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SPRING/SUMMER SEASON JAN – JUL 2019

LAKESIDETHEATRE.ORG.UK University of Essex Wivenhoe Park Colchester CO4 3SQ

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WELCOME TO LAKESIDE THEATRE

Old favourites Don Kipper will serenade us into the new year and a new season filled with music, dance and stories - this multi awardwinning Klezmer quartet is “sure to send shivers down your spine.” No plans for Valentine’s Day? Don’t miss A Hundred Different Words for Love “a story with all the fun and heartache of a good rom-com but with none of the unreality.” Medea Electronica offers a wild and electrifying re-telling of the greek tragedy while Virginia’s Woolf’s ground-breaking trans novel Orlando is brought to life by Dyad Productions as part of this year’s Essex Book Festival. We love that Lakeside Theatre is a space for students to take risks and challenge the norm through drama. From classics to premieres of new plays, this season is dripping with sensational homegrown shows. We want more young people to enjoy the magic of theatre so we’ve included two mesmerising family shows in our line-up for the school holidays. (p16) To top it off, we have two gig nights featuring local musicians Sam Eagle and Bessie Turner. Want to grace the stage? We’ve got opportunities for you to get involved and show off your talent too. (p20) So, whether you sit back and relax or get up on our stage– get down to the theatre to make it happen. See you soon!

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CONTENTS TOURING 3 SCREENINGS 6 HOMEGROWN 11 FAMILY SHOWS 16 YOUTH THEATRE

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GET INVOLVED

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MEMBERSHIP 22 YOUR VISIT

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DIARY 24

MORE SCREENINGS Keep an eye on our website - we add new screenings to our programme as they’re announced throughout the year!


TOURING

DON KIPPER Tue 29 Jan, 7.30pm For this special Holocaust Memorial Week performance, multi award-winning quartet Don Kipper will take you on a journey into the world of Eastern European Jewish and Roma music making, from hectic hongas and frantic freylekhs, to tranquil Dobridens and soulful Doinas.

CONFESSIONS OF A COCKNEY TEMPLE DANCER By Altered Skin

Thur 7 Feb, 7.30pm

Over the course of the evening they will tell you about the lives of great Klezmer musicians (the Klezmorim) of the past and help bring to life this most durable of traditions.

In this funny and honest solo, Complicite Associate, Shane Shambhu collaborates with award-winning playwright, Jonathan Lichtenstein, to combine Indian dance and stand-up comedy to lead audiences on a revealing journey of his life of growing up in East London.

“So tight it sounds like one divine entity is playing the band” BBC Radio 3

Nominated for the Eastern Eye ACTA Award for Dance 2018, Shane’s physical storytelling is not to be missed. “Brilliant! Hilarious! Heart-warming!” ***** British Theatre Guide

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TOURING

Tangram Theatre present

A HUNDRED DIFFERENT WORDS FOR LOVE By James Rowland Directed by Daniel Goldman

Pecho Mama present

MEDEA ELECTRONICA Thur 7 March, 7.30pm

Thur 14 Feb, 7.30pm

Pecho Mama’s bold and genre defying debut is a powerful and deeply moving retelling of the greek tragedy, Medea.

Three years ago, James met the love of his life. A year ago, they broke up.

Staged amidst an electrifying live gig, this is a heart stopping story of a family caught in the brutal throes of a marriage unravelling.

This is James’ story of falling in love and landing broken-hearted. It’s also about him being Best Man of Honour at Sarah and Emma’s wedding. And it’s the story of a quest: to find the right words to make sense of love.

“Every instant packed with intensity, power and rawness” ***** Stage Talk

A hilarious, heart-lifting story of romance, despair, and friendship – from one of the UK’s most acclaimed storytellers. Winner of the VAULTFestival Best Show Award 2017, this is the follow up to James’ acclaimed, national sell-out tour Team Viking. “A triumph... will find a way to break (and mend) your heart” ***** Broadway Baby

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ADVANCE PRICES: £6 UOE STUDENTS / £10 CONCESSION / £15 FULL

Dyad Productions present

Jean Abreu Dance present

Thur 14 March, 7.30pm

Thur 9 May, 7.30pm

From the award-winning creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography…

British-Brazilian choreographer Jean Abreu has now spent half his life in Brazil and the other half in Britain. Solo for Two is the second production in a trilogy where he explores human identity, formed between different cultures and dance languages.

