SUMMER SHOWS at Greenwich Theatre
Writer Mike Bartlett is just about the hottest name in theatrical circles at the moment so it’s quite a coup for Greenwich Theatre to be staging one of his best-known works to headline its summer season.
To date this year, Bartlett has had three huge hits on the London stage - gender-fluidity award-winner Cock at the Ambassadors in the West End, his modern Restoration comedy Scandaltown at the Lyric and Trump satire The 47th at the Old Vic. Plus, of course, he created the smash-hit TV psycho-thriller series Doctor Foster.
Now Greenwich Theatre boss James Haddrell will be directing Bartlett’s An Intervention, a two-hander acclaimed for the mischievous way it examines the nature and responsibilties of friendship, which will run from 22 July to 14 August.
Haddrell described the project as “incredibly exciting” and has made the piece gender-neutral by casting two women - Helen Ramsay, who is making her professional debut, and Lauren Brennan, last seen in Haddrell’s fine production of Michael Frayne’s Alarms & Excursions.
Once the run is over, the two actors will be joined by David Haller and Elliott Bornemann for another in-house production, the evergreen kids’ classic Treasure Island, which will fill the rest of the school holiday schedule in the main auditorium. It will also be directed by Haddrell.
The theatre is also slipping in a couple