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Southwark Playhouse, a fringe venue near Elephant and Castle in south London, has announced the 2015 spring season for its 'Little Space'. This includes one revival and two world premieres:
The first London revival of How I Learned to Drive, presented by Fools & Kings and D.E.M. Production, from 11 February to 14 March 2015. The play is written by Paula Vogel and directed by Jack Sain. Synopsis: "1969, Maryland, USA. Lil’ Bit is a precocious 17 year old frustrated with small-town life, her juvenile friends and her overbearing family. The only person who really appreciates her is her Uncle Peck. Told through a series of driving lessons throughout her adolescence, the play explores the troubled relationship between a young girl and an older man with chaotic theatricality, hilarity and heartbreak."
This is followed by the world premiere of These Trees Are Made of Blood, presented by Theatre Bench, written by Darren Clark, Amy Draper and Paul Jenkins, from 18 March to 11 April 2015. Amy Draper also directs the production. Synopsis: "During the 70s and 80s, Argentina was locked in a period of state terrorism, with a military dictatorship waging war on suspected left-wing political sympathizers. Thousands of citizens were 'disappeared'; seized by the authorities and never heard from again. Set in a timeless Buenos Aires cabaret club before, during and after Argentina’s Dirty War, the play tells the story of one Mother’s search for her daughter."
The season concludes with another world premier: Scarlet, presented by Theatre Renegade, written by Sam. H Freeman, from 15 April to 9 May 2015. The play is directed by Joe Hufton and has original music by Benji Huntrods and Ed Burgon. Synopsis: "This morning Scarlet went viral. In a video she doesn’t remember making. With 10 men she doesn’t remember meeting. And now no one’s looking at anyone but her. Four women tell the bleak yet comic tale of Scarlet; a young woman has her sexual history exposed, shamed and scrutinized on social media while she can only sit and watch."
The season will begin with the previously announced Upper Cut, which runs from 14 January to 7 February 2015.