The NEW DIORAMA THEATRE, working with emerging theatre company PIT, open their first in-house theatre show and world premiere of THE DARK ROOM April 10 to 28, 2012. Check out these photographs of the cast in action, featuring Natalie York, Hannah Duncan, Madeleine MacMahon, Leah Milner, Andy Mcleod and Ed Cobbold.
THE DARK ROOM, inspired by Brecht’s THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI (with shades of American teen classic MEAN GIRLS), transplants the dark world of underground gangsters into a modern secondary school. Replacing placards for projections and Kurt Weil’s music for a loud pub band, this energetic piece follows new girl Ruth as she blackmails and seduces her way to the top of her schools social ladder.
PIT has previously won the Writers’ Guild and List Magazine Awards for Drama. Their last show A STROKE OF GENIUS was presented as part of Arts Council England’s Edinburgh showcase and received the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve for emerging theatre makers.
NEW DIORAMA THEATRE is a new venue in the heart of London dedicated to providing a home for both emerging and established theatre companies. In 2010 The New Diorama won a Peter Brook Award for “establishing a London home for ensemble companies” and in 2011 they won another Peter Brook Award specifically to support their recent ambitious season with Faction Theatre Company.
Shows are at 7:30. Tickets and more info: http://www.newdiorama.com/
Hannah Duncan & Madeleine MacMahon
Natalie York & Hannah Duncan
Hannah Duncan, Andy Mcleod, Ed Cobbold, Madeleine MacMahon & Natalie York
Andy Mcleod & Madeleine MacMahon
Madeleine MacMahon, Ed Cobbold, Leah Milner & Natalie York