Recently at Barons Court

 

Love (to) Bits by Ioana Goga

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7-25 June 2022

Love (To) Bits is a seriously comedic drama or kind of a dramatic comedy, however you choose to look at it, there will be laughter… and some tears. Think of it as if Bridget Jones and Fleabag had a love child. How could you resist that?! The show incorporates verbatim theatre and Brechtian elements. The play is comprised of two story arcs. The main arc focuses on the romantic life of the lead character, Cynthia, who just loves love, but can't quite seem to ever get it right. The secondary one showcases different people’s verbatim answers to the age old question “What is love?”. The two are perpetually intertwined.

Faustus the Damned

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30 May - 4 June 2022

Would you sell your soul for quick and easy success? Or make a deal with the devil for that winning lottery ticket? But could you handle the true cost of your wish? Faustus decides to make this ultimate gamble so she can finally have the life of her dreams that's been denied her all her life. And it's all going to be alright, isn't it?

Cast:

Edina Hadley - Faustus

Iulia Pal - Mephistopheles

Elliot Beau - Wagner

Millie Wilkie - Clown/Pope/Angel

Lil Marlowe - himself

More here

Read a review here.

A Thousand Papercuts still Skin Deep

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23-28 May 2022

2 timelines, 2 cities, and 4 queer friends.

1 anonymous hookup, 1 ex-(platonic)-girlfriend, 1 potential boyfriend, and 1,000 paper cuts that hurt way much more than they appear to - they cut deep into your soul where nobody can see.

A Thousand Papercuts Still Skin Deep is a raw but tender play that dissects and attempts to heal queer angst and relationships with a dash of offbeat humour.

Written by Hector T.J. Huang, directed by Tianxin Tian, and featuring an East-Asian all-LGBT+ cast:

Jun-Hwei: Andy Liu
River/ANON B: Lisa Maeda
A-Wen/Al: Kyle Ogata
Ming/Margo: Haoyu Wang

An Irrelevant Theatre production in collaboration with Vibrant Productions and Kibo Productions

Read a review here

Freehold by Roger Goldsmith

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17 - 21 May 2022

'Sometimes you knock on the wrong door but the right person answers it.'


John lives a quiet life alone in Portsmouth when into his life bursts Mavis, a ball of energy and excitement who wishes to purchase the flat upstairs.


Over the course of an afternoon can these two unlikely companions find a connection? Is chocolate better than sex? And can the sins of the past be forgiven?

Freehold is a comedy-drama about chocolate, gin, Dutch bicycles and haunted pasts written by Roger Goldsmith and directed by Alexander HJ Smith.

Read a review here

Peace Readings: Fundraiser for Ukraine

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26 - 30 April 2022

7:30pm

Kibo Productions and Barons Court Theatre welcomed you to our week-long fundraiser for Ukraine.

The Peace Readings featured readings of new work from Ukrainian playwrights Natal’ya Vorozhbit (Bad Roads, Royal Court Theatre) and Olga Braga (Off West End 2019 Adopt A Playwright Award).

Also showcasing the shortlist from the Monologues for Ukraine fundraising initiative, poems and protest plays from writers from across the world, and stories from volunteers on the Ukraine-Romanian border.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to both NGO Red Cross Ukraine and Medicine for Ukraine.

The schedule for the week can be found here.

nb. Saturday 30 April will also feature a reading of The Scholarship by Dr Cristina Bejan and James Brunt as well as a screening of the complete Monologue for Ukraine shortlist in the afternoon from 3:00pm. Tickets for this are listed separately so we can manage our covid-safety protocols; however, anyone who buys a ticket to the afternoon session would be welcome to attend the evening session, so long as the evening session is not sold out.

Maybe I Do?

by Cova Camblor

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12 - 23 April 2022

Meet Carmen, a Spanish girl living in London, that decides to marry an English guy named Steve. . .over Zoom.

But Carmen is in love with Stuart. Who is not Steve . . .and not on zoom.

Why is she doing this? Where is her priest? Why is she playing the ukulele? Will her zoom groom ever join the call?

Maybe I Do? is a one-woman comedy about love, lust and. . . language barriers between people.


Written and Starring: Covadonga Camblor

Directed by: Anca Nana Vaida


Each night of Maybe I Do? was hosted by Gabby Oligram and featured a performance from an exciting emerging comedian.

SPECIAL GUESTS:

FLORA BARKER

SAM ADAMSON

MIKE KELSON

KITTY SPEED

Read a review here

Dastardly News

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4 - 10 April, various times
£12

Comedy plays Old News and The Dastardly Murder of the Chocolate Soufflé make up a double bill full of mischief, misunderstandings and just plain old mayhem.

Learn more here

The Real Inspector Hound

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29 March - 2 April 2022

As the fog rolls in on Muldoon Manor, the guests – preoccupied with love affairs and card games - hear news of an escaped convict, who may already be in their midst. They are watched over by two theatre critics - one composing pompous reviews and lamenting his own lack of spotlight, the other ogling the actresses and eating chocolates. When Inspector Hound arrives on the scene to solve the mystery, the boundary between art and real life begins to fall away.


