Bingo!, Tom and Bunny Save the World
Bingo! – tour starts 6 March
Bingo! tours Scotland during March and April. Featuring original songs and cheeky humour, this comedy looks at the lives of six characters and one fateful night at the bingo in a story about camaraderie, friendship, parenthood and hope.
The cast is made up of Louise McCarthy, Wendy Seager, Barbara Rafferty, Jo Freer, Darren Brownlie and Jane McCarry.
The show is co-written by Anita Vettesse and Johnny McKnight, with music by Edinburgh based composer and musician Alan Penman.
Bingo! is presented by Grid Iron Theatre Company and Stellar Quines Theatre Company. It is directed by Quines artistic director Jemima Levick.
Following its world première in Edinburgh's Assembly Hall, the show visits Macrobert Arts Centre Stirling, Ayr Gaiety Theatre, The Brunton Musselburgh, Tron Theatre Glasgow and Eden Court Inverness.
Tom and Bunny Save the World – tour starts 7 March
Fat Rascal Theatre, which won a Best New Writing Award at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, now tours its musical zombie comedy Tom and Bunny Save the World.
A gender-stereotype destroying, black and bloody comedy with a live folk soundtrack, Tom and Bunny Save the World places women in the roles usually taken by men with female characters in the centre of the violence, whilst the men are allowed to be vulnerable, caring and maternal, asking why traditional gender roles existed in the first place.
Playing London's Clapham Omnibus and VAULT Festival, Tom and Bunny Save the World then visits Old Joint Stock Birmingham, Mumford Theatre Cambridge, York Theatre Royal, Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, Theatre Severn Shropshire, Theatre Shop Clevedon, Alma Theatre Bristol, Greenwich Theatre London, The Seagull Lowestoft, Ashcroft Arts Centre Fareham, The Warren Brighton Fringe, Stantonbury Theatre Milton Keynes, Alphabetti Theatre Newcastle, Majestic Theatre Darlington, Brewery Arts Centre Kendal, Seven Arts Leeds and Ilkley Playhouse.
richard III redux OR Sara Beer [IS/NOT] richard III – tour starts 8 March
The Llanarth Group presents a riotously inventive re-imagining of Richard III on a tour across Wales.
Written by award-winning Wales-based playwright Kaite O’Reilly, richard III Redux asks what if history's villain is portrayed by someone funny, female, feminist, and with the same form of scoliosis?
Sara Beer is the solo performer in this show which uses video and live camera sequences in its re-visitation of the problematic assumptions and premises embodied in Shakespeare's Richard.
Richard III Redux is directed by Llanarth Group artistic director Phillip Zarrilli with videography by Cardiff-based filmmaker Paul Whittaker.
richard III redux OR Sara Beer [IS/NOT] richard III tours to Chapter Theatre Cardiff, Aberystwyth Art Centre Studio, Theatre Clwyd Mold, The Torch Theatre Milford Haven and Small World: Theatre Cardigan.
Kindertransport – tour starts 8 March
Award winning actress Suzan Sylvester takes up the role of mother Evelyn in Kindertransport having performed as daughter Faith in the 1993 première production.
Alongside Sylvester will be a cast of actors from across Europe made up of Hannah Bristow, Leila Schaus, Catherine Janke, Jenny Lee and Matthew Brown.
This is a 25th anniversary production of Diane Samuels’s play, in a co-production between Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg in association with Selladoor Productions.
Kindertransport opens at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch then visits Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, Richmond Theatre and Manchester Opera House.
Yvette – tour starts 10 March
Urielle Klein-Mekongo’s debut show Yvette is based on her own true story and concerns Evie, a young black girl growing up in a single parent home in North London, her stolen childhood, the trials and tribulations of being a teenager and keeping a terrible secret about the dark figure that infiltrates her life.
Using original music (also by Urielle Klein-Mekongo), spoken word and a loop station, this solo show presents a story of teenage angst and survival. It is directed by Gbolahan Obisesan.
Yvette is produced by China Plate.
Yvette visits WOW Festival Southbank Centre London, Oxford Playhouse, Harlow Playhouse, Norwich Arts Centre, mac Birmingham, Camden People’s Theatre London, Shoreditch Town Hall London, Battersea Arts Centre London, The Albany London and Bush Theatre London.