Seven Dials Playhouse has announced four new works for an upcoming summer ‘mini season of new voices.
The new venue, which opened in London earlier this year, will offer up contemporary texts, plays and new writing from breakthrough voices from 5 – 30 July with each show running for a week.
Amanda Davey, Chief Executive of Seven Dials Playhouse said: “At the heart of Seven Dials Playhouse is a true commitment to working in collaboration with artists, and we hope that this mini season shines a spotlight on their work and provides an important launchpad into the industry.
“As part of the mini season, there will also be an Associated Programme of masterclasses, workshops, and seminars that respond to the themes of each production/the artists working within the space.”
The show’s are..
Old Firm Friends (5 – 9 July)
Old Firm Friends uses verbatim prose and movement to tell the story of Glasgow’s rival football clubs and the young boys who grow up loving their team to a fault. Writer Caitlin Lee Smith’s play follows Billy and Connor as they grow up in a city divided. Old Firm Friends is dedicated to Mark Scott, a Scottish teenager who lost his life due to a sectarian attack after a football match.
Sorry We Didn’t Die at Sea (12 – 16 July)
Emanuele Aldrovandi and Marco Young offer up a translation of the contemporary Italian play Scusate Se Non Siamo Morti in Mare. Archetypal characters the Tall One, the Beautiful One, the Stocky One and the Flabby One populate this four-hander set in an unclear future in which three characters are emigrating from a failing Europe. Set entirely in a shipping container, this black comedy invokes the current migrant crisis, and is a deep dive into the human struggle to find meaning and purpose.
Mosquito (19 – 23 July)
Written by Cameron Corcoran and directed by Nicky Allpress, Mosquito opens at the close of an affair and considers mental health and gaslighting. What started as an affair has become so much more for the ‘other woman’, Lemy, and when the relationship comes to an abrupt end, Lemy begins to see James as he truly is; a liar, a manipulator and a user of women.
Tomorrow Night Live (26 – 30 July)
Set in the backdrop of a late night TV show, Lucy Owen and Georgie Wallace’s play Tomorrow Night is a dark, funny, satirical look on the realities of how intersecting identities stack up in a messed-up world and explores issues of class, race and women’s safety. Steven Kavuma directs.
For more information and tickets, visit sevendialsplayhouse.ticketsolve.com/shows