Theatre In The Square
by Stuart Slade
by arrangement with Nick Hern Books
9 September 2021 at 8 pm
An On-Line Performance
to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11
'Could I even cope if that stuff happened to me?
Nah, that's totally never going to happen to me - right?
And then it does. It does happen to you. And nothing prepares you for how fierce it is.'
Six very different people attending a trauma recovery group find their own ways of coping in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in the heart of London. Nothing will ever be the same again for any of them, but their shared experience, new relationships, new purpose and the sheer urge to live, keep them hoping and loving. By turns terrifying, inspiring, brutal, tender, heart-breaking and hilarious, BU21 is verbatim theatre for the 21st Century.
Stuart Slade's play premiered at Theatre503, London, in 2016, in a co-production with Kuleshov, before transferring to the Trafalgar Studios, London, in January 2017
Please note that this play deals with adult themes and uses strong language. It is not suitable for children.
Matthew Pert - Alex
Millie Jackson - Izzy
Geoff Prutton - Graham
Emily Carmichael - Ana
Guy Muneesamy - Clive
Amanda Nash - Flossie
Directed by Jane Jones
Image Credit: Tom Barrett on Unsplash
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'Cranford' by Elizabeth Gaskell
adapted by Robert Alderman
Performances in London, early July 2022, and
The Minack Theatre, on the cliffs at Porthcurno, Cornwall,
5-8 September 2022
Robert Alderman has written and is directing an original adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford, which will be performed in London in July 2022 and at the stunning Minack Theatre, on the cliffs at Porthcurno, Penzance in Cornwall in September 2022.
In Cranford the idiosyncratic but endearing ladies hope to preserve their gentility, lifestyle and social customs from change. They combat the changing world around them. Chief among the setters of norms and customs are the Jenkyns sisters, Miss Deborah and Miss Matty, who are challenged when Captain Brown comes to town with his more worldly approach to life. At the same time Dr Frank Harrison arrives to assist Dr Hoggins but ends up opposing the older doctor who is set in his ways. The unmarried ladies of the town vie for his affections but his heart is set on Sophy Hutton, the vicar's daughter.
The tranquillity of the town is disturbed by tragedy, blooming romance and comic mishaps.
Deborah Jenkyns/ Lady Glenmire Liz Kogan
Mathilda Jenkyns Margaret Johnson
Mary Smith Mary Crabtree
Dr Frank Harrison Matthew Pert
Dr Hoggins Colin Joseph
Miss Pole Lynn Fidler
Mrs Forrester Carol Wakefield
Mrs Jamison Kate Salinger
Miss Tomkinson Cathy Love
Caroline Tomkinson Clare Janew
Sophy Hutton Naomi Smallwood
Revd. Hutton/Johnson Geoff Prutton
Captain Brown Adam Baxter
Jessie Brown Caroline Knell
Mrs Rose Samantha Charles
Martha Emily Carmichael
Jem Hearn Edwin Coutts
Peggy/Mrs Brunoni Mary Groom
Holbrook/Muliner/Roberts John Savage
Dr Jack Marshland/
Sedan Chair Carrier 1/Workman 1 Max Donen
Major Gordon/Peter Jenkyns
Sedan Chair Carrier 2/Workman 2 Pete Franklyn
Last updated: 10 July 2021