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September - December 2010

Up and Running Season all theatre starts here


Photography: David McCaul

Photography: Laurie Young


1st - 2nd September

Another Someone Should we aspire to be the best? Or to be happy?

Happiness is what it’s all about- how to be happy. Happiness feels like pancakes for breakfast, a squidgy parcel through the letterbox, new shoes, the distant smell of garlic and onions frying....Happiness feels like being the best, like winning, like getting an A, like people knowing who you are. RashDash look at young people living in a world where success equals happiness, where ‘ordinary’ isn’t good enough.

Creative Team

Performers: Abbi Greenland, Helen Goalen, Marc Graham & Becky Wilkie Composer: Becky Wilkie Choreography: RashDash Dramaturg: David McCaul

Performances

Wed - Thurs @ 19:30

Ticket Prices £10.50

24th - 26th September

Footprints Under The Pavement A stroll around the stories and streets of West Euston

Cows in the road, bombs in the sky, revolution at the roundabout, a factory in flames, a canal beneath the allotments, a lottery to come to the UK, dancing all night, an enormous pat of butter – and love on a motorbike. Two trainee tour guides take you on a walk around the local area, uncovering the people and stories who lived there in years gone by, as collected through interviews with local residents. But what starts as a lovely tour is soon interrupted by the ghost of comedian, actor and ex-local resident Kenneth Williams. Has anyone seen his house? There’s a skyscraper in his kitchen, and strangers in the living room! Things ain’t what they used to be round here...

Creative Team

David Benson, Pete Lawson Guy Holland & Carey English

Performances Fri 24 - Sun 26th @ 13:30 Free to Local Residents call 020 7419 2000 for tickets.

Think No Evil Of Us For 3 performances only David Benson’s Fringe First winning show comes to Camden. Having debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in 1996, the show has played in the West End and toured the country ever since.

Sat 4th @ 20:00 Sun 5th & 19th @ 15:30 £11

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or telephone our Box Office on 0844 2090 344


Photography: Thomas Edwards


7th - 25th September

SPARE

How to screw up a society in 40,032 ways...

I don’t care about what causes things because caring won’t do any good. There is no reason for anything. These things happened. They just did. Nothing caused them. They just happened. Sebastian Rex (“A writer with a distinct and intriguing vision” Jeremy Kingston of The Times) presents us with a raw, provocative and absurd look at power and control. The play is written in gender-neutral language and performed by a cast of eight who will change roles every show. With 40,03 possibilities of casting, you are sure to get a different statement with every performance.

Creative Team

Writer & Director Sebastian Rex Designer Kasper Hansen Lighting Designer Claire Childs Original Music Theo Holloway Graphic Designer Will Beeston

Performances

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

Ticket Prices £12 / £9

Acting Like Mad is a Londonbased theatre company that aims to devise weird and wonderful worlds. Their last production was Time Out Critics’ Choice.

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or telephone our Box Office on 0844 2090 344


27th September - 2nd October

BURN MY HEART Set during the Mau Mau uprising in 1950’s Kenya and the ensuing bloody State of Emergency, two boys’ lives are changed forever as their friendship and loyalty are blown apart by fear and betrayal. Drawing on African music and movement styles, combined with a powerful mix of text and physical story-telling theatre, Burn My Heart is a fast-paced, devastating, and highly relevant story, not to be missed! Burn My Heart is based on the novel by award winning author Beverley Naidoo and adapted by playwright Rina Vergano. “Burn My Heart moves, enlightens and reminds us about a time in British colonial history, a time of African struggle, that helps us to understand how things are now with a little more insight. And, most of all, it is a fine story of friendship, trust, betrayal and loss” The Guardian

Burn my Heart is a Trestle unmasked performance in collaboration with Blindeye.

Creative Team

Director Oliver Jones Designer Anoushka Athique Lighting Designer John Purkis Composer Juwon Ogungbe Associate Artist Emily Gray Assist Director Emma Whittaker

Performances Tues - Sat @ 19:30 Matinee Sat @ 15:30 Ticket Prices £12.50/£10.50 School Groups

To enquire about special rates for secnondary school and colleges please call 020 7419 2000.

Special Event Award-winning Author Beverley Naidoo will be attending a question and answer session after the Friday 1st October performance. Free to all sameday ticket holders

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or telephone our Box Office on 0844 2090 344


Photography: Jay Sheldon


5th - 23rd October

9:21 to SHRUB HILL Weighed down by the stress of modern life, caught up in the commuter bustle - have we forgotten how to play, unable to savour the here-and-now? A toddler rushes onto a morning train carriage, scene of the daily grind, a rhythmic routine, cramped and crowded amongst strangers. Suddenly, the lives of the passengers begin to change: they begin to remember... Waxwing Theatre present their own brand of uplifting, thought-provoking theatre, with a rich mix of physical theatre and puppetry.

Creative Team

Director Ed Bartram

Performances

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

Ticket Prices £10.50/£12.50

School Bookings

To enquire about special rates for school and college groups please call 020 7419 2000. This performance may be of particular interest to those studying devised theatre.

“A joy to watch” Remote Goat “Strong performances, exceptional direction…A must-watch” Extra Extra

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or telephone our Box Office on 0844 2090 344


Photography: Patrick Baldwin


27th October

Spare Tyre presents...

I’m an Artist, let me in! Prepare to be confronted by an exhilarating showcase of five honest, moving new performances by inspirational artists with learning disabilities.

Creatives

Murder mystery, energising dance, hilarious comedy both visual and audio, and intimate theatre.

