London theatre news: Tuesday 21 June 2016

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Part of Punk London - a celebration of 40 years of punk heritage and influence in London - Gregory S. Moss's punkplay is heading to Southwark Playhouse from 7 September to 1 October 2016.
Punkplay at Southwark Playhouse

Image: Southwark Playhouse

Punk London is a year-long programme of gigs, exhibitions and films that is looking back at the excitement and energy of the punk movement’s genesis, and at punk as an on-going catalyst that continues to inspire, refuse categorisation and spark creativity around the world.

Throughout 2016, London is hosting a series of events to commemorate 40 years of punk’s ongoing influence through fashion, film, photography, design, literature and, of course, music.

One of these events is punkplay by Gregory S. Moss and directed by Tom Hughes which will run at Southwark Playhouse from 7 September.

It's described as "... a riot of a play told at breakneck pace with a killer soundtrack. It’s a coming-of-age story about subcultures, friendship and not-fitting-in – all on rollerskates."


There’s Duck and there’s Mickey.

They’re the kids of America and it’s the 80s apocalypse.

They hate their parents and there’s no point in algebra.

They’re grabbing at this thing called life: guitars, girls, love, fury, heartbreak and noise noise noise.

Punk is their escape from suburbia and it’s like nothing they have ever heard.

It’s fast – it’s alive – it’s already dead.

Creative Team

Director - Tom Hughes

Designer - Cécile Trémolières

Lighting Designer - Sarah Readman

Sound - Benjamin Grant

Casting - Sophie Holland


To be confirmed

Southwark Playhouse, London, photographed from the street in front of the building.

Photo: Peter Brown 2015


Southwark Playhouse

77-85 Newington Causeway

London SE1 6BD


7 September to 1 October 2016


£20, £16 concessions

Preview performances: all tickets £12


Southwark Playhouse

Punk London

Wikipedia - Punk subculture

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