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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Creative London: Theatre shows to add to your diary this Feb!

Until Mar 17 2012
Danielle Tarento presents The Pitch Fork Disney.
by Philip Ridley.
21 years after it came kicking and screaming into the world, The Pitchfork Disney has come of age... Presley and Haley are confronted with the scariest of all…what exactly happened to their parents? Director Edward Dick takes on this contemporary classic and reveals that Ridley's dark and glittering vision looks today more like breathtaking prophecy..
Venue: Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

2nd, 3rd, 4th February 2012 
Play Things.
A Festival of Staged Readings from Nine New Directors.
Nine playful directors are proud to be showcasing their work at the Albany in Deptford this February. Trained by some of the most pioneering theatre practitioners in the industry, they will be offering a smorgasbord of short plays by established playwrights and new writers.
The Festival is the culmination of the Director Traineeship run by StoneCrabs Theatre Company and will be comprised of three staged readings each night and will run from the 2nd until the 4th of February.
Tickets £5
Time 7.30pm.
Venue:The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG

9 Feb - 1 April 2012
Proliferation 5 Short Plays.
Featuring new works by internationally acclaimed playwrights, these five short plays traverse the period from the 1940s, when two Jewish immigrants in Birmingham make a world changing calculation, right through to 1989, when the collapse of the Soviet Union leaves entire nations in disarray - and the world on the brink of disaster.Plays by: Zinnie Harris, Ron Hutchinson, Lee Blessing, Amit Gupta and John Donnelly
Venue:Tricycle Theatre, 259 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR

11th February-17th March 2012
FILTER presents-A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
By William Shakespeare.
Directed by Sean Holmes and Designed by Linbury Prize Winner Hyemi Shin.
Expect a sonically surprising, visually arresting and respectfully mischievous version of Shakespeare’s classic.
Suitable for ages 11+
Tickets £12.50-£35
Venue:Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King St, W6 0QL

16th February -21st April 2012
Polka Theatre presents Michael Morpurgo’s Twist of Gold. Adapted by Simon Reade.
With Famine gripping in Ireland, Sean and Annie have just one chance at survival-they must find their father. Leaving their dying mother behind, they travel across the rough seas to America. Will Annie’s gold torc necklace be able to protect them? Will they ever be reunited with their family?
Suitable for ages 9+
Tickets from £10
Venue:Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1SB

Friday 17-Saturday 18th February
Seabright Productions present Indian Takeaway with Hardeep Singh Kohli.
Everyone loves a curry- after all, it is Britain’s national dish! Broadcaster, writer and Celebrity Master chef Hardeep Singh Kohli is on a mission to find the best Indian takeaway in the UK.
an interactive show with audience participation, Hardeep will race against time to prepare a scrumptious feast before the takeaway arrives. Along the way, he’ll be sharing tips, anecdotes and wonderful stories of his Scottish and Indian heritage. Lucky audience members coming on stage will have a chance to sample both meals.
Time 7:30
Tickets £11.50
Venue:Tara Theatre,356 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4ES

23rd February 2012
Nick Makoha in association with Mac Birmingham and Pippa Frith presents:My Father and other Superheroes.
 Directed by Benji Reid.
The day Nick Makoha realised he was going to become a father, he also realised he had no idea how to be one...follow Nick's journey as he discovers what it takes for a man to become a hero, and how a hero can be just a man.
Time 7.30pm
Tickets £8
Venue: The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford. SE8 4AG

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