Friday 19 April 2013

The Shed Pop-up Theatre on the South Bank

The Shed is a new pop-up theatre next to the National Theatre on the South Bank.  The aim is to show a different sort of play to the National, will only pop up for ten months, and tickets will cost £12 - £20.  Full details of the plays here; or a summary below.

Update - win tickets to a performance of Hush by tweeting this article, with the hashtag #ShedPopup - closing date is 31st July

"To celebrate this brand new pop up venue we are giving you the chance to win tickets to the latest show at The Shed – The Hush.

Matthew Herbert – composer, DJ and electronic music pioneer – creates a unique aural adventure investigating the emotions and politics of sound with wit and theatrical imagination. Part-gig, part-play, part-installation: actors, sound designers and theatre-makers collaborate on this very special performance."

"The Shed is a temporary venue in front of the National Theatre from April 2013 – February 2014. Celebrating new theatre that is original, ambitious and unexpected, it will present work by theatre-makers familiar to the NT as well as emerging voices; and provides a third stage during the Cottesloe Theatre's closure for the NT Future redevelopment.
Artists working in The Shed will include Carrie Cracknell, Rob Drummond, Marianne Elliott, Nadia Fall, Polly Findlay, Matthew Herbert, Rufus Norris, Nick Payne, Tim Price, Tanya Ronder, The TEAM and debbie tucker green. A Visitors’ Festival in September will celebrate the breadth of talent outside London. Designed by Haworth Tompkins, The Shed will have 225 seats at £12 and £20
Currently on:
9 – 13 July
THE HUSH - Created by DJ and electronic musician Matthew Herbert and Ben Power, with original music
and sound scores by Matthew Herbert
17 July – 3 August; press night 22 July
HOME - Created and directed by Nadia Fall, with a team of musicians and actors including Michaela
Coel, Kadiff Kirwan, Grace Savage, Shakka and Toby Wharton
7 August – 7 September; press night 9 August
A festival of new work from around in the country in early September.
THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS, a new play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig in September.
nut, a new play written and directed by debbie tucker green, opening in November.
THE ELEPHANTOM, based on the book by Ross Collins, adapted by Ben Power in December.
A new play by Tim Price about the Occupy Movement, directed by Polly Findlay, in December.
A new play by Nick Payne, directed by Carrie Cracknell, in early 2014."

When - April 2013 - February 2014

Where - The National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

Link 1 - The Shed inc ticket page
Link 2 - Tumblr
Link 3 - More about the venue

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