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AUGUST - MAY 2012/13


Hello, Hello... In the pages of this brochure you’ll find the NDT line-up for almost an entire year. We’ve kept with the mix of emerging and established theatre-makers all of whom have been working away to create shows to enthrall and delight you. As we pass our two year anniversary, we are incredibly glad for the support we’ve recently received from Trusts, Foundations and individual donors who, as you’ll see from this brochure, are making a huge difference to the work we’re presenting here at New Diorama. Also, thanks to a generous grant from Foyle Foundation, we are investing in a technical upgrade which means the ambition of our NDT artists will be greater than ever before. Last season we produced our first in-house NDT show, The Dark Room, which will be touring the UK during this period ahead of our next venture, a new musical about the life of Alan Turing, The Universal Machine, which opens in April 2013. Alongside this work we will also have special one-off performances, events and local educational projects – so do visit www. newdorama.com regularly to keep up-todate. We look forward to seeing you at a show soon!

Team NDT

Artistic & Executive Director David Byrne General Manager Jemima Lee Theatre Manager Sophie Wallis Finance Manager Sharon Kwan Press Agent Anne Mayer

NDT Associate Companies The Faction Idle Motion Spare Tyre Third Party

NDT Board

Philip Graham (Chair) James Danby Mark Ross Richard Shannon Anthony Vaughan Alisha Whittington


Image by Nicola Schauerman


Tuesday 7th - Saturday 25th August

THE ROVER

Or The Banish’d Cavaliers A darkly comic Restoration comedy by Aphra Behn Lust and violence intermingle in the streets of 17th century Naples as a carnival takes over the city.

Creative Team

Led through an endless string of masquerades and parties, a motley group of exiled English cavaliers dive head first into the steamy underbelly of the festival. As these ‘Rovers’ gradually descend into a hedonistic rampage it is up to three women: a nun, a noblewoman and a courtesan, to save their lovers from themselves.

Performances

In a world where almost anything is for sale, the cavaliers must learn that it can be dangerous to leave your debts unpaid... One of the first truly successful female playwrights Aphra Behn, former spy to Charles II, wrote The Rover in 1677 for the regenerated world of London theatre. This dark Restoration comedy offers an unusually frank account of the true cost of aristocratic indulgence, whilst all the time maintaining a deliciously cruel sense of humour. Join Pell Mell Theatre Company in this brand new production as they recreate the music, mayhem and madness of an Italian Carnival.

Writer Aphra Behn Director Natalie York Designer: Giulia Scrimieri

Tues - Sat @ 19:30 Saturday Matinee @ 15:30

Ticket Prices

£12.50 / £10.50 (Concessions)

Drawing on an eclectic range of inspirations, Pell Mell create unique and exciting productions. Whether shedding light on long lost literature, or finding new ways to look at old favourites, the team are committed to presenting bold work. Pell Mell’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream sold out at NDT in 2011 and are delighted to be returning.

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


Photograph: Richard Davenport


Tuesday 4th - Saturday 22nd September

MARY STUART

By Schiller. In a new version by Daniel Millar & Mark Leipacher

“With the Queen I share my blood, my rank, my sex. With her alone as a cousin, a sovereign, a woman, may I talk of freedom.” A political prisoner is accused of religious extremism, incitement of war and masterminding assassination. She has been retrospectively charged with a law that was invented specifically for her. She has been denied access to witnesses and found guilty by a jury – but not a jury of her peers. That would be impossible; her only peer is Queen Elizabeth I. This presents Elizabeth with a terrifying dilemma: to reign in fear for the rest of her life or to have her cousin and fellow queen executed. The Faction ensemble returns with their sell-out hit Mary Stuart following its blistering success as part of their first NDT Rep Season.

