Tristan Bates Theatre

JOHN THAW INITIATIVE

Showcasing Innovative Work-In-Progress Theatre

musicals | Drama | Stand Up | Cabaret | Verbatim | Plays | Devised Theatre | Monologues | Historic Drama | Short Stories

 

The Actors Centre is pleased to present the John Thaw Initiative Mental Health Season, featuring a diverse array of work-in-progress theatre developed by actors.

 

This is your chance to experience and be actively involved in the development of these exciting new pieces and to help the actors shape the pieces as they move towards full production.

 

 

Festival / Shows

Daisy May Is Breaking In

Daisy May Is Breaking In

Mon 25 June Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs.  It’s show time! Daisy May, a girl from the American South, takes her roots, charm, talents, and an eternal ray of sunshine t…...
What Would Julie Do?

What Would Julie Do?

Thu 28 June Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs.  What Would Julie Do? – How to Solve your problems and, with a little bit of luck, become practically perfect in every way. H…...
David Ferguson: Bum

David Ferguson: Bum

Fri 29 June Standard price: Pay What You Want  This is the hilarious stand-up piece about the life that happens after you try to stop living. Or at least what happened to me. Ment…...
BML: Work In Development

BML: Work In Development

Saturday 30th June 8pm Tickets £5A relaxed, lounge-style evening, with audience members encouraged to support the work of BML members.Book, Music & Lyrics is the only workshop…...
DMC

DMC

5th & 6th July 2018  8pm Run Time: 45 mins Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions)  An unapologetic, uninhibited, and unashamed look into young p…...
Better Days (There's Gonna Be)

Better Days (There's Gonna Be)

12th & 13th July 2018 8pm 1 hour £7/£5 concessions The year is 2020. It is the 28th of May. Following the closure of Fabric in 2016, ALL clubs have been closed…...
30 Days Of Blood

30 Days Of Blood

19th & 21st July 2018 8pm 35 mins £7/£5 concessions Everybody bleeds from time to time. Blood, sweat, and... tampons? Sara's period just won't stop - s…...
(don't) touch me

(don't) touch me

26th & 27th July 2018 8pm 1 hour £7/£5 concessions How does it feel to treat me like you do?This work will investigate what it means to touch and be touched as well…...
Moorcroft

Moorcroft

2nd & 3rd August 2018 8pm 1 hour £7/£5 concessions A team? A team of wit? A team of players. A bunch of mates coming together to have a kick about? What’…...
Rabbit Rabbit

Rabbit Rabbit

Rabbit Rabbit, written by Rob MundaySaturday 4th August 8pm Pay What You Want On the outskirts of the city locals crisscross and talk in circles in the wake of their neighbours suicide.…...
A Jar Of White Feathers

A Jar Of White Feathers

9th August 2018 8pm 1 hour £7/£5 concessions Until we meet again.A play following a young girls journey, feather by feather, as she discovers hope and faith in more tha…...
Central (Story) Line

Central (Story) Line

16th & 17th August 2018 8pm 1 hour £7/£5 concessions Central (Story) Line spans 67 years of friendship as they move from Churchill through Thatcher into Blair and b…...
The Coal Train

The Coal Train

23rd & 24th August 8pm 1 hour £7/£5 concessions They always cuss and they curse the coal train. Coal train takes men away from their families; deep down into t…...
Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter

30th & 31st August 2018 8pm 1 hour £7/£5 concession ‘I’m just trying to the be the best version of myself’ Peanut Butter depicts the story of…...
Right From The Start

Right From The Start

6th & 7th September 2018 8pm 80 mins £7/£5 concessions How well do you know the people you love?  Valerie is trying to leave David. They've been toget…...
Shadow Folk

Shadow Folk

20th & 21st September 2018 8pm 1 hour £7/£5 concessions Sometimes we need the right person to pull us out of the darkest of shadows and somewhere near the light.&nb…...
What If

What If

27th & 28th September 2018  8pm Run Time: 45 mins Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions)  ‘I just want to make sure you’re real. Tha…...
The President's Men

The President's Men

29th September 2018 8pm 1 hour £7/£5 concessions Gender politics.A presidents indiscretion comes back to haunt her.        …...