lovesong of the electric bear

writer: SNOO WILSON / director: MATTHEW PARKER
4 - 21 Nov 2015 at The Arts Theatre, West End
£18/£15

TRANSFER TO THE ARTS THEATRE, WEST END

Tues to Sat at 7.30pm
PLUS Sat Matinees at 2.30pm & Sundays at 3.00pm

The Hope Theatre in association with DogOrange presents the West End transfer of Snoo Wilson’s electrically charged play.

The story of Alan Turing: Genius. War hero. Deviant.

Awoken from his deathbed by his favourite childhood teddy bear, Alan Turing is led by the hand through the journey of his life, from glowing academia to New York drag bars, from triumph to disgrace. Lovesong of the Electric Bear by Snoo Wilson (National Theatre, Royal Court, RSC, ENO) is an epic and electrifying trip through the life of Alan Turing, the computer visionary and maths genius whose gifts made him the code-breaking hero of World War II, but whose homosexuality led him to betrayal by the very establishment who had depended on him for victory.

Lovesong of the Electric Bear is a wonderfully imaginative, comic and moving story of a true hero brought to life by of one of British theatre’s great voices. This acclaimed production transfers to the intimate surroundings of the West End’s newest immersive studio at The Arts Theatre, West End following the sold-out, award-nominated European premiere here at The Hope Theatre earlier this year

3 OFFWESTEND AWARD NOMINATIONS:
Best Director, Set Designer & Sound Designer

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★★★★★ “Unmissable” Everything Theatre
★★★★★ “Staggeringly beautiful” Views From The Gods
★★★★ “Enigmatic & anarchic” Gay Times
★★★★ “Brilliant” Exeunt
★★★★ “Outstanding” Attitude Magazine
★★★★ “Highly emotional” LondonTheatre1
★★★★ “Innovative” Islington Gazette
Show Of The Week Boyz Magazine

“A great joy to see Snoo’s late masterpiece done with proper panache and passion.  A typically original vision of Turing and his tragedy, the bear a stroke of genius. I hope the production is seen elsewhere and often” Simon Callow

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PRODUCTION TAKES PLACE AT THE ARTS THEATRE, WEST END AND NOT HERE AT THE HOPE.

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM THE ARTS BOX OFFICE (OPEN DAILY) OR BY CLICKING THE ORANGE BOOK ONLINE BUTTON WHICH WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH TO THE ARTS BOOKING SYSTEM. 

Contains scenes of nudity. Suitable for 16+
Running Time: 2 hours including interval. Unreserved seating and no level access.

 

graceful – POSTPONED

7 - 25 April

Due to recent Government advice regarding social distancing and isolation, this production has been postponed. New dates are to be announced.

When 17-year-old Grace’s alcoholic father checks himself into rehab, she is sent to live with his distant cousin, 38-year-old Rhonda, who ten years ago, had an abortion.

A young woman who’s never had a mother and grown woman who’s never had a daughter find themselves in roles they never expected.

have you heard about guy? – POSTPONED

19 & 20 Apr

Due to recent Government advice regarding social distancing and isolation, this production has been postponed. New dates are to be announced.

This is the story of two struggling actresses, Frank and George. As they suffer through humiliating commercial auditions, sleazy industry professionals, empty bank accounts, family pressures and jealousy, their drama school peer, Guy, is enjoying a meteoric rise to success.

talking back

7 - 8 June

TALKING BACK: A Night of Black Verbatim Theatre encompasses two plays: BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN & PRESENT BLACK FATHERS. BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN: interviews of Black women in relationships with white men. Expect talks of privilege, activism, & headscarves. PRESENT BLACK FATHERS: interviews that challenge the “absent Black father” stereotype. Funny, emotional, & sometimes too real.

period dramas

21 & 22 June

Ever wondered what Period Dramas would be like if they really were about Periods?

Period Dramas is a hilarious one-woman romp through the ages where stand-up, cabaret and tap dance collide to fill the gaps in the history books and interrogate the menstrual taboo both past and present.

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