New Diorama Theatre celebrates its tenth anniversary

Published: 1 August 2021
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy at New Diorama Theatre
Good Grief at New Diorama Theatre
Deciphering at New Diorama Theatre
Police Cops The Musical at New Diorama Theatre

London's New Diorama Theatre marks its tenth anniversary with a season of work that includes three new commissions and a London première.

David Byrne, the venue's artistic director, said, “this September, New Diorama turns 10.

"We’ve decided to celebrate with a total, complete blowout of a season—premièring four unmissable shows, concocted as an antidote for the last year. While other theatres might be focused on solo shows and revivals, we’re betting on new artists and ambitious work—resulting in the most thrilling season we’ve ever presented.

"There’s going to be some tears, some moments of wonder, and a lot of laughter. Most importantly, we’ll be doing it all together again."

The season is made up of:

  • Deciphering from curious directive conceived with Indonesian artist collective, Bombo, which takes a look at the origins of human creativity.
  • For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy sees six men clash and connect in a desperate bid for survival; written by Nouveau Riche’s Ryan Calais Cameron and directed by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu.
  • Good Grief promises a "hilarious gut-punch of a show about death" from Liverpool-based Ugly Bucket, a young company shortlisted for the New Diorama and Underbelly Untapped Award.
  • Police Cops: The Musical concludes the season. Featuring an expanded cast, an '80s power-pop soundtrack and a live band, this is "a cinematic physical comedy blockbuster".

In addition to reopening at Regent's Place, multi-awarding winning New Diorama Theatre is also offering its NDT Broadgate rehearsal and artist development space at no charge to freelance and independent artists until December.