Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak


From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).


Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.


However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.


The show below is due to open after the reopening date given above so it is possible it will go ahead, but you are advised to check the booking link to confirm.



Reduced to a Thing that Wants

27 Oct to 1 Nov 2020

White Bear Theatre

An exploration of female relationships unbounded by the social tropes of mother-daughter-grandmother-wife, this is female intimacy entirely disconnected from the masculine gaze.
Reduced to a Thing that Wants at the White Bear Theatre

Image courtesy White Bear Theatre

Show details

Synopsis


After meeting in 1922, Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West began an intense relationship which lasted until Woolf's suicide in 1941.


Their relationship blossomed from tentative admiration into a secretive, furtive, long distance affair, eventually developing into a lasting friendship of the most profound intimacy.


Fascinated by how this illicit affair was conducted and the nuances it reveals in female relationships, Tanzlar Theatre will create a piece rooted in the lettered conversations between these two writers, two extraordinary women of the 20th century.


An exploration of female relationships unbounded by the social tropes of mother-daughter-grandmother-wife, this is female intimacy entirely disconnected from the masculine gaze.


Applying elements of Virginia's pioneering novel Orlando, which was written for Vita and centres on a gender swapping heroine, reduced to a thing that wants is a modern exploration of femme-hood, of person-hood.


This is about women creating, destroying, feeling and expressing intimacy through their own language, through their own gaze.


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


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Theatre


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Postal address:
138 Kennington Park Road
London SE11 4DJ

Box office tel: 0333 012 4963

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 27 October 2020

Closes:Sunday 1 November 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Sunday - 4-00pm

Running time: 1 hr 00 mins

Tickets


Standard:
£16

Concessions:
£10

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Cast


India Thain and Boni Adeliyi

Creatives


Author: Jess Cole and Scarlett Woolfe
Composer: Josh Field
Director: Scarlett Woolfe
Set designer: Sorcha Corcoran and Margarita Ieva Loze
Production: Tanzlar Theatre

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