The Old Fire Station, a pioneering partnership between a professional arts centre and homeless charity Crisis, today announces the world première of Mike Bartlett’s Mrs Delgado, the company’s fifth original Christmas production.
The production is directed by Clare Lizzimore, continuing the long-standing collaboration with Bartlett following the critically-acclaimed Snowflake, which premièred at the Old Fire Station, and Olivier Award-winning, Bull. Performed by Rakhee Sharma (Helen), the production opens on 10 December, with previews from 6 December, and runs until 21 December. It will also be livestreamed on 11 and 14 December. More information can be found here.
Helen, along with 67 million other people, is in lockdown. Unfortunately, Helen’s nearest neighbour, Mrs Delgado, is not.
Mike Bartlett’s funny and poignant new play tells a story of desire, control, raised blinds and lowered boundaries.
Mike Bartlett said today, “It’s great to be back at the Old Fire Station, making theatre about the current moment. Mrs Delgado touches on those experiences we’ve all had over the last 18 months, exploring how easy it can be to feel alone, and what our connections and responsibilities are to each other. Indeed community is at the heart of all good theatre, and I’m excited to be working once again with an arts centre which puts its community first in everything it does.”