We are delighted to welcome Lucy back to our stage on her way to the Edinburgh Festival with 'Showmanship'
“People will pay to believe that anything is possible”
1935. Dust Bowl America. As the worst recorded dust storm in history is about to hit - a storm which will come to be known as The End of the World - the tinpot “BoonDog Circus” rolls into town.
Myra Collins, the fortune-teller, is plying her trade, for there is trade here to be done. People are desperate for even the smallest sign of hope, and Myra is no different. But these are desperate times, and hope comes at a price…
A darkly funny, one act psychological thriller based on research into charlatan psychics throughout history. Laced with poignancy and devilry, "Showmanship" is the next circus installment by the multi award-winning BoonDog Theatre.
After their debut play, The State vs John Hayes, BoonDog Theatre began developing an interweaving series of plays, all set within the same 1930s travelling circus. The series began with 'The Stooge' and continued last year with 'Goody', which won the Les Enfants Terribles "Greenwich Partnership Award".
Written & performed by Lucy Roslyn.
The monarch and her most powerful subject. One believed there was no such thing as society: the other had vowed to serve it.
Sep 1st to 8th 2018
Moira Buffini’s witty drama opens the clasp on the antipathy between Mrs Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth II by imagining the dialogue at the weekly audience given by HMQ to her Prime Minister. The play reflects on real historical events and is evenly balanced in terms of the stance taken by each woman on particular occasions, though it could be argued that the monarch has the best lines, and that it offers a good illustration of why Mrs T. inspired hatred and admiration in equal measure !
“Moira Buffini's high-spirited and shrewd piece cleverly explores the nature of history – and what might have gone on behind closed doors” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“Moira Buffini’s funny, insightful and beautifully acted play about Margaret Thatcher’s relationship with the Queen . . . . is a fresh, exciting and intelligent piece of theatre that cries out for your support.” Tim Walker, in the Daily Telegraph.
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