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New Directions
by various

Tue 17 - Sat 21 October 2017
The Playhouse Theatre, Clare Street, Northampton, NN1 3JA

 


A pick-n-mix of one-act plays directed and produced by new talent.

We have been looking for new directors and production crew to take part in our first incubator programme for theatre creatives.

Three plays will be performed during the week of the 17 - 21 October.

New Directions is in memory of the late Ursula Wright who taught many of us so much.

 

 

 

 

The Lesson
by Eugene Ionesco


Directed by Lisa Wright

PRODUCTION
NUMBER
426

Tue 17 at 7.30pm
Wed 18 at 8.45pm
Fri 20 & Sat 21 - see all three plays from 7.00pm.

A pupil seeks the tuition of a professor to help with her exams.

Her perceived ignorance causes him much frustration.

Meanwhile, the maid worries about the professor's health as his insane rages bring proceedings to a boiling point.

Originally a comment on Totalitarianism, this comic drama is theatre of the absurd. Ionesco has been compared to Beckett and is a master of non-sequiturs and absurdity.

 

Cowboy Mouth
by Sam Shepard


Directed by Tom Hendryk

PRODUCTION
NUMBER
427

Wed 18 at 7.30pm
Thu 19 at 8.45pm
Fri 20 & Sat 21 - see all three plays from 7.00pm

A love song to the American Dream at its most destructive.

Slim and Cavale hide out in sin and squalor, trapped in a cycle of poverty and thwarted rock star ambition. Can the imaginary Lobster Man deliver the redemption they crave?

Cowboy Mouth is a contemporary classic, written and originally performed by Sam Shepard and Patti Smith (later abandoned by Shepard as being too close to real life).

It is a full-on confrontation of a play, as energetic and thrilling as it is depresing.

Contains frequent strong language. Over 18s only.

 

Ways and Means
by Noel Coward


Directed by Emma Robson

PRODUCTION
NUMBER
428

Tue 17 at 8.45pm
Thu 19 at 7.30pm
Fri 20 & Sat 21 - see all three plays from 7.00pm

A classic Coward comedy set in the bedroom of a French villa where Stella and her husband Toby are outstaying their welcome.

Despite appearances, they are broke. Over the course of two days, we follow the couple as they go from merely keeping up appearances to hilariously desperate efforts to deal with their financial situation.

 


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