Press Quotes for The Faction

Creative Team

Director Mark Leipacher Associate Director Rachel Valentine Smith Music Thomas Whitelaw Lighting Martin Dewar

Performances

Tues - Saturday @ 19:30 Saturday Matinee @ 15:00

Ticket Prices

£15.50 /£12.50 (Concessions)

The Faction are a young company who breathe new life into classic texts and stage them in an energetic, invigorating and often intense way. In 2011 they won a Peter Brook award for their NDT production of Schiller’s The Robbers. www.thefaction.org.uk

HHHH“Faction’s thrilling, rough theatre-ish version made me feel that I had never seen the play before.” The Independent HHHH “they display a unity that augurs well for their future.” The Guardian

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


Sunday 9th, Monday 10th & 17th September

UNINVITED

Adapted from the novella by Peter Mortimer A stranger is sitting in your house, whistling. He’s drinking the tea, he’s doing the washing up and he’s got his eyes on the egg whisk. Outside? A cul-de-sac full of gym-attending, pub-drinking, socially-able show offs. Inside? Wallpaper that won’t stop talking, and him... And then of course there’s her, and salvation in the smell of her Madeira cake. Fat Git Theatre bring you their latest instalment of grotesque adaptation – a black English comedy of pedants, idiots and persistently whistling terrorists adapted from the novella by Tyneside author Peter Mortimer. Uninvited is transferring to New Diorama straight from performing for at the Edinburgh Festival 2012 at Bedlam Theatre.

Press Quotes for Fat Git Theatre

HHHHH “this is theatre for theatre’s sake, and it’s superb” Broadway Baby HHHH “accessible absurdism...that a wide audience will appreciate” WhatsOnStage

Creative Team

Director Josh Roche Design Rosie Bristow Musical Direction Matt Wells Producers Rosie Spiegelhalter & Imogen Clare-Wood Lighting Richard Potter

Performances

9, 10, 17 Sept @ 19:30

Ticket Prices

£9 / £7 (Concessions)

Fat Git Theatre is a young British company producing contemporary stories of the absurd that wallow in live, enjoyable eccentricity. In 2011 Fat Git Theatre took their adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s short story The Nose to Birmingham’s Custard Factory, The Edinburgh Fringe and North Yorkshire. In Edinburgh it received five star reviews and a near sell out run. www.fatgittheatre.co.uk

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


Photograph: Zach Ahern


Tuesday 25 September - Saturday 13 October

THE WOYZECK By Büchner. Translated and adapted by Sebastian Rex. “Well, this was a fascinating case. A fantastical case, almost. A decent murder. A real murder. A wonderful murder. A true murder in all its senses. If I’m perfectly honest with you all, this is as lovely a murder as any of us could ever wish or hope to witness.”

Creative Team

The Woyzeck only wants to live his life and support his lover and their child. But society has other ideas for him.

Ticket Prices

On the eve of Büchner’s bicentenary this modern interpretation of the play pits Woyzeck against all the other characters in his life who push him to the point of madness.

Press Quotes for Acting Like Mad

“The qualities that make these plays remarkable are the value of Sebastian’s ideas, his alert command of language, plot and stagecraft, and a readiness to spring unnervingly comic developments into his plots.” Jeremy Kingston, The Times

Translated, Adapted & Directed Sebastian Rex Lighting Claire Childs Composer James Anderson Producer Niamh de Valera

Performances

Tues - Sat @ 19:30 Sat 6 Oct @ 15:30 £14.50 / £12.50 (Concessions)

Acting Like Mad is a Londonbased company founded in 2008, which aims to create weird and wonderful worlds. Acting Like Mad returns to New Diorama Theatre after the success of Spare in 2010. www.sebastianrex.co.uk

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


Photograph: Zach Ahern


Tuesday 16th - Saturday 20th October

STACEY By Jack Thorne

“We’re back into whether remorse is a worthwhile emotion, which I’m not sure it is, so I eat Weetabix.” So before you judge him, as you inevitably will, Rob invites you to hear his side of the story, as he probably won’t get many more chances to tell it. It’s confusing in a world of unwritten rules, and when there’s no-one around to tell you right from wrong, you just have to guess. Jack Thorne’s ‘Stacey’ is a troubled, yet bleakly funny play. We all make very bad decisions, but how we justify, cope and deal with them is the important part. One moment can make the difference between being totally in control and totally over-stepping the mark. Following the success of Scooter Thomas, All The Pigs return to the New Diorama with their First Time Writers’ Initiative. Each night before Stacey you will be treated to a short debut from an aspiring writer.

