Mischief Movie Night, Henry V, Fortunate Man
Mischief Movie Night – tour starts 6 June
Mischief Theatre, the company behind West End hits The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, is to tour with its new show that plays an improvised movie live on stage complete with rewinds, fast forwards, directors cuts and a live score.
The cast is made up of the cast and creators of the West End hits: Bryony Corrigan, Josh Elliott, Dave Hearn, Harry Kershaw, Henry Lewis, Ellie Morris, Charlie Russell, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields.
Adam Meggido is the improvisation consultant. Mischief Movie Night is produced by Kenny Wax Ltd, Stage Presence Ltd and Mischief Theatre Ltd.
Mischief Movie Night visits Oxford Playhouse, Curve Theatre Leicester, Arts Theatre Cambridge, Patrick Studio at Birmingham Hippodrome, Northcott Exeter, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and New Theatre Cardiff.
Henry V – tour starts 12 June
Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory presents Shakespeare's Henry V directed by Elizabeth Freestone.
Ben Hall takes the title role with Rosie Armstrong, Alice Barclay, Melody Brown, Alan Coveney, Chris Donnelly, Luke Grant, Heledd Gwynn, Joanne Howarth, Corey Montague-Sholay, David Osmond, Zachary Powell and Amy Rockson also in the cast.
Henry V plays the 2018 Neuss Shakespeare Festival then returns to the UK to visit Ustinov Studio Bath, Tobacco Factory Theatres Bristol, Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough, Dukes Theatre Lancaster, Malvern Theatres, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and Exeter Northcott.
A Fortunate Man – tour starts 13 June
A Fortunate Man is based on Booker Prize-winning John Berger’s book about the day-to-day experiences of a 1960s country doctor.
Published fifty years ago, John Berger and Swiss photographer Jean Mohr's book, still widely read by doctors, uses storytelling and photography in its recording of GP John Sassall's practice and compassion as a physician.
Sassall's story is presented now, coinciding with the NHS’s 70th anniversary, by New Perspectives as an urgent exploration of the highs and lows of healthcare and how we care for those who care for us.
The play, which uses the words and experiences of Sassall mixed with archive footage, images, and interviews with present day medical practitioners, starts with Sassall's suicide fifteen years after the book's publication.
A Fortunate Man was originally developed as a part of the Emerging Perspectives programme which offers professional development for artists across the East Midlands where new Perspectives is based.
A Fortunate Man is written and directed by Michael Pinchbeck. Matthew Brown and Hayley Doherty form the cast.
The play opens at Camden People’s Theatre then visits The Pound Arts Centre, Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre Boston, Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.