With The Big Life currently in rehearsals, Stratford East today announce Pinocchio, with book and lyrics by Trish Cooke, music and lyrics by Robert Hyman and directed by Omar F. Okai, as its 2024 pantomime, alongside further spring programming.
In addition to the previously announced Stratford East production of Now, I See by Lanre Malaolu, this spring they also announce a newly commissioned work, written by Molly Taylor, to be performed by the Stratford East Young Company directed by Katie Greenall. Further details to be announced.
Live At Stratford East returns headlined by Sophie Duker, alongside further comedy with improv show The Comedy Store Players and a family friendly offering, Comedy Club 4 Kids.
In April they welcome queer pan-Asian cabaret, Tales From The Bitten Peach, and the Papatango Prize-winning playwright Nkenna Akunna’s coming-of age story, cheeky little brown from tiata fahodzi; and in June, the Nina Simone inspired production of Black is the Color of My Voice from Seabright Live, featuring many of her iconic songs performed live.
Continuing the celebration of music, Stratford East also host a variety of music inspired productions from Elaine Delmar: The Music Of George Gershwin & Cole Porter and Jazz Orient with Baluji Shrivastav OBE to An Evening Of Gospel Live! and Rave On – The Ultimate 50s and 60s Experience.
Tickets for these newly announced events go on sale to Friends, Members and access bookers at 2pm on Tuesday 6 February; and on general sale at 2pm on Thursday 8 February. Visit www.stratfordeast.com for further information.