Elephant of My Heart: Interactive Children's Workshop

Elephant of My Heart: Interactive Children's Workshop

A wonderfully inventive join-in musical workshop for children. A nine year old girl recovering from an injury is visited by an elephant and a host of other splendid animals who help her to believe that one day she will fly... 

Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin

Sexual Fears of a Modern Day Virgin

Kids these days! No one knows what they’re up to. Well, we do and we’re willing to let you in on the secret. What if I told you that you know nothing about sex? You don’t even know what a virgin is... 

The Sorries

The Sorries

With guitars, bodhrans and mandolin in hand, The Sorries sing, play and banter their way through a selection of traditional songs from Scotland and beyond. After 8 years of delighting packed audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe, the kilted duo take their show for a weekend at the seaside... 

Five Card Stud

Five Card Stud

If the clients play nice, male escorting can be a pretty sweet gig. Problem is, Elliot doesn't always play nice... What service will Ace, our 'Five Card Stud', be expected to perform when confronted by his past? Following its Old Red Lion directed reading and workshop with the Old Vic Workrooms, join Ace and Elliot’s evening as it unfolds in two different ways: one where the client is an older man, one as a woman... 

Alfie

Alfie

“You gotta live for yourself in this life. Can’t live for others”. The cynical motto of Bill Naughton’s eponymous character in his 1963 play Alfie, in a new production by Lantern Theatre which captures all the seamy sexuality of the 1960s swingers scene in London, whilst still feeling contemporary and urgent in today’s society... 

A Way of Seeing

A Way of Seeing

A double-bill of intimately presented contemporary dance, story and film, exploring the perception and experience of shared memory. Weaving live dance and projected film, live installation 'Memory Box' contemplates the shifting layers, changing perspectives and emotional tones of memory... 

Lachlan Werner: Belly Talk (A Language of Love)

Lachlan Werner: Belly Talk (A Language of Love)

'Venter'-To speak. 'Loqui'-The stomach. ... Lachlan Werner (satirical comic/ventriloquist) is put through his paces in a theatrical ventriloquial revue which challenges the comedic and nonsensical demons of love... 

'Sweethearts' and 'The Hooligan' by W. S. Gilbert

'Sweethearts' and 'The Hooligan' by W. S. Gilbert

Two masterly and unfairly neglected short plays by W. S. Gilbert, England's leading 19th Century dramatist. 'Sweethearts’, a cynical comic masterpiece with timeless observations on the sexes, and ‘The Hooligan’, a brutal, yet blackly comic study of a condemned man’s final minutes that was a sensation at its debut in 1911... 

The Ruffian on the Stair

The Ruffian on the Stair

A young man says he’s just looking for a place to stay, but he’s got sex, violence and revenge on his mind. When Mike and Joyce open their door to Wilson, they’re letting in so much more than a handsome stranger... 

Youth

Youth

An original play. Youth is something we all have to go through and each generation has new challenges to deal with. Weaving through the 1900s, 20s, 40s and 60s we find ourselves in 2016 with the age old problem "what do I want to do with my life?" But how different are the struggles of today? 

He Gave Me Heroin by James Aden

He Gave Me Heroin by James Aden

A new play by James Aden. Marion and Sadie have a good old natter along with pills, gossip, tea and biscuits. A sweetly nostalgic and surreal story of friendship, love, death, drugs, ageing and dementia... 

The Bald Prima Donna

The Bald Prima Donna

Typically English Mr Smith is wearing English slippers, smoking an English pipe and reading an English newspaper. His wife, typically English Mrs Smith is darning English socks. An English clock chimes three English chimes... 

Polly by Seth Jones

Polly by Seth Jones

Performed previously to North London audiences by writer Seth Jones, Polly tells the story of Benjamin, a down-on-his-luck toymaker who begins to love his favourite creation (Polly) just a little too much... 

Hella Granger: Superstar

Hella Granger: Superstar

An audience with Hella Granger, a white soul diva. How a simple Brooklyn girl became a global superstar. Her life, her loves, sex, drugs and soul music. 

Damien by Aldyth Morris

Damien by Aldyth Morris

The story of Fr Damien, leper priest and patron saint of outcasts. In this passionate, one man show, Daniel Finlay channels the powerful stories of the challenges Damien experienced whilst caring for exiled lepers on a remote Hawaiian island in the 1870s until his own life was taken by the affliction. 

What is Normal, Anyway?

What is Normal, Anyway?

