(formerly The Venue Theatre - also note the "The
Basement" is now "The Lounge")
Theatremonkey often highlights productions below. There are
often even more, so for a full schedule of events, see
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com, the official venue website.
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com for details.
Monday 5th until Saturday 24th June 2017
PRESS NIGHT: Thursday 8th June 2017 at 7.15pm
Red Scarf Theatre presents
by Michael Booth & Alistair Powning
directed by Kai Raisbeck
Monday to Friday at 7.15pm
Saturday at 3pm and 7.15pm
Runs 1 hour 20 minutes approximately.
All seats: £18
Australian new writing theatre brought for the first time to the UK. An intimate
theatrical experience at the dinner table of a 33rd birthday.
Audiences are immersed into the heart of a birthday party that spirals out of
Saskia is a teacher living in inner western Sydney and by all accounts her life
appears to be going well; a career she loves, friends she adores and the freedom
to enjoy it. To celebrate her 33rd birthday, she invites a handful of her
closest friends into her Sydney terrace for an evening of food, music and
laughter. But when her estranged little brother mysteriously shows up, the
proceedings take on a decidedly different turn, and a friendly evening ignites
into a wild night of booze, games, and shocking revelations.
Thirty-Three was written by Sydney based Australian playwrighting duo Michael
Booth & Alistair Powning and premiered in 2011. A feature film adaptation is
being made this year.
Red Scarf Theatre was founded in 2015 by Australian performer and producer,
Corinne Furlong. Red Scarf Theatre are an Australian company based in London
championing new writing and supporting the role of women in theatre. Their first
show opened at Rada Club Theatre to four and five star reviews.
Director Kai Raisbeck says “It’s hard to read this play without recognising one
of the characters, either in yourself, or amongst your friends. Thirty-Three
perfectly captures the chaos, peaks, troughs, turns and reveals of Saskia’s
tumultuous 33rd birthday party. The writers have created a story in an
unashamedly Australian setting with nuanced drama and comedy that draws us into
the story and carries us along until the chaotic end.”
Suitable for ages 16+
Designed by Charlotte Henery
Cast: Christopher Birks, Ben Dalton, Amy Domenica, Corinne Furlong, Doug Hansell,