Monogamy, Three Sisters, Fish Supper, Paper Traveller, Belly Of The Whale
Monogamy – tour starts 2 May
Torben Betts's new play, Monogamy, tours in a production directed by Alastair Whatley.
Its story involves Caroline Mortimer, the nation’s favourite TV cook, who apparently has it all but who must face the looming collision of living a private life in the public eye.
The cast is led by Janie Dee who was recently Olivier Award-nominated as Best Actress In A Musical for Follies; joining her are EastEnders' Charlie Brooks and The Crown's Patrick Ryecart with Jack Archer, Genevieve Gaunt and Jack Sandle completing the cast.
The tour is produced by Tom Hackney for The Original Theatre Company, Ghost Light Theatre Production and Eilene Davidson.
Monogamy visits Festival Theatre Malvern, Yvonne Arnaud Guildford, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Theatre Royal York, Richmond Theatre and Park Theatre London.
Three Sisters – tour starts 3 May
Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters gets the RashDash treatment.
The classic has been reimagined by this multi-award-winning feminist theatre- and music-making company made up of Abbi Greenland, Helen Goalen and Becky Wilkie who play the siblings.
Set in 2018, the production has an electric guitar score by Becky Wilkie played by a band comprising Chloe Rianna Burke and Yoon-ji Kim.
Three Sisters is a RashDash and Royal Exchange Theatre co-production, commissioned by Tobacco Factory Theatres, The Yard Theatre, Cambridge Junction, MAYK and Bristol Old Vic.
This short tour takes the play to Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, The Yard Theatre London and Tobacco Factory Theatres Bristol.
The Price of a Fish Supper – tour starts 4 May
The Price of a Fish Supper is set on the Ayrshire coast and takes an unsentimental look at the demise of the fishing industry as seen through the reminiscences of the central character, Rab, an alcoholic ex-fisherman.
It is written by Catherine Czerkawska and performed by Ken O’Hara.
The Price of a Fish Supper is part of National Rural Touring Forum's spring programme. It visits (amongst others) The Quay Zone, Mossblown Community Centre, Ballantrae Community Centre, Fairlie Community Centre and Kennedy Hall Dunure.
The Paper Traveller – tour starts 5 May
Site-specific specialist Marie Klimis is taking a new immersive site-specific show to libraries across South London.
Part-treasure hunt, theatre, The Paper Traveller explores spaces using pop-up books, miniature sets, sound installations and intimate theatre performances.
Asking What if books could talk? this is a storytelling adventure for one audience member at a time experienced through books and explores what happens if you get lost in one.
The Paper Traveller is written, directed and designed by Marie Klimis. The composer and sound designer is Andrey Novikov. It is performed by Nicole Acquah, Chusi Amoros, Emma Clark, Clare McCall and Dajana Trtanj.
This production includes walking up and down stairs and is therefore unfortunately not accessible to wheelchair users.
The show visits Battersea Library (as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe), Manor House Library London, with additional dates and venues throughout 2018 to be found on Marie Klimis's web site.
Belly Of The Whale – tour starts 5 May
Aerial theatre company Ockham’s Razor's new outdoor show, which has performers like surfers on a wild sea, is billed as "circus meets sculpture".
Belly Of The Whale is directed by Tina Koch, the show is devised and performed by Amanda Homa, Nathan Johnston and Stefano di Renzo.
The original equipment idea and show concept are by Tina Koch of Ockham’s Razor and Stefano di Renzo and the original score and sound design are by Gabriele Pierro.
Belly Of The Whale is commissioned by Without Walls, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Lift Off! The opening weekend of Wiltshire Creative—Salisbury, Circulate, Stratford Circus Arts Centre and Basingstoke Festival and is produced by Turtle Key Arts.
Belly Of The Whale visits Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Norwich and Norfolk Festival, Lincoln Drill Hall, Greenwich & Docklands Festival, Watford Palace Theatre, Basingstoke Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, The Albany, Deptford, Millfield Theatre North London, Lift Off! Salisbury, Bell Square Watermans and Out There Great Yarmouth.