Tristan Bates Theatre

WORKING CLASS STORIES

 

The Actors Centre is proud to announce the participating productions in their next season of the John Thaw Initiative, in association with Actor Awareness. The season will run from January to March 2019, and comprise 21 productions over 40 performance dates.

The John Thaw Initiative offers a platform for artists to take creative risks and achieve vital feedback with work still in development without any financial pressure. Previous seasons have included the Mental Health Season, where each show explored an area of mental health, and was followed by a discussion and Q&A with invoted guests; the Graduate Season, which selected the very best submisisons from students graduating from drama schools across the country, and gave many of these actors their first professional credit; and most recently, the Blacktress UK season, offering opportunities exclusively for women of the African diasopra, and curated in association with the fabulous Blacktress UK.

The Actors Centre is a place where diversity and creativity is celebrated and supported – and this season has been curated to support Working Class artists, who often struggle to find opportunities in the industry that aren’t financially crippling. Every participant in this season’s Initiative identifies as Working Class, and each piece explores the theme of ‘class’. 

The season has been curated in association with Actor Awareness – an organisation created to address the imbalance of opportunity and representation for Working Class artists in the performing arts. You can read more about their vital work HERE.

WORKING CLASS STORIES runs from 3rd January to 30th March 2019. All tickets are £7 standard, £5 concession. Please see below for further information on each production.

 

Festival / Shows

Sponges

Sponges

SPONGES by Urszula Kucharczyk  25th January 8pm £7/£5   "do you think that here you will run away from poverty?"  "Sponges&q…...
Walk Of Shame

Walk Of Shame

Glass Half Full Theatre presents WALK OF SHAME by Stephanie Silver  26th January 8pm £7/£5  For Liam it's a night of glory. For Alice its a wal…...
Taking Liberties

Taking Liberties

TAKING LIBERTIES by Caroline Gray  28th & 29th January 8pm £7/£5  A comedy that charts the life of down on her luck Amy as she tries to reconnect wit…...
Hard Graft

Hard Graft

HARD GRAFT by Steven Bush & Stefan Collins  5th & 6th February 8pm £7/£5  Hard Graft isn’t just about the work, it’s about a way…...
Play 2

Play 2

PLAY 2 by Scott Howland  8th & 9th February 8pm £7/£5  The dark and twisted world of ‘Nothing to Perform’ has reopened to reveal ‘P…...
The Toad In The Hole

The Toad In The Hole

THE TOAD IN THE HOLE by Simon James  14th & 15th February 8pm £7/£5  A dark comedy about ‘class’ in the classroom. Three primary sch…...
Lost Crystals

Lost Crystals

LOST CRYSTALS by Anni Swinburn  21st & 22nd February 8pm £7/£5  9 monologues. 1 missing girl. Where is she?  Nine interconnecting monologue…...
Swallow

Swallow

SWALLOW by Freya Hannan-Mills  27th & 28th February 8pm £7/£5   1…2…3…Swallow  Sleep deprived and tortured watchi…...
Sad About The Cows

Sad About The Cows

SAD ABOUT THE COWS by Michelle Payne  1st & 2nd March 8pm £7/£5  What happens if you succumb to the temptation of a Milky Bar Button?  &lsq…...
Classified

Classified

Loosely Based Theatre Company present CLASSIFIED by Jayne Woodhouse 6th & 7th March 8pm £7/£5  Three short, interlinking plays exploring the impact o…...
Going Under

Going Under

WoLab presents GOING UNDER by Alistair Wilkinson  8th & 9th March 8pm £7/£5  A new play on chemicals, cock and connection “I always t…...
Fit For Work

Fit For Work

FIT FOR WORK by Louise Powell  13th & 14th March 8pm £7/£5  Is she fit to decide whether he’s fit for work? Terry is applying for ESA (Emp…...
Buried

Buried

Bag Of Beard present BURIED by David Spencer 15th & 16th March 8pm £7/£5  In 1943, in the midst of World War II, on the third floor of a quayside hot…...
Class

Class

Spur of the Moment presents CLASS by Alyce Louise-Potter  21st & 22nd March 8pm £7/£5  We are celebrating being working class; not comparin…...
Borders (Miganhu)

Borders (Miganhu)

BORDERS (MIGANHU) by Mandi Chivasa  27th & 28th March 8pm £7/£5  Storytelling mixed with song and movement transports the audience to modern-day…...
In The Shadow Of The Black Dog

In The Shadow Of The Black Dog

All The Pigs presents IN THE SHADOW OF THE BLACK DOG by Daniel Hallissey 29th & 30th March 8pm £7/£5  It’s Worth Your Time  &lsq…...