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Staircase

23 Jun to 17 Jul 2021

Southwark Playhouse

A clarion call for a more accepting and generous society; for a world where people can be who they are in their hearts; where love is love and that love is championed in all its forms.
Staircase at Southwark Playhouse

Image courtesy Southwark Playhouse

Show details

Synopsis


It's the early 1960's.


Charlie and Harry are hairdressers in Brixton and have been together for 20 years.


Quick humour and dreams keep them afloat but same-sex relationships are illegal and Charlie has been arrested in a pub while sitting on a man's knee.


Simmering underneath the banter and hilarious mockery, Charlie anxiously awaits a court summons and Harry has his own troubles - his hair is rapidly falling out, a disaster for a hairdresser.


Running through this laugh-out loud comedy is the sadness of those unable to live openly because the law and the public condemn them to an undercover life.


Change may be in the air but, for these two, it might as well be a hundred years away.


Staircase is a clarion call for a more accepting and generous society; for a world where people can be who they are in their hearts; where love is love and that love is championed in all its forms.


There will also be live streaming of both performances on July 3rd.


Background information, advisory warnings


Age suitability: 14+


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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Box office tel: 020 7407 0234

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Location map for Southwark Playhouse

Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 23 June 2021

Press night:Friday 25 June 2021

Closes:Saturday 17 July 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 8‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Tuesday - 3-30pm

Saturday - 3-30pm


Intervals:1

Running time: 2 hrs 00 mins (inc interval)

Tickets


Previews:
£14

Standard:
£22

Concessions:
£18

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Cast


Paul Rider

John Sackville


Creatives


Author: Charles Dyer
Director: Tricia Thorns
Set designer: Alex Marker
Costume designer: Emily Stuart
Lighting: Neill Brinkworth
Sound: Dominic Bilkey
Production: Graham Cowley; Two's Company and Karl Sydow in association with Tilly Films

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