2Graves at re-opened Arts Theatre from 1 Nov 2006

2Graves at re-opened Arts Theatre from 1 Nov 2006

2Graves, by Paul Sellar, will open at the refurbished Arts Theatre on 3 Nov 2006, following previews from 1 Nov - booking to 7 Dec 2006.

Starring Jonathan Moore (Jack), it is directed by Yvonne McDevitt and produced by Andy Jordan Productions.

A bloody tale of murder, revenge and retribution. 'Bobby Topps is riding on the crest of a wave, poised to take the crown a the 1978 World Professional Darts. Only now he’s dead. His son, Jack, sets out to avenge those whom he believes are responsible for his father’s downfall as life turns him from adoring son to hard-bitten criminal, condemned to forever re-live his own cruel violence.'

West End venue The Arts is re-opening as an international venue after a major refurbishment. The historic 340-seat theatre, which was the first London home to the Royal Shakespeare Company and which marks its 75th anniversary in 2007, has been renovated and given a new lease of life. It will host an eclectic mix of theatre, comedy, music and visual art shows.

Among the new features at the new-look Arts...

9 purpose-built sound-proofed recording studios and rehearsal rooms created in the upper floors of the building above the theatre.

The derelict top floor has been refurbished to create The Pigeon Loft - a rehearsal space big enough for full-sized West End companies. Trevor Nunn's new musical version of 'Porgy & Bess' and Tom Stoppard's 'Rock & Roll' have already rehearsed there.

On the first floor, the former Arts Club Bar will be renamed and open as a late night bar with free membership to actors and people in the entertainment business, while acting as a green room for the sound studios.

The basement bar is being converted into a comedy club at weekends and during the week will host Tea at the Arts afternoon events.

The building will host a rolling programme of international art exhibitions and installations managed by the Olympian Arts Trust. The inaugural exhibition is 'Lenticular Portraits' by Matthew Andrews.

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