Theatre Royal Stratford East today announces the first full season of work to be showcased in their studio space, Gerry’s Studio, running from October to December 2017. Gerry’s Studio opened last year, situated just opposite the main theatre and has previously housed productions including Rani Moorthy’s Whose Sari Now? and Door Ajar Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream follow up Thisbe.
The season opens with Worklight Theatre’s production of Fix – a brand new ensemble show looking at addiction, based on research and interviews with addicts. This is followed by the world première of a new play by Stephanie Martin – Joy. The Clamour theatre company production follows a young woman with downs syndrome and opens on 26 October. November brings The Butch Monologues which plays from 8 – 10 November for 3 nights only, presenting a powerful and often humorous collection of secret stories exploring sexuality and vulnerability.
Gerry’s Studio then hosts a part interactive performance, part dating agency, Binaural Dinner Date in their Kitchen space, which invites genuine applications from individuals looking for love, or existing couples who want a very different dating experience. The season concludes with FEEL Theatre’s Sensory Circus – a specialised UV, circus and puppetry performance for young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.
Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael said today, “I am thrilled to see Gerry’s Studio’s first full theatre programme in my outgoing season here at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Gerry’s Studio has been growing in popularity since its establishment and this season compliments the main house and remains true to our values. This will bring a real buzz to the venue and I am looking forward to seeing Gerry’s Studio full of emerging artists enjoying working here and chilling out in our café and bar so that it can really become a hub for the next generation of creatives.”
Full details here. http://www.stratfordeast.com/whats-on/all-shows