Twisted Tales, Stroke Odysseys, Hannah And Hanna, Shakespeare In Love, They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!
Twisted Tales – tour starts 3 October
Cornwall-based ‘Owdyado Theatre returns with its new show, Twisted Tales, which tours to small-scale venues across the UK.
Twisted Tales is three short comic and twisted thrillers inspired by the cult television classics Twilight Zone and Inside Number Nine.
‘Owdyado’s Charlotte Bister and Dan Richards and Brett Harvey and Jon Welch are the writers.
Twisted Tales visits St Germans Cornwall, Bonington Theatre Arnold, Foxlowe Arts Centre Staffordshire, Broadbent Theatre Wickenby Lincolnshire, Kegworth Village Hall Leicester, Leicester Forest East, The Hawth Crawley, The Sundial Theatre Cirencester, West Lulworth Village Hall Dorset, Broadmayne Village Hall Artsreach Dorset, Halstock Village Hall Dorset, Riverfront Studio Theatre Newport, 1532 Performing Arts Centre Bristol, Landulph Village Hall, The Quay Zone Givan Ayrshire, Mossblown Community Centre Ayrshire, Barr Community Cenre Ayrshire, Theatre Royal Dumfries, Fountainhall Village Hall Galashiels, Latheron Arts, Lyth Arts Wick, Treviglas Community College Cornwall, The Poly Falmouth, Crackington Haven Cornwall, Truro College, Carleen Cornwall, Tiverton CAT Somerset, Milbrook Cornwall and Praa Sands Cornwall.
Stroke Odysseys – tour starts 4 October
It is a dance theatre show choreographed for a cast of professional performers and stroke survivors who tell their stories: who they are, who they were and the journey they’re on.
The show is choreographed by Ben Duke and has music by Orlando Gough.
Stroke Odysseys is presented by Rosetta Life. The show visits The Point Eastleigh, Theatre by the Lake, The MAC Belfast, The North Wall Oxford, Kings College London, Lakeside Arts Nottingham and Circomedia Bristol.
Hannah And Hanna In Dreamland – tour starts 4 October
Hannah And Hanna In Dreamland has its world première when it opens at Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury prior to a tour.
Hannah (played by Lisa Payne) is from Margate and Hanna (played by Celia Meiras) is from Kosovo. Through a story of friendship, migration and karaoke, it explores the themes of the changing face of seaside towns, the power of art and music for cross cultural dialogue, refugees and intergenerational relationships.
It is written and directed by John Retallack and, although Hannah And Hanna In Dreamland is the follow up to his award-winning 2001 play Hannah and Hanna, it exists in its own right and does not require a knowledge of the first work.
UK Arts International, Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts and The Marlowe Canterbury in association with Theatre Royal Margate, Folkestone Quarterhouse and Looping the Loop present Hannah And Hanna In Dreamland.
The play visits Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, The Woodville, Gravesend, Quarterhouse, Folkestone, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, Lighthouse, Poole, Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre, London and Theatre Royal, Margate.
Shakespeare In Love – tour starts 4 October
Comedy Shakespeare In Love, based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name, tours with Pierro Niel-Mee as Will Shakespeare and Imogen Daines as Viola.
It has Rob Edwards as Fennyman, Geraldine Alexander as the Queen, Edmund Kingsley as Kit Marlowe, Bill Ward as Wessex, Ian Hughes as Henslowe, Giles Taylor as Tilney and De Lesseps, Edward Harrison as Burbage and Philip Labey as Sam. The cast also includes Rowan Polonski as Ned Alleyn / Catling, Kevin N Golding as Lambert / Wabash, Joshua Richards as Frees / Ralph, Jonathan Blaydon as Nol / Valentine, Richard Rowe McGhie as Adam, Rosalind Steele as Molly, Toby Webster as Peter / Robin and Jazmine Wilkinson as Webster / Mistress Quickly.
The film had a screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard which has been adapted for the stage by Lee Hall with music by Paddy Cunneen.
Phillip Breen directs for Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Theatre Royal Bath Productions.
Shakespeare in Love opens at Theatre Royal Bath, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Malvern Festival Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, Cambridge Arts Theatre, King’s Theatre Edinburgh and Chichester Festival Theatre with further dates to be announced.
They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! – tour starts 5 October
They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! is a new adaptation of Dario Fo’s comedy also known as Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! based on the translation by Jon Laskin and Michael Aquilante, transposed to Brexit Britain by playwright Deborah McAndrew.
Northern Broadsides' new artistic director and joint CEO, Conrad Nelson, directs a cast made up of Lisa Howard, Steve Huison, Matt Connor, Suzanne Ahmet and Michael Hugo.
They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! opens at York Theatre Royal and visits Yvonne Arnaud Guildford, Hull Truck Theatre, Liverpool Playhouse, New Vic Theatre Newcastle-under-Lyme, Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield, Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough and The Viaduct Theatre Halifax.