Strange Orchestra


A 1932 play set in an unkempt Chelsea flat belonging to slovenly bohemian Vera Lyndon. This ramshackle household is filled to the brim with a plethora of lodgers - all of whom are struggling artists.
Strange Orchestra at Questors

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Questors
Starts: Friday 27 March 2020
Closes: Saturday 4 April 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


A 1932 play set in an unkempt Chelsea flat belonging to slovenly bohemian Vera Lyndon.


This ramshackle household is filled to the brim with a plethora of lodgers - all of whom are struggling artists.


Although highly cultured, many are far from gracious as they gallivant around, engaging in whimsical romances, squabbling wildly and dancing away their uncertainties.


Living in a politically volatile era, the coming conflict in Europe casts a shadow over the times.


Especially affected by this is Esther, Vera's impassioned left-wing daughter, while her other daughter Jenny longs to write a book, despite her inexperience of life and romance.


Then, amid the hysteria of this colourful household, in strolls Peter, a homeless artist who uses his caddish charm to further his suspicious intentions.


Written by highly acclaimed dramatist Rodney Ackland (author of Absolute Hell and After October, seen at The Questors in 2001 and 2012 respectively), this charming production of one of his earliest successes proves him to be an exemplary voice of his generation.


A period drama delivering an 'orchestra' of quirky characters, rich in comedy and pathos.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
12 Mattlock Lane
Ealing
London W5 5BQ

Box office tel: 020 8567 5184

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 27 March 2020

Closes:Saturday 4 April 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:
Sunday - 2-30pm

Tickets


Previews:
First night only, £6

Standard:
£12

Concessions:
(£6 members, £10 member guests and conc, £6 under-16/student).

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Creatives


Author: Rodney Ackland
Production: Questors Student Group

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