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.

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 breaks in you and i

11 - 19 Sept 2016

Chloe sleeps spread out like a starfish every night. Her life is full of yoga, wine and definitely not missing Joanna. Joanna hasn’t changed her pants in ten days, because she can’t work out how to use the washing machine. Oh, and she’s starting to suspect Chloe’s controlling her mind. A grotesquely comic account of breaking up.

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).

the house of usher

18 Oct - 5 Nov 2016

A brand new gothic musical thriller.
“What was it that so unnerved me in the contemplation of the House of Usher?” Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic masterpiece is brought to life in this brand new musical thriller. Don’t miss this Halloween spectacular premiering at The Hope Theatre this October.
All shall fall.

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)