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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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London Horror Festival
On from 07 Oct 2018 to 03 Nov 2018
Old Red Lion Theatre
by Various

Tickets: £5 - £14.50

It’s … ALIVE! The UK’s biggest festival of live horror performance is resurrected for its 8th year. The London Horror Festival continues to grow to evermore monstrous size with help from their sponsor, Horror Channel. This year it returns to the Old Red Lion Theatre with over 30 productions to curdle your blood, chill your spine, and split your sides. For four weeks this Halloween season, theatre-goers will be subjected to shocking experimentations in drama, comedy, musicals, and spoken word.

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The Recruiting Officer
On from 07 Nov 2018 to 01 Dec 2018
Old Red Lion Theatre
by George Farquhar

Tickets: £10 - £16 / (£12 concessions) - DOUBLE-TICKET FOR BOTH INDEBTED TO CHANCE & THE RECRUITING OFFICER £28 (£20 CONCESSIONS) - DISCOUNT WILL BE APPLIED AUTOMATICALLY WHEN YOU SELECT A TICKET FOR EACH SHOW

Shrewsbury, 2014. Captain Plume has returned from Syria under orders to recruit for the continued conflict. He is not confident that the prospect of fighting for the good of Queen and country will be reward enough for the unsuspecting locals, so he has to resort to rather more underhand measures. Whilst there, he encounters his old flame, Silvia, who has rather more to test him with than he bargained for.

Written in 1706, The Recruiting Officer gives a no-holds-barred account of the methods and tactics of warfare. In its scathing satire of the lengths to which those in authority will go to obtain what they want, it finds an easy home in the 21st Century.

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Indebted to Chance
On from 06 Nov 2018 to 01 Dec 2018
Old Red Lion Theatre
by Charlie Ryall

Tickets: £10 - £16 / (£12 concessions) - DOUBLE-TICKET FOR BOTH INDEBTED TO CHANCE & THE RECRUITING OFFICER £28 (£20 CONCESSIONS) - DISCOUNT WILL BE APPLIED AUTOMATICALLY WHEN YOU SELECT A TICKET FOR EACH SHOW

It's 1744 and Charlotte Charke, actress, writer, landlady, grocer, pig-rearer, puppet master, highwayman, transvestite and daughter of the famous actor manager Colley Cibber, is rehearsing for a production of The Recruiting Officer with her company at the James Street Tennis Courts. The self-titled 'nonpareil of the age' somehow finds herself caught up in a misunderstanding and in debtor's jail. Again. Can Charlotte talk her way out of prison, off the streets and back into her beloved theatre?

Charlotte Charke disappeared from history soon after her death in 1760. She was one of the first women in history to live some of her life as a man, both on and off the stage. She had a chequered life, facing opposition for her choices from every corner of society, but was lauded as one of the great actresses of her day. She left us an autobiography, A Narrative of the Life of Mrs Charlotte Charke, in which we can glean elements of her life, but much of what is left is from her perspective and, as such, should be taken with a large pinch of salt.

Indebted to Chance, a new play by Charlie Ryall, takes place between 1741 and 1744, when we know Charlotte was a member of the acting company at the James Street Tennis Courts. It explores various events in Charlotte's life, including her formative time at Drury Lane under her father, ultimately leading up to what was one of her definitive moments.

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AISHA
On from 03 Dec 2018 to 08 Dec 2018
Old Red Lion Theatre
by AJ

Tickets: £14 - £16

- A harrowing one-character play about the grave effects of Child Marriage in the UK.

The play follows Aisha, an underage girl that was forced by her parents to marry a 51-Year-Old Man when she was at the age of 14. Aisha was sold in exchange for a birde-price. – An act that was justified by certain cultural and religious traditions. The man that she was forced to marry and live with is sadistic and abusive. She is forbidden to leave the house, communicate with the outside world, shower or even bathe herself on a regular basis. Aisha is bound to domestic dutyand forced to submit to anysexual acther husband wishes to bestow upon her.

How will Aisha continue to cope?

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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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