Summer Nights In Space Reveal Cast And Crew!

Summer Nights in Space 
February 15th – February 19th 2017, 

VAULT Festival 

Press Night: February 15th 2017, 6pm

Hannah Elsy Productions is proud to announce the cast and crew of new science fiction musical Summer Nights in Space, coming to the VAULT Festival in February 2017. 

Summer Nights in Space is a glam space rock musical from composer Henry Carpenter (The Quentin Dentin Show), rooted in classic science fiction, using the bizarre setting of musical theatre to combine the song and dance of entertainment with the really big questions.
“This rock musical is a winner” The Upcoming on The Quentin Dentin Show
Matthew Jacobs Morgan (Love, Nina and Cuffs, BBC1 and Wasted, E4) plays John Spartan, a dedicated professional astronaut, who has worked all his life to achieve his dream of going into space. 

Morgan’s theatre credits also include Our Town, Almeida Theatre and The Hive, Jackson’s Lane. He is joined by Candice Palladino (4 Fit Girls Hit London, Fish Overboard Pictures and Everybody Dies, Edible Brains Productions – Nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role at the Planet Connections Theater Festival) as the ferocious and sexy Alien, and Benjamin Victor as Lethal Space Bizzle (brash, effortless and sleeping with your wife) and the Computer (stuck on board the spaceship and leading an unexpressed inner life).

The show will be directed by Sinead O’Callaghan (Peter and the Starcatcher, Arena Theatre and Gentle Tim, VAULT Festival 2016), who is also working on The Lock In for Over The Limit Theatre at VAULT Festival 2017. Returning from Hannah Elsy Productions’ The Quentin Dentin Show are Lara Davidson (Design and Lighting Design) and Caldonia Walton (Movement).

 “High voltage mayhem (…) absolutely unmissable” Grump Gay Critic on The Quentin Dentin Show

Summer Nights in Space, a sequel to The Quentin Dentin Show, continues writer Henry Carpenter’s breakdown of a “broken future”. 

This production is part of VAULT Festival’s “Proxima V” programming strand of science fiction/ futuristic work for 2017.

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Golden Age Theatre Presents: Boy Stroke Girl At Etcetra Theatre 

ETCETRA THEATRE, Camden – London NW1

Preview: 20th Feb 2017
28th Feb – 12th March 2017

Can you fall in love with someone if you don’t know their gender? 

Peter finds out when he falls for the sexually ambiguous ‘Blue’.
Their relationship poses a challenge to Peter’s identity, forcing him to face some difficult questions: To what extent are we all encouraged to conform to narrow culturally defined stereotypes, to label and to pigeon-hole ourselves?
Are these labels a form of straight jacket and by adapting to them do we compromise our true nature?

Casting caution to the wind, Peter’s passion for ‘Blue’ provokes prejudice and hostility from friends and family in a tale of sexual liberation and shattered taboos.

Written and Directed by Ian Dixon Potter
Performed by Ilaria Ciardelli, Thomasin Lockwood, Gianbruno Spena and Duncan Mason

Reviews of BOY STROKE GIRL:

“Perfectly written” “Simple yet beautiful”
★★★★★ LondonTheatre1

“Makes the audience question their own assumptions and judgements”
★★★★ West End Wilma

 “A truly stimulating piece of theatre” “Complicates and liberates ideas of human behaviour” “Powerful and unique”
Scatter of Opinion

The Doppel Gang Are The Coolest Set In Town- At Tristan Bates Theatre 

The Doppel Gang

Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP 

Tuesday 17th January– Saturday 11th February 2017
 

Press Night: Wednesday 18th January 2017, 7.30pm

The Doppel Gang, a new comedy by Dominic Hedges, explores the wild wit of iconic comedy giants The Marx Brothers. Presented by Just Some Theatre Company, The Doppel Gang has generous helpings of British humour and humility.

As the Blitz ravages London, a hopeless theatre manager persuades a desperate double act and a not-so-convincing male impersonator to join him in an audacious stunt – impersonating The Marx Brothers. With one last roll of the dice, this group of entertainers battle to save the theatre from closure. The curtain is about to rise but so are the stakes as an unprecedented series of revelations leads to an exhilarating chain of events. Will anyone believe they are the real Marx Brothers?

The Doppel Gang fuses classic British comedy with the endless energy of the Marx Brothers, who at the time the play is set were dominating the comedy scene in the US. With its precision timing and authentic 40s soundtrack, the audience are transported to wartime London and the antics used to boost morale.
Playwright Dominic Hedges comments, 

There are so many similarities between our comedy and that of our American cousins. We both think we’re hilarious and we both think we’re smarter than one another. Groucho Marx’s lightning wit versus Eric Morecambe’s wry asides for instance. I guess I’ve tried to pit us up against them, all the while hiding ourselves from the horrible reality of our Second World War surroundings. It’s as though the faster we talk, the less real life is.

Jake Urry and Peter Stone of Just Some Theatre comment, 

We are thrilled to be bringing The Doppel Gang to London. The show is packed with energy, featuring a cast of lovable rogues and their badly devised scheme to impersonate the Marx Brothers in pursuit of a quick buck. The Doppel Gang appeals to lovers of classic comedy, old theatre tradition and good old sarcastic British humour – and of course The Marx Brothers!