Theatre503 new Season to December 2012


Theatre503’s joint Artistic Directors Paul Robinson and Tim Roseman have announced their last season together before Tim returns to freelance projects and Paul takes over as sole Artistic Director.

4 to 29 Sep 2012
Life For Beginners, by Alice Birch, Matt Hartley, Ben Ellis, Lizzie Nunnery and Rex Obano. Directed by Tim Roseman and Paul Robinson. A play that spans all ages exploring the magical and joyful moments in our everyday lives.Tony meets himself but younger. Emma and Sam meet but can never touch. Eva meets Quinn before either goes too far. Nina’s not sure she should ever have met James. And Mark tries to stop Hayley making a tit of herself on national TV.

2 to 6 Oct 2012
Shhhh..., by Brad Birch, Jon Brittain, Charlene James, Gemma Langford and Chris Urch. Five new one act plays based on the anonymous and intimate secrets submitted by Theatre503 audiences through the collection box in the theatre’s foyer, Shhhh… also heralds the arrival of 503’s new resident writers - the 503Five.

9 Oct to 3 Nov 2012
Elegy, conceived by Douglas Rintoul. Presented by Transport/a summerday & Theatre503. Elegy is a poetic love letter to the victims of homophobic murders that take place in a liberated Iraq regularly. Told from the viewpoint of one who got away.

6 Nov to 1 Dec 2012
Where The Mangrove Grows, by Joe Hammond. Presented by Theatre503 and Number Nine Theatre. Twelve year-old Shaun just can’t work it out. Why hasn’t his Mum come to visit? Why has his care-worker taken away his picture book? And who is the man at the window calling him away? With a bed for a boat and a piece of skirting board for an oar, Shaun sets off for mangroves in this darkly yet highly contentious tale of a lost boy’s transformation.

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