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SUMMER 2014 WHAT’S ON

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

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Welcome to our Summer Brochure! It’s a streamlined, sun baked, Sylph of a season to take us into the hot months. Big highlights include our collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe on Omeros, the return of New York’s cult punk comic book hero Jeffrey Lewis; and a whole batch of Homegrown Shows the likes of which have been selling out our Studio all year. The beach can wait...

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THEATRE THE BROKEN TOKEN

THE UNCANNY VALLEY

It’s 1815, and the survivors of the battle of Waterloo are making their way home. Jack is fulfilling a promise; while Ann has some secrets of her own that won’t keep quiet…

Wilson is trapped. The city leaves him lost between the lines.
 Until the moment he discovers her. Eyes light up, connections are made and deep inside a dormant chest, a battery heart begins to beat.

By Elizabeth Kuti. Directed by Robert Price

Set in the milieu of the strolling actors of the East Anglian theatre circuit, Kuti’s new play is a fable of love, war, betrayal…and the dangerous attractions of playing the hero. ‘…this exquisitely couched trio of monologues by Elizabeth Kuti…shimmering fishy tales from the depths of time and human experience.’ **** The Guardian on Fishskin Trousers.

Thursday 1 May 7.30pm £12 / £8 / £5

Superbolt Theatre

Superbolt Theatre’s brand new show uses powerful movement and absurd humour to tell the truly electric love story of a man and a robot. Step into a canyon where everything is possible and reality will surpass your greatest dreams. ‘…so perfectly formed it leaves the audience in awe.’ Three Weeks

Thursday 15 May 7.30pm £12 / £8 / £5

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OMEROS

JEFFREY LEWIS AND THE JRAMS

By Derek Walcott. Produced by Shakespeare’s Globe in association with Lakeside Theatre Caribbean writer Derek Walcott adapts his Nobel Prize-winning epic poem Omeros for the stage for its world premiere run at Lakeside Theatre. The lyrical narrative spans both time and continents, following the journey of a presentday Odysseus and a beautiful house servant Helen, who incites her own Trojan War. The narrative is rooted on Saint Lucia, Walcott’s home island, and will be underscored by live music to evoke its Caribbean atmosphere and culture.

Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 May 7.30pm £20 / £14 / £8

Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book artist and an indie-rock musician. Playing bashed-out indie-punk songs and screening his own “low budget videos”which illustrate topics such as “The History of Communism” or strange flights offancy like “The Creeping Brain,” Lewis’s offbeat stage show has shared bills with the likes of Pulp, The Vaselines, The Mountain Goats, Devo, and many other luminaries. “The Big Apple’s best-kept secret... mind-blowing.” NME Thursday 5 June 7.30pm £12 / £8 / £5

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HOMEGROWN SHOWS CRADLE ME

RAW FESTIVAL

A teenage boy is dead. In the aftermath of the tragedy a family finds itself torn apart by grief and turning for comfort to Daniel, the troubled teenager who lives next door.

The University of Essex Theatre Arts Society presents its annual showcase, three nights of home-grown performances which will include anything from short plays, live music or standup comedy.

Having experienced their tragedy first hand, Daniel shares in their grief in a profound way that creates an individual bond with each member of the family. But the relationships, formed from deep and mutual need, ultimately lead them on a path that will irrevocably alter their lives forever.

Continuing the hugely successful pop-up festival tradition which began back in 2007, at time of print the TAS are madly searching out, curating and producing performances from artists at the University of Essex. Always a treasure trove of unknown pleasures, the final line-up will be announced online in April.

By Simon Vinnicombe. Directed by Joe Lyndon. Produced by Sophie Mitchell

Friday 25 – Saturday 26 April Lakeside Theatre Studio 7.45pm

Theatre Arts Society

Wednesday 7 – Friday 9 May 7.30pm £5

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HOMEGROWN SHOWS OLIVER THE MAN

DNA

What do you believe in: fate or free-will? That is the question posed by Oliver the Man; an adaptation of Oedipus the King by UoE MA Creative Writing student Daniel Hutchinson. In a modernised piece where the pressures of business, sex and money cause tragedy amongst the characters, we are taken on a journey to explore whether or not our choices blind our true destiny. Fate or free-will, which is the key?

A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the coverup unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where’s the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart.

By Dan Hutchinson

Friday 9 – Saturday 10 May Lakeside Theatre Studio 7.45pm £5

By Dennis Kelly. Directed by Corey Hanson and Teddy Robson

Friday 30 – Saturday 31 May Lakeside Theatre Studio 7.45pm £5

THE ESSEX DIONYSIA The University of Essex Centre for Theatre Studies

The annual Essex playwriting competition reaches its finale tonight as brand new plays by University based playwrights compete before a panel of judges. Come and spot new talent, as the shortlisted plays are given a full production, under the direction of Gari Jones, in a night that promises to be every bit as diverse, passionate, eclectic and nerve-tingling as last year.

