Jack Studio Theatre Autumn Season

The Jack Studio Theatre, a 50-seat fringe venue adjoining the Brockley Jack Pub, in Brockley south London, has announced its Autumn Season and its in-house Christmas production.

A Scent of Flowers, by James Saunders, 10 to 28 Sep 2013. Directed by Matthew Parker presented by DogOrange. Zoe is rifling through her memories for an answer; something to explain what has happened to her. Alone in a strangely familiar room, she glimpses moments in her life that brought her to this day; her funeral.

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, by Paul Zindel, 1 to 19 Oct 2013. Presented by OutFox Productions. Tillie loves knowing the underlying scientific structure of the world. But could science be a way of gaining her mother’s love? Can a project with irradiated marigold seeds at the school science fair show her mother that Tillie is more than just half a test-tube?

Love Story, Inspired by Erich Segal’s novel. Book and lyrics by Stephen Clark, music and additional lyrics by Howard Goodall, 23 Oct to 16 Nov 2013. Presented by Language Laid Bare Productions. When Oliver Barrett IV wanders into a library in search of a book, he discovers Jenny Cavilleri. They came from different worlds. He was a Harvard man, she was Radcliffe. He was rich, she was poor. He was sporty, she played music. But they fell in love. This is their story.

The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, adapted by Ricky Dukes, 19 Nov to 7 Dec 2013. Presented by Lazarus Theatre Company. Set against a global financial meltdown. Antonio, with assets tied to investments, finds his commitments lead him to one of the greatest characters of all time, Shylock. Their embittered rivalry leads to a fight to the death. Venice will never be the same again.

The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful, by Charles Ludlam, from 11 Dec 2013 to 4 Jan 2014. Directed by Kate Bannister, presented by Jack Studio Theatre. A gothic horror. Egyptologist Lord Edgar introduces his new bride, Lady Enid, to the Hillcrest family estate. But a dark shadow hangs over their future in the shape of Irma Vep, Lord Edgar’s first wife who died in mysterious circumstances. Will Lady Enid escape the fate of her predecessor? Will Lord Edgar find his Mummy?

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