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Out Of The Margins – Good Chance Theatre & Christie’s
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Out Of The Margins – Good Chance Theatre & Christie’s

Good Chance Theatre are hosting an online auction of some of the greatest scripts, annotated by their playwrights, in a bid to raise money for displaced artists. Their event, Out Of The Margins in collaboration with Christie’s, brings marginalised people and their stories into the light with the clever double meaning referring to the authors notes around the text. Good Chance is full of theatre-makers and theatre-lovers with a huge interest in how plays are made, from writing processes to the writer’s anxieties, which sparked the idea for the auction. The project has been a year in the making, reaching out to various playwrights, and has resulted in 60 taking part. Many of the scripts were annotated post performance, giving a rich insight into the life of the play; the rehearsal proces...
Mugabe, My Dad and Me – Traverse Theatre
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Mugabe, My Dad and Me – Traverse Theatre

‘Stories breed stories’ actor Tonderai Munyevu tells the audience as he draws his one-man production towards its close. For the past 90 minutes Munyevu has taken us on a journey, from Soho to Harare, Zimbabwe, where he confronts the presence of the men who's shaped his life, one of whom who shaped a nation; his father and the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe. Munyevu takes to the stage, as though he were a stand-up comic, settling us all in for a night of one liners, merely scraping the surface of his internal motions when a punter in the local he was working at in London asked him where he was from, before spouting their opinions about Zimbabwe, the so-called ‘breadbasket of Africa’. This infuriating exchange forms the basis of Munyenvu’s meanderings through memory and history, it’s a...
Love is in the air as York Theatre Royal re-opens on Valentine’s Day
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Love is in the air as York Theatre Royal re-opens on Valentine’s Day

York Theatre Royal will open its doors again on Valentine’s Day 2021 with The Love Season, a season of plays from around the world embracing love in its many forms. Chief Executive Tom Bird said: “The Love Season is designed to remind us that human connection – love, sympathy, kindness, mutual understanding, warmth, equality – is what makes us the wonderful human beings we are. In 2021 we want to celebrate humanity, our own community and a sense of togetherness. We want to do that with words, music, dancing, film and even food! It’s going to be fun and we can’t wait.” The theatre will re-open on February 14th with a special event York in Love, currently being finalised. That will be followed by The Love Season (until April 21st) led by the debut tour of award-winning Coronation S...