StudioRep Season: Breathing Corpses by Laura Wade, Macbeth, Dresden by Justing Fleming &The Night Before Christmas

Studio Rep
Studio Rep

Studio Rep is the result of a unique collaboration between The New Actors Company, New Wimbledon Theatre and ATG to reinvigorate the artistic identity of Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre.

Starring Olivier Nominated West End Star DAVID BURT, RSC veteran DAVE FISHLEY, Offie Nominated ALICE BAILEY JOHNSON with IMOGEN SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS & recent graduate making her professional stage debut EMMA BYRNE

We begin with a dark drama written by an Olivier Award Winning playwright…

Breathing Corpses by Laura Wade – Tue 27 Aug – Sat 14 Sep

As Amy, a chambermaid who has the luck of regularly finding the recently deceased, wonders about the life of the dead occupant of a hotel room she was about to clean, we are invited to discover the circumstances that led up to the event in this cleverly constructed drama. Earning Laura Wade the Most Promising Playwright award from the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, Breathing Corpses is a gift for both the actors performing it and the audience watching it. This production will be the first professional London revival since its premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in 2005.

The journey continues with one of Shakespeare’s greatest play…
Macbeth by William Shakespeare – Tue 17 Sep – Sat 5 Oct

Shakespeare’s classic tragedy will be the second offering in the season. The New Actors Company is very proud to be producing its first professional production of a play by Shakespeare. The piece needs little introduction except to say there will be no twist or slant in this production; no setting to explain away current affairs or the political climate of this time or any.

We then embark on to a new play, which will be the European Premiere… Come join us
Dresden by Justin Fleming ***European Premiere*** – Tue 22 Oct – Sat 9 Nov

In 1838, poverty-stricken and on the run from creditors, Richard Wagner writes his first successful opera, Rienzi, which is performed at the Dresden Opera House in October 1842. In 1907, a 19-year-old Adolf Hitler watches a performance of Rienzi, which becomes a powerful obsession for the young, serious Austrian. When Adolf’s fleeting attempts at opera fail dismally, he embarks on his next adventure – to “save the German people” through political action. How do two men derive inspiration from the same source – one, which leads to an extraordinary act of creation – the other, a murderous act of destruction?

To celebrate the season and the festivities, we conclude with a 90’s Christmas Romp!
The Night Before Christmas by Anthony Neilson – Fri 13 – Tue 24 Dec

It is the night before Christmas, and while children across the country dream hopefully of a fat man visiting them with presents, and parents lie awake completing re-mortgaging the house, a particularly festive intruder is discovered breaking into a lonely warehouse. The clock starts ticking for this elf-like individual, as he tries to convince his captors of his Yuletide credentials, but is he all that he says he is? As snow falls gently over the city, and the wind carries sounds of festive cheer, Gary and Simon work to discover the truth. Is their captive truly a Seasonal pixie, a narcotic junkie or maybe both…

Come join us for our StudioRep Season, a season not to be missed…

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