London theatre news: Tuesday 21 June 2016
Family - Festivals - New shows
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.
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.
Director - Tom Hughes
Designer - Cécile Trémolières
Lighting Designer - Sarah Readman
Sound - Benjamin Grant
Casting - Sophie Holland
To be confirmed
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD
7 September to 1 October 2016
£20, £16 concessions
Preview performances: all tickets £12
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