The Scoop free open air theatre season announced

Steam Industry has announced its free open air theatre season at the Scoop At More London, an open air Greek-style amphitheatre, on the south bank of the Thames, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge.

Two shows a night will be performed Thursdays to Sundays from 4 Aug to 4 Sep 2011.

There's no need to book – just turn up and take a seat! There's room for 1,000 people at each performance.

The 6pm show is Around the World in Eighty Days, freely adapted from the novel by Jules Verne and the musical by Phil Willmott. Dashing Victorian adventurer Phileas Fogg and his hapless servant Passepartout recount their daring attempt to cross the globe in record time! A wayward balloon, a beautiful princess, a grumpy elephant, a dastardly villain, sacred cows, a wild west outlaw, a Chinese dragon and countless timetable calamities all conspire to help or hinder our heroes.

The 8pm show is The Mother, by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Mark Ravenhill. Pavel's mother doesn't approve of the protests in the street but when her beloved son gets involved in the demonstrations she begins to think again. The last thing she expects is to find herself marching alongside him, but as she listens to the stories of those around her this meek, respectable woman begins to ask how long she can keep silent.

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