Summer Festival
a three-week season featuring plays, a musical and one-off events, 10-27 July

An exciting three week summer season featuring an award-winning play based on the infamous Enron scandal, Neil LaBute's provocative series of one-act plays, and a musical about friendship, theatre and forbidden love.

 


Enron
Lucy Prebble
10-14 July 2013

"The nineties... It feels - genuinely like the most exciting time to be doing business in the history of the world. There's a feeling that the people who are gonna change things aren't in parliaments or palaces, but in corporate boardrooms all over the United States of America."

One of the most infamous scandals in financial history becomes a theatrical epic. At once a case study and an allegory, the play charts the notorious rise and fall of Enron and its founding partners Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, who became 'the most vilified figure from the financial scandal of the century'.

Visit the Enron show page for more information or book tickets.

 


Autobahn
Neil LaBute
16-20 July 2013

“We just keep doing lousy things, I guess. That’s what it is. All this lousy stuff that seems to finally catch up with us. Right?”

Neil LaBute's provocative collection of one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat investigates the tentative apprehension that surrounds the steering wheel.

Each of these seven vignettes explore the ethos of perception and relationship - from a make-out session gone awry, to a kidnapping thinly disguised as a road trip, a reconnaissance mission involving the rescue of a Nintendo 64 to a daughter's long ride home after her release from rehab. The result is an unsettling montage that gradually reveals the scabrous force of words left unsaid while illuminating the delicate interplay between intention and morality, capturing the essence of Middle America and the myriad paths which cross its surface.

Visit the Autobahn show page for more information or book tickets.

 


A Man of No Importance
Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens & Terrence McNally
23-27 July 2013

“What we had was something. What we had was rare. Poetry and art in the air. And friends…”

Dublin, 1964, and bus conductor Alfie Byrne has ambitions to stage Salome, by his hero Oscar Wilde, despite the objections of the church hierachy at St Imelda’s where his amateur theatre group is based.

Struggling to create a work of art, Alfie fails to appreciate the controversy his production will ignite. As opening night draws near, secrets come spilling out which threaten to shake this little community to its core. But camaraderie and the redeeming power of theatre offer a thread of hope in this story of friendship, forbidden love and finding our place in the world.

Visit the A Man of No Importance show page for more information or book tickets.



Sedos Summer Festival
The Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ

3-21 July 2013


Enron - 9-14 July 
Autobahn - 16-20 July 
A Man of No Importance- 23-27 July


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