Creative Team

Director: Sam Miller Writer: Jack Thorne Plus 3 guest writers and directors from our ‘first time writer’s initiative’.

Performances

Tues - Sat @ 19:30 Saturday Matinee @ 15:30

Ticket Prices

£10 / £8 (Concessions)

All The Pigs believe in the special relationship that exists between the actor and the audience, together in a room, on one particular night. They believe in the power of that relationship to bond and transform through the telling of stories. allthepigstheatrecompany.co.uk

Press Quotes for All The Pigs

HHHHH“Wonderful script and sublime performances, really London fringe theatre at its absolute best.” One Stop Arts

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


Tuesday 23rd October - Saturday 3rd November

BUNNIES

A play concerning a farmer’s radical attempt to restore his land to its supposed former glory, and the differing reactions of his children: Or Bunnies (for short) Devon is being destroyed. The once beautiful land is blighted by nonnative species, including the grey squirrel, the Chinese mitten crab, the Siberian chipmunk, the Topmouth Gudgeon and, even, the European rabbit. They are reeking havoc. Fortunately Stamper, a local farmer, has a solution. This darkly comic new play from extraordinary young writer Kieran Lynn, mixes poignancy and satire to devastating effect. Winning a Peter Brook Empty Space Award in 2011, this production transfers to London following its world premier at the Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter.

Press Quotes for Bike Shed Theatre

“The enterprising Bike Shed is keeping theatre alive in Exeter” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian “Tremendous…amusing dark comedy.” What’s On Stage

Creative Team

Writer Kieran Lynn Director : David Lockwood Producer: Fin Irwin

Performances

Tues - Sat @ 19:30 Saturday Matinee @ 15:30

Ticket Prices

£12.50 / £10.50 (Concessions)

Opening in 2010, Bike Shed Theatre is Exeter’s first and only small-scale theatre. Producing work and receiving companies from across the country, Bike Shed has quickly established a reputation as a leading advocate for new writing and innovative touring work in the South West. This is the theatre’s second foray in London, the first with Circus Britannica at Theatre 503 in July 2011. www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


Tuesday 6th - Saturday 10th November

THE ASPHALT KISS Obsession, Beauty, Murder, Betrayal: The perfect tabloid story. As a pedestrian hit by a bus lies dying on a Rio street, a passer-by, Arandir, stops to cradle him in his arms. He kisses him on the lips – a last request from the dying man as a parting gesture of human solidarity. The scene is witnessed by an unscrupulous reporter who turns the compassionate act into salacious front-page news. Tabloid journalism spins into overdrive, and Arandir’s life is torn apart as his friends and family slowly turn against him. Following the success of previous StoneCrabs production of Rodrigues’ work: Waltz No. 6, Our Lady of The Drowned, All Nudity Shall Be Punished and After Doroteia, this production marks the centennial of Brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues’ birth.

Creative Team

Director Franko Figueiredo Design: Valerie Kaneko-Lucas

Performances

Tues -Sat @ 19:30

Ticket Prices

£12.50 / £10.50 (Concessions)

StoneCrabs has been producing international theatre work since 2002 and has recently received the International Press Award for Theatre and the Focus Brazil Award. Many of StoneCrabs productions were awarded Critic’s Choice from the UK press, such as Time Out, Metro and The List in Edinburgh www.stonecrabs.co.uk

Press Quotes for StoneCrabs

“StoneCrabs does a magnificent job of introducing this undeservedly neglected play to English audiences for the first time.” Time Out (Critic’s Choice) “A poignant and superbly paced piece of drama that the audience is truly able to feel every cry of despair.” The Observer

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


Image by Dan Patrick


Tuesday 13 November - Saturday 1 December

ONE HOUR EIGHTEEN MINUTES by Elena Gremina. Directed by Noah Birksted-Breen A few years ago, a team of Russian lawyers discovered evidence of corruption by the Russian government - proving the theft of £145m of public money. Understanding the risk to their lives, the lawyers took asylum abroad. Except for one of them. 37-year old Sergei Magnitsky stayed in Moscow to testify against the Russian government. But before he could do so, Magnitsky was arrested and held without charge. A year later, he was dead. Inspired by previously unreleased evidence of Magnitsky’s treatment during his year in detention (obtained from independent journalists in Russia), playwright Elena Gremina has woven together a dramatic tale which gives a fascinating insight into the dark heart of modern day Russia, in a visually striking production by critically acclaimed director Noah Birksted-Breen. Performed in English. Details of special events and talk-back sessions can be found on the theatre website.

