Joseph Potter to Star in World Premiere of The Poltergeist at Southwark Playhouse

Joseph Potter in Poltergeist
Joseph Potter in Poltergeist

Following the announcement of a new national lockdown, Poltergeist will no longer be performed to a live audience, however, will still be livestreamed on the same dates.  Livestream tickets are on sale here.

The world premiere of The Poltergeist by Philip Ridley and starring Joseph Potter comes to Southwark Playhouse this November for three performances only. As well as having a socially distanced audience of 110 seats, the show will be simultaneously live streamed around the world with unlimited tickets available

Sasha was destined to take the art world by storm. At the age of fifteen pop stars wanted his paintings, and a new exhibition was going to make him a rich.

But now he serves in a stationer’s and no one’s even heard of him… what went wrong?

Philip Ridley’s darkly comic new play is about art, family, memory, and being haunted by the life we never lived.

Southwark Playhouse will simultaneously live stream the production so that audiences can experience live theatre from the comfort of their own home or enjoy the performance in person.

Joseph Potter plays Sasha. He trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and made his stage debut in Paul Miller’s production of Candida at the Orange Tree theatre in 2019. He was due to star in the world premiere of Philip Ridley’s The Beast of Blue Yonder at Southwark Playhouse and The Taxidermist’s Daughter at Chichester Festival Theatre, before both shows were postponed.

The government has given guidance that indoor performances with social distancing are allowed to go ahead from 15 August including with the new Tier 2 restrictions for London. However, patrons can book tickets with the knowledge that if the production is unable to go ahead for any reason there will be full refunds. For a full list of FAQ’s regarding booking for this production and more information on how it will adhere to social distancing within the venue please visit the website and click on the Covid-19 FAQ’s tab.

The Poltergeist is at Southwark Playhouse Friday 20 November at 7.30pm and Saturday 21 November 2020 at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale here.

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