The Gate Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Suzy Storck will be streamed via the Gate’s website for the first time from Wednesday 6 May until Tuesday 30th June.
Another unbearably hot evening. Suzy Storck sits by the window. A glass of wine. A bottle.
Three. Her husband’s left. The radio buzzes.
Upstairs, the sound of tiny hands behind a bedroom door. Her children.
The smell of an animal that isn’t quite yet dead. And still the sun will just not set.
Suzy Storck was the debut UK production of Jean-Pierre Baro, one of France’s most exciting theatre directors. Written by Magali Mougel, the play was a huge success when it opened at the Gate in 2017. A bold and electrifying piece of theatre, it dared to ask what happens if you don’t want children – and you already have them?
The cast is Kate Duchêne, Caoilfhionn Dunne, Jonah Russell and Theo Solomon
The Unknown Island, directed by Ellen McDougall will also be available to be watch free at until Tuesday 30th June.
What is this unknown island you want to go in search of?
If I could tell you that, it wouldn’t be unknown.
You ask the King for a boat.
You don’t know where you are going or even how to sail.
You won’t take no for an answer.
Directed by Ellen McDougall, The Unknown Island is a beautiful, inventive and rebellious adventure story about dreaming of the impossible and trying to cross the vast distances between ourselves and each other.
Based on the Nobel prize-winning novelist Jose Saramago’s short story, The Unknown Island, first opened to rave reviews at the Gate in September 2017.
The cast is Jon Foster, Zubin Varla, Hannah Ringham and Thalissa Teixeira.
With performances suspended until further notice, the lack of ticket sales will have a huge impact on the theatre. Any donation, large or small, will help to continue to support artists and freelancers as well as plan the future.