Saturday, 28 April 2012
The London Premier
John Osborne's First Play
The Devil Inside Him
Set in a 1950s boarding house in the rolling hills of the Welsh Valleys, The
Devil Inside Him tells the story of Huw Prosser, a young man suffocating in
his tight-knit Methodist community. He is bullied by his father, who
thinks he is soft in the head, and, when his erotic poems are discovered, he
is subjected to sermons by the local preacher. As he desperately searches
for a way to express himself, and reaches out for the love he so urgently
needs, he unearths the dark and wild side of a man who has never been
understood; and when he finds himself alone with the pretty, teasing servant
girl he finds his thoughts turning to murder...
Written when he was only 20, The Devil Inside Him reflects both the turmoil
of the social changes affecting post-war Britain, and the beginnings of the
Angry Young Man genre that changed the face of British Theatre, much of
which had it's origins in his own troubled childhood.
Although the play was produced briefly in 1950, it lay lost in the recesses
of the British Library until 2009. The White Bear is staging this play as
part of its Lost Classic policy, following on from the "sensational revival"
(**** Guardian) of Personal Enemy, another of Osborne's early plays.
Personal Enemy subsequently transferred to the Brits Off Broadway festival
in New York.
1st May - 26th May
Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm, Sundays at 6.00pm
Tickets: £14 (£10 Conc.) but only £10 to Kennington Association Members
Box Office: 020 7793 9193
Online Booking: www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk
White Bear Theatre
138 Kennington Park Road
2 minutes walk from Kennington Tube (Northern Line)
Buses: 133, 155, 196, 333, 415
The White Bear Theatre Club is offering concession rate to all Kennington
Association members. That's only £10 per ticket!
To book call 020 7793 9193 and quote 'Kennington Association Offer'.
The White Bear now has it's own Exclusive Lounge Area where patrons can sit
and enjoy a drink and a chat before the show. The theatre itself is fully
air conditioned and is now thoroughly soundproofed from the pub.
Friday, 27 April 2012
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Saturday, 14 April 2012
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Monday, 9 April 2012
Thursday, 5 April 2012
The Cinema Museum would like you to take a look at the events programme for this month:
- Marty Feldman Remembered Thu 12 April 2012 @ 19:30
Feldman’s biographer Robert Ross treats us to a fascinating illustrated portrait of this architect of British comedy. Regarded by John Cleese as “a true cultural icon”, he paved the way for Monty Python, before going on to become a Hollywood star, forever remembered as Igor in Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein. For this evening’s presentation, Ross draws upon his extensive research and interviews with Marty’s friends and family, and also from material Marty taped in preparation for the autobiography he never wrote.
- An Evening with Sylvia Syms Sat 14 April 2012 @ 19:30
Tonight Sylvia Syms presents a one-woman show, recounting her fascinating career in film and TV. Her film list grew impressive in the late 1950s and early 1960s and it was for drama that she won acclaim. Extensive television work has included a portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, an appearance in the Doctor Who story “Ghost Light” (1989), and regular roles in both the ITV comedy-drama series At Home with the Braithwaites and Eastenders. In 2006, she co-starred as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in The Queen.
-The Titanic Centenary, featuring “The Ill-fated Titanic” (1912) Sun 15 April 2012 @ 16:00
On this very day a hundred years ago the passenger liner RMS Titanic sank. To commemorate the disaster, film historian Luke McKernan presents films and extracts, fiction and non-fiction, concentrating particularly on versions of events up to and including the British film A Night to Remember (Roy Ward Baker, 1954). A highlight of the event will be a screening of “The Ill-fated Titanic”, a recently restored non-fiction film that survived from 1912. Plus, Valentine Palmer will be onboard with a presentation about his recently-published book Titanic … And the Strange Case of Great Uncle Bertie. Copies of the book will be available for signing.
- An Evening with Vera Day Sat 28 April 2012 @ 19:30
British star Vera Day looks back at her career with Professor Steve Chibnall, from first major role in Carol Reed’s A Kid for Two Farthings (1955) to a memorable speech on the rules of poker in Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). Once hailed as the British Monroe, she acted with Marilyn in The Prince and the Showgirl.
- Cryer on Arbuckle, with special guest David Yallop Mon 30 April 2012 @ 19:30
Barry Cryer – one of Britain’s truly great comedy writers – presents an affectionate and well-illustrated portrait of the life of director and comedian Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. Cryer will be joined on stage by world renowned investigative writer David Yallop, who was the first to uncover the incredible facts of the Arbuckle scandal in his ground-breaking and widely acclaimed biography of Arbuckle The Day The Laughter Stopped. Bizarrely the ban on Arbuckle’s films has never been lifted in this country – so come and enjoy some illicit entertainment in the form of many seldom-seen shorts and clips!
The ticket prices are £8.50/£6.50 (concs) in advance or £10/£7 on door.
For more information about the events go to www.cinemamuseum.org.uk.
The Cinema Museum
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Lazarus Theatre Company – www.lazarustheatrecompany.
20 March – 14 April Press Night: Thursday 22 March
Special Offer for Kennington Association: £8.50 tickets (normally £12.50)
Euripides’ fierce depiction of the true cost of war
Amidst the slaughter and ruins of Troy, the women wait to be handed out to the victors. Hecuba, Queen of Troy, must confront both a bleak future and Helen, the woman who brought this humiliation to them all. From despair, an all-female ensemble move towards hope and fortitude, through means of a dramatic fusion of text, movement and music.
Ricky Dukes, recent recipient of the Fringe Report’s Best Artistic Director Award for his leadership of Lazarus Theatre Company, looks to Women of Troy to explore the challenge of finding dignity and strength when choice and faith are gone, exploring modern parallels to Euripides’ timeless story of the barbarism of war.
Photo by Adam Trigg. Alice Brown as Hecuba centre, surrounded by the rest of the ensemble
Director and Designer: Ricky Dukes
Associate Director: Gavin Harrington-Odedra
Lighting Designer: Alex Musgrave
Sound Designer: Nick Kent
Costume Designer: Emily Stuart
Movement Director: Julia Cave
Assistant Director and Dramaturge: Bobby Brook
Assistant Director: Sophie Gilpin
Alice Brown, Kerrian Burton, Ina Marie Smith, Neusha Milanian, Gemma Beaton, Cate Myddleton-Evans, Rayanna Dibs, Laila Alj, Emma Jane Richards, Meriel Rosenkrantz, Jaclyn Bradley, Jennifer Haynes, Lauren Garfitt, Victoria Porter, Jessica Hay, Ruth Petersen
Dates: Tuesday 20 March – Saturday 14 April (Tuesday – Saturday only)Times: 8pm (Wednesday matinees at 4pm on 4 and 11 April)