Jack Shepherd's In Lambeth at Southwark Playhouse
Spellbound productions presents Jack Shepherd's drama In Lambeth, which begins performances with a preview on 10 Jul 2014, an official opening on 11 Jul and it will continue its limited engagement through to 02 Aug 2014 at Southwark Playhouse, near Elephant and Castle in south London.
Synopsis: '1789. Six years after the end of the American Revolution. Across the channel, the French Revolution has only just begun. In Britain, an anxious government is suppressing any kind of dissident activity. Angry mobs roam the streets in support of church and state. Recently returned from America where his writing has helped forge the new Republic, Thomas Paine is running through these streets, pursued by government agents: branded as one of the most dangerous men in Europe. When all seems lost, he remembers that a fellow dissident, the poet William Blake, lives in a cottage nearby and en route to seek sanctuary in his garden encounters both William and his wife, Catherine, sitting naked up a tree reading from Paradise Lost...'
The cast of In Lambeth includes Melody Grove, Christopher Hunter, and Tom Mothersdale.
In Lambeth is directed by Michael Kingsbury and designed by Ruth Sutcliffe.