What's On at The Lantern Theatre



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ACT Foundation In Acting present
The Sweet Science of Bruising
by Joy Wilkinson

“When that bell rings, your life is entirely in your hands.”

London, 1869. Four very different Victorian women are drawn into the dark underground world of female boxing by the eccentric Professor Sharp. Controlled by men and constrained by corsets, each finds an unexpected freedom in the boxing ring. As their lives begin to intertwine their journey takes us through grand drawing rooms, bustling theatres and rowdy Southwark pubs where the women fight inequality as well as each other. But with the final showdown approaching only one can become the Lady Boxing Champion of the World…

Based on historical research into 19th century women’s boxing, The Sweet Science of Bruising is a fascinating new play by Joy Wilkinson (Verity Bargate Award winner and new series writer for Doctor Who). Featuring an ensemble cast, this is an epic tale of passion, politics and pugilism.

Directed by Graeme Dalling.

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Tue 18th May 2021, 8.00pm
Wed 19th May 2012, 8.00pm
Thur 20th May 2021, 8.00pm
Fri 21st May 2021, 8.00pm

Tickets £10.00 / £8.00


Prison Dialogues
By Mark C. Hewitt

Prison Dialogues consists of interweaving male and female dialogues set in the everyday of prison. Two men, three women and a text full of banter that leans playfully towards the futile.

Prison Dialogues is written by Mark C. Hewitt, whose last Brighton Fringe play, The Revenge Fantasy Club, was shortlisted for the Best New Play Award in 2013. This new play, which is loosely informed by the writer's observations while working as an artist in UK prisons, is performed by Leann O’Kasi, Sarah J. Lewis, Araba Jane, Connor Mills and Sonny Jaiteh. With incidental music by Brighton composer Peter Copley.

An LLL Production

Age suitability: 16 +
Content Warning: References to Mental Illness, References to Suicide/Self Harm, Swearing.


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Fri 28 May 2021, 7:45PM
Sat 29 May 2021, 7:45PM
Sun 30 May 2021, 7:45PM
Mon 31 May 2021, 7:45PM
Tue 1 Jun 2021, 7:45PM
Wed 2 Jun 2021, 7:45PM
Thu 3 Jun 2021, 7:45PM

Tickets £12.00 / £9.00



Rock Bottom
By Fresh Life Theatre

Shakespeare’s best loved clown, Bottom, is reimagined in Fresh Life Theatre’s new one-man show.

Bottom has spent his life pushing the people closest to him away, so it makes sense for him to perform a socially-distanced show. Combining the masterful wit and language of the Bard with fast-paced, sensitive new-writing, Charlie Day has created a production which has something for everyone. Bottom has been left to put a play on all by himself. Watch as he battles his demons, all in an effort to...make you like him.

Mental health is a very prominent issue in the world today, especially with everything people are going through. The show looks to open a discussion about mental health, especially men’s mental health, and hopefully make some men less reluctant to speak up.

So please, give Bottom the attention he needs!

Age suitability: 16 +
Content Warning: References to Mental Illness, Swearing, Triggering content.


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Tue 15th June 2021, 7.30pm
Wed 16th June 2021, 7.30pm

Tickets £7.00



Duty
By A Little Twisted

When a Nigerian family moves to London, it's a far cry from the life they'd hoped for. 'Duty' explores how detachment, discontent, gender and racial constructs play out for a young black woman, both in society and intimate relationships. Plus, the bittersweet hope of finding life's purpose in the midst of it all!

Age suitability: 13 +

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Sat 19th June 2021, 7.00pm

Tickets £10.00 / £8.60





Until Further Notice:

Tickets are limited as audience members will be socially distanced.

You can book tickets for members of your 'bubble' to sit together.

Masks or face coverings must be worn.