The REP's New Season Reflects Turbulant Times
The REP's Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert, has announced the programme for Spring and Summer 2018. The new season, which is now open for booking to members, mirrors and examines the stormy age in which we live, across The REP's three stages. Roxana Silbert said:
“This season we are reflecting the increasingly turbulent times we live in with stories that explore this extraordinary era – James Graham's This House is a searing look at British politics, Truth by Helen Chadwick and Steven Hoggett, looks at the once simple notion of truth in a messy modern age, The Kite Runner highlights a friendship on the verge of war, and Terrence Rattigan's masterpiece, The Winslow Boy offers a compelling investigation of the fallout on one family of a very different war in a very different time.
“New times call for new ways of presenting stories and I am pleased to welcome back one of Europe's most exciting directors, Calixto Bieito, with an ambitious new work, The String Quartet's Guide To Sex and Anxiety, featuring live music from The Heath Quartet.
“For this season I'm particularly thrilled to welcome back two playwrights who have been important figures in The REP's history: Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's latest play, Elephant premières in February and playwright, David Edgar, marks his debut as a performer, with the auto-biographical, Trying It On.”
Just some of the highlights of the Spring and Summer 2018 Season include:
- The return of The REP's highly successful production of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter, originally created with Kneehigh Theatre.
- The world première of Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's latest play, Elephant.
- Visionary director Calixto Bieito returns to the UK with an ambitious new work, The String Quartet's Guide To Sex and Anxiety, featuring The Heath Quartet.
- Penguins - a world première play for young audiences about the ever-changing meaning of family.
- This House, James Graham's darkly funny and searing look at British politics embarks on its first UK tour.
- Playwright David Edgar marks his debut as a performer in Trying It On.
- New adaptations of classic books The Kite Runner and Brighton Rock.
- The latest shows from local writer /performers, Polarbear and Amahra Spence.
Tickets are on sale to members now and general booking opens on Wed 18 October.