From the other side of the August Bank Holiday the summer period certainly looks less bright, and whilst we can at least hope for an Indian Summer later in September, the change in season brings with it a new crop of fantastic productions all across London.
Gregory S. Moss’s punkplay is a riot of a play told at breakneck pace with a killer soundtrack, a coming-of-age story about subcultures, friendship and not-fitting-in - all on rollerskates! Staged in the US by Steppenwolf Theatre Company, punkplay, directed by Tom Hughes, will open for a 4-week season at Southwark Playhouse from Wednesday 7 September and run until Saturday 1 October.
There’s Duck and there's Mickey. They're the kids of America and it's the 80s apocalypse. They hate their parents and there's no point in algebra. They're grabbing at this thing called life: guitars, girls, love, fury, heartbreak and noise noise noise. Punk is their escape from suburbia and it's like nothing they have ever heard. It's fast - it's alive - it's already dead.
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Philippa Neels & Co will present the UK premiere of punkplay, by Gregory S. Moss, at the Southwark Playhouse 'Little Space', a fringe venue in south east London, from 7 September to 1 October 2016, with an official opening on 9 September.
The production will be directed by Tom Hughes, with set design by Cécile Tremolieres, lighting by Sarah Readman and sound by Benjamin Grant.