The Project - White Bear Theatre

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Off-West End - Shows

World War II drama 'The Project' looks at the terrible choices forced on people in a surreal world that has lost its moral compass - due at the White Bear from 5 March 2019.
The Project at White Bear Theatre

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Ian Buckley's The Project gets its world premiere at the White Bear Theatre,

from 5 to 23 March 2019.

With casting still to be announced, The Project is produced by RedNeedle Productions - their sixth production on the London fringe - and is set to be directed by Anthony Shrubsall.

Find the synopsis and show listing information below.

About the director

Anthony Shrubsall is a founder member of the Entire Theatre Company and an established director on the London Fringe.

Previous work has included Zena Edwards's Security - the first UK production selected for the Shizuoka Festival, Japan, and Richard Tyrone Jones's Big Heart at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which was adapted into a series for BBC Radio 4.

His work last year included interrupt The Routine: The Gin Chronicles - A Scottish Adventure at the Bridewell Theatre and Edinburgh Festival; Saffron Hill at The Pleasance Theatre; ORBITS in Germany and Poland and Real Life TV at the Barons Court Theatre.

RedNeedle Production's previous work includes Real Life TV, James Bonney MP, The Tailor's Last Stand, Picasso's Artful Occupation and The Moment We Met.


Northern Holland, 1943.


A bleak muddy camp in a bleak muddy landscape.

Bursting at the seams with angry worried people torn from their homes and surroundings.

And in this camp a miracle.

A cabaret performed by the very best artists in Europe.

A cabaret the courteous smiling camp commandant wouldn't miss for the world.

Just as he wouldn't miss signing off the weekly transport that sends 1000 Jews to a frightening destination in the East.

A cabaret of comedy, dance and song and in particular one dancer who catches the commandant's eye - the talented Anna Hilmann.

Will she accept his invitation and dance for him?

Is it a poisoned chalice or reason to hope?

Will it keep her and her loved-ones off the dreaded transport list?

And if it does is it a compromise worth making?

With a background based in historical fact, The Project looks at the terrible choices forced on people in a surreal world that has lost its moral compass.


Cast to be announced.


Author: Ian Buckley
Director: Anthony Shrubsall
Production: RedNeedle Productions


White Bear Theatre
138 Kennington Park Road
SE11 4DJ


From: Tuesday 5 March 2019

Closes: Saturday 23 March 2019


Standard: £15

Concessions: £12

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