SwanSong


A gentleman called Joan lands in a subdued, suburban care home like a colourful, combustible cocktail in a new play written and directed by Nathan Evans, starring leg-endary Lavinia Co-op, David Meyer and Nathanael Campbell.
SwanSong at the Royal Vauxhall tavern

Image by Justin David


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Festival:And What? Queer Arts Festival
Started: Wednesday 17 October 2018
Closed: Wednesday 17 October 2018
Running time:60 minutes
Age suitability: 10+

Background


Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Synopsis


A gentleman called Joan lands in a subdued, suburban care home like a colourful, combustible cocktail in a new play written and directed by Nathan Evans, starring leg-endary Lavinia Co-op, David Meyer and Nathanael Campbell; produced by 89th Productions as part of And What? Queer Arts Festival.


A veteran of Gay Lib, Joan dons battle dress, seeking an ally in the young, gay but disappointingly conventional care assistant Craig for his assault on the heteronormativity of the care system.


Then, in this most unlikely of settings, Joan is offered love by a gentleman called Jim …


This bittersweet comedy with an opulent operatic soundtrack is staged site-specifically at the RVT - where Nathan produced the long-running Vauxhallville, a series of pantomimes and shows with David Hoyle - and is followed by a discussion chaired by Ben Walters, with ambassadors from Opening Doors and Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre.


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Theatre


Name:
Royal Vauxhall Tavern


Postal address:
372 Kennington Lane
London SE11 5HY

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Show date


Wednesday 17 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:
Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£10

Concessions:
£8

Cast


Joan - Lavinia Co-op

Jim - David Meyer

Craig - Nathanael Campbell


Creatives


Author: Nathan Evans
Director: Nathan Evans
Set designer: Emma Robinson
Costume designer: Emma Robinson
Lighting: Zak Macro
Production: 89th Productions

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