Cast:

Moon — Julian Guassardo

Birdboot — Ben Harris

Mrs Drudge — Anna Kretschmer

Cynthia Muldoon — Steph Farrell

Felicity Cunningham — Izzy Boreham

Major Magnus — Omar Aga Inspector

Hound — Mickey Gibbons

Simon Gascoyne — Neeraj Thakrar

Directed by Anna Markland and Dean Reilly

Night of Song

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20 March 2022
7:00pm £10

Join us for an evening of laid back folk and pop covers from a group of singers and musicians joined by a three piece band of cello, keyboard and guitar.

West End actors will grace the stage at Barons Court Theatre for the evening, so you might hear a few acoustic musical theatre songs too.

Have a pint in the cosy Curtains Up pub and spend a relaxing evening with good friends and good music to raise funds St. Johns Palliative Care Hospice in Bedfordshire.

Scratching the Surface 2.0

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15 - 19 March

Two years ago, we were teching Scratch the Surface when Boris announced the first lockdown.
Now, two years to the date, we bring your the orginal lineup of plays with largley the same teams.
More here

The Aquarium

(Vaults Rehomed)

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8 - 10 March 2022
7:30pm 15 / £10

The Aquarium are a short form improvisation group based in London, England. 
Residing from the deep depths of the unexplored and the unexpected, The Aquarium are the thing that swims in the ocean of spontaneity.
Mischievous, loud and full of excitement, nothing can stop this glass tank of Loki’s children. Get ready for the stories of dastardly mayhem and the magical marine.

Must Have Been the Wind Fundraiser

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6 March 2022
7:30pm £15

Join us on 6 March at 7:30pm at the Barons Court Theatre for a fun night of live music, new writing, and readings from the script - all in the spirit of raising funds to help India Gaul make her cinematic directorial debut.
Hosted by Zeph Miles, book now to support India while having a great night out.

BC Lates - Dee Riley

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25 February 2022
9:00pm, £15

West End magician Dee Riley comes to the Barons Court Theatre this February as part of our new late-night programming.

Welcome to the Neurospace

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22 - 26 February 2022
7:00pm £15 / £10

Theatre showcase featuring neurodivergent artists and their work.

Learn more here.

Ducks by Hannah Kennedy

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15 - 19 February 2022
7:30pm £15 / £10

Ducks is a heartfelt story of mental health and grief that follows duck enthusiast, Lucie. Love and memory intertwine as Lucie attempts to make sense of all she discovers. 

Learn more here.

Produced by Kibo Productions

Post-show Q&A on 16 February

Poetry Bores

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11 February 2022
7:30pm £10

Poetry Bores creator Tola presents a live performance that is unique to his vision of how engaging and entertaining poetry can be.

 

2021 Reopening Season

Radek Hoffman

Me, Myself & Secrets

14 - 18 December 2021

 
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Emerging Artists Festival

22 - 27 November 2021

Savi Arts x Richard Swann present Emerging Artist Festival 


The Emerging Artist Festival features work-in-progress projects and showcases emerging actors. 


The programme includes:


Lions in the Lilypads by Romo Sikdar-Rahman

Give My Love to Dad & the Dog by Lauren Cooper 

Moving Day by Dani Kennedy & Tilly Upton

Big Gay Liar by Charlotte Frost

Hildegard by Michelle Payne  

To Have & To Hold by Michelle Payne

For show times and more details visit


www.savi-arts.co.uk/shows 

 
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Titus Andronicus

16 – 20 November 2021

A punchy reimagining of Shakespeare’s most brutal tragedy. This pacey, modern Titus explores the dangers of revenge and how it can twist the intentions of everyone it touches. Watch as this political dance descends into bloodshed and despair.


Titus follows the story of a war veteran who, having lost 21 sons in battle, returns to a Rome that betrays rather than celebrates his achievements. A series of bloody events unfold as he and Tamora, Queen of the Goths, begin a violent cycle of revenge.


Playing time: 90 mins


Content warning: Contains extreme violence and depictions of sexual assault.

 
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Maryland by Lucy Kirkwood

11 - 13 November 2021

Kibo Productions is proud to invite you to script-in-hand readings of Maryland by Lucy Kirkwood on 11 - 13 November at the Barons Court Theatre.

Maryland premiered at the Royal Court this October and was written following the murder of Sabina Nessa and the rape and murder of Sarah Everard. The readings are part of a UK-wide effort to amplify the reach of the work to those unable to attend the readings at the Royal Court Theatre.

 
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Bluebeard
after Max Frisch

26 October - 7 November 2021

Theatre Collection and ART-VIC produced this atmospheric adaptation of Max Frisch’s classic novel. Dr. Felix Schaad is haunted by the memories of his dead ex-wife Rozalind in this haunting tale of sexual obsession.