Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East Kerry Michael has announced that a specially adapted production of Rani Moorthy’s one woman show Whose Sari Now? will open at the theatre this November direct from a UK tour. The theatre’s studio space – Gerry’s will house this brand new production, which is the centrepiece of a wider line-up of bold and topical pieces being staged in the studio. Other productions include Angelic Tales, After Orlando: Pulse, and Thisbe. Whose Sari Now? opens on 25 November and runs until 17 December.
- Angelic Taleswill showcase new pieces of writing from five writers. The theme of this year’s festival is Kingdom United.
- One-off charity event After Orlando: Pulse is an evening of short plays in response to the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, with all profit from the evening going to Stonewall, a charity for LGBT equality.
- Door Ajar Theatre Company’s award-winning production of Thisbe opens on the 21 February for a limited run.
- Further productions to be announced.
Kerry said today; “We are so very excited to be launching the new line-up at our studio space – Gerry’s. This flexible theatre space gives us the opportunity to expand our programming. Going forward we hope to encourage companies new and old to bring their work to Gerry’s, which will then allow us to put on more shows to sit alongside and complement the programming of our main house. The space is now another venue on the London map to showcase some of the best UK artists and companies, as well as attracting an even more varied theatre audience than we already do.”
For more information on the Gerry’s productions and main house show at The Theatre Royal Stratford East, visit the venue’s official website.