Southwark Playhouse announces three more shows


The Southwark Playhouse, a fringe venue in south London, has announced three more shows in its new venue.

The Moment of Truth by Peter Ustinov, directed by Rob Laycock, The Large space from 26 June to 20 July 2013. About the mechanics of toppling governments, the pretences of war and the power of propaganda. A republic is poised to fall. The only remaining members of an unpopular government are its cynical Prime Minister and a naïve, emotional Foreign Secretary. The invading army has its boots upon the soil of this crumbling nation. Inside the cabinet office, toy soldiers and old icons of military glory veil the realities of war and bloodshed. Death, in a moment of truth was never so real.

Billy Budd adapted by Louis O. Coxe and Robert Chapman, from a novel by Herman Melville, directed by Sebastian Harcombe, in The Little space, from 17 July to 10 Aug 2013. Saga of events aboard a British man-of-war during the Napoleonic wars. When the young sailor foundling Billy Budd is forced to leave the ship he calls home and impressed onto another, his openness and charisma make him instantly popular with all his new crewmates - except one…

Titanic, a new chamber version of Broadway musical, in The Large space, from 26 July to 31 Aug 2013. Music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone. Directed by Thom Southerland, designs & costumes by David Woodhead, lighting by Howard Hudson, sound by Andrew Johnson, produced by Danielle Tarento. In the final hour of 14th April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and 'the unsinkable ship' slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.

As previously announced, the opening shows in Southwark Playhouse’s new venue are Tanzi Libre (The Large: 15 May – 22 June 2013) and Juana In A Million (The Little: 22 May – 15 June)

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