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08 – 12 April

New

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama: New

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Box office: 020 7229 0706

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The Richard Burton Company present 4 NEW commissions, written and directed by some of the UK’s most promising new playwrights.  We guarantee they will have something to say...
 

Play 1 : Spring Awakening

written by Gary Owen directed by Ellen McDougall

Gary Owen speeds Wedekind’s provocative and notorious play into the present, where sex offers an incendiary narrative to young lives already at risk in a dangerous world they cannot control.
 

Play 2 : Pomona

written by Alistair McDowall directed by Ned Bennett
In collaboration with the Royal Court

‘I think I’d sleep a lot easier if I knew none of us would wake up tomorrow.’
Travelling to Manchester to find her missing sister, a young woman glimpses the unspeakable horror lying under the surface of contemporary urban life.  
A 21st Century Nightmare
 

Play 3: VS09

written by Hayley Squires directed by Darren Lawrence
In collaboration with the Royal Court

‘You have to have hope. Consistent and un-floundering hope. You have to. Otherwise we will all just probably stop living.’
Boarding begins in one hour, just enough time for a last meal on British soil. 7 people in an airport restaurant have 60 minutes to decide if they’re coming, going or staying. VS09 explores the possibilities of love, friendship and healing in the search for home.
 

Play 4:  Blister

written by Laura Lomas directed by Stef O’Driscoll
In collaboration with Paines Plough

'If I could give you all the blood in my body... go back...make it undone... undo what happened, I would do.' 
One day. One mistake.  Seven lives sent spiralling.
From service stations to sea fronts. Blister examines the pressures that can explode in a single moment and its ripple effects through a galaxy of lives.
 

Book Tickets

Play 1 : Spring Awakening (running time: 75 mins)

Wed 9 Apr 6.00pm
Thu 10 Apr 8.00pm
Sat 12 Apr 1.00pm

Play 2 : Pomona (running time: 80 mins)

Tue 8 Apr 6.00pm
Wed 9 Apr 1.00pm
Fri 11 Apr 8.00pm

Play 3: VS09 (running time: 75 mins)

Tue 8 Apr 8.00pm
Thu 10 Apr 1.00pm
Fri 11 Apr 6.00pm

Play 4:  Blister (running time: 75 mins)

Wed 9 Apr 8.00pm
Thu 10 Apr 6.00pm
Fri 11 Apr 1.00pm

The Richard Burton Company performances at the Gate Theatre are principally supported by The Garfield Weston Foundation.
The Richard Burton Company is sponsored by Brewin Dolphin.
The new writing commissions are supported by The Spielman Trust.

Harry: Ella Cook
Keaton: Annes Elwy
Larry: Claire Inie-Richards
Moe: Sam Rix
Ollie: Thalissa Teixeira
Charlie: Bertie Taylor-Smith
Zeppo: Joe Windsor
Charlie: Rebecca Durbin
Becky: Mari Izzard
Liam: Danny Mellor
Jamie: Mark Newsome
Lisa: Tessie Orange-Turner
Davey: Robin Willingham
Ashley: Jay Worley
Martha: Emma Bloomer
Alan: Corey Daniels
Fran / Ange: Melangell Dolma
Malc: Alex Hope
Ernie / Steve: Ross Langford
Tina: Rehanna MacDonald
Moz: Simon Mokhele
Wendy: Lowri Palfrey
Jen / Anna: Ariel Whitfield
Lisa: Ricarda Mauckner
Simon: Toby Vaughan
Catriona: Emily Barber
Audrey: Aleda Bliss
Dorothy: Anni Dafydd
Anthony: Thomas Finnegan
Thomas: Charlie Hiett
Laurel: Joe McDonnell
George: Greg Shewring

08 – 12 April

New

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama: New

Book Tickets

Box office: 020 7229 0706

Key Dates