Graduating students from LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) will present Maxim Gorky’s Summerfolk and Mike Bartlett’s Earthquakes in London at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington.
Presented by students from the school’s Two Year Acting Course and Two Year Stage Management & Technical Theatre Course, these productions provide a unique opportunity to meet the future of theatre, film, television and radio. Tickets are also free of charge, so there really is no excuse not to go and see them both.
by Maxim Gorky
An amateur production by arrangement with Rosica Colin Ltd
2, 4, 24 & 26 April | 7.30pm
5 & 25 April 2013 | 2pm
At the turn of the 20th Century a group of Russian friends retreat for their annual summer holiday in the countryside. United by their place in history as an emergent Russian middle class, but disparate in their political views and private lives, their friendship will never be the same again come autumn.
Maxim Gorky’s naturalistic masterpiece depicts Russia as it teeters on the edge of social upheaval – exploring the dreams, fears and vanities of one group of friends as they question their value in a transient society.
Earthquakes in London
By Mike Bartlett
An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books
3, 5 & 25 April 2013 | 7.30pm
4, 24 & 26 April 2013 | 2pm
How can you live in a state of constant impending catastrophe? Is hope possible, responsible even, when scientists and politicians are predicting an environmental apocalypse? Earthquakes in London tracks the tremors of hedonism, terror and activism through the lives of three sisters and their estranged, misanthropic father.
Written by the award-winning Mike Bartlett (Love Love Love), the play premièred at the National Theatre in 2010 to critical acclaim.
Tickets for both productions are free of charge and can be booked by visiting pleasance.co.uk/islington