Eager to get back to watching live theatre in an actual theatre? Well, the good news is The Playground Theatre has prepared a short season of shows with one and two person casts and socially-distanced seating.
Opening this month, this special series of shows will include an absurd comedy and a wrestling opera mash-up.
Quirky theatre shows
First up, character comedians Marina and Maddy will bring The Siblinginging Returns to The Playground. This absurd comedy promises to be filled with the best bits of their previous sell-out runs, as well as brand new material developed during lockdown.
Next up, you can watch an unusual opera double bill. Bread and Circuses features star soprano Camilla Kerslake and is described as a mash-up between World Wrestling Entertainment, verismo opera, and 1990s-style video-gaming. The evening will be completed by The CroC in which opera, gospel, magical elixirs, profanity and high art with low morals are woven together in a tale about the Marquis de Sade.
Then, towards the end of September, Olivier nominee Gerard Logan will take to the stage in Wilde Without The Boy. The show is Gareth Armstrong’s dramatisation of Oscar Wilde’s letter to his lover written from gaol.
The season will wrap up with more opera. Blue Electric is based on Alba Arikha’s acclaimed memoir Major/Minor, and will be directed by BAFTA and Academy Award winning film director Hugh Hudson (Chariots of Fire). This stage adaptation tells the story of a young girl in Paris and her relationship with her father, who never talks about his experiences of the Holocaust.
The Playground Theatre
The Playground Theatre is an off-West End theatre, dedicated to nurturing new talent. This unique space is a former bus depot located on Latimer Road in W10. Its name is intended as an invitation to theatre makers and performers to come and play, and encourages bold experimentation.
If you’re planning to visit The Playground Theatre, please note that to comply with social-distancing guidelines, tickets are only available in seating clusters. Please take and wear a mask in the theatre, or purchase one from the box office. If you show signs of being unwell or receive a temperature test that indicates you may have Covid-19, the venue can refuse admission. For your safety the theatre will be cleaning surfaces and using fogging on a regular basis.
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When: 17th September – 27th October 2020
Where: The Playground Theatre, Latimer Road, London W10 6RQ
£: Tickets cost from £30 (Shows are suitable for adults only)
More info: theplaygroundtheatre.london