The Beast of Blue Yonder


Philip Ridley's new black comedy is a dazzling, genre-mashing, singing 'n' dancing, tour de force of storytelling, where film stars become addicted to strange potions, a town battles with a demonic child, and a burning cinema shines like a new sun.
The Beast of Blue Yonder at Southwark Playhouse

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Overview


Genre: Black comedy
Venue: Southwark Playhouse
Starts: Thursday 2 April 2020
Closes: Saturday 9 May 2020
Running time:2 hrs 15 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Tramp return to Southwark Playhouse after the success of their Offie-nominated production of Philip Ridley's Angry and their smash hit immersive version of Confessional by Tennessee Williams.

Synopsis


'Time does strange things to horror and comedy.


One can become the other very easily.'


Three stories. Three decades. One terror.


In 1930's Hollywood Tex Maverick is casting his new film, Terrorland.


He's not after a star. Just someone who can scream.


In 1980's Essex, young people enjoy a summer's day at the beach.


They eat ice cream. They make plans.


Then something happens that changes their lives forever.


In 1960's East London, Scott is mourning the death of his wife.


He wants to talk to her again.


Then he meets someone who can make that happen.


It's all so perfect. Like in a movie.


Philip Ridley's new black comedy is a dazzling, genre-mashing, singing 'n' dancing, tour de force of storytelling, where film stars become addicted to strange potions, a town battles with a demonic child, and a burning cinema shines like a new sun.


Three different stories from three different decades, but all hurtling towards the same thing.


That thing that everyone fears the most … The Beast of Blue Yonder.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Box office tel: 020 7407 0234

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 2 April 2020

Press night:Tuesday 7 April 2020

Closes:Saturday 9 May 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Tuesday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£14

Standard:
£22

Concessions:
£18

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Creatives


Author: Philip Ridley
Director: Russell Bolam
Sound: Max Pappenheim
Production: Tramp

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