the legacy

writer: ANGELA CLARKE / director: MICHAEL BEIGEL
8 - 13 June 2015
7.45pm (Sat matinee at 2.30pm)
£14/12
Mon to Sat plus Sat matinee. Post Show sessions on 10 & 11 June.

“I read her newspaper bits. In one of them she used the v-word. Vagina. Actually wrote it. Thank god Daddy only read The Telegraph.”

Rebecca is surprised and excited when her estranged sister Esther shows up for the reading of their late father’s will. But Esther’s very presence soon disrupts Rebecca’s dream suburban life; prompting questions neither sister wants to face. Cracks appear. Tempers fray. And the truth about Esther’s disappearance a decade ago finally surfaces.

The Legacy is a cynically funny drama by Angela Clarke, which explores notions of gender, sex, and love. Angela is a published author and journalist. The Legacy is her debut play.

Dramaturg and director Michael Beigel is the founder of Like The Clappers theatre collective. Previous directing credits include Love and Understanding (Cockpit Theatre) and The Glorious History and Tragical Demise of Doctor John Faustus (Space45).

Cast
Rebecca: Lucinda Westcar
Adam: Jim Mannering
Esther: Claira Watson Parr

There will be 2 Post Show sessions on 10 & 11 June

Weds 10 June
Join us in discussing the issues raised in The Legacy, including: socialisation, shouting back, victim-blaming, consent, and how to engage more ‘conservative’ elements of society. With Guardian and Telegraph journalist Daisy Buchanan, founder of The Vagenda Holly Baxter, author and Refuge supporter Rowan Coleman, and chaired by author and journalist Sarah Day.
This event is free to anyone who has a ticket for the performance of The Legacy on the date of the Q&A.

Thurs 11 June
Join us in a discussion with writer Angela Clarke and director and dramaturg Michael Beigel to find out more about the writing process, and how The Legacy got from page to stage.
This event is free to anyone who has a ticket for the performance of The Legacy on the date of the Q&A.

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Box Office opens at 7.00pm. 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.

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clown, clown and pigeon: the lamentable comed-ilogy

19 - 20 Aug

‘Clown, Clown and Pigeon’ proudly present their biggest (second) production to date! The Tragic Comed-ilogy sees them tackle three stories from Ovid’s metamorphoses, with the promise that they will not burn the theatre down… again. There will be romance, gore, but most importantly there will be NO PIGEONS!

the dog / the cat

4 - 22 Sept

From Brendan Cowell (Star of Yerma) and Lally Katz One of Australia’s finest playwriters comes THE DOG / THE CAT, a hilarious reinvention of the rom-com for the stage in a way that is completely beguiling and very, very funny.

and then they came for me

9 & 10 Sept

What happens after The Diary of Anne Frank ends…a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg with live actors recreating scenes from their lives as teenagers. Ed was Anne’s first boyfriend.  Eva lived across from Anne in Amsterdam.

in conversation with graham norton

16 & 17 Sept

Mark has a problem.
Mark has so much to say.
Mark has nobody to talk to.
Mark is 17 and lonely.
Mark has a photo of Graham Norton.
Graham knows how to listen.
Graham knows what questions to ask.
Graham looks kind.
Graham won’t judge.
Graham is just a photo.

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25 Sept - 13 Oct

When an enthusiastic young student arrives at The Professor’s house for her lesson, she is wide-eyed and ready to learn. But no amount of studying can prepare her for the odyssey that lies ahead. This unflinching and dreamlike comedy-drama from the leading French absurdist Eugene Ionesco bursts on to The Hope Theatre stage this autumn under the direction of its award-winning Artistic Director, Matthew Parker.

jericho’s rose

16 Oct - 3 Nov

London. Tel-Aviv. Paris. Baghdad. English. Hebrew. French. Arabic. Two writers. Two generations. Searching for home.

This innovative and beautiful show invites the audience on a breathtaking journey into the past and present. Fusing new writing, movement, live music and loop pedalled sound to create a unique tapestry of fragmented memories.

gilded butterflies

6 - 24 Nov

A 6ft x 9ft cell in Florida, USA. A young woman, Maggie, prepares for the end but is she alone?
Based on real events, witness how the human spirit can stretch in order to survive in this new play about the glimmers of hope, even in the darkest of hours.

head-rot holiday

27 Nov - 22 Dec

In a special hospital for the criminally insane, three women prepare for the Christmas disco and ask: ‘in such a topsy-turvy world, who are you to say that I’m insane?’ An irreverent dark comedy from one of the most important feminist voices of her generation, Sarah Daniels (Masterpieces, The Gut Girls).

waiting games

2 & 3 Dec

A manic young man and a wealthy American woman are detained in a waiting room in the neutral-zone-limbo of airport border security. What game is being played, by whom, and just how far will it go?

WAITING GAMES is a provocative and sometimes terrifying political drama with a comic edge.

booking:
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