A Trio of plays exploring 'normality'. In 'Hacktivists', technogeeks transform into cyberbullies. In 'Questo Strangolato Rumore', insanity transforms into sanity or is it the other way around? One double bill on May 25... 

ACT Kids Theatre Festival

ACT Kids Theatre Festival

A short festival of four fantastic plays for young people performed by young actors over three nights. 24th (17.00): 'Grimm’s Tales' – classic dark fairy tales. 26th (19.00): 'The Wardrobe' - across 5 centuries of British history, groups of children time travel through the same old wardrobe... 

Creative Kidzone @ The Lantern

Creative Kidzone @ The Lantern

A week of workshops for young creatives: Write and Draw Your Own Storybook 24th @ 10.30 for ages 9+, 3pm for ages 5-8(includes show) and 28th for ages 9-12. Make & Perform Your Own Puppet Show 26th... 

A Fresh Start (for Peter Russo)

A Fresh Start (for Peter Russo)

Every song tells a story. You Cry Wolf are three Brighton musicians whose latest project takes you on a vivid journey through a life ruled by obsession, as though the story were your own... 

Loot by Joe Orton

Loot by Joe Orton

Peak into this perfect postcard of a play, following the McLeavy family deep in mourning. Former carer to the recently deceased, Nurse McMahon (deeply religious but with a shady past) strives to keep the family together... 

Larry by Mark Burgess

Larry by Mark Burgess

It’s 1975 and Laurence Olivier begins the day in his New York hotel suite. Recovering from a series of life threatening illnesses, he has feared he would never work again. A surprise telephone call from film director John Schlesinger has banished those fears... 

Troublesome People by Jill Haas

Troublesome People by Jill Haas

A punchy, pertinent and striking production, character led drama 'Troublesome People' examines the Second World War through the lens of Jewish Refugees and Conscientious Objectors on the Isle of Man... 

An Audience with Henry VIII

An Audience with Henry VIII

His Majesty does not have syphilis. He wants to make that quite clear and as for the wives- there were perfectly good reasons why they had to go. And if we're asking the awkward questions, Henry has one for us- where is God? Henry has been waiting 468 years to meet God and he's running out of patience... 

Tell Me You Love Me

Tell Me You Love Me

'Tell Me You Love Me' explores what life with an alcoholic parent can be like through the eyes of Kath's daughter, Sam. This is an honest look at human connection in a relationship that gets stretched to breaking point, but will it break? Will Sam find an answer to the question: can you ever break free and move on from the past? 'Tell Me You Love Me' is a rollercoaster of moments from their lives; tender, funny, moving and challenging. 

Ground Control to Major Tom

Ground Control to Major Tom

Every other Saturday since his fifth birthday, Tom, the beautifully honest puppet, takes a trip to the Science Museum. He is now fifteen and this tradition has been maintained without fail for ten years... 

You Before Me

You Before Me

"I know it’s harsh but I can’t imagine her ever being cool or sexy or anything". A new play exploring the turbulence of adolescence as seventeen year old Josie’s world is contrasted with her mother, Sara’s, secret past... 

Crackers Strikes Again

Crackers Strikes Again

Mr Crackers the naughty professor is at it again. He’s trying to overthrow King Augusta Wind and take over the town. This interactive piece is full of songs, chases, dancing and audience participation... 

Contractions by Mike Bartlett

Contractions by Mike Bartlett

What kind of society are we now living in? The Apprentice may be the 'job interview from hell' but the polite sadism of the nameless female functionary in 'Contractions' gives us the job interview in purgatory... 

Charm el Sheikh & Small World (2 Short Plays)

Charm el Sheikh & Small World (2 Short Plays)

Charm el Sheikh: Two women alone on holiday in an Egyptian resort find their worlds collide in the most unimaginable way. Dark secrets, hidden pasts. Who will charm whom in Sharm? Small World: There are only six degrees of separation, or so they say... 

Submission

Submission

A dark comedy about isolation and internal conflict. A young man is trapped in a confined space, covered in dirt and dressed in rags. He doesn't know how long he has been there. He is not alone... 

The Positive Hour

The Positive Hour

Seven people seeking happiness, most deluded and some heading for self destruction. From a strung-out social worker striving to bring empowerment, to an eight year old girl struggling to find her place in the world... 

Dark Dates: An Audience with Cassandra Bick

Dark Dates: An Audience with Cassandra Bick

Cassandra Bick is your average London girl who happens to run a dating agency for vampires, and suddenly finds herself getting an awful lot of attention when someone starts killing off her clients...