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Bellwether / directed by Kalyl Kadri / July 18th & 20th at 7:30.
Modern and mythical collide in the UK premiere of Steve Yockey's "Bellwether"; a nice, safe place to live.
That was, until six-year-old Amy Draft went missing. As the investigation progresses, speculation in the media and the neighborhood turns on Amy's parents.
But the young girl's disappearance is not what it seems, and is only a glimpse of what lurks below the community's perfection.
A chilling indictment of human society and the media's frenzied pursuit of fear-based "news" - that, and much, much more.
Warning: You will be on the edge of your seat.
Contains adult themes & strong language.
Antony & Cleopatra / directed by Nick Leos / 19 July at 7:30 and 21 July at 2:30
Shakespeare's genre-defying masterpiece comes to the Stockwell Playhouse this July.
The action is teleported from the Ancient World to 1970s New York City in an adaptation by director Nick Leos and devised by The Company.
This reimagined Antony & Cleopatra is a timely story about the limits of love, the abuse of power, and the toll of celebrity.
Contains strong sexual themes and graphic violence
The Maids / directed by Fran Olivares / 19 July at 7:30 and 21 July at 2:30
The Maids is written by Jean Genet and Translated by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton.
The play depicts a series of sadomasochistic power games based on the infamous Papin sisters who savagely murdered both their mistress and her daughter in France, in 1933.
The protagonists, Claire and Solange are two sisters and housemaids to their mistress, 'Madame'.
They live in a constant state of emotional tension, alternating between feelings of love and hatred towards their employer.
They love her because they dream to be like her, and hate her because she embodies the same society and establishment which rejects them.
Every night when their mistress is away, they steal her clothes and perform a ritual in which one of them plays the Madame while the other a servant, who attempts to murder her.
This macabre staging and role-playing, generates an incommensurable pleasure on them, allowing them to vent their anger in the roles of victim and perpetrator.
But fiction and reality are easily confused and the two women eventually become victims of their own obsessive and perverse games.
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Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
Sunday - 2-30pm
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