Creative Team

Writer Elena Gremina Director Noah Birksted-Breen

Performances

Tues - Sat @ 19:30 Saturday Matinee @ 15:00

Ticket Prices

£12.50 / £10.50 (Concessions)

Schools

Dedicated school matinees, including post-show workshops designed specifically around curriculum subjects, are available, please see the website for details.

Sputnik is the only British theatre company dedicated to sourcing, translating and producing contemporary playwriting from Russia and the Russian-speaking countries. Sputnik has been Time Out Critics’ Choice and Metro Critics’ Choice. www.sputniktheatre.co.uk

Press Quotes for Sputnik

“Noah Birksted-Breen’s production is fascinating... it is visually and aurally hypnotic” The Guardian

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


Tuesday 4 - Saturday 22 December

MYSTERIES CREATION / PASSION / ETERNITY

Presented by a repertory ensemble, Mysteries present three traditional plays this Christmas mixing together live music, an elemental setting and bold story telling.

Creative Team

This epic saga, intimately told, has been developed and devised by the company from a variety of Medieval Mystery and Miracle texts as well as contemporary sources. Spanning three evenings these plays can be enjoyed as individual experiences or joined together to be experienced as a whole.

Creation Performances

From the enigmatic birth of the world and the struggles of the first generations of human beings in Creation; to the hope and possibility that spring from the suffering of Jesus in Passion; to Eternity, which ties up all loose ends, leads us to the very threshold of death and gives an intimation of something beyond. The music in Mysteries is performed live and is devised from a variety of sources: Medieval English; Georgian Orthodox; Bulgarian, Scandinavian and English Folk; Spanish Sephardic and the Salvation Army hymnal.

Director Seb Harcombe

Passion Performances Tues 4 - Fri 7 @ 19:30 Sat 8, 15 & 22 @ 12:00

Tues 11 - Fri 14 @ 19:30 Sat 8, 15 & 22 @ 15:30

Eternity Performances Tues 18 - Fri 21 @ 19:30 Sat 8, 15 & 22 @ 19:30

Ticket Prices

£12.50 / £10.50 (Concessions) £35 /£30 (Full day ticket)

Secret Heart is a new professional theatre collective made up of recent graduates of UK drama schools. As well as helping to support young actors in the first years of their professional careers, Secret Heart also provides an opportunity for those wishing to specialise in developing work as part of a devising ensemble. www.secretheart.org

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


Party THE SAGAS OF NOGGIN THE NOG Tuesday 11 - Sunday 23 December

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Director John Wright Puppetry Roman Stefanski Puppets Caroline Bowman Live music by the company

Performances

Tues - Fri @ 11:00 & 14:00 Sun 16 & 23 @ 15:00

Ticket Prices

£12.50 / £8 (for children)

adventure and discovery to battle the fearsome Ice Dragon and the dastardly deeds of Noggin’s wicked uncle; Nogbad the Bad!

Third Party are a UK and international touring company who in 2010 won a Peter Brook Award for their first visit to New Diorama Theatre with ‘The Tragical History of Dr Faustus.’

Press Quotes for Third Party

www.thirdparty.org.uk

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Creative Team

“A devilishly good night out” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Devil may care, boldness at its best” Time Out (Critics Choice)

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


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Photograph: Zach Ahern


Saturday 5th January - Saturday 23rd February

FIESCO

By Schiller. In a new version by Daniel Millar and Mark Leipacher

A tyrant has had a grip on Genoa for decades. A Republican conspiracy attempts to overthrow him. To be successful they need to convert a playboy count to their cause. The danger is that if Fiesco abandons his hedonistic lifestyle, he will see himself as the ideal candidate for power. Following their Peter Brook award-winning production of The Robbers and their OffWest End award-nominated production of Mary Stuart, The Faction continue their project of staging Schiller’s complete works with the UK Premiere of Fiesco. This exciting new production - the first opportunity for English language audiences to see this play in its 230 year history - launches The Faction’s ambitious Rep Season 2013 following their critically acclaimed and sell-out seven week season at the NDT last year.

