cancel the sunshine

writer: CHANTELLE DUSETTE / director: SCOTT LE CRASS
15 Mar - 9 Apr 2016 EXTRA WEEK ADDED!
7.45pm
£14/12
Tues to Sat

EXTRA WEEK ADDED! Now running until 9 April!

“Monday morning.  I survived the weekend.”

A woman is gripped inside a vortex of multicolour-layered states of mind.  Hers.

Honest, raw, and with sharply observed humour, this is an account of a woman’s struggle with her painful past, inadequate present, and her unquenched desire to find happiness whilst living with a mental illness.

Set against the backdrop of her bedroom, the vibrant, fast paced, seemingly unforgiving, and constantly evolving city of London also inhabits the space and comes to life in this piece of immersive storytelling.

This woman’s incredibly human yearning for redemption glimmers. But will she ever reach it?

Join us in this beautifully poetic and bold piece of uncompromising and urgent theatre.

★★★★★ Female Arts
★★★★★ Carn’s Theatre Passion
★★★★★ London Pub Theatres
★★★★.5 ReviewsHub
★★★★ London Theatre1
★★★★ Everything Theatre
★★★★ ActDrop
“A challenging, honest performance” The Stage
“Bold, brave & truthful” A Younger Theatre
“Hugely recommended” There Ought To Be Clowns

The show supports the Amy Winehouse Foundation www.amywinehousefoundation.org

About Chantelle Dusette’s previous work: “During its hour duration, The Beloved manages to fit in a lot with economical storytelling and engaging performances.  An accomplished and emotionally satisfying play.”  Everything Theatre review of The Beloved at The Drayton Arms Theatre, April 2014.

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets.

The performance lasts 1 hour without interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only.

the wild party

10 - 28 Jan 2017

Grimy Jazz Age masterpiece THE WILD PARTY is the story of vaudeville dancer Queenie and her jealous lover Burrs, and the final fatal party they throw in their seedy apartment.

Jazz standards mingle with syncopated rhymes in this new piece based on the classic poem by Joseph Moncure March.

richard parker

22 & 23 Jan 2017

Two men. One name.
Two men meet on the deck of a ship. Both named Richard Parker. Little do they realise that their coincidental encounter is one piece in a longer chain linking the two individuals to each other. The LONDON PREMIERE of a razor sharp black comedy that builds to an unexpected climax.

strange the road

31 Jan - 18 Feb 2017

STRANGE THE ROAD is a love letter to Chandler set in a noir world sometime between 1933 and 2033.

A love story told by famed storyteller FRENCHIE in the pulp vernacular with its cool style and nihilistic themes.

“You’re gonna lie? Lie BIG..small lies are cheap and help no-one.”

purged

5 - 6 Feb 2017

A few weeks ago, you attempted to stay twenty nine forever.
You failed.
How do you explain the world you are in now? 

An extraordinary chain of memories and associations are explored in this unique solo piece from writer Chris Polites, fusing physical theatre and intimate storytelling.

mouths in a glass

21 - 25 Feb 2017
Mouths In A Glass Monologues is a colourful and at times absurd look into the minds and mouths of a variety of comedy women, including a doll disgruntled at her treatment, a frustrated psycho-therapist, a fragile housewife stuck in the wrong era and a Polish woman searching for sausage…

in other words

28 Feb - 18 Mar 2017

‘We were dancing.
I told a joke, you laughed.
Frank Sinatra was playing’

Join Arthur and Jane, at the beginning, as they tell us their story. IN OTHER WORDS is a heart-warming, intimate, and deeply moving exploration into Alzheimer’s disease and the transformative power of music in our lives.

kicked in the sh*tter

21 Mar - 8 Apr 2017

A new play about mental health in Britain today. Life is pretty sh*t when you’re trapped in a forever darkening world of in-compassionate government policy with no way out. Holding on to each other might be the only thing stopping you drown.

This isn’t poverty porn; there’s nothing sexy about despair.

threads

11 - 29 Apr 2017

It’s been 5 years. Vic’s moved on. Charlie’s a medical mystery. And nothing’s making sense. Held together by their past, torn apart by their present and unsure if there even is a future.

David Lane’s thrilling two-hander explores love, loss and what happens when life goes on, but you can’t.

snapshot

23 May - 10 June 2017

James, a photographer, makes zero money. His partner, Daniel, a banker, makes a lot of money. Frank likes James’ work and wants to give him money, but not for his work… 

Snapshot is a challenging and incisive examination of sexuality, fidelity, and our screwed up relationships in this modern world. 

booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)