Tristan Bates Theatre

JOHN THAW INITIATIVE SEASON

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 inaugural season of the John Thaw Initiative, 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

Improv Revealed

Improv Revealed

Sat 20 January & Sat 3 February Standard Price: Pay What You Want Experienced improv group “Sprout” showcase how to access your imagination in “Improv Revealed”.Come …...
Killing It

Killing It

A Black Comedy Play Fri 26 January Standard Price: Pay What You Want A reading of Killing It by Josephine Starte, directed by Lily McLeish.A black comedy about grief, politics, dementia an…...
The Plays The Thing

The Plays The Thing

Sat 27 January Standard Price: Pay What You Want Impro group “Sprout” will be regular hosts in an evening showcasing new groups and new improvised performance formats in a first half…...
Baby Elephant in the Room

Baby Elephant in the Room

Verbatim Physical Theatre Thu 1 - Fri 2 February Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs.Using a diverse range of true accounts from a selection of women, this piece of Verbatim Physical Theatre…...
Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best

Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best

Biographical Theatre Thu 8 February  Starndard Price: £7/£5 Concs. ‘Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best’ is a short play focusing on a turbulent weekend footballing leg…...
Four Loyalty Cards

Four Loyalty Cards

 Monologues Fri 9 February  Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs. Four Loyalty Cards consists of four brand-new monologues written and directed by Jamie Christian. Presented by…...
Meiwes/Brandes

Meiwes/Brandes

Dark Comedy Musical Thu 15 - Fri 16 February  Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs.Two strangers with the same, sick desire share their fantasies online. Their first and only meeting is …...
Jam Jars

Jam Jars

Dark Comedy Play Thu 22 - Fri 23 February Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs.  After two years of no communication, Vicky’s old friend Tom turns to her for comfort. It’s n…...
Foundry 18: Active Feedback

Foundry 18: Active Feedback

Improvised Theatre Sat 24 Feb & Sat 24 Mar Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs.Each month FOUNDRY18 show what we have been working on to an audience of active participants. We won’…...
The Far Extended Baleful Power of the Lie

The Far Extended Baleful Power of the Lie

One-Man Show Thu 1 March Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs." A man's character is the only Kingdom he should seek to conquer"This is a piece of solo theatre that brings its a…...
Moments: A Room 113 Workshop

Moments: A Room 113 Workshop

Improvised Moments Fri 23 March  Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs.Moments is a piece created to highlight the most pivotal events within the time scale of a relationship. The worksho…...
Silent

Silent

Verbatim Theatre Thu 8 March - Sat 10 March Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs.One actor. Twenty-one stories. Over 47,000 possibilities. You’re in charge.‘Silent.’ is a bo…...
Let’s Create a Stand Up Set

Let’s Create a Stand Up Set

Stand-Up Comedy   Thu 15 March Standard Price: £7/£5 concs. Jokes don’t materialise out of thin air. Nor does inspiration always strike when needed. So there are tech…...
Daisy May Is Breaking In

Daisy May Is Breaking In

Cabaret   Fri 16 March 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 sunsh…...
Island Song

Island Song

Musical  Thu 29 March - Fri 30 March Standard tickets: £7/£5 Concs. FIVE NEW YORKERS are caught in a twisted love affair… with the CITY. This unique musical will exp…...