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New Diorama Theatre Have Just Announced Their 2017/18 Season

New Diorama Theatre are today announce their 2017/18 season. Following a year which saw NDT win The Stage’s Fringe Theatre of the Year Award 2017 and the 2016 Peter Brook Empty Space Award, this season is our best yet – full of premieres of new work from the UK’s most exciting companies.

Highlights of the season include:

Kicking Us Off

The season opens with The Pretend Men following their first multi-award-winning smash hit-show with the sequel Police Cops In Space in a double bill with Emergency Chorus, fresh from selling-out INCOMING Festival and winning awards at National Student Drama Festival with their Sunday Times Playwrighting Award-winning show Celebration.

 

In-House Production

New Diorama will transfer our new in-house production Secret Life of Humans back from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Inspired by the international best-seller, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, the show will run for four weeks at New Diorama before transferring to Greenwich Theatre. The production is written and directed by New Diorama Artistic & Executive Producer David Byrne, and co-directed with Kate Stanley.

 

Brand New Supported Shows

Our new season features many brand new shows from some of the UK’s most exciting theatre companies. Multi-award-winning Kandinsky return with a new show Trap Street, directed by Complicite Associate James Yeatman, focusing on urban planning and the dreams behind inner-city council estates. Last season Kandinsky’s work sold out so quickly that we’re also bringing their hit show Still Ill back for a limited two week run.

Following hit shows The Beanfield and Tank, total theatre award-winners Breach Theatre are delving into the world of emergency preparedness scenarios with the The Drill, co-commissioned with New Diorama, BAC, Bike Shed and HOME.

Lost Watch return to New Diorama with a new social work inspired show Left My Desk, which premieres at NDT in May, 2018. This season will also see Lost Watch joining New Diorama as one of our four NDT Associate Ensembles. 

 

ND2

As a special addition this season, New Diorama will be hosting several large scale events and productions in ND2, our new rehearsal and development space – located just next door to the theatre at Regent’s Place.

The first ND2 production will be a brand new production of Mike Bartlett’s Contractions, presented by Deafinitely Theatre, in co-production with New Diorama. Performed in the shadows of a deserted trading floor, this new production will be Deafinitely Theatre’s first site specific piece.

The second will be an immersive show presented by Gruff Theatre, most recently seen presenting Caryl Churchill’s The Striker as part of the Styx 90’s season. It Made Me Consider Me will focus on history, memory and forgetting.

 

Transfers

Throughout the season we’re transferring some of the most successful productions of the last year to New Diorama.

Straight from its Off-Broadway success, Bucket Club’s Fossils will run at NDT for two weeks this Autumn. Having sold-out and won prizes at Vault Festival, Smoke and Oakum’s brilliant Kings transfers to NDT for a three week run.

Thirty Christmases will run throughout December, transferring from the Oxford Fire Station where it successfully ran throughout Christmas 2016. Written by Jonny Donahoe (Every Brilliant Thing) and with songs from Jonny and the Baptists, the show stars Jonny himself, Paddy Gervers and Chortle Award nominee Rachel Parris.

Barrel Organ’s Lulu Raczka Ali Pidsley’s production A Girl in a School Uniform (Walks into a Bar) receives its London premiere at NDT, in co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse.

And One Last Thing…

New Diorama has a strong commitment and reputation for access. We will be hosting a record number of captioned and relaxed performances across our 2017/18 season – ensuring this collection of exciting and unmissable work from the UK’s most exciting theatre makers is accessible for everyone.

SHOWS, DATES & TIMES :: September 2017 – July 2018

POLICE COPS IN SPACE – The Pretend Men

Thur 7 – Sat 16 Sept 2017 (no performances Sunday & Monday)

20:30

TICKETS

£10; £8 concessions

 

CELEBRATION – Emergency Chorus

Thur 7 – Sat 9 Sept 2017

19:00

TICKETS

£12.50; £10.50 concessions

 

TESTOSTERONE  – Rhum & Clay

Tue 12 – Sat 16 Sept 2017

19:00

TICKETS

£15; £12.50 concessions

 

FOSSILS – Bucket Club

Tue 19 – Sat 30 Sept 2017 (not Sundays & Mondays)

19:30

TICKETS

£13; £11 concessions

 

KINGS – Smoke & Oakum

Tue 3 – Sat 21 Oct 2017 (not Sundays & Mondays)

19:30

TICKETS

£15.50; £13.50 concessions

 

SPARE TYRE TAKEOVER WEEK – Spare Tyre

Tue 31 Oct – Sat 4 Nov 2017

Times vary – full schedule to be announced in September 2017

TICKETS

TBC

 

