Tricycle Theatre new season Sep 2013 to March 2014


The Tricycle Theatre, a 230-seat fringe venue in Kilburn, north London, has announced its new season running from Sep 2013 to March 2014.

A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo, 4 to 21 Sep 2013. Directed by Titas Halder. Where do you get SOUL? From watching your parents sell the house you grew up in? From discovering the family secret about your crazy cousin? Or from the childhood records found in your parent’s basement? From Stevie, Aretha, Marvin, Chaka, Barry, Gladys…and Colman. Propelled by the beat of classic soul, smooth R&B and disco, this is the soundtrack of a boy’s coming of age in ‘70's and '80's Philadelphia.

Handbagged by Moira Buffini, based on her short play from Women, Power & Politics, from 26 Sep to 9 Nov 2013. Directed by Indhu Rubasingham, starring Marion Bailey (Queen Elizabeth II), Stella Gonet (Margaret Thatcher). The monarch – Liz.. Her most powerful subject – Maggie. Handbags, hairspray and sensible shoes. One believed there was no such thing as society. The other had vowed to serve it.

Once a Catholic a comedy by Mary J O’Malley, from 21 Nov 2013 to 18 Jan 2014. Directed by Kathy Burke. Willesden, 1957. A convent girls’ school. Bad habits… and boys. The nuns at Our Lady of Fatima preach chastity and diligence as the swinging sixties approach. Final exams loom. The day of reckoning is nigh. But for the girls in class 5A, their last year in uniform is set to be one of discovery of the less holy kind…

Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti, returns to Tricycle, 23 Jan to 8 Mar 2014. Directed by Indhu Rubasingham, starring Adrian Lester (Ira Aldridge), Natasha Gordon, Charlotte Lucas, Eugene O’Hare.Imagined experiences based on the true story of Ira Aldridge. Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage whilst playing Othello. A young black American actor has been asked to take over the role. But, as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics and audience react to the revolution taking place in the theatre?

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