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The Scoop sets up free summer

Published April 21, 2010

Don Juan In Love and an adaptation of The Wind In The Willows make up the free theatre season at The Scoop at More London this summer, playing from 4 August to 5 September.

The Scoop at More London is the capital’s outdoor amphitheatre by City Hall which every year offers a season of theatre, absolutely free, produced by theatre company The Steam Industry and director Phil Willmott.

Don Juan In Love is José Zorrilla’s play about the philandering Don Juan, who is a devil with the ladies and a demon with a blade. The tale follows Don Juan as he charms and murders his way through the high society and low dives of history, while the ghosts of his victims gather seeking vengeance, until a brave young woman proves to be both his downfall and his chance of salvation.

With raucous comedy and swash-buckling adventure, The Steam Industry’s production is a fast-paced new version for a city troubled by its own mixture of machismo and violence.

This summer’s family offering, Toad Hall!, centres on Toad, the famous character from Kenneth Grahame’s popular story who wants to be more famous than he already is. In fact he wants to be the fastest, coolest, bravest, brightest and most celebrated toad on the planet. The only trouble is Toad is yet to find anything he is good at. But when his ancestral home, Toad Hall, is threatened with invasion, Toad must employ every tactic he can think of to fend them off.

This light-hearted production intends to make full use of its outdoor setting as the Thames becomes the riverbank of the story and nearby City Hall becomes Toad’s precious home. Puppets, music and plenty of jolly japes help bring the story to life.

Both Don Juan In Love and Toad Hall! are free events with no booking necessary.

CB