Friday 27 June 7.00pm £12 / £8 / £5

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EVENTS PROFESSORIAL INAUGURAL LECTURES

DRAMA SUMMER SCHOOLS 2014

Join recently appointed University of Essex professors as they explore the key issues in their fields. Ranked ninth in the UK for research, the University of Essex celebrates excellence in research in this free and highly engaging public lecture series.

We’ve teamed up with Mercury Theatre to produce two fantastic drama Summer Schools for young people. To book a place call the Mercury Theatre Box Office on 01206 573948.

Monday 19 May Professor Tom Scotto, Department of Government: ‘Public Opinion and Foreign Policy: Do British and American Citizens Know What They Want?’ 6.00pm

Create a Play in a Week. For ages 7–11. Are you ready for a fun and exciting challenge? Come and create your own play in just one week! You’ll work with professional theatre makers and be involved in devising the show, developing characters and performing on the Friday to your family and friends. Monday 11 – Friday 15 August 10am – 3pm

Monday 2 June Professor Pete Fussey, Department of Sociology: ‘Surveillance, Security and the City’ 6.00pm Bookings: www.essex.ac.uk/events/pil Call: The UoE Events Team on 01206 873270

£75 per participant Fresh Play. For ages 12-16. Working with a theatre director, you’ll learn how to create a performance and find out more about how the experts do it. At the end of the week you’ll perform a fresh piece of theatre made by you. Tuesday 29 July – Saturday 2 August 10am – 4pm £75 per participant

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GET INVOLVED THE HOOK OPEN MIC

YOUTH THEATRE

The Hook is our popular, fun and free Open Mic night. Share your talents with a café full of friendly people, or just sit, chill and listen. We provide a guitar, keyboard, two mics and cool ambience. You bring the rest. Since 2012: 250 acts and counting!

Lakeside Theatre Youth Theatre is the place for 7-18 year olds to learn acting and directing skills, gain confidence, meet new friends and have a lot of fun in a creative environment led by experienced and friendly staff. Your first session is free, give it a try!

Weekly Fridays during UoE term

Age Groups

 9:00pm

Age 7-9 (School year 3-4)

10.00–11.15am

Age 9-11 (School year 5-6)

10.00–11.15am

Saturday workshop time

Age 11-14 (School year 7-9)

11.15–1.15pm

Age 15-16 (School Year 10-11)

11.15–1.15pm

Age 16-18 (School Year 12-13)

11.15–1.15pm

 Term dates 2014 Summer 2014:

26 April – 17 May 7 June – 19 July

£50 per term  For more information head to www.lakesidetheatre.org.uk/ getinvolved/youththeatre, Bookings and questions email youtht@essex.ac.uk or call 01206 873261

TICKETS AND INFORMATION: 01206 873261 BOOK ONLINE: LAKESIDETHEATRE.ORG.UK


LAKESIDE THEATRE WRITERS Lakeside Theatre Writers is a group which meets monthly during term time. Led by our Associate Artist Andrew Burton, it offers a safe, supportive and challenging space where you can explore your dramatic writing potential.

LINDY AT THE LAKESIDE New for 2014! Beginners’ Lindy Hop classes. It’s easy to learn the basic steps of this upbeat, highly sociable, vintage dance. Entry fee covers a 90 minute class downstairs in our studio, followed by a free for all swing dance social upstairs in the bar. Book your classes in advance to avoid disappointment!

Individual workshop £20 / £10 Concs. Free to UoE Students and alumni.

 29 April, Tuesday 13 May, Tuesday Tuesday 27 May

 workshop package: £49.98 / £24.99 3 Concs. Free to UoE Students and alumni.

Class 6.00 – 7.30pm Social 7.30 – 9.00pm  Class: £3, Social: Free

M  onday 28 April Writing From Life with Amy Rosenthal – Explore the pitfalls and pleasures of dramatising real life with acclaimed playwright Amy Rosenthal.  7.00-9:30pm

M  onday 19 May Writing Place Explore the effects of ‘place’ in your writing.  7.00-9:30pm

M  onday 16 June The Time Is Ripe Understanding how time is used in dramatic writing can open up all sorts of new possibilities for the playwright. 7.00-9:30pm

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INFORMATION HOW TO BOOK lakesidetheatre.org.uk (No booking fees apply) 01206 873261 (Staffed termly Mon-Fri 1-2pm. Answerphone all other times) In Person Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex, Square 5 Box Office opening hours Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4pm Tickets can be bought by cash and most credit and debit cards.

