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The Pleasance announces Spring season of shows

'First Time', Nathaniel Hall and Dibby Theatre. Image courtesy of The Pleasance. (2)
'First Time', Nathaniel Hall and Dibby Theatre. Image courtesy of The Pleasance.

Pleasance has announced its new season from February to June 2022.

The London venue is bringing the weird and wonderful to the stage this Spring with its exciting new programme of shows.

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Highlights include the highly awaited next show from multi award-winning Wildcard Theatre (Electrolyte) with Tempest (11 March – 3 April), described as “Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before”.

There’s an autobiographical show from award-winning HIV+ theatre-maker Nathaniel Hall (It’s a Sin) with First Time (9 – 13 February) and Dead Good Theatre’s Leaving (13 – 24 April), a striking play that follows people dealing with the impact of having to leave something or someone.

Hip-hop musical Concrete Jungle Book (25 May – 11 June) returns after a smash hit run in 2021 and returning after sell-out performances at the 2021 London Horror Festival, SUCKER 4 U (17 – 17 February) transfers to the Pleasance’s Main House for two spooky and sticky performances.

Also a part of the new season is a collaboration with innovative physical theatre company Project Lockout (Charlie Hartill 2020 Shortlist Company) and Fringe First Winner Marika McKennell (E8; The North Wall) teaming up on to Caligari (5 – 22 March). The piece combines mine, poetry, lipsync and a dark and twisted visual style for a gripping retelling of the hugely influential German Expressionist classic silent film.

Meanwhile Pleasance’s LGBTQ+ History Month Season features shows including Mahatma Khandi’s The Khandi Shop (19 February) and Final Baby Girl! (26 February) from Baby Lame.

Anthony Alderson, director of Pleasance Theatre Trust, commented: “Our Spring season is an eclectic mix of truly incredible performance from brand new companies just emerging on the scene to award winning returners who are part of the Pleasance family.

“We can’t wait to welcome back Wildcard after their amazing Electrolyte in Edinburgh or to see companies like HighRise Theatre bring back shows after triumphant sell out runs. Our LGBTQ+ History Month shows present work from exciting drag artists to heartfelt autobiographical shows. I can’t wait to sit back in our auditorium and watch them all.”

For more details including the full season and tickets, visit www.pleasance.co.uk

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