When: 18th October – 15th November 2016
Where: White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Rd, London SE11 4DJ
£: Tickets cost £15 or £10 for concessions
What is it?
Following a £1.3m redevelopment, Kennington’s White Bear Theatre reopens with Tuesday, Michael Bhim’s painfully funny new play about disaffected multi-cultural modern Londoners.
I always thought Mondays were the worst. You tell yourself get through the day, by Tuesday you’ll be back on the wagon…
Edward lives in his marital home, estranged from his wife and child. A chance encounter with a former school friend results in an invitation to a party at the plush new house of an old rival. It launches them both on a tragi-comic journey of self discovery.
Michael Bhim’s funny but gut churning new play is about slaving under the need to get ahead, but getting too well fuelled to stay on message.
The production includes rising star Jermaine Dominique, recently seen in Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe. Michael Bhim won the Alfred Fagon Award for writers of Caribbean descent, and his first play Distant Violence was nominated for the Meyer Whitworth award.
The White Bear Theatre has had a full-scale redevelopment, and is now situated above an all new gastropub on the same site in Kennington. Not just a total refit, the White Bear Theatre is seeking to bring together a stable of new writers to operate as London’s only new writers’ theatre, run by writers for writers.
Following Tuesday will be the world première of Orson Welles’ first solo authored work, Bright Lucifer, as part of the revitalised Lost Classics Project. The third and final piece in the opening season will be Steve Gough’s compelling, award-winning play, The Call, which takes us deep into the lives of ordinary people caught up in extreme – yet all too familiar – circumstances.
More info: whitebeartheatre.co.uk