If you’re looking to book a spot of last minute theatre in London this week, why not skip the West End ticket prices and watch the acting stars of tomorrow instead?
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama will see two plays being performed this week: a version of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard and Tanika Gupta’s Bones.
Award-winning actor and director Janet Suzman directs Chekhov’s last and greatest play, in a version proving it to be robustly universal.
The langorous estancias of the Andes foothills where they grow cherries and make Malbec wines. Here too, as in Tsarist Russia and modern South Africa, the old ways of life are being ousted to make way for the new.
Told through the eyes of Grace and her grandchildren, Bones is a play about loss, punishment of unmarried mothers and the legacy of the demonisation of women by Church and State, where the human and reproductive rights of women are undermined.
When: 24th — 27 July 2019
Where: The Courtyard Theatre and Embassy Theatre, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London NW3 3HY
£: Tickets for each performance cost £10 or £5 for concessions
More info: www.cssd.ac.uk