ORLANDO

Orlando: Who is she? Who is he? Who are we? Find out in the life-affirming, comedic tale of an immortal poet, whose gender cannot be pinned down and whose irreverent, romantic adventures across British history – from the 1500s to the present day – provide an exploration of human identity. Based on the 1928 novel by Virginia Woolf, Dyad Productions explore what it means to find our place in the world.

SOLO FOR TWO

Two dancers are caught in a struggle to find their place in the world. A little robot called ‘Macheba’ both interacts and observes the dancers, mirroring and absorbing our human identities.

“Perfection…Vaughan is simply sublime” Huffington Post

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SCREENINGS

National Theatre Live:

THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND By William Shakespeare

Tue 15 Jan, 7pm Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. Broadcast live from Almeida Theatre, Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy. “Swift, strange, brilliant” **** The Stage

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ADVANCE PRICES: £8.50 UOE STUDENTS / £10 CONCESSION / £13 FULL

National Theatre Live:

I’M NOT RUNNING By David Hare

Thur 31 Jan, 7pm Pauline Gibson is a junior doctor, who becomes the face of a campaign to save her local hospital. She’s thrust from angel of the NHS, to becoming an independent MP. In the Houses of Parliament, she crosses paths with her university boyfriend, Jack Gould, a stalwart Labour loyalist, climbing the ranks of the party. As media and public pressure mounts on Pauline to run for leadership of the Labour party, she faces an agonising decision. David Hare’s explosive new play, set in a very different 2018, portrays personal choices and their public consequences, through a twenty year intimate friendship. “A passionate, fluent production” The Independent

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SCREENINGS

Royal Shakespeare Company Live:

National Theatre Live:

By William Shakespeare

By Arthur Miller Directed by Jeremy Herrin

AS YOU LIKE IT Wed 17 April, 7pm

Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

ALL MY SONS Tue 14 May, 7pm Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

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Royal Shakespeare Company Live:

Royal Shakespeare Company Live:

By William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Wed 5 June, 7pm

Wed 31 July, 7pm

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy.

“To whom should I complain?”

Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her.

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.

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OFFER

TREAT YOURSELF TO DINNER AND A SHOW - WITHOUT THE PRICE TAG! - Take advantage of the best value tickets in town. - Save money when you book in advance. - Enjoy free parking on campus after 4.30pm on weekdays and all day on weekends/bank holidays. Keep an eye on our website as we add the latest West-End productions to our programme of screenings.

Pssst, don’t forget your free Prosecco… Dine in the Brasserie restaurant at Wivenhoe House before any screening or show and enjoy a free glass of Prosecco with your meal. Just show your Lakeside Theatre ticket to get your bubbles! Wivenhoe House is a 5 minute walk from our theatre. For more information: WivenhoeHouse.co.uk 01206 863666



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HOMEGROWN

A HISTORY OF BREATHING

By Daniel Macdonald Directed by Tazi Amey and Jordan Truemper

Tue 15 – Wed 16 Jan, 7.45pm Two boats float aimlessly on an ocean that conceals the remains of civilisation and history. One boat carries a father and daughter; Andrew and Lily, the last survivors of an unspeakable catastrophe that’s left them with a traumatic future. The other carries the only hope for a new beginning as Turtle, Toad and Muskrat try follow out simple instructions of a story that they believe will be the beginning of the world.

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HOMEGROWN

A DOLL’S HOUSE By Henrik Ibsen Directed by Jack Bullions

Tue 5 – Wed 6 Feb, 7.45pm On Christmas Eve, in an ordinary Norwegian house, a dangerous secret threatens to tear apart the marriage between Nora, a loving and caring mother, and Torvald, a strict and old fashioned banker. As time progresses, both are forced to make irreversible decisions which change their lives forever. Henrik Ibsen’s classic story contains themes which are more relevant than ever to a modern audience.

