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 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.

 

Applications are closed for the next season of the John Thaw Initiative.  For more information on how to apply please click here.

 

Festival / Shows

Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes

Thu 19 & Fri 20 April  Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs.  Marco?Just a regular evening in London when Alex meets Sam. Just a typical afternoon when Sam decides to …...
The Plays The Thing

The Plays The Thing

Sat 21 April Thu 26 April Sat 12, 19 May Sat 16 June Standard Price: Pay What You Want Impro group “Sprout” will be regular hosts in an evening showcasing new groups and new impro…...
Meiwes/Brandes

Meiwes/Brandes

Fri 27 & Sat 28 April  Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs. Two strangers with the same, sick desire share their fantasies online. Their first and only meeting is fol…...
Ripped

Ripped

Mon 30 April Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs.  “My knuckles crack in Winter and start bleeding and I have scars lashed across my hands. It makes me look like I’m a fight…...
Writing Plays Right

Writing Plays Right

Fri 4 May Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs. This is a new play reading event for people who have a new play that they would like to have read for the first time. This is a very important …...
Improv Revealed

Improv Revealed

Sat 5 May Sat 2, 9, 23 June Standard Price: Pay What You Want  Experienced improv group “Sprout” showcase how to access your imagination in “Improv Revealed”.C…...
We Caught a Burglar

We Caught a Burglar

Thu 10 & Fri 11 May Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs. When best friends Charlie and Graham capture an intruder in their home they’re left with a simple decision, let him go…...
Dangerous Giant Animals

Dangerous Giant Animals

Thu 17 May Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs. A kick. A scream. A tantrum. When it comes to disability, what’s allowed? What’s forbidden?This is a middle child story of th…...
My S.O.R.T

My S.O.R.T

Thu 24 & Fri 25 May Standard price: £7/£5 Concs.  LONDON.  Population 8.7 Million.The average Londoner sees over 300 faces when commuting to work and school.  But …...
Foundry 18: Active Feedback

Foundry 18: Active Feedback

Improvised Theatre Sat 26 May Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs. Each month FOUNDRY18 show what we have been working on to an audience of active participants. We won’t show…...
Fragments

Fragments

Thu 31 May & Fri 1 June Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs. Fragments is a new piece of devised physical theatre from RADA MA students, exploring the life and work of Antonin Artaud.It …...
Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

Thu 7 June & Fri 8 June Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs. Schizophrenia; an intense one-hour theatre production that blends memories, verbatim text and gifted music to creat…...
Lemmata

Lemmata

Thu 14 June Standard Price: £7/£5 Sophie has a choice to make, the most difficult decision of her life, it’s a battle of emotional and logical thoughts, which will win out?This…...
Baby Love

Baby Love

Fri 15 June Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs.  What happens when you want to have a baby and it just doesn’t happen naturally?Infertility affects one in six couples in the UK. …...
Broken

Broken

Thu 21 & Fri 22 June Standard Price: £7/£5 Concs.  Billy Milligan is a young man struggling with Multiple Personality Disorder who is accused of crimes that he believes…...
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…...