Charity Case - Drayton Arms
London theatre news: Monday 3 February 2020
Drama - New writing - Off-West End
Checkpoint Productions will premiere Charity Case, a new play by Jeff Page, at the Drayton Arms Theatre from 17 to 21 March 2020.
Image courtesy Checkpoint Productions
Coming to the Drayton Arms Theatre from 17 to 21 March is Charity Case, a new play by Jeff Page.
Presented by Checkpoint productions, the play examines contemporary attitudes towards disability and the voluntary sector, and reunites playwright Jeff Page with director Manuel Bau, after their successful collaboration on Checkpoint Chana at the Finborough Theatre in 2018, which starred BAFTA-nominated actress Geraldine Somerville.
ActDrop reviewed Checkpoint Chana - you can read our 4 star review here.
Jeff Page commented ...
"Having worked in the charity sector for many years, I wanted to provoke debate on the future of charities working with disabled people and the reasons they still exist.
Why should people need to be 'donated to' in the modern world?"
Show listing information
Karen Keane and Paulette Campbell have a day to raise funds to keep the charity they founded alive.
The clock is ticking as they desperately fight a hostile red-top press and decide to break the law to survive, in order to appeal for a cash injection that could save their charity.
Examining contemporary attitudes towards disability and the voluntary sector, Charity Case reunites playwright Jeff Page with director Manuel Bau, after their successful collaboration on Checkpoint Chana at the Finborough Theatre, which starred Bafta nominated actress Geraldine Somerville.
Author: Jeff Page
Director: Manuel Bau
Production: Checkpoint Productions
From: Tuesday 17 March 2020
Closes: Saturday 21 March 2020
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