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    • 27/02/2020
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    • 29/02/2020
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    Witches Can't Be Burned, by Silva Semerciyan, is performed by Group 64’s 14- to 18-year-olds.

    Performance dates: Thursday 27 February to Saturday 29 February, 7.45pm  & Saturday 29 February, 3pm (main stage)

    If you keep on doing the same thing, over and over again, you’ll keep on getting the same results. St. Paul’s have won the schools' Playfest competition three years in a row by selecting recognised classics from the canon and producing them at an exceptionally high level; it’s a tried and trusted formula. With straight As student and drama freak Anuka cast as Abigail Williams in The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the school seem to be well on course for another triumph, which would be a record. What could possibly go wrong?

    Part of the 2020 National Theatre Connections and also to be performed at Soho Theatre in March. For ages 13+.

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    • 03/03/2020
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    • 07/03/2020
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    “We’re always the same age inside.

    Putney Theatre Company presents The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe.

    Performance dates: Tuesday 3 March to Saturday 7 March 2020, 7.45pm  (main Stage)

    Every Sunday, a team of girls meet to play football. We listen to their secrets and their squabbles, from the seemingly unremarkable to the incredibly profound. Growing up is tough, especially in a confusing, fast-moving world. Alone it feels like it might be impossible to fathom, but as a pack, they’re fierce.

    Disarmingly funny, The Wolves is a portrait of self-discovery and ambition, speaking to the 16 year old in all of us.

    First seen in New York, this finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama has been an international hit.

    “As exhilarating a 90 minutes as you can hope to spend in the theatre… leaves you breathless.” Time Out

    “Theatre that keeps you on the edge of your seat” The New York Times

    “An astonishing new play. Extraordinary.” New York Magazine

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    • 17/03/2020
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    • 21/03/2020
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    “You can’t tell your mum the streets are full of psychos and it’s pure fluke you get home alive every night.

    Putney Theatre Company presents Killology by Gary Owen.

    Performance dates: Tuesday 17 March to Saturday 21 March 2020, 7.45pm (studio theatre)

    It's only a game! Created from hatred. Designed for aggression. Played for gratification. It's entertainment. But what if it actually stokes the flames?

    Shocking, savage yet deeply tender, this Olivier Award-winning drama is a brutal, beautiful bruise of a play. Exploring the cause and effect of violence, it becomes a powerfully emotional drama about fathers and sons and the absence of love.

    First seen at the Royal Court Theatre, Killology contains scenes and dialogue that some people may find disturbing.

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    • 25/03/2020
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    • 28/03/2020
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    Performed by Group 64’s Monday and Tuesday Young Companies of 16- to 19-year-olds.

    Performance dates: Wednesday 25 March to Saturday 28 March, 7.45pm (main stage)

    Join us for an exciting Double Bill performed by our outstanding Young Companies of 16- to 19-year-olds.

    The Companies meet year-round to explore acting, new performance techniques, and ways of creating bold storytelling.

    For ages 14+

    Monday Young Company will be performing on Wednesday 25 and Friday 27 March, and Tuesday Young Company will be peforming  on Thursday 26 and Saturday 28 March.

    Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale

    Thursday 26 March, 7.45pm
    Saturday 28 March, 7.45pm

    How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found by Fin Kennedy

    Wednesday 25 March, 7.45pm
    Friday 29 March, 7.45pm

    £5 tickets for under-18s 

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    • 21/04/2020
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    • 25/04/2020
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    “...the real tragedy of life was that you got what you wanted...

    Putney Theatre Company presents The Hollow by Agatha Christie.

    Performance dates: Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 April 2020, 7.45pm (main stage)

    You are invited to join us for a weekend away at The Hollow, the home of Lord and Lady Angkatell. Noted guests include a prominent Harley Street doctor and his wife, a prominent sculptress, a fashionable sales assistant and a country landowner. When the world’s most famous film star makes an uninvited entrance, the weekend becomes more bloody than expected.

    Originally a Poriot story, Agatha Christie adapted her novel for the stage and this proved such a success she went on to write The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in the world. Putney Theatre Company's modern-day version of this classic from the Queen of Crime promises to intrigue and thrill in equal measure because, after all, murder is timeless.

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    • 10/05/2020
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    “I know my boy. I'd know if something happened to him.

    Putney Theatre Company presents  a rehearsed reading of Gut by Frances Poet.

    Performance date: Sunday 10 May 2020, 7.45pm (main stage)

    How far will a parent go to protect their child from the potential evils of the world? Is it ok to trust others around your child or is it more dangerous not to trust at all? Frances Poet's Gut tackles themes of protection, guardianship and accountability, while challenging parental boundaries and family ties. But if a child cannot be trusted with its own parent... can they ever truly be safe?

    Gut was first produced in 2018 at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in association with the National Theatre of Scotland.

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    A rehearsed reading – also known as a script-in-hand reading – involves actors performing a play without having to learn the script by heart.

    • 19/05/2020
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    • 23/05/2020
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    Is it better or worse to know the truth?

