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Closed 6 Jul 2019
Image courtesy RADA
The Point of It takes three overlooked stories by E M Forster - stories of great power and theatrical potential - and weaves them into a single drama set today and in 1912.
No-one writes better about the tragic collision of convention and desire - between the comfortable life we cling to and the violent urge to be free - but there is nothing especially Edwardian about such a conflict, so we have updated and reshaped the stories to make Forster's vision of the human spirit struggling to be free available to a new audience in a highly theatrical staging, reframing his vision in the light of contemporary gay and intersectional experience.
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Age suitability: Not available
The Point of It is performed by an ensemble of six, doubling and trebling roles in a style that combines physical theatre with naturalism.
Though the action covers a century and spans the globe, it takes place in a single setting, which is transformed by the actors as they go.
Festival: This show is part of RADA Festival 2019.
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London WC1E 7JN
Performance days & times
Friday 28 June 2019, 7:15pm
Monday 1 July 2019, 7:15pm
Tuesday 2 July 2019, 8:15pm
Wednesday 3 July 2019, 9:15pm
Friday 5 July 2019, 7:15pm
Saturday 6 July 2019, 9:15pm
Saturday 29 June 2019, 4:15pm
Saturday 6 July 2019, 2:15pm
Lily-Fleur Bradbury - Nurse, Olive, Lady Manning
David Burnett - Lionel, Doctor, Sandy
Tanmay Dhanania - Nari
Tibu Fortes - Rikki
Richard Hansell - Michael, Colonel Arbuthnot
Sadie Shimmen - Mrs March, Mrs Arbuthnot
Author: based on short stories of E M Forster adapted by Simon Dormandy
Director: Simon Dormandy
Lighting: Ben Bull
Sound: Henry Parritt
Fight director: Bret Yount
Movement: Lina Johansson
Video designer: Ben Bull