What's On at The Lantern Theatre

Showdown Theatre Arts & Baltimore School for the Arts
Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, a dramatic, powerful and emotionally intense piece inspired by the AIDS memorial quilt and celebrates those who have lost their lives to AIDS. A series of heart-rending monologues and songs representing the feelings and stories of 30 individuals from all walks of life including those who contracted the virus from various sources during a time when little was known about how to cure it and also of friends and family members dealing with the loss, told in free verse with a blues, jazz and rock score.

Performed by an international cast from Showdown Theatre Arts and Baltimore School for the Arts, led by a team of directors and creatives from the UK and US including the recently 'Tony' nominated Donald Hicken and musical direction by Michael Sheppard.

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1st - 2nd June 2018, 7:30PM

Tickets £10.00

ACT Foundation in Acting
by The Presnyakov Brothers
translated by Sasha Dugdale

The extraordinary debut play from the Royal Court by two brothers from Siberia. A series of seemingly unrelated scenes portray the ordinary frustrations of everyday life: office workers bickering, a couple committing adultery, grannies complaining about their husbands. But the scenes unfold to reveal the mistrust and dysfunction that have become the norm, in Russia and elsewhere.

'A play with this title has an obvious resonance right now. But the extraordinary thing about this deft and brilliant piece by Siberia's Presnyakov Brothers is the way it extends... This is a play about the breakdown of society in contemporary Russia. What astonishes is the cool, sardonic wit that the Presnyakov brothers bring to their task... beautifully realised in Sasha Dugdale's translation'. Guardian

Directed by Daniel Finlay.

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10th - 12th July 2018, 8:00PM

Tickets £8.50 / £7.50