2017-2017 | Tristan Bates Theatre Directed by Roxana Haines
The cast discovered the story of Eddie, an established composer. He returns to his family home for the first time in several years to pack up his father's belongings. As he rummages through boxes, various objects summon memories that lead him to revisit his past and his relationship with his father which take the form of the songs and melodies within each of the Canticles.Read more
2017-2017 | Tristan Bates Theatre Directed by Richard Elson
Prison is a hard education where everything has a price. A new play exploring the broken lives of five inmates and the locked chains that bind them. When young offender Jamie is thrown into the harsh reality of an adult prison, he soon falls prey to the rules and control of the older hardened prisoners, in a world where nothing is free, as passions heighten within their confined surroundings. Fynn is desperate for a way out, not only from prison but struggling to breathe against the strangling ties which threaten to destroy him. He has to choose, but at what cost to himself and others? As Fynn and Jamie's lives are brought together, through the demands of drug baron Ryde, the need to escape brings a deeper more dangerous meaning. What happens when your saviour becomes your destroyer?Read more
2017-2017 | Tristan Bates Theatre Directed by Matthew Gould
It’s 1968. America’s Swingin’ Sweethearts, Pete Bartel and Keely Stevens, are performing live on national television! The only catch? They haven’t spoken to each other in five years. Through a non-stop parade of song hits from the 50s and 60s - highlighted by elaborately staged flashbacks - Pete and Keely relive the roller coaster ride that got them where they are today... divorced! Pete and Keely have some unfinished business and the tension bubbling beneath the show’s glitzy surface threatens to boil over at any moment in a confrontation that will definitely not be ready for prime time.
As the inevitable blow-up gets closer, the songs become increasingly double- edged. History repeats itself, live and in full colour, as Pete and Keely head towards a conclusion that’s at once uproariously funny and surprisingly touching.
2017-2017 | Tristan Bates Theatre Directed by Ben SantaMaria
The heistess is back in town. One week, three jobs; she's good, but can she pull it off? After a two year estrangement Sophie bursts back into her brother’s life, claiming to need his help in a series of thefts to cover a debt she owes in her new home in Corsica. Upset at her absence and seeming to have settled down with his girlfriend Clara, Sam is unable to say no to a last bash at an old, exciting life. As they don their costumes and practice their old grifting routines, old emotions quickly resurface and collide, forcing them to question the new lives they have built for each other. Can Sophie lure Sam away from domestic coupledom to rekindle their old crime partnership and save her skin? Balaclavas, wigs, jewels and forbidden passions collide in this tough-talking, fast-swindling dark comedy thriller.Read more
2017-2017 | Tristan Bates Theatre Directed by Terence Mann
As the Blitz ravages London, a hopeless theatre manager persuades a desperate double act and a not-so-convincing male impersonator to join him in an audacious stunt – impersonating The Marx Brothers. With one last roll of the dice, this group of entertainers battle to save the theatre from closure. The curtain is about to rise but so are the stakes as an unprecedented series of revelations leads to an exhilarating chain of events. Will anyone believe they are the real Marx Brothers?Read more
2016-2016 | Tristan Bates Theatre Directed by Grace Taylor
Harmony Park is the story of Sophie, a young disabled woman who finds solace in a theme park, the people that she meets there and the impact that they have on her life. This is a story about love, nostalgia, loss, disability, and visibility.Read more
2016-2016 | Tristan Bates Theatre Directed by Ricky Dukes
Enter Giovanni with a heart upon his dagger.
Annabella, the beauty of Parma, does not lack admirers, but one of them society will surely view with disgust – her own brother, Giovanni. When he confesses to her his infatuation, Giovanni begs her to kill him, but so far from doing so, she embraces him as a lover. What chance has their incestuous love in a hostile world? What tragic chaos will follow?Read more