THE WOMAN FROM BETHANY Written & directed by Britny Virginia

Tue 19 – Wed 20 Feb, 7.45pm In 2018, there were over 300 mass shootings in America. Every week lives are lost and families are left broken with little or no resolution to the problem. Anna-Mae is one of the people affected. She is a widow and single mother struggling with the loss of a child while trying to provide for her younger son. Her journey with grief and poverty soon begins to challenge her faith in god.

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ADVANCE PRICES: £5

COLOURS OF OUR BLOOD

By University of Essex Malaysian Society

Sat 23 Feb, 7pm Prior to the Second World War, Boon Huat, Ashraf and Kishen had been inseparable friends since school. Unfortunately, their friendship is ripped apart when the Japanese invade British Malaya. Half a decade later, the country has achieved independence, triggering turning points in the history of the country and forcing them on a new journey…

BURNING BRIDGES By Amy Shindler Directed by Louisa Futcher

Tue 14 – Wed 15 May, 7.45pm Kate and Dan are an ordinary couple living in London until one day their lives are turned upside down when Kate’s younger sister Sarah, who is autistic, visits from America. What starts as a small family holiday spirals into a nightmare of accusation and emotional breakdown as Sarah changes their lives forever.

(Advance price: £8)

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HOMEGROWN

THE PILLOWMAN

By Martin McDonagh Directed by Viktorija Kravcenko

RE:WRITE Fri 31 May, 7.30pm

Tue 28 – Wed 29 May, 7.45pm

See five original pieces of theatre for just five pounds.

Sometimes you don’t even know what you’ve been craving until the real thing comes along.

Re:Write, the Theatre Arts Society’s annual playwriting competition, returns with brand new productions.

A writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murderers that are happening in his town. Martin McDonagh’s tale twists and turns with purpose; creating bridges over a deep pit of sympathy in this tragic vision of stunted lives.

Performed in front of a panel of judges, take your seat to see who takes home the Re:Write 2019 crown!

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ALL HAIL MACBETH By Packing Shed Theatre Company

Wed 26 June, 7.30pm It’s 2019 but for three young women in the city it still feels like the 1950s. But that’s about to change when Cate walks into their lives and shows them what being a witch should be about. All Hail Macbeth mixes comedy and high drama, with more than a little bit of magic, to tell the backstory of the Three Witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Tickets: UoE Students: £5 Concessions/Staff: £8 Full price: £12 Packing Shed Theatre Company are an Associate Artist of Lakeside Theatre

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FAMILY SHOWS

A Long Nose Puppet Magic show

OUT OF THE HAT

Wed 20 Feb, 2.30pm (Half Term) When Doris and Delilah wake up to find something strange and sparkly has fallen from the sky, they are inspired to put on the world’s greatest magic show! But HOW do you make real magic happen? What ingredients do you need and who can help them?

Will the conjuring trick work and will anything ever come out of the hat? A story about friendship and true magic, full to the brim with lively songs. A spectacular theatre experience for all ages (especially 2 – 8 year olds).

Along the way, they encounter some fabulous characters; a transformative moth, a band of musical frogs, an artistic spider and a sassy glow-worm who all help to create their dream.

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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SORTED!  


ADVANCE PRICES: £6 CONCESSIONS / £8 FULL

Matthew Linley Creative Projects presents

THE MYSTERY OF THE RADDLESHAM MUMPS

By Murray Lachlan Young Directed by Nina Hajiyianni Music by Arun Ghosh Thur 11 April, 7pm Fri 12 April, 3pm & 7pm (Easter Holidays) Celebrated poet and broadcaster Murray Lachlan Young (BBC 6 Music, Radio 4, The Wright Stuff) presents his thrilling new family performance. After a series of untimely deaths 7 year old Crispin (or Crispin de Quincy de Faversham Clumps to give him his full name) inherits his ancestral home – Raddlesham Mumps.

