Tangram Theatre Company Double Bill at Southwark
Tangram Theatre Company will take over Southwark Playhouse’s Little space this Christmas with two productions, The Dragon and Albert Einstein: Relatively Speaking which will play alongside each other from 16 December 2014 to 10 January 2015.
The Dragon by Yevgeny Schwartz in a new adaptation by Daniel Goldman, is directed by Daniel Goldman and runs from 16 December 2014 to 10 January 2015 with an official opening on 19 December 2014.
Billed as a 1943 critique of Stalinism and our not-so-secret desire to let others do our thinking for us, the play follows Lancelot as he arrives at Elsa’s door and falls hopelessly in true love. As he discovers she’s to be sacrificed the next day, he challenges the town’s Dragon to a fight to the death. What he’s not expecting is that the townspeople will do anything and everything to stay in chains.
Albert Einstein: Relatively Speaking by John Hinton brings a mix of songs, puns and science, inviting the audience to discover one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century. It is performed by John Hinton and Jo Eagle.
The production runs from 20 December 2014 to 3 January 2015, with two performances (23 and 30 December) as 'Junior' performances for 6-11 year olds.
"Ever looked at E=mc² and thought… um… what?! Then come and join Albert, the genius behind the über-coolest moustache in science, for a musical comedy lecture like no other, featuring his two wives and mum on the piano, guest star rapper MC Squared, peer-reviewed explanations of his landmark scientific theories and the wurst sausage joke ever!"
Tangram Theatre Company describe themselves as an "independent theatre company based in London, dedicated to making work that is surprising, irreverent, intelligent, subversive, big-hearted and life affirming".