    Putney Theatre Company presents New Writing – Truth or Dare?

    Performance dates: Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 May 2020, 7.45pm (studio space)

    After a call for submissions of new short plays at the end of 2019, eight pieces have been chosen by our new writing team and are now being produced for performance by an ensemble cast. 

    Truth or Dare?

    Whilst we roam around our world, questions arise about how well we know each individual we encounter and think we know already. Families, work colleagues, house mates, partners, friends and siblings all hold out at a life, whilst they stride through their everyday routines and aspirations.

    What would happen if one of those members sprung a truth you did not realise about them which could change one's outlook, perspective, thought process and view of that person? Would it change the values of people? Would you dare to push for the truth? Would it change the trajectory of one's life if a truth were to be told? Should we dare to open old wounds for the sake of others or even oneself? Would it be better or worse to know the truth?

    The plays

    How Nice of you to ask
    by Rich Rubin

    “Do you prefer having sex with men, women or both?”

    Taking part in a survey unveils some truths about this neighbour.

    • Alan, 25-35
    • Mavis, 60+

    In Plain Sight
    by Nicolas Ridley

    “Tea is much better for you at a time like this”

    Encounters in a local coffee shop are not always what they seem.

    • Mrs Potts, 50+
    • Georgia, 35+
    • Oliver, 35+
    • Mark, 35+

    A Meal with Friends
    by Nick Mouton

    “I prefer the term ‘cannibalism’ than ‘eating human flesh’.

    Being Shipwrecked raises some awkward questions about survival.

    • Cathy, 20+
    • Trish, 20+

    Click
    by Geoff Saunders

    “I dare you. I dare you to behave, just for once, like someone normal”

    Alan is trying to conquer those things that seem like the basics to everyone else.

    • Alan, 35+

    Some Disenchanted Evening
    by Craig Bates

    “The one time, the ONE TIME I ask you to come to something, and you bloody miss it”

    Can a simple game of truth or dare really solve a couple’s disenchantments? Where does it lead and what could they lose?

    • A, male, 25+
    • B, male, 25+

    Inconvenienced
    by Grace Johnstone

    “Hardly imagined the afterlife would be like this”

    What awaits in the Ladies Toilettes at Eternity’s?

    • Petra, 50+
    • Deborah, 20+
    • Sola, 50+
    • Woman 1, 20+
    • Woman 2, 20+

    He Looks Beautiful
    by Tracey Hayward

    “I think I loved him from the first moment I saw that smile”

    The preparation for a romantic evening doesn’t seem to go as one would like it to be.

    • Jennifer, 25+
    • Sam, 25+

    Descent
    by Hannah Elleray

    “Whatever happens, I’m glad I met you”

    A love affair with a possible dark outcome.

    • Zoey, 25+
    • Dan, 25+

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    • 23/06/2020
    • 05/07/2020
    • 2 sessions
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    A man of many parts. And one big part.

    Putney Theatre Company presents Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, adapted by Glyn Maxwell.

    Performance dates: Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 June 2020, 7.45pm (main stage) and Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 July 2020, 3pm (outdoors)

    It is the era of The Three Musketeers, and swashbuckling swordsman-poet Cyrano is celebrated throughout Paris for his prowess in battle, his wit and his panache. However, his boisterous demeanour masks a secret sorrow: he adores the beautiful Roxane, yet fears to speak of his passion because he is convinced that his gigantic nose makes him too ugly to be loved.

    When handsome but tongue-tied young nobleman Christian joins his regiment, Cyrano seizes the opportunity to woo Roxane by proxy. But our hero must emerge victorious through duels, bitter rivalry and war to win the heart of his lady in Rostand’s rollicking epic of adventure and romance.

    Pleae note, tickets for outdoor performances in July will be available nearer the time. 

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    • 10/08/2020
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    • 15/08/2020
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    Tickets available soon from Edinburgh Festival Fringe

    Photo by @bencopping

    Putney Theatre Company’s production of BED13, a new play by Marcia Kelson, with original music by Geoff Hewitt, is going to the 2020 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    Performance dates: Monday 10 to Saturday 15 August 2020

    Venue: The Space at Niddry Street, Upper Theatre (just off the Royal Mile), Edinburgh

    Tickets: available online soon

    The NHS has a funding crisis. A&E is full. Ambulances are queueing up outside. Part comedy, part serious social commentary, this play with songs explores the heart-warming and heart-rending stories of patients in A&E’s Bed 13. Papatango Prize long-listed.

    Image credit: Ben Copping

    Audience reactions from our short run in 2019

    "The pride, passion, pain, frustration, joy, sadness and humour of life in the NHS was beautifully told - and sung - by a brilliant cast." (Audience member)

    "Fantastic play with many important messages." (General Practitioner)

    "A great way to accurately but dramatically demonstrate the pressures facing the NHS without preaching at the audience." (Consultant Obstetrician)

    "Captures the good, bad and ugly of working in today’s NHS. Serious issues are tackled head on but with great heart, humanity and humour." (Research nurse)

    Read a review of the previous run of BED13 on the Mark Aspen blog.

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