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EXCHANGES AND REFUNDS

We can exchange tickets for another performance or give you credit to the value of your seats for use at a later time. Tickets must be returned to the Box Office. Credit must be used within the same season of its issue date. Unfortunately we cannot give refunds – sorry.

Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ. Free Parking on weekends, Bank Holidays and after 4.30pm weekdays. See website for bus and cycling information.

UNDERSTANDING OUR PRICE STRUCTURE Where £12 / £8 / £5 is listed: £12 is full price, £8 is concession price, £5 is UoE Student Price. Concessions are for UoE Staff, 60+, Wheelchair Users, Registered Disabled, NUS, JSA, Income Support, Housing Benefit. (Valid ID/Documentation will be requested)

ACCESSIBILITY Lakeside Theatre is fully accessible by wheelchair via the main entrance. Wheelchair users are requested to let the Box Office know as far in advance of a production as possible. Disabled customers who require a carer are entitled to one complimentary ticket with their ticket purchase. Please contact the box office by telephone to book.

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VISUALLY AND HEARING IMPAIRED We welcome Assistance Dogs at all performances, please inform us when booking. An infrared enhancement system is available in the main auditorium at all performances. Our system is suitable for use with a hearing aid with a T setting. Please let us know of any requirements you or anyone in your party may have. We will do all we can to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

FURTHER INFORMATION Further terms and conditions relating to ticket sales and visiting the venue can be found on our website of by calling our office on the number above.

LAKESIDE THEATRE CAFÉ Looking for somewhere different on campus? Situated in the Lakeside Theatre foyer, the popular café offers a chilled out space to enjoy a coffee, read a book and catch up with friends. Choose from a wide range of hot and cold drinks, paninis, pastries, sandwiches, cakes and snacks to suit your appetite and pocket. Keep up to date with our latest offers.

Open 8.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday during term time @experienceessex experienceessex lakesidetheatre.org.uk/lakeside-theatre-cafe

Lakeside Theatre Café is managed by Hospitality Essex.

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LAKESIDE THEATRE SUMMER 2014 EVENT DATE SECTION CRADLE ME

FRIDAY 25 – SATURDAY 26 APRIL

HOMEGROWN SHOWS

THE HOOK OPEN MIC

FRIDAY 25 APRIL

GET INVOLVED

YOUTH THEATRE TERM BEGINS

SATURDAY 26 APRIL

GET INVOLVED

LAKESIDE WRITERS: WRITING FROM LIFE

MONDAY 28 APRIL

GET INVOLVED

LINDY AT LAKESIDE

TUESDAY 29 APRIL

GET INVOLVED

THE BROKEN TOKEN

THURSDAY 1 MAY

THEATRE

THE HOOK OPEN MIC

FRIDAY 2 MAY

GET INVOLVED

RAW FESTIVAL

WEDNESDAY 7 MAY

HOMEGROWN SHOWS

RAW FESTIVAL

THURSDAY 8 MAY

HOMEGROWN SHOWS

RAW FESTIVAL

FRIDAY 9 MAY

HOMEGROWN SHOWS

OLIVER THE MAN

FRIDAY 9 MAY

HOMEGROWN SHOWS

THE HOOK OPEN MIC

FRIDAY 9 MAY

GET INVOLVED

OLIVER THE MAN

SATURDAY 10 MAY

HOMEGROWN SHOWS

LINDY AT THE LAKESIDE

TUESDAY 13 MAY

GET INVOLVED

THE UNCANNY VALLEY

THURSDAY 15 MAY

THEATRE

THE HOOK OPEN MIC

FRIDAY 16 MAY

GET INVOLVED

PROFESSORIAL INAUGURAL LECTURE

MONDAY 19 MAY

EVENTS

LAKESIDE WRITERS: WRITING PLACE

MONDAY 19 MAY

GET INVOLVED

OMEROS

THURSDAY 22 MAY

THEATRE

OMEROS

FRIDAY 23 MAY

THEATRE

OMEROS

SATURDAY 24 MAY

THEATRE

LINDY AT THE LAKESIDE

TUESDAY 27 MAY

GET INVOLVED

D.N.A

FRIDAY 30 MAY

HOMEGROWN SHOWS

D.N.A

SATURDAY 31 MAY

HOMEGROWN SHOWS

PROFESSORIAL INAUGURAL LECTURE

MONDAY 2 JUNE

EVENTS

JEFFREY LEWIS AND THE JRAMS

THURSDAY 5 JUNE

MUSIC

LAKESIDE WRITERS: THE TIME IS RIPE

MONDAY 16 JUNE

GET INVOLVED

ESSEX DIONYSIA

FRIDAY 27 JUNE

HOMEGROWN SHOWS

DRAMA SUMMER SCHOOLS 2014

TUESDAY 29 JULY – FRIDAY 15 AUGUST

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