Press Quotes for The Faction

HHHH“Faction’s thrilling, rough theatre-ish version made me feel that I had never seen the play before.” The Independent

Creative Team

Director Mark Leipacher

Performances

January 5, 8, 9, 10, 16, 18, 19, 22, 31 @ 19:30 February 7, 15, 20 @ 19:30 2, 16 & 23 @ 15:00

Ticket Prices

£15.50 / £12.50 (Concessions) See all three plays in the rep season for £40 (£35 conc)

The Faction are a young company who breathe new life into classic texts and stage them in an energetic, invigorating and often intense way. In 2011 they won a Peter Brook award for their NDT production of Schiller’s The Robbers. www.thefaction.org.uk

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


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Photograph: Zach Ahern


Friday 11th January - Saturday 23rd February

THREE SISTERS By Chekhov. In a new version by Ranjit Bolt

In a backwater town in rural Russia, the Prozorov sisters contend with mind-numbing boredom by aspiring to a return to city life in Moscow. The arrival of a new army commander brings their hopes and dreams into sharp focus in this hilarious and heartbreaking tragi-comedy. This is the world premiere of a fresh and invigorated new version from celebrated playwright and translator Ranjit Bolt whose adaptations have been produced by the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Peter Hall Company amongst others. Artistic Director Mark Leipacher directs The Faction’s first Chekhov production.

Press Quotes for The Faction

HHHH “they display a unity that augurs well for their future.” The Guardian

Creative Team

Director Mark Leipacher Music Thomas Whitelaw

Performances

January 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 23, 24, 25, 26 @ 19:30 February 1, 8, 16, 19, 23 @ 19:30 2 @ 11:00. 9 @ 3pm

Ticket Prices

£15.50 / £12.50 (Concessions) See all three plays in the rep season for £40 (£35 conc)

The Faction are a young company who breathe new life into classic texts and stage them in an energetic, invigorating and often intense way. In 2011 they won a Peter Brook award for their NDT production of Schiller’s The Robbers. www.thefaction.org.uk

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


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Tuesday 29th January - Saturday 23rd February

BLOOD WEDDING By Lorca. In a new version by Gareth Jandrell

Pain and passion are served in equal measures in Lorca’s visceral and tragic love story.

Creative Team

Set against the backdrop of rural Andalusia, the community spirit has been overshadowed by ongoing family feuds and violence. As desire takes hold of the Bride and her ex lover, vengeance must be sought and the world gets darker still...

January 29, 30 @ 19:30

Straight from the success of Othello as part of The Faction’s 2012 Summer Season, Associate Director Rachel Valentine Smith directs the exciting and invigorating world premiere version of Lorca’s masterpiece by Gareth Jandrell.

Ticket Prices

This is the final production of The Faction’s 2013 Rep Season before the ensemble embark on tour.

Director Rachel Valentine Smith

Performances

February 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 21, 22 @ 19:30. 23 @ 11:00

£15.50 / £12.50 (Concessions) See all three plays in the rep season for £40 (£35 conc)

Press Quotes for The Faction

The Faction are a young company who breathe new life into classic texts and stage them in an energetic, invigorating and often intense way. In 2011 they won a Peter Brook award for their NDT production of Schiller’s The Robbers.

HHHH “they display a unity that augurs well for their future.” The Guardian

www.thefaction.org.uk

HHHH“Faction’s thrilling, rough theatre-ish version made me feel that I had never seen the play before.” The Independent

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


Tuesday 26 February - Saturday 2 March

A STRANGE WILD SONG Left a single roll of film after his grandfather’s death, a man searches for meaning through the photographs inside. He discovers a surreal world of childhood and memory, where fragments of a halfremembered war explode into the present day calm. Accompanied by a live musical score, this Lecoq-trained company tell an unforgettable tale with a thrilling mixture of dynamic physical movement, stunning imagery and absurdist humour. Critically acclaimed Rhum and Clay bring a darkly comic story told in their visually unique and highly inventive style to NDT.

