Tricycle Theatre New Season to 13 April 2013

Indhu Rubasingham, the new artistic director of the Tricycle Theatre, in Kilburn, north London, has announced her inaugural season which includes...

Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti, a world Premiere from 11 Oct to 24 Nov 2012. Starring Adrian Lester as Ira Aldridge. It is directed Indhu Rubasingham, designed by Tom Piper, lighting by Oliver Fenwick, sound by Paul Arditti. A new play 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, how will the cast, critics and audience react to the revolution taking place in the theatre?

The Arabian Nights by Mary Zimmerman, adapted from The Book Of The Thousand Nights and One Night, from 30 Nov 2012 to 12 Jan 2013. Directed by Lu Kemp, designed by Ben Stones, lighting by Richard Howell, sound by Elena Pena . In the land ruled by the brutal King Shahryar, every unmarried girl fears for her life. When young Scheherazade is summoned to marry the King, she must use the power of her captivating story-telling to survive. Night after night, the new Queen weaves tales of seduction and suspense: from a madman on the hunt for Perfect Love, to a tortoise curing a King with soup, a Jester with marriage trouble, and many more. How long can Scheherazade’s imagination save her?(Suitable for ages 9+)

One Monkey Don't Stop No Show by Don Evans, produced by Eclipse Theatre production. In 1970’s Philadelphia suburbs, the Harrisons are the most respected middle-class Black family. However, the arrival of their young niece and her radical ideas from the rural South, turns their polite, Christian life on its head.

Paper Dolls written by Philip Himberg and is adapted from the documentary film by Tomer Heymann, a world premiere from 28 Feb to 13 Apr 2013. It is directed Indhu Rubasingham. In Tel Aviv, Israel, a group of Filipino immigrants work as live-in care--givers for elderly Orthodox Jewish men. Six days a week, they provide dedicated support to their employers. But on the seventh day, they transform into a homespun, sassy musical drag act. Meet the Paper Dolls!

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