Theatre for Two cast announced


London theatre news: Tuesday 18 May 2021


Short plays - Tours

Casting has been announced for We Are Kilter’s 'Theatre For Two', scheduled to be presented in a covid-secure, pop-up venue at four locations from 5 June.
Theatre for Two on tour from We Are Kilter

Image courtesy We Are Kilter


Four newly commissioned micro-plays will form the programme of We Are Kilter's Theatre For Two which is destined to tour to four London locations during June and July.


The plays are a series of personal, interactive meetings between actor and audience member and are written by Tabby Lamb, Macadie Amoroso, Ryan Lane, and Gabriella Leon.


The cast comprises Mary Malone (The Jacket, BBC Arts; Alexis Gregory's Safe, Hackney Empire) and Soho Theatre Rising Award winner, Ryan Lane (Told by an Idiot's Let Me Play The Lion Too, The Barbican).


Gluten Free Chocolate Crispy Caramel Mini Bite from Tabby Lamb (Since U Been Gone, HighTide) will be led by Mary Malone.


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Mary Malone will also perform Reptile by Macadie Amoroso (Blue Beneath My Skin, Bunker Theatre) - a heart-warming piece about a cold-blooded companion in the good times and the bad.


Written and performed by Ryan Lane (Ryan Lane Will Be There Now In A Minute, VAULT Festival), at The Recluse Who Lives On A Hill you might enter as a nobody, but you could leave as the next shining star.


Ryan Lane will also perform in Share-My-Home Companion from Gabriella Leon (Casualty).


This piece is about the need to have something to do, something to look forward to, something to talk about as time trickles and yet races away, stuck inside.


So, meet a unique friend, create something never heard before and make your time count!


The shows will be presented in a specially designed covid-secure pop-up space designed by Ioana Curelea (The Strange Tale of Stan Laurel and Charlie Chaplin, Told by an Idiot) which will form a self-contained unit measuring approximately 3m by 2m to allow for social distancing, with tickets purchased as a 'bubble', for one or two.


The space will be separated by a clear perspex-style screen, with removable chairs for audience members and space for one performer.


The audience space will be wheelchair accessible and will feature easily sanitised hard furnishings to ensure thorough and effective cleaning between performances.


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Director Ed Theakston said ...


"Theatre For Two offers audiences the opportunity to get up close and personal with the power and immediacy of live theatre, telling four stories of friendship, compassion and the joy of human connection.


On the week we are finally allowed to return to theatres, it feels like a rightfully celebratory moment.


It also feels essential to remind ourselves of the importance of elevating underrepresented voices on our stages and in our audiences.


We must continue to commit to rebuild better.


Theatres are spaces for their communities; Theatre For Two invites everyone in to be a part of telling these joyful stories."


Venues and dates for the production are as follows ...


Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June - The CentrE17

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June - Stanley Halls, South Norwood

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 June - The Turbine Theatre, Battersea

Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 July - COLAB Tavern, Borough


Here's the trailer ...



To accompany the performances, there will be workshops for families and young people exploring storytelling and playfulness, delivered by director Katie Coull (Arts for Essential Workers) and actor and educator Matthew Grove.


Tickets can be booked for each stand-alone play or to experience the full cycle of all four over the course of an hour.


Show listing information


Synopsis


After a year of being stuck, unexpectedly stranded in isolation, isn't it time to meet someone new?


Step inside and meet four eccentric characters who are desperate for company and comradeship - whether that's sharing a cuppa, a daydream or a waxworm.


Written by some of the most exciting up-and-coming talent, each semi-improvised short play will plunge the audience into a funny, surprising and perhaps peculiar experience, where you get to be part of reclaiming control of the story.


Together, create playful interactions, celebrating the absurdity of human connection.

Step inside and become part of a new story, a new world, where YOU are part of deciding how it ends.


Pop in for one, or stay for all four!


Plays:


Gluten Free Chocolate Crispy Caramel Mini Bite by Tabby Lamb


Reptile by Macadie Amoroso


The Recluse Who Lives On A Hill by Ryan Lane


Share-My-Home Companion by Gabriella Leon


Cast


Ryan Lane

Mary Malone


Creatives


Author: Gabriella Leon, Tabby Lamb, Macadie Amoroso, Ryan Lane
Director: Ed Theakston
Production: We Are Kilter

Venue


Multiple venues

Dates


From: Saturday 5 June 2021

Closed: Wednesday 7 July 2021

Tickets


Standard: £6 - £15 for one show and £25 - £45 for the cycle


Links


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Theatre for Two

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