Press Quotes For Rhum and Clay “A top-notch ensemble” The Stage

“The rising stars of Absurd Physical Theatre” HHHHH Fringe Review

Creative Team

Cast Christopher Harrisson, Julian Spooner, Matthew Wells & Daniel Wilcox Live Music Laila Woozeer Design Alberta Jones Producer Sarah Wilson

Performances

Tues - Sat @ 19:30 Saturday Matinee @ 15:30

Ticket Prices

£13.50 / £11.50 (Concessions)

Rhum and Clay was born at L’Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris in 2010. Whilst training together in Paris, the company would spend long hours into the night drinking rum and making masks out of clay. It is these happy memories that have inspired the name under which the company now perform. www.rhumandclay.com

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


Tuesday 12th - Saturday 16th March

DISSOLVE What happens when, warning, your brain switches ‘offline’?

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Creative Team

You look in a mirror and see a face. You look down and see a body. You speak and hear a voice. But who are you?

Performances

Olivia has spent her career mapping the heavens but when her memories suddenly abandon her she has to redraw the map of her own life in the hope of finding herself somewhere in the middle.

Ticket Prices

Inspired by true stories, Awkward City presents an original one-woman show that explores the interplay between memory and identity. Awkward City are artists in residence at Northern Stage.

Press Quotes For Awkward City

Beautiful, touching and imaginative and I look forward to seeing more from this talented, exciting young company.” Arts Council North East

Director Amy Lewis Text Amy Lewis & Steve Spicer Performer Carla Lewis Tues - Sat @ 19:30 Saturday Matinee @ 15:30 £10.50 / £8.50 (Concessions)

Awkward City are a young emerging theatre company specialising in the development of original performances that combine elements of pop-culture, dance and multimedia. The company have performed in venues across the UK and abroad including Northern Stage, the BFI and Theater Forum Kreuzberg Berlin. www.awkwardcity.co.uk

“Joyous, romantic theatre, beautiful visuals and tip top performances.” Northern Stage

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


Tuesday 19 - Saturday 23 March

THE VACANT & RUT As part of the (Kindling) Project

Rut is the story of two theatre makers who undertook a year long period of competition with each other out in the real world. Applying for the same jobs, joining the same dating websites, entering cooking contests etc. Once they even walked the streets with placards reading “who do you think is nicer, me or him?” to find out where they stood. Rut has been devised by the performers under the direction of Rich Rusk who is currently an Associate Director of internationally acclaimed Gecko Theatre Company (The Overcoat, Missing).

The Vacant features two young women grappling with tantalisingly humungous ideas. Investigating the beautiful possibility of an afterlife, the true meaning of paradise and the mind boggling vastness of space. From the company that brought you Vertigo 2011 “It’s not often that I find myself laughing through tears in the theatre, but this is exactly what Vertigo caused me to do.” HHHHH Whats On Stage.

Creative Team Produced by

The (Kindling) Project team Rich Rusk, Sarah Crompton. Joe Bass. Tom Penn & Philippa Hogg Rut Director Rich Rusk Vacant Director Grace Williams & Philippa Hogg With Support from The Junction, Cambridge

Performances

Tues - Sat @ 19:30 Saturday Matinee @ 15:30 Both shows at every performance

Ticket Prices

£12.50 / £10.50 (Concessions)

The (Kindling) Project has been set up by Night Light to provide professional assistance to artists who are looking to create their own work for the first time. www.nightlighttheatre.co.uk

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 March

CERTAIN DARK THINGS You Need Me’s Certain Dark Things is a claustrophobic exploration of an illicit sexual relationship under Franco’s religious dictatorship of the 1950s.

Creative Team

The effects of Franco’s attempt to suppress the Basque culture are still felt today and in Certain Dark Things You Need Me tell the story of a young Basque boy and his sexual awakening under a brutally repressive regime.

