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Dancing Bear
and the hunter in the stars

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7th - 10th October 2021

Playbox Theatre opens its Autumn season with a thrilling new play, Dancing Bear and the Hunter in the Stars. A new commission by writer and film maker, Mairin O Hagan, this exciting piece follows the adventures of Stella Somersby as she travels back two thousand years to Ancient Greece where she encounters the Goddess Artemis, the God Apollo, Orion, Sirius and the deadly Scorpio.

Playbox’s Young Production Company will finally get to perform this multi-disciplinary adventure after a delay of 18 months. A wonderful show for all the family.

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SEVENS

14th - 16th October 2021

“SEVENS”, A NEW TRIPLE BILL BY SRISHTI STARTS ITS NATIONWIDE TOUR THIS OCTOBER 2021.

Through the medium of Bharatanatyam and Kathak, and originally composed live music, ‘SEVENS’ will explore the sacred, and sometimes sinful, significance of the number seven. From playful and energetic, to soulful and contemplative, the show will take audiences on an emotion-filled and entertaining journey. An ensemble cast of renowned UK-based Indian classical dancers and musicians will be sharing the stage in this unique show conceptualised and choreographed by award-winning Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Nina Rajarani MBE, with an original music score by composers Y Yadavan and Shammi Pithia.

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ANtigone

4th - 6th November 2021

Described recently as a story about helpless humans, lost in the cosmos.

 

Antigone defies the law that her brother ,as a traitor, should have no burial rites and by so doing unleashes on the state a cycle of destruction. Enemy of the state and family torn apart is the ferocious world of this young girl.

 

Playbox explore Sophocles powerful Greek Tragedy as a play for our times with an ensemble cast of young performers in a thrilling production bringing total theatre back to The Dream Factory . The journey of self destruction executes ultimate control.

 

Following Medea in 2019 the company re-explore The Greeks for audiences today.

Tickets on sale online from 3rd September 9am

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Beauty and the Beast
In a version by Lawrence Boswell, a fairytale-thriller

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16th - 30th December 2021

When a maid shall marry a monster, in innocence and love, ignorant of the curse and of its cure, then will the evil end, then the prince will be free

 

Christmas returns to The Dream Factory with a lavish production for all the family. Join us to rediscover one of the world’s greatest love stories of all time, in a production of colourful design, glorious dance, dazzling costumes and thrilling adventure.

 

Playbox Theatre invites you to share in the magic.

Tickets on sale online from 3rd September 9am

WHAT the critics SAY

Stockholm proves once again that Playbox Theatre is one of the most radical and brilliant theatre companies around.”

NICK LE MESURIER,

LEAMINGTON COURIER

Stockholm (2017)

“This bold new work brilliantly thrust the audience back face-to-face with

the horrific human reality of mass migration… it showcased an inspired young ensemble… this was truly something else.”

STEVE SUTHERLAND,

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON HERALD

Paradise Kill (2016)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Playbox is one of the most radical and brilliant theatre companies around.

NICK LE MESURIER,

LEAMINGTON COURIER

Medea (2019)