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.

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.

human issue

26 Mar - 3 Apr 2017

Frank is a struggling stand up comedian and self professed cultural provocateur. He’s intelligent, he’s funny, he’s frustrated, he’s frank. He’s just about to kill himself. But first, he has one or two important things to say and, although told with a dark philosophical wit, it’s a story of hope.

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.

lakavu

16, 17, 23 & 24 April 2017

Simon – young, gay, Australian – is an aid worker ready to save the world. When he comes across an orphaned baby girl, his world changes.

An incredible tale of discovery based on true events: a mysterious country, a little beating heart and the myths we tell ourselves.

brimstone and treacle

2 - 20 May 2017

Dennis Potter’s infamous play exposes the horror lurking in Middle England minds. Behind floral curtains, Mr and Mrs Bates care for their daughter, left injured and insensible following a car accident. A charming young visitor crashes into their lives, but is he their saviour, a thief or the Devil himself?
Directed by The Hope’s Offie winning Artistic Director Matthew Parker.

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. 

i know you of old

13 Jun - 1 Jul 2017 at 7.45pm

Hero is dead. At her coffin, her fiance Claudio is wracked with grief and guilt.

When Hero’s sharp-tongued cousin Beatrice and notorious playboy Benedick arrive, Claudio seeks to atone for former wrongs – he will bring this prickly pair together. But is there a darkness at the heart of the Merry War…?

torn apart (dissolution)

4 - 22 July

“I fell in love once. With the wrong woman”

A love story set in three different times and three different bedrooms.

TORN APART (DISSOLUTION) puts women centre stage and deals with feminism, immigration, male repression, fate, homosexuality, exploring the most painful aspects of human conditioning.

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