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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workshop: creating character through physicality

18 Oct, 1, 4, 8, 11 & 18 Nov

A 3 hour workshop led by Matthew Parker, award winning Artistic Director of The Hope Theatre

Matthew will work with attendees on fun, innovative and effective ways of building a character’s physicality and how to unlock your character’s inner rhythm.

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