The Paradise Circus


In the deep Mid-West old miser Rawlings pines for his perfect boy killed in The Great War. His two younger sons, neglected by their father, waste their lives away painting beautiful horses for the merry-go-round.
The Paradise Circus at The Playground Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Playground Theatre
Starts: Monday 8 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 3 November 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


James Purdy is the lesser-known titan of American twentieth century literature.


Celebrated by the likes of Tennessee Williams and Edith Sitwell, he is described by Gore Vidal as 'an authentic American genius', Purdy's influence stretches far beyond his fame.


Synopsis


"A bewitching tale from 'a singular American Visionary" - New York Times.


In the deep Mid-West old miser Rawlings pines for his perfect boy killed in The Great War.


His two younger sons, neglected by their father, waste their lives away painting beautiful horses for the merry-go-round.


When the enigmatic ringmaster of a travelling circus pays an unexpected visit, he makes the old man a terrible but tempting offer.


Wracked with guilt over his decision, in desperation Rawlings is forced to turn to Alda Pennington for help.


But salvation doesn't come cheaply at the home of the witch doctor.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Unit 8
343-453 Latimer Rd
London W10 6RQ

Box office tel: 020 8960 0110

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Dates


Previews from:Monday 8 October 2018

Press night:Friday 12 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 3 November 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

Tickets


Previews:

£20


£15 Concession


Standard:
£22

Concessions:
£18

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Creatives


Author: James Purdy

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