He finds himself in a huge empty house with only an ancient butler for company. And when that butler, Kenilworth, begins to tell him the bizarre and hilarious deaths of his deeply eccentric ancestors the story takes flight on darkly comic wings. In this brand new show Murray mixes dark storytelling and poetry with a brilliant score, a healthy dose of physical theatre and a touch of panto in a long, tall gothic tale which will make your family shudder and laugh out loud! (Suitable for ages 7+)

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YOUTH THEATRE

EVERY SATURDAY, WE OPEN OUR DOORS TO TALENTED YOUNG PEOPLE. They come to learn acting and directing skills, meet new friends and gain confidence in a professional theatre. Our workshops are led by theatre-makers and drama students who support participants to get creative in small groups and come together to share ideas. At the end of each term, we’ll take to the stage to showcase their new skills.

TRY IT FOR FREE



Drop into the theatre café before the first session and ask the team about trying out the first class for free.

Term dates Spring term 5 January – 6 April (no session 23 February) Summer term 27 April – 20 July (no session 1 June) Times and ages 7-11yrs (10am-11.15am) 11-18yrs (11.15am-1.15pm) Prices £60 per term (bursaries available) Contact us to find out more: youtht@essex.ac.uk / 01206 873261

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SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO… We’re proud to be part of National Theatre Connections, one of the UK’s largest celebrations of youth theatre. Plays are commissioned for and about young people, from some of the best contemporary playwrights, and performed by schools and youth theatres all over the UK and Ireland. The festival gives young people the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of creating the play both on and offstage, from set design to costume, lighting and stage management.

SALT

By Dawn King

Sat 9 March, 7pm Sun 10 March, 3pm Lakeside Theatre

Life is never plain sailing, but when a new government initiative comes into place offering young people the chance to train and learn skills overseas, droves of teens jump at the chance to secure their future. Once on board the transport ship, the promises of the glossy advert seem a far cry from what lies ahead. A play about generations, choices and hope.

See this year’s performance of Salt at Lakeside Theatre before we take it to Norwich Playhouse.

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GET INVOLVED

MOVEMENT AND SOUND THE HOOK Fri 8 Feb & Fri 1 March, 7.30 – 9.30pm Lakeside Theatre

Fridays during term time, 9pm – late Lakeside Café

Unwind, relax and recharge at the end of a busy week in a dance event.

Get involved with our open mic night.

Get your body moving and feel your worries melt away, as you embark on a journey of deep relaxation. Hosted by a collective of local practitioners who share a love of dance, creative movement, sound and music. Come along and give it a go!

Musicians, poets, spoken word artists and live performers – come and take the spotlight! We provide a guitar, keyboard, two mics and an eager audience. You bring the rest. Don’t fancy braving the stage? Sit back and watch the talent on offer. Free event

Prices UoE Students: Free Concessions/Staff: £8 Full price: £10

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SOLACE WORKSHOPS

GIG NIGHTS

Every Monday, 6 – 9pm The Hex

Fri 15 Feb & Fri 15 March, Doors 7.30pm for 8pm start Lakeside Theatre

The Solace workshops help you develop performing art skills. Each session is based on a theme that is taken from either a historical moment or current societal topic that has affected the BAME community. We teach students different techniques to help them bring the story to life creatively and in an impactful way, through drama, dance, spoken word and music, whilst also giving students the space to add their own creative flair! Free event

See rising local stars perform live in our new gig series. Headlining our first event is songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sam Eagle who brings us jazzy alt-pop tunes (via the influence of Radiohead, Nick Hakim, and Thundercat). He’s performed at Latitude Festival and plays live sessions on BBC Radio 6 Music. Supporting acts include Bessie Turner, whose voice rings with a soulfulness that floats like a cloud, and talented multi-instrumentalist Will Heaton. More bands to follow. Advance prices: UoE Students: £6 Concessions/Staff: £10 Full price: £15 SAY HELLO:

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BECOME A MEMBER

JOIN THE GANG AND ENJOY FREEBIES! What’s in it for you? • Get your second ticket for free* • Discounted tickets • 10% discount on pre-show drinks and snacks from the bar • 10% discount on food at Fusion Grill and Buffalo Joe’s on show nights • Subscription to our newsletter • A shiny new Lakeside Theatre membership card! • Free popcorn at screenings Price UoE students: £6 Concessions/Staff: £10 Full price: £15 Interested? Head to lakesidetheatre.org.uk/membership to get your membership and grab a free Lakeside Theatre tote bag on your next visit! *Full terms and conditions on our website.

