A play for two people by Daniel Kitson
It’s early evening in the middle of autumn, it’s just starting to get dark and on a quiet residential street a man with a picnic basket, arrives late, at a tree.
The London premiere of a (relatively) new play about dissent, commitment, two people and a tree.
Tree was originally written by Daniel in his house during August of 2013, before being re-written, learnt, and rehearsed with Tim at Battersea Arts Centre and was designed and staged at the Manchester Royal Exchange in September of the same year.
Tim Key and Daniel Kitson
Daniel Kitson – Writer, Richard Owen – Lighting, David Norton – Sound
Monday 5th to Saturday 31st January 2015
Approx 90mins with no interval
Q&A Monday 26th January
Captioned performance Tuesday 13th January
Audio Described performance Thursday 22nd January
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Arthur Kopit
You’re invited to the wedding of the year, and what a swell party it’s going to be!
Cole Porter’s classic feel-good musical, High Society comes to London’s Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round.
Directed by multi-award-winning director and musical star Maria Friedman (director of Merrily We Roll Along, Olivier Award-winner for Best Musical Revival, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical). High Society is based on The Philadelphia Story and the 1956 MGM film musical starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra. Featuring hit songs including ‘True Love’, ‘You’re Sensational’ , ‘Well did you Evah!’ and the unforgettable ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’
Long Island socialite Tracy Lord is planning her lavish summer wedding when her ex-husband appears to try and win her back. His unwelcome arrival threatens to disrupt proceedings. When tabloid reporter Mike Connor arrives to cover the nuptials, he too takes a shine to the bride-to-be. But which of these three suitors will she choose?
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Arthur Kopit, Additional Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry
Also based on the Turner Entertainment Co. motion picture High Society
CAST: Ellie Bamber as Dinah, Kate Fleetwood as Tracy Lord, Barbara Flynn as Margaret Lord, Jamie Parker as Mike Connor, Annabel Scholey as Liz Imbrie, Rupert Young as C.K. Dexter Haven, Joe Stilgoe as Joe
Director Maria Friedman
Musical Director Theo Jamieson
Casting Maggie Lunn
Both of these productions are part of the season in the new reconfigured, in the round auditorium.
Dress to Impress!
For performances of High Society on 23 May and 13 June we’re encouraging audience members to don their glad rags and join us in their best garb – accompanied by live piano music and flowing champagne it’s sure to be a ‘swellegant’ evening!
Wednesday 30th April – Saturday 22nd August 2015
Captioned performances Tuesday 2nd June (7.30pm) Saturday 25th July (matinee)
Audio Described performance Tuesday 14th July
Q&A 18th May
Thursday 20th November 2014