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Southwark Playhouse, a fringe venue near Elephant and Castle in south London, has announced the 2015 spring season for its 'Large Space', which includes two world premieres:
Danielle Tarento in association with Jason Haigh-Ellery presents the world premiere of Gods and Monsters, by Russell Labey, based on the novel 'Fathers of Frankenstein' by Christopher Bram, from 5 February to 7 March 2015. The play is directed by Russell Labey with set and costume design by Jason Denvir, lighting by Mike Robertson and sound by John Chambers. Synopsis: "Frankenstein director James Whale, long forgotten by the studios and in reclusive Hollywood retirement has fallen victim to a series of strokes. The only demons he fights now are in his head. Handsome new gardener, Clayton Boone, becomes an unlikely friend and unwitting player in Whale’s grand finale."
This is followed by the world premiere of The Cutting of the Cloth, presented by Two’s Company, written by Michael Hastings, directed by Tricia Thorns, from 11 March to 4 April 2015. Synopsis: "The work-room of a Savile Row tailors, 1953. Two master craftsmen at daggers drawn: Polish-born Spijak insists that nothing can beat the excellence of a hand-sewn suit, while Eric uses his machine to work at twice the speed and earn twice the money. Sparks fly as each fights his own corner with biting wit and vicious humour. Into this battleground steps Maurice, a teenager at the very start of his apprenticeship. Will he survive the gruelling training to become a master tailor? Or will he, as Spijak’s daughter urges him to, escape?"
The season concludes with Lorca: Amor En El Jardin (Lorca: Love In The Garden), presented by Theatre Sans Frontieres, from 14 to 25 April. The production is an original adaptation by Theatre Sans Frontieres of 'El Amor de Don Perlimplin con Belisa en su jardín' by Federico Garcia Lorca. John Cobb directs, with set and costume design by Neil Murray and lighting by Mark Pritchard. Synopsis: "In Lorca’s ‘garden of love’, the fantastical story of Don Perlimplin unfolds. A wealthy and studious man, he just wants to spend his days quietly reading books. Reluctantly he is persuaded to marry the gorgeous and much younger Belisa - but what has he let himself in for?"
The previously announced Bat Boy: The Musical will open the season, running from 9 to 31 January 2015.