Mar
26
Tue
2019
MIXED-GENDER REVIVAL OF Lord of the Flies: Lazarus Theatre post-show panel debate @ Greenwich Theatre
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Lord of the Flies returns to Greenwich Theatre from 20 to 30 March 2019

Lord of the Flies returns to Greenwich Theatre from 20 to 30 March 2019

After events for Edward II, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Taming of the Shrew, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Beggar’s Opera and Tamburlaine, I’m delighted to reunite with Lazarus Theatre to chair a series of post-show debates with the company and its guests at Greenwich Theatre: Shakespeare’s The Tempest, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and Oscar Wilde’s Salome.

“What are we? Humans? Animals? Or savages?”

William Golding’s explosive 20th-century classic returns to the London stage after a smash hit run in 2018.

Eleven children, one island… an incredible adventure turns into a fight for survival.

Lord of the Flies is the second production in Lazarus Theatre’s second year-long season at the Greenwich Theatre after the company’s critically acclaimed, sell-out run in 2018.

★★★★ “A strong & stirring production, making a classic story feel as if it was written yesterday – the performances are excellent” – Mind the Blog

★★★★ “A visceral & irresistible production” – Broadway Baby

Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983, Golding’s writing continues to touch every country in the world and is today read in more than 35 languages. Lord of the Flies, published in 1954, was named in the Modern Library 100 Best Novels.

Golding was knighted by the Queen in 1988. In addition to Lord of the Flies, he wrote 11 other novels, as well as stage plays, essays and short stories.

For the Q&A after the 7.30pm performance of Lord of the Flies on Tuesday 21 March 2019, I’ll be joined by Lazarus artistic director Ricky Dukes and a panel of expert guests.

 

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Apr
1
Mon
2019
LIFE AS A MINORITY IN TRUMP’S AMERICA: Half Me, Half You post-show debate @ Tristan Bates Theatre
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Half Me, Half You runs at London's Tristan Bates Theatre from 26 March to 6 April 2019

Half Me, Half You runs at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre from 26 March to 6 April 2019

Anyone who follows me on Twitter (and particularly my @TerriOnPolitics account) will know just how concerned I am by the accelerating authoritarianism on display in my native United States. Playwright Liane Grant does follow me and so knew that the opportunity to chair a post-show discussion on her new play would be one I couldn’t turn down…

What if you were black, gay and a woman in America right now?

In Half Me, Half You, Jess and Meredith are a married, interracial, gay couple living in New York in 2017 – the era of Trump – weathering a new wave of intolerance, discrimination and oppression, which is sweeping the nation and seeping into their home.

16 years later, Maya, a biracial British teen is forced into American life, braving the aftermath of a second civil war, and changing Meredith’s life irrevocably.

Returning after its highly praised 2018 run in New York and London, in her remarkable writing debut, Liane Grant’s Half Me, Half You confronts the reality of the current global climate and explores the consequences for future generations, while reminding us that we are all simply people searching for love and acceptance.

How are they manifesting in society, nationally and internationally? How is the arts industry addressing them? How big a problem is hate crime becoming in the UK today? What can we practically do as individuals to resist?

After the 6pm performance of Half Me, Half You on Monday 1 April 2019, I’ll tackle issues explored in the play with Liane Grant and special guests including Olivier Award-winning actor and director Maria Friedman and Stop Hate UK‘s CEO Rose Simkins.

 

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May
21
Tue
2019
OSCAR WILDE’s PREVIOUSLY BANNED Salome: Lazarus Theatre post-show panel debate @ Greenwich Theatre
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Salome runs at London's Greenwich Theatre from 14 to 25 May 2019

Salome runs at London’s Greenwich Theatre from 14 to 25 May 2019

After events for Edward II, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Taming of the Shrew, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Beggar’s Opera and Tamburlaine, I’m delighted to reunite with Lazarus Theatre to chair a series of post-show debates with the company and its guests at Greenwich Theatre: Shakespeare’s The Tempest, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and Oscar Wilde’s Salome.

“Salomé, Salomé, dance for me.
I pray thee dance for me…”

Sexual, fiery, dangerous and decadent…

King Herod asks Salomé to dance for him… this request leads to The Dance of the Seven Veils and one of the most shocking, thrilling and scandalous climaxes ever seen on stage.

Originally banned in Britain, Oscar Wilde’s outrageously provocative 1891 Salomé comes to the stage in this exotic and exquisite new, 90-minute production, adapted and directed by Lazarus Theatre artistic director Ricky Dukes. It’s the final production in Lazarus second year-long residency at The Greenwich Theatre.

For the Q&A after the 7.30pm performance of Salome on Tuesday 21 May 2019, I’ll be joined by Ricky Dukes and a panel of expert guests.

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