RSC Spanish Plays and New Work to join Tragedies in expanded London Season


RSC Spanish Plays and New Work to join Tragedies in expanded London Season

The RSC is to transfer three of its Spanish Golden Age plays into The Playhouse theatre as well as two new plays into Soho Theatre.

These will join the season already underway at the Albery theatre, giving audiences the choice of three very different venues performing very different RSC productions in the capital.

At the Playhouse Theatre.....
(weekly repertoire for ten weeks from Jan – Mar 2005)

The Dog In A Manger, opens 1 Feb 2005, Directed by Laurence Boswell.
Follows the dilemma of a countess who compromises her honour, manipulating her way into a socially acceptable marriage.

 

House Of Desires, opens 2 Feb 2005. Directed by Nancy Meckler.
A brother and sister are entangled in a web of love with four others with everyone under one roof, mayhem ensues as all six characters struggle to be alone with their lovers, and we try to work out who really loves whom.

 

Pedro, The Great Pretender, opens 17 Feb 2005. Directed by Mike Alfreds.
The plot of this play revolves around a lovable trickster who aims to be helpful in order to be liked. His journey to find his identity ends with him finding his true vocation on the stage.

***Public booking opens on Monday 3 January 2005. Further repertoire details/dates will be announced shortly.

 

At the Soho Theatre...

Soho Theatre plays host to two new plays which premiered during the RSC’s inaugural New Work Festival in October 2004

Midwinter by Zinnie Harris and Poor Beck by Joanna Laurens. These will play in repertoire for three weeks from 2 March 2005 along with Nowhere to Belong: Tales of an Extravagant Stranger; the Testimony written and performed by journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. These will be joined by a programme of workshops and readings.

Midwinter by Zinnie Harris, opens 9 Mar 2005. Directed by Zinnie Harris.
When Grenville returns home from the war, he is greeted by his wife and child. But are they as he remembers them?

Poor Beck by Joanna Laurens, opens 14 Mar 2005.
An ambitious, poetic re-working of the story of Myrrah from Ovid’s Metamorphosis, Poor Beck is a rich exploration of love, language and the senses.

Nowhere to Belong: Tales of an Extravagant Stranger written and performed by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Directed by Gavin Marshall.
Respected political commentator Yasmin Alibhai-Brown explores a life-long love of Shakespeare and details how her own personal experience of playing Juliet as a teenager in Uganda sent shockwaves through her family and helped to shape the emotional and political landscape of her life.

 

***Public booking opens on Friday 10 Dec 2005. Further repertoire details/dates will be announced shortly.

 

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