Ticket Prices

The piece first premièred at the 2008 Hightide Festival with a company of Basque, Spanish and British actors and is staged in the round with live music. Following this success, the piece completed a sellout run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2009, was nominated for a Total Theatre Award and is now performing in London for the first time.

Press Quotes For Certain Dark Things

“Emotionally charged, almost flawless theatre. Certain Dark Things is the height of storytelling excellence.” HHHHH Fringe Review

Director Emily Watson Howes

Performances

Tues - Sat @ 19:30 Saturday Matinee @ 15:30 £12.50 / £10.50 (Concessions)

You Need Me are double Total Theatre award nominated for How It Ended and Certain Dark Things and have also been nominated for Best Ensemble at The Stage awards. A multinational storytelling company, they combine theatre with live music and sound effects to create intensely atmospheric and thought-provoking performances. You Need Me are resident at the Corn Exchange, Newbury. www.youneedme.org.uk

“Beautifully crafted work, creating images from the simplest props" HHHH British Theatre Guide

you need me For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


Tuesday 2 - Saturday 6 April

PRINCESS MONONOKE With the co-operation of Studio Ghibli, Whole Hog Theatre presents the world’s first theatrical staging of Hayao Miyazaki’s renowned animated film. Young warrior Ashitaka is a marked man. Cursed by a demon god whilst defending his village, he must leave his home forever to seek a cure. In the forbidding forests to the west, he is forced to reconcile the warring human forces and the animal deities of times past. In the midst of this bitter and bloody conflict, he meets the wolf god Moro and her human child San: Princess Mononoke. Using giant puppets made from recycled materials, visceral, physical storytelling and original live music, Studio Ghibli’s epic ecological fable is re-told for the stage.

Press Quotes for Whole Hog Theatre

“Innovative direction… Bravely tackled and performed with stylistic confidence and trademark direction.” A Younger Theatre “Vivid treatment... Striking sequences.” The Stage

Creative Team

Director Alexandra Rutter Dramaturg & Costume Polly Boon Puppet Master Charlie Hoare Musical Director Freya Bryson

Performances

Tues - Sat @ 19:30 Saturday Matinee @ 15:30

Ticket Prices

£13.50 / £11 (Concessions)

National Student Drama Festival Festgoers Award Winner for Five Kinds of Silence (Best Production 2011), Whole Hog Theatre are passionate about creative adaptation. Using bold combinations of dialogue, puppetry and dance theatre to create honest, powerful work, Whole Hog Theatre promote artistic integrity and provide opportunities for emerging artists. www.wholehogtheatre.com

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For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


Tuesday 16 April - Saturday 11 May

THE UNIVERSAL MACHINE A new musical about the life and death of Alan Turing It’s 1927. Young Alan Turing is at school developing the work of Einstein and Newton while doing anything to get out of PE.

Creative Team

It’s 1942. Newly engaged Alan Turing has done the impossible and broken the Nazi Naval Enigma Machine and secured the Battle of the Atlantic for the Allied Foreces.

Performances

It’s 1954. After being arrested for homosexuality and chemically castrated, Alan Turing is found dead at his home next to a half-eaten apple laced with cyanide.

£15.50

This new musical charts Alan Turing’s time at the infamous Station X at Bletchley Park and tells the whole story of one of the most important men by travelling back into his past and looking forward to the tragedy of his future.

Press Quotes for New Diorama & PIT

“Grade A comic timing. Fresh, frentic and very funny.” Time Out (Critics Choice) “Innovative, thought-provoking and full of low-key humour.” Fringe Guru HHHHH

Writer and Director David Byrne Composer Dominic Brennan Producer Leah Milner Tues - Sat @ 19:30 Saturday Matinee @ 15:00

Ticket Prices

Previous winners of the Writers’ Guild and List Magazine Awards for Drama and recipients of the Charlie Hartill Fund for new talent, PIT create original and odd theatre that sheds new light on the world around us and return to NDT after their hit show The Dark Room in 2012. PIT artistic director David Byrne is also Artistic and Executive Director of New Diorama Theatre. www.pit-online.co.uk

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or call 0207 383 9034


ANNOUNCING NEW DIORAMA STUDIOS Our mission to help great art and theatre happen while supporting and promoting local groups and projects is about to get a huge boost. It gives us great pleasure to announce that from summer 2013 New Diorama Studios will be up and running. Located just moments away from the theatre, New Diorama Studios will be an expansive centre for all the arts and home venue to many of our community groups and organisations. The Studios will feature: • An incredible central London location that is within walking distance of every tube line and minutes from the West End, Euston and Kings Cross stations. •

Over sixteen programmable spaces with rooms ideal for a vast array of purposes including workshops, rehearsals, auditions, counselling, therapeutic arts and meetings.

A large foyer space, ideal for showcasing projects, art and other exhibitions.

A shared base for small arts organisations.

Building on the work and reputation of the Diorama Arts Centre, New Diorama Studios will be an unparalleled new resource in the centre of London. More information will be available in October, 2012. Register your interest and keep up-to-date with the latest developments by emailing studios@newdiorama.com or telephoning the theatre office on 0207 419 2000.


Image by Richard Davenport


NDT SUPPORT Our mission here at NDT is to support, host and develop the work of emerging and established theatre companies. This season we’re continuing three important strands to our support that we think will make a huge difference to the artists we’re working with. These schemes wouldn’t happen without the help of individual supporters who back our work and the artists we encourage. If you’re a theatre company who’d like to come and work with us or you’d like to talk to us about how you might help support us, please send an email to NDT Artistic and Executive Director, David Byrne, at david@newdiorama.com. Artistic Director’s Fund – in memory of our late board member Irene Whitty, this fund is supported by individual donors and enables us to invest in emerging theatre companies. This season the fund is supporting production costs for several companies as well as providing everything from Press Agents to photographers, to enhance the work of artists presenting at NDT. NDT Emerging Companies Programme – applications are open for our first course aimed specifically at growing young theatre companies. Over a number of sessions, starting in October, theatre-professionals will mentor emerging theatre companies on a host of topics – providing these groups with vital guidance and contacts. This bespoke programme is the first of its kind and more details can be found on our website. Space and Time Week – to further our dedication to developing new work, we are offering a full week in this next season to supporting the creation and development of a new piece of theatre. This second week, scheduled for February, has been gifted to community theatre company Tin Horse Theatre. For details on how to apply to use a Space and Time Week for your company, please visit our website.


Photography: Richard Davenport

TALKING TO US WRITE TO US

To contact us simply drop an email to hello@newdiorama.com or twitter us on @newdiorama.com.

MAILING LIST

We regualarly send out a e-letter featuring what’s coming up at the NDT. If you’d like one delivered straight to your inbox drop us a note to social@ newdiorama.com to sign up.

SUPPORT US

Our work can only happen with the help and support of generous individuals and organsations. If you’d like to discuss how you might help us please email hello@ newdiorama.com.

VOLUNTEERING

We need reliable people who would like to give us some of their time as volunteers. Email volunteer@newdiorama.com for more information.

HIRING US The New Diorama Theatre is the perfect location for both corporate and private events. Our 80-seat theatre and light and airy foyer and bar are ideal for a large range of occasions: so far we’ve hosted conferences, birthdays, book launches and play readings. To discuss your event email us at hire@newdiorama.com.

If you’re a theatre company and would like to come and work with us here at the theatre we’d love to hear from you as well. To propose a project and to start a conversation please drop us an email at programming@newdiorama.com. We look forward to hearing from you!


YOUR VISIT Our cafe/bar is open from early in the morning to after each performance Monday to Friday (and an hour before each performance at the weekend) serving tea, coffee and light snacks. For opening hours or to find out how to hire the cafe space please visit our website.

NDT is also access friendly. If you have any access requirements, would like to book a wheelchair seat or a member of staff to take care of your guidedog during a performance, please call our Box Office to leave a message and a member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible.


Book at www.newdiorama.com or on 0207 383 9034

“A MUST VISIT DESTINATION FOR ALL LONDON THEATRE-GOERS”

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Principal Supporter

2012 Season Sponsor


NDT Season Brochure August 2012 - May 2013