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Drama St Mary's Announces Spring Production Programme

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Drama St Mary's Announces Spring Production Programme

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Drama St Mary’s at St Mary’s University, Twickenham has announced its Spring and Summer 2014 production programme, featuring a mixture of student and external theatre company performances. Seven plays, drawing on inspiration from several prominent writers and directors, will be on offer between February and May, with brand new shows from professional theatre companies Les Enfants Terribles and New International Encounter included alongside high-quality productions from St Mary’s Physical Theatre and Theatre Arts students. The new season begins on February 12th with The Chalk Circle, an adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s work The Caucasian Chalk Circle, which will be performed by Level 2 Physical Theatre students. The play is a story of a peasant girl who looks after an abandoned child during an uprising, and the resulting dispute between her and the boy’s mother when she returns and demands custody. Italo Calvino provides the inspiration for the Level 3 Physical Theatre’s performance of Smog, which will be directed by Mitch Mitchelson, while the works of Alfred Hitchcock and Edgar Allen Poe form the basis of Ernest of the Pale Moon, which sees St Mary’s welcome back Les Enfants Terribles after their performance of The Trench at the University last year. The 2014 season also sees former student Katie Henry return to direct Christa Winsloe’s Children In Uniform, a pioneering work that was one of the first to actively explore the topic of homosexuality in the early 20th Century. Rounding off the formidable list of historical writers is Moliere, whose farce The Reluctant Doctor, telling the story of a drunken peasant who is mistaken for a brilliant doctor, is to be performed by Level 2 Physical Theatre students. The other highlights of the programme are the new devised work by Drama St Mary’s Postgraduate Physical Theatre students, who are looking to build on the success of Skone Oke last December, and New International Encounter bringing their production Pim and Theo to Twickenham, ensuring that St Mary’s builds on its repertoire of exciting theatre companies to perform at the University. For more information about the new drama season, and to book tickets, please email boxoffice@stmarys.ac.uk or visit the Drama St Mary’s website.
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