LUU Open Theatre

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Following on from the success of last year’s “Swipe Right” LUU Open Theatre Society bring you not one, but two shows back to back. The cast are given a concept, a piece of text and this year, the numbers 2-4-1.
In a run down porn cinema in 1960s Gateshead, two Jewish brothers are at war with each other. Their business is on the verge of bankruptcy and they owe a shedload of money to a local gangster. But all their problems seem to be over when one of them kidnaps Reggie Kray…
Open Theatre present Mike Leigh’s ‘Abigail’s Party’ A hysterical and satirical comedy which is guaranteed to entertain as well as shock. This ‘cocktail party from hell’ mocks the pretensions and pomposity of England’s aspiring suburban classes during the 1970’s.
Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning only to find he has been transformed into a giant grotesque beetle.

by Joshua Ling and Robin Leich

The play combines existentialism, philosophy and gritty northern humour as the growing number of characters discuss the complexities of astrophysics, existence and domestic drainage. 7.30pm Alec Clegg Studio £8.50 (£6.50)
Betrayal and violence govern Shakespeare’s tragedy, set in a post-apocalyptic domain. 7.30pm Stage One £8.50 (£6.50)

by Martin McDonagh

Puppetry and innovative staging are combined in McDonagh’s dark tale of Katurian, a fiction writer living in a police state. 7.30pm Banham Theatre £8.50 (£6.50)

by Gao Xingjian

This contentious and rarely performed play tells the story of eight characters, each an archetype representing a different element of Chinese society. 7.30pm Alec Clegg studio £8.50 (£6.50)
In this brand new devised production ‘Swipe Right?’ asks the question ‘with more and more people finding “the one” online, does this mean we need to say goodbye to good old fashioned romance?’ 7.30pm Banham Theatre £8.50 (£6.50)
Written and directed by MA Writing student Jess Macdonald, But Then There Was Ella is a psychological drama exploring the steps a young woman takes in order to have the ‘perfect family life.’ 7.30pm stage@leeds £8.50 (£6.50)