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YOUR VISIT

Plan your visit You’ll find us at the heart of the University of Essex Colchester Campus.

Essex students Our students enjoy discounted tickets all year round!

Access All of our spaces are accessible. If you require assistance during your visit, please get in touch with us before you book to discuss how we can help.

Concessions University of Essex staff, University of Essex Alumni, Under 18s, Senior Citizens, NUS cardholders, JSA, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Disabled people, Wheelchair Users, Equity.

Free companion tickets are available for customers who require someone to accompany them. Parking Parking is FREE after 4.30pm on weekdays and all day on weekends/bank holidays. Food and drink The Lakeside Theatre Café is a vibrant hub where you can meet friends over great coffee and snacks. (Open 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday during term time). You can enjoy evening drinks and snacks on show nights too!

Feeling Popular? Get a group of 10+ friends together and email us at lakesidetheatre@essex.ac.uk so we can reward you with a group discount when you book together. Free Prosecco for you Dine at Wivenhoe House before any show and get a free glass of bubbly when you show your Lakeside Theatre ticket!

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LAKESIDE THEATRE SPRING/SUMMER 2019 DATE TIME EVENT TUE 15 JAN 7PM THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND [LIVE SCREENING] TUE 15 – WED 16 JAN

7.45PM

A HISTORY OF BREATHING

TUE 29 JAN

7.30PM

DON KIPPER [MUSIC]

THUR 31 JAN

7PM

I’M NOT RUNNING [LIVE SCREENING]

TUE 5 – WED 6 FEB

7.45PM

A DOLL’S HOUSE

THUR 7 FEB

7.30PM

CONFESSIONS OF A COCKNEY TEMPLE DANCER

THUR 14 FEB

7.30PM

A HUNDRED DIFFERENT WORDS FOR LOVE

TUE 19 – WED 20 FEB

7.45PM

THE WOMAN FROM BETHANY

WED 20 FEB

2.30PM

OUT OF THE HAT

SAT 23 FEB

7PM

COLOURS OF OUR BLOOD

THUR 7 MARCH

7.30PM

MEDEA ELECTRONICA

SAT 9 – SUN 10 MARCH

7PM / 3PM

SALT [YOUTH THEATRE]

THUR 14 MARCH

7.30PM

ORLANDO

FRI 12 – SAT 13 APR

7PM / 3PM & 7PM

THE MYSTERY OF THE RADDLESHAM MUMPS

WED 17 APRIL

7PM

AS YOU LIKE IT [LIVE SCREENING]

THUR 9 MAY

7.30PM

SOLO FOR TWO [DANCE]

TUE 14 MAY

7PM

ALL MY SONS [LIVE SCREENING]

TUE 14 – WED 15 MAY

7.45PM

BURNING BRIDGES

TUE 28 – WED 29 MAY

7.45PM

THE PILLOWMAN

FRI 31 MAY

7.30PM

RE:WRITE

WED 5 JUNE

7PM

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW [LIVE SCREENING]

WED 26 JUNE

7.30PM

ALL HAIL MACBETH

WED 31 JULY

7PM

MEASURE FOR MEASURE [LIVE SCREENING]

GET INVOLVED

MONDAYS

6 - 9PM

SOLACE WORKSHOPS

FRIDAYS

9PM

THE HOOK

FRI 15 FEB & FRI 15 MARCH

7.30PM

GIG NIGHTS

FRI 8 FEB & FRI 1 MARCH

7.30-9.30PM

MOVEMENT AND SOUND

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