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.

sea life

24 May - 11 Jun 2016

As their sleepy seaside town slips slowly into the sea, Bob, Bob and Eddie are trying to save their neighbours from ending up at the bottom of the ocean. The only thing is, their neighbours are already six feet under.
Sea Life is a dark comedy set on the crumbling shores of England, where keeping a tight grip on past and present is as hard as holding back the rising tide.

cain

5 - 6 June 2016

A world untouched by death. Cain, a governmental minister, stands for order: for peace. His brother Abel spreads radical beliefs, threatening to bring death into the world. Lucifer offers Cain a brilliant journey and a fatal choice. A re-telling of the first killing, created by Blue Guitar with extracts from Lord Byron.

piece of silk

14 June - 2 July

“You’ll f**k us, but you hate us, right? Especially if we’re ‘other’”
Shaz, 19, has 1,213 followers on Vimeo, ‘Shaggytales’. Sister Dunya, 17, drums, shouts but doesn’t leave the house. They’ve never met their older brother from overseas, who comes to keep an eye while mum’s away. He has only their best interests at heart.
So why do they fear for their lives?

beetles from the west

5 - 23 July 2016

How do you cope when everything you’ve known starts falling away?
Boyd grew up with his father by his side, a constant lovable force of energy that sheltered him and kept him on the right path. When his father is taken ill and things change, Boyd must face a new world, one that’s full of doubts and uncertainty, alone

love and all that cr@p

10 & 11 July 2016

“And they all lived Happily Ever After”… Bullsh*t!  Follow a young man on his search to find true love and experience a cabaret of song, poetry and hilarity in an embarrassingly true story about love and all its unsaid difficulties.

macbeths

26 Jul - 3 Aug

This is a story of love.
And obsession.
In their bedroom a couple are at their most exposed and vulnerable. Sit, invisible. Watch them. Rediscover this legendary relationship through a more focussed – or more distorted – lens.
Holding each other together can be the same as tearing each other apart.

steel magnolias

9 Aug - 3 Sept 2016 at 7.45pm + Matinees

The bittersweet story of six women who gather under the dryers at Truvy’s Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes and beauty secrets on four significant days across three years of their lives. When tragedy strikes, they face it with sass and strength. By turns hilarious and poignant, Steel Magnolias is a heart warming portrait of friendship and love.

two short plays about gays

6 - 24 Sept 2016

Middle Aged Rent: A teenager is lost in Nineties London, long before Facebook & Grindr.
The Diva Drag: A mother and son battle it out with humour, fury and passion in this bitter sweet story of love and (possible) reconciliation.
Featuring Louise Jameson & Gregory Ashton

the we plays

27 Sept - 15 Oct 2016

He’s in Cyprus following a bitter breakup, waiting for one perfect sunset. She’s Irn Pru, dashing through Glasgow, desperately desiring a job. A double bill of monologues about loss, love & life. No matter where we come from. From the Off-West End Award nominated writer of The Me Plays and IN/OUT (A Feeling).

her aching heart

29 Nov - 23 Dec 2016

Grab a bonnet, lace up your corset, and prepare to swoon, as this tongue-in-cheek musical whirlwind sweeps you headlong into a gorgeous parody of the best in bonkbusting romance replete with murder, elopement and heaving bosoms a-plenty as the dazzling array of characters’ passionate entanglements gradually draw together the two women who play them all.

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