LAMDA summer season 2013 in Hammersmith

LAMDA - London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art - announces its Summer Season 2013, with 3 shows in repertoire at the Lyric Hammersmith (28 May to 6 June) and 2 shows in repertoire at the Riverside Studios (8 to 16 July).

at the Lyric Hammersmith...

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris. It’s 1959 and – despite their neighbours’ protestations – Bev and Russ are desperately trying to sell their house in up-market Chicago suburb, Clybourne Park, to a black family. Fast-forward to 2009 and Clybourne Park is an all-black neighbourhood in the process of gentrification. Now it is a white couple, Steve and Lindsey, who must jump through social and bureaucratic hoops to buy the house.

Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn. Diana, Paul, Evelyn, John and Marge are hosting a tea party for their estranged friend, Colin, to lift his spirits after the death of his fiancee. However, no sooner have the friends assembled in Diana and Paul’s front room than their good intentions give way to simmering resentment.

City of Angels book by Larry Gelbart, music by Cy Coleman and lyric by David Zippel. Desperate to get his detective thriller made into a blockbuster film noir, Stine makes endless alterations to his plot to please Hollywood director and big shot, Buddy Fidler. Life soon starts to mimic art as Stine’s personal circumstances become as compromised and confused as his screenplay.


at the Riverside Studios..

The Shelter by Matt Morrison. It’s the start of the Blitz, and while the East End poor are relentlessly bombed, the richest in society enjoy the protection of ‘luxury’ bomb-proof bunkers. Matt Morrison’s play us based on the extraordinary night when The Savoy Hotel was invaded by those protesting against the inequality of suffering at a time of national crisis.

The Rover by Aphra Behn. Restoration comedy tracks the amorous and ill-advised pursuits of a group of Englishmen in Naples during carnival season. Whilst the rakish naval captain, Willmore, is falling in love with Hellena, the infamous courtesan, Angellica Bianca is busy falling for him. Meanwhile, Hellena’s sister, Florinda, is fighting to marry her one true love, and countryman Blunt is convinced that he has an admirer, but perhaps he shouldn’t be so sure…

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