The New Actors Company in association with Park Theatre presents
Sunday Readings in the Park
Just a few lights, a handful of actors and six spectacular plays.
This Summer, The New Actors Company returns to Park Theatre by popular demand with a new season of Sunday Readings In The Park. Join us as we celebrate the actor in our new season: Rediscovering Rep.
Six rare, fascinating plays, all varied in style, will be performed as readings by a talented ensemble of twelve actors using the traditional, and often lamented, Repertory Theatre model. Rep used to be the place where an actor learnt his or her craft, and produced actors like Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen and so many more. It encouraged variety, versatility and diversity.
In our second season of readings at Park Theatre, each actor will perform a varied array of roles: from soldiers, lovers and aristocrats to beggars, schemers and the odd famous old writer. Everyone gets a part, and you, the audience, get to see them do it.
After each one-off performance the audience will be invited to take part in a short discussion when members of the cast and the director, will give their insights into the play.
The new season Rediscovering Rep runs on selected Sundays between 22 May – 24 July 2016:
Sunday 22 May 2pm: Léocadia by Jean Anouilh, Directed by Charlotte Donachie
Sunday 29 May 2pm: The Second Mrs Tanqueray by Arthur Wing Pinero, Directed by Robert Laycock
Sunday 19 Jun 2pm: Breathing Corpses by Laura Wade, Directed by Charlotte Donachie
Sunday 26 Jun 2pm: The Lady Is Not For Burning by Christopher Fry, Directed by Charlotte Donachie
Sunday 17 Jul 2pm: Laburnum Grove by J.B. Priestley, Directed by Robert Laycock
Sunday 24 Jul 2pm: Burnt Piano by Justin Fleming, Directed by Robert Laycock