Charity Case


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 ...
Charity Case at the Drayton Arms Theatre

Image courtesy Checkpoint Productions


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Drayton Arms Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 17 March 2020
Closes: Saturday 21 March 2020
Running time:1 hr 15 mins
Age suitability: No age restriction

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Background


The playwright, Jeff Page, says ...


"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?"


Note: there are 2 press performances for this show on 17 and 18 March 2020.


ActDrop reviewed a previous production by the same writer/ director team - Checkpoint Chana - in March 2018.


You can read our 4 star review of that show here.


Synopsis


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.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
153 Old Brompton Road
London SW5 0LJ

Box office tel: 020 7835 2301

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 17 March 2020

Press night:Tuesday 17 March 2020

Closes:Saturday 21 March 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£12

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Access information


Relaxed performance March 15th.

Creatives


Author: Jeff Page
Director: Manuel Bau
Production: Checkpoint Productions

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