CONTRACTIONS  – Deafinitely Theatre

Location: ND2

Wed 1 – Wed 29 Nov 2017 (not Sundays & Mondays)

20:00

TICKETS

£12.50 previews 1 – 7 Nov

£14.50; £12.50 concessions 8 – 29 Nov

 

ALL IN – Atresbandes

Tue 7 – Sat 11 Nov 2017

19:30

TICKETS

£12.50; £10.50 concessions

 

THIRTY CHRISTMASES – Supporting Wall

Mon 4 – Sat 23 Dec 2017 (no performances Wednesdays or Sundays)

19:30

TICKETS

£10.50 previews 4 – 7 Dec

£14; £10 concessions 8 – 23 Dec

£15; £13 concessions Fri & Sat evenings

 

MISTERO BUFFO – Rhum & Clay

Tue 9 – Sat 13 Jan 2018

19:30

TICKETS

£15; £12.50 concessions

 

STILL ILL – Kandinsky

Tue 16 – Sat 27 Jan 2018 (not Sundays & Mondays)

19:30

TICKETS

£15; £12 concessions

 

IT MADE ME CONSIDER ME – GRUFF Theatre

Location: ND2

Wed 24 Jan – Wed 21 Feb 2018 (not Sundays & Mondays)

20:00

TICKETS

£10 previews 24– 26 Jan

£15; £12 concessions

 

A GIRL IN A SCHOOL UNIFORM (WALKS INTO A BAR) – Ali Pidsley 

Tue 30 Jan – Sat 17 Feb 2018 (not Sundays & Mondays)

19:30

TICKETS

£12.50; £10.50 concessions

 

INVISIBLE WOMEN MINI-FEST – Spare Tyre

Tue 20 – Sat 24 Feb 2018

Times vary – full schedule to be announced in September 2017

TICKETS

TBC

 

THE BOLD KNIGHTS OF BRITAIN  – Silent Uproar Productions

Tue 27 Feb – Sat 3 March 2018

19:30

TICKETS

£12.50; £10.50 concessions

 

TRAP STREET – Kandinsky

Tue 6 – Sat 31 March 2018 (not Sundays & Mondays)

19:30

TICKETS

£15; £12 concessions

 

SECRET LIFE OF HUMANS – New Diorama Theatre

Tue 10 April – Sat 5 May 2018 (not Sundays & Mondays)

19:30

TICKETS

£15; £13.50 concessions

 

ENGINE BRAKE – Plasticine Men

Tue 8 – Sat 12 May 2018

19:30

TICKETS

£12; £10 concessions

 

THE DRILL – Breach Theatre

Tue 15 May – Sat 25 May 2018 (not Sundays & Mondays)

19:30

TICKETS

£12.50; £10.50 concessions

 

LEFT MY DESK – Lostwatch Theatre

Tue 29 May – Sat 16 June 2018 (not Sundays & Mondays)

19:30

TICKETS

£12; £10 concessions

 

INCOMING FESTIVAL 2018 – New Diorama Theatre & A Younger Theatre

Mon 25 June – Wed 4 July 2018

Performances @ 19:00 & 20:30 daily

TICKETS

£5

 

STAGETEXT CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES

Thursday 14 September         TESTOSTERONE @ 19:00 // POLICE COPS IN SPACE @ 20:30

Thursday 28 September          FOSSILS @ 19:30

Thursday 19 September         KINGS @ 19:30

Friday 10 November               ALL IN @ 19:30

Thursday 21 December           THIRTY CHRISTMASES @ 19:30

Thursday 25 January               STILL ILL @ 19:30

Thursday 15 February             A GIRL IN SCHOOL UNIFORM (WALKS INTO A BAR) @ 19:30

Thursday 1 March                   BOLD KNIGHTS OF BRITAIN @ 19:30

Thursday 29 March                 TRAP STREET @ 19:30

Wednesday 2 May                  SECRET LIFE OF HUMANS @ 19:30

Thursday 14 May                    LEFT MY DESK @ 19:30

Thursday 24 May                    THE DRILL @ 19:30

 

 

RELAXED PERFORMANCES

Wednesday 13 September     TESTOSTERONE @ 19:00 // POLICE COPS IN SPACE @ 20:30

Wednesday 27 September      FOSSILS @ 19:30

Wednesday 18 October          KINGS @ 19:30

Thursday 9 November            ALL IN @ 19:30

Thursday 14 December          THIRTY CHRISTMASES @ 19:30

Wednesday 28 March             TRAP STREET @ 19:30

Thursday 26 April                    SECRET LIFE OF HUMANS @ 19:30

Thursday 7 June                      LEFT MY DESK @ 19:30

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