This CinePlay adaptation of Badal Sircar’s Bengali classic explores the history of mankind - fights, riots, wars, death, destruction, exploitation - emphasising the importance of finding meaning and worth in everyday life.
10by10 is a project developed and produced by Eclipse Theatre - Britain's leading black-led national touring company. 10 writers. 10 cities. 10 films. Sheffield: A homeless man walks the streets, collecting 'treasures' amongst the litter.
This CinePlay adaptation is a modern retelling of Badal Sircar’s classic comedy.
Though Balmoral was written in the late 80s, Michael Frayn sets this farcical play in 1937, where he imagines the events of a Britain that experienced its own Russian-style revolution in 1917.
Balmoral sees the Royal Family’s Scottish estate transformed into a writer’s commune where the warden is unable to resume control of the residents. When a government inspector is rumoured to be visiting, chaos breaks out amongst writers including Hugh Walpole, Godfrey Winn and Enid Blyton.
A brand-new lawyer and his bride have returned from their honeymoon and are moving into a new apartment. Once there, they find the place is bare of furniture, the paint job is wrong, the skylight leaks and wacky neighbors keep popping up.
Growing up on a South East London estate has not encouraged Jamie to be open about his sexuality, either with his preoccupied and fanciful mother, Sandra, or his crush, Ste. As their relationship begins to blossom in the midst of a world of drugs, dealing and denial, this penetrating drama explores what it means to strive for an identity on the fringes of society and its acceptance.
Waiting to be punished for his part in Becket's murder, King Henry II re-lives his deeply felt relationship with the saint, once his dearest friend and partner in unbridled decadence.
Michael Frayn’s ninth play is set in the 60s and focuses on the destructive friendship between two middle-class couples.
Architect David has been commissioned to redevelop a rundown area in the south of London at the same time as he and his wife Jane attempt to rescue the marriage of their neighbours: the cynical Colin and submissive Sheila. Frayn explores themes of idealism, altruism and the inevitability of change as David begins to understand the true impact of his work and the toxicity of human nature.
This CinePlay adaptation of the story of Bhamashah reimagines the events of a truly remarkable character in Indian history.
Based on the critically acclaimed film, Billy Elliot, this musical adaptation explores the impact of the UK miners’ strike on a northern community in the 80s and features music by award-winning artist Elton John.
The story follows the son of a coal miner who makes a life-changing discovery after accidentally stumbling into a ballet class during his weekly boxing session. Drawn to the electricity of dance, Billy must choose between his passion and his dysfunctional family who are struggling to stay together under the pressures of a Thatcher-led government.
The only thing Billy ever wanted to do was play for Chelsea and his dream came true when he was signed by the club to become a champion striker for the first team. But that was 1939 and with the outbreak of the Second World War, Billy’s life changed forever.
Based on National Book Award-winner Joyce Carol Oates' novella about the Chappaquiddick scandal, this tragic and beautiful opera enthralls as a handsome senator uses his power to enchant, seduce, and carelessly destroy. The second in Simons' autobiographical Eugene Trilogy.
10by10 is a project developed and produced by Eclipse Theatre - Britain's leading black-led national touring company. 10 writers. 10 cities. 10 films. Leeds: Marcus is walking home after school, when he is spotted by a gang of boys...
Gregory Burke’s thought-provoking and award-winning drama is based on interviews with former soldiers who served in Iraq in 2004.
Focusing on the Scottish regiment of the same name, and exploring the effect of the government’s suggestion to amalgamate Scottish battalions at the time, Black Watch ties a string of unique voices together to reveal what it means to be a part of the war on terrorism and the impact this has for those returning home.