Iris Theatre today announce Eyes On, a programme of one-off events spotlighting fresh and exciting new talent – The Grad Fest presents Rearranged an actor-musician graduate showcase on 22 July, and Yan Toby-Amisi performs his one-man storytelling performance BLUD. on 29 July. Eyes On events will be a part of the Iris Theatre’s Summer Festival 2021, taking place in the gardens of the Actors’ Church in Covent Garden.
Paul-Ryan Carberry, Artistic Director of Iris Theatre said: “These pop-up events offer our audiences yet more opportunities to enjoy and celebrate the return of live performance as part of our fantastic summer festival, and in particular see the work of the industry’s most exciting new talent . Make no mistake, the gardens of The Actors’ Church will be absolutely buzzing with talent over the coming months and we can’t wait to throw our gates open on 21st June and let you all in.”
All tickets being sold for in-person events have social distancing restrictions in place and face coverings must be worn unless proof of exemption is provided. For more information on how events will be taking place, please visit www.iristheatre.com/whatson
Rearranged 22 July, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Brought to you by The Grad Fest, Rearranged is an exciting new concert, showcasing the amazing talent of the UK’s actor-musician graduates from 2020 and 2021 – many of whom were unable to showcase last year due to restrictions.
Join for a magical night of celebration through song, as these brilliant graduates explore how the old can be renewed. Whether it be Carousel or Oklahoma!, Guys and Dolls or My Fair Lady, the event will examine a range of musical theatre’s well-known classics, reimagining them through a new and exciting sound.
BLUD 29 July 2021, 7.30pm
We get called criminals, but it’s never called survival; reprisal if you touch my disciple, fam – it’s a vicious cycle.
Daniel is from the block, or, as it is known from the outside – the hood. A place where you can dream… and a place where you can lose your best friend to the streets.
Daniel is doing everything within his power to leave the hood behind but soon learns that things aren’t always that simple.
A night of hard-hitting storytelling told through rap, poetry and prose about growing up black in the jungle – or, as we know it, the hood.