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Theatre503 - Autumn 2014

Season preview

THEATRE 503 has announced its programme for Autumn 2014 and it includes:

1. The London transfer of Bruntwood Prize Winner Anna Jordan’s acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe hit Freak, which runs from September 2 to September 27. Tickets: £15, £12 concessions.

Georgie is 30 with dirty secrets. She drinks in her bedroom and hides from the sun. Leah is 15 with teenage dreams. She practices her cum face and Veets. A lot. All-meat, all-sex, all vulnerable, all-powerful. There’s a first time for everything… Isn’t there?

Freak is presented by Theatre503 and Polly Ingham Productions.

2. Three short plays by celebrated writer Samantha Ellis – Starlore for Beginners and Other Plays, running from September 3 to September 20. Tickets: £12, £10 concessions.

Can a former lover upend your new relationship from beyond the grave? What do you do if you’re accused of witchcraft? And how do you cope when your own brain turns against you? Ellis explores these and other questions in what are described as quirky, fascinating and personal stories.

Acclaimed playwright Samantha Ellis’ other works include Cling To Me Like Ivy (Birmingham Rep) and the biblio-autobiography How To Be A Heroine (Chatto & Windus).

Jim Russell directs.

3. The world premiere of Blind Eye by Susannah Finzi, which runs from September 30 to October 25. Tickets: £15, £12 concessions.

It’s 1982 and three people are on the brink – a lawyer with a high profile case, an old man with a mission and a peace negotiator with a secret. Their lives are about to change. None as they intend.

Blind Eye is described as a compelling story of international law and personal morality, and how past bad acts infect present day relationships. Finzi’s ambitious debut play, it is directed by Benet Catty.

4. A festival of plays, talks and performances exploring the Latin homeland of Brazil – Red Like Embers: Contemporary Voices From Brazil – from October 28 to November 1. Tickets: £12, £10 concessions.

Brazil: the home of the carnival and a hot-bed of political protest, a land of natural beauty with a history of brutality. Theatre503 and CAL Arts present this festival of plays, talks and performance from the sensual heartland of Latin America. Erupting from a diverse cultural heritage, these vibrant and often violent stories, a blend of religion, sexuality and politics, will showcase the work of many playwrights, both new and established, that have never been seen outside their homeland.

5. Theatre503 Futures participant Stuart Slade’s first play Cans, staged with a full production – from November 4 to November 29. Tickets: £15, £12 concessions.

Jen’s Dad is dead. To make matters worse, Uncle Len has made it his mission to help her get over it. Hiding from a very hostile world in a very shitty garage, Len and Jen down cider, drown mice, talk crap, mend cats, share painful secrets, tell appalling jokes, and try to work out whether either of them has any kind of future whatsoever.

Dan Pick directs.

6. A Christmas family pantomime with a twist, Sleeping Trees’ Cinderella and the Beanstalk directed by Tom Attenborough, which runs from December 2 to January 10, 2015. Tickets: £15, £12 concessions.

Cinderella and the Beanstalk, a festive treat for those who love a Christmas panto and for those who don’t, follows Cinderella on a perilous adventure as the scheming Rumple Stiltskin blackmails the would-be princess into retrieving the coveted golden eggs from the top of the beanstalk.

Three performers recreate every character you’d expect to find in a Pantomime, as well as some you might not… singing, dancing and fighting their way through ninety minutes of ‘panto pandemonium’.

For more information or to book tickets, call the box office on 020 7978 7040 or visit

Theatre503’s West End Season at Trafalgar Studios continues with the transfer of Chris Urch’s 2013 hit Land Of Our Fathers.