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One Stage season at the St James Theatre Sep to Dec
Stage One, a charity involved in developing and supporting producers for the commercial theatre industry, have announced three productions to play as part of the One Stage season of work produced by emerging producers: Breeders, Uncle Vanya and Accolade. The season will run at the St. James Theatre near Victoria in central London from 3 Sep to 13 Dec 2014.
From 3 Sep to 4 Oct 2014
Breeders, written by Ben Ockrent and directed by Tamara Harvey. The play has a new perspective on how and why we make babies and follows the story of Andrea and her wife Caroline in their quest to have a child that shares both of their DNA, with the help of Andrea’s brother. Produced by Vicky Graham for Vicky Graham Productions.
From 08 Oct to 08 Nov 2014
Uncle Vanya, by Anton Chekhov in a new version by Anya Reiss, directed by Russell Bolam. This version of the famous Chekhov play has been transferred to a modern day rural setting. Anya Reiss has previously adapted another of Chekhov's plays, The Seagull, which had a run at The Southwark Playhouse prior to a revival at the Lowry in Salford. Produced by Emily Dobbs for Jagged Fence Productions.
From 12 Nov to 13 Dec 2014
Accolade, written by Emlyn Williams and directed by Blanche McIntyre. The play is set in London in 1950. Private and public worlds collide when author Will Trenting’s knighthood attracts the glare of the British press. Will is forced to battle against the exposure of his secret life and the double standards of a society bent on destroying him. A contemporary tale of sex, scandal and blackmail. Produced by Nicola Seed Productions Ltd.