly words – dirty f**king Jew – that were actually kicked into him – asking if the fear of hatred, could be even worse than the hatred itself…

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Anomaly
On from 08 Jan 2019 to 02 Feb 2019
Old Red Lion Theatre
by Liv Warden

Tickets: £10 - £17 / (£15 concessions)

AN UNSETTLING DEBUT PLAY FROM LIV WARDEN EXPLORING SISTERHOOD, REPUTATION AND LOYALTY.

It’s 6am. News has just broken that Phillip Preston, media mogul and film-industry powerhouse has been arrested for assaulting his wife.

His three daughters, who now lead very separate and very public lives, are left with the fallout. As they battle the world’s press, the board members of Preston International and each other, they soon find themselves not only fighting to save the Preston dynasty but to protect everything they know to be true.

In our Kardashian soaked culture of sensationalism, victims’ testimonies are finally being taken seriously and the world is listening. But, this play is not about men like Harvey Weinstein. Anomaly is a war cry for the women who have been left to pick up the pieces.

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In Search of Applause
On from 12 Feb 2019 to 02 Mar 2019
Old Red Lion Theatre
by Maroussia Vladi

Tickets: £10 - £14.50 / (£12.50 concessions) - SAME-DAY DOUBLE-TICKET TO SEE BOTH RATTLED & IN SEARCH OF APPLAUSE £20 (MULTI-TICKET IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO EITHER 2 MATINEE OR 2 EVENING PERFORMANCES)

I LOVE HIM. HMM. YES. I DO.

I mean, I like him very much. Which is similar really. Maybe even the same thing. In fact, it’s almost better perhaps. Yes, better. Because you’re not over-burdened by this need, this paralyzing, distracting need to see them, to hear them, to touch them, to love them. Which is impossible really. It’s impossible to show your love for someone. It’s never enough, neither for them nor for you. You always want more; they always want more. And if ever you fail to show them that one day, that one night that you love them. If they ever for the slightest second feel unloved or less loved … or you feel like that, then this wave of hate just enters you, and occupies you, and roars inside of you until all you can do is hurt the other. And you lose so much time in the process. Time that you could have spent concentrating on you. And all this in the name of ‘Love’ . (… ) Love is a barrier we put in the way of our own health and sanity. I love myself too much to love anybody else.

Do you believe Lorelei? It’s tempting. How much has ‘comfort’ and ‘security’ tempted you in the past?

A new, romantic comedy in the form of a one woman play that ponders the question of whether ‘comfort’ is more useful than ‘passion’ in one’s life.

After all, who’s ever going to be truly happy? We may at least be comfortable.

WRITTEN BY MAROUSSIA VLADI
PRODUCED BY 'KEEP IT MOVING' THEATRE

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Rattled
On from 12 Feb 2019 to 02 Mar 2019
Old Red Lion Theatre
by Rachel Harper

Tickets: £10 - £14.50 / (£12.50 concessions) - SAME-DAY DOUBLE-TICKET TO SEE BOTH RATTLED & IN SEARCH OF APPLAUSE £20 (MULTI-TICKET IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO EITHER 2 MATINEE OR 2 EVENING PERFORMANCES)

"WHEN THE MIND IS PUT UNDER EXTREME PRESSURE, IT CAN FRACTURE. DID YOU KNOW THAT? SPLINTER INTO A THOUSAND PIECES. THE MORE BRITTLE THE MIND... THE MORE THE PIECES.”

Em never meant to get married. She didn’t mean to be unhappy. It all just sort of happened by accident... like running over your neighbours cat. Things always seem to just happen to Em.

Now standing alone on the edge of a train station platform, she wants to know ... whose baby is this?

WRITTEN BY RACHEL HARPER
DIRECTED BY JEMMA GROSS
PRODUCED BY MISSMANAGED THEATRE

@MissmanagedTC

https://www.missmanagedtheatre.com/

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