Ticket Prices

Director Arti Prashar

Performance Times 11:30, 14:00 & 19:30.

£7/£5 concessions & groups of 5

Conceived by inc.Theatre Ensemble, Spare Tyre’s company of artists with learning disabilities.

29th - 30th October Spare Tyre presents...

SAFE

But wait. Is this a performance, or a hazard? How far should we go to eliminate risk? The cross departmental Tsar insists on boxticking, risk-assessing and safe-guarding, desperately trying to create a ‘safe’ environment. What must we sacrifice? The voices of those we are trying to protect? A satirical piece of theatre that is at once affecting, exasperating and hilarious. Performed by HotPots, Spare Tyre’s company of artists aged 60+.

Spare Tyre Masterclass:

Nurturing the creative impulse A rare opportunity to ask this pioneering Company how they do what they do. Sat 30th October 10am – 4pm Tickets: £80 (£40 concessions) To book the masterclass email info@sparetyre.org

Creatives

Director Arti Prashar Writer Pete Lawson

Performances

Fri 29th Oct @ 14:00 & 19:30 Saturday 30th Oct @ 19:30

Ticket Prices

£7/£5 concessions & groups of 5 Spare Tyre’s history of producing bold and powerful theatre that inspires and challenges communities, artists and audiences stretches over thirty years. Spare Tyre’s practice is based upon harnessing, capturing and valuing life experience.

“All the performances brought an honesty and an integrity that is so often missed in theatre.” Nate Sence, High Tide

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or telephone our Box Office on 0844 2090 344


9th - 27th November

Schiller’s

THE ROBBERS

A new version by Daniel Millar and Mark Leipacher “Force the gates, storm the place, and kill anyone in your way. He’s in there.” An overnight sensation at its premiere, the play that propelled Schiller to stardom remains a fierce, fast and furious exploration of modern masculinity. Franz is a cold, cunning manipulator obsessed with materialism, embarking on a quest for money and power. Karl is an attractive, charismatic rebel, hiding out in the forest and inciting an anarchic revolution. They couldn’t be more different. Yet these two brothers are locked in a dangerous competition for their father’s love and a vast inheritance.

Creatives

Director Mark Leipacher Lighting Matt Graham Music Thomas Whitelaw

Performances

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

Ticket Prices £12 / £9

Special Events

Schiller’s Birthday Party Wed 10th November

Celebrate Schiller’s 251st Birthday with members of the cast at this post-show party. A belated Oktoberfest event with a traditional bier hall and bratwurst grill. Lederhosen optional but not compulsory. £5 or free for same-night ticket holders.

Tackling violence, class, religion, civil liberties and state intervention, this shocking and relevant debut play is unleashed in an exciting new version as part of the faction theatre co.’s monumental project to stage Schiller’s complete works.

Demetrius Project

Post-Show Talk Wed 17th November Join members of the cast and creative team for a special behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this new production. Tickets £5 or free for audience members.

Patrons’ Evening

Sun 21st November

Ever wanted to decide how a play should end? Schiller’s final work Demetrius remained unfinished at the time of his death. Whether you’re an experienced writer ready with a pitch or simply full of imagination and ideas, then the faction theatre co. want to hear from you. Come down to the project launch to hear more. Free event.

Wednesday 24th November

An exclusive event for supporters of the faction theatre co. Enjoy their latest production with a champagne reception on arrival, complimentary interval drinks and a post-show question and answer session with members of the cast and creative team. To find out more about becoming a patron of the company visit www.thefaction.org.uk/support.html

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or telephone our Box Office on 0844 2090 344


Illustration: Tony Ross


Tuesday 30th November - 23th December

GRANNY’S CHRISTMAS JOURNEY

For children 3 to 5 years old and all grown ups

It is that time for family get-togethers but for Granny Onie this is not so simple.

Creatives

A silly argument with her daughter, all that time ago, threatens to put a dampener on what should be a happy occasion. Onie is desperate to see her granddaughter Bella, whom she loves so dearly.

Performances

Determined to put things right, Granny Onie sets out on a journey to make things better, but when she loses Bella’s beautiful gift she unexpectedly remembers what is was like to lose things when she was a child.

School Groups

Rummaging through a lifetime of luggage, back to the time when she herself was little, Granny Onie shares special moments of her childhood, from the quiet of loneliness to the giddy heights of achievement and the glorious satisfaction of warm praise, Granny’s Christmas Journey explores the small child’s eye-view of the big world of emotions.

Writer & Actress Carey English Director Guy Holland

Tues - Fri @ 10:30 & 13:30 Sat @ 11:00 & 14:00

Ticket Prices £6

To enquire about special rates for school and nursery groups please call 020 7419 2000.

Presented in Quicksilver’s warm and intimate style the play, a visually delightful comedy with a posse of puppets, will be performed by that wonderful writer and actress Carey English whose plays for young children are lauded and performed worldwide.

For tickets visit www.newdiorama.com or telephone our Box Office on 0844 2090 344


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The New Diorama specalises in the work of performance companies and ensembles and is run and managed by Quicksilver Theatre.

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Guy Holland - CEO & Co-Artistic Director David Byrne - Theatre & Programme Manager Louisa Charles - Finance Manager Sophie Wallis - Theatre Assistant Associates:

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15 - 16 Triton Street, Regents Place, London, NW1 3BF Warren Street, Euston Square, Great Portland Street, Regents Park

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Pete Lawson

Wheelchair spaces available for each performance and there is an accessible toilet Guide and hearing dogs are welcome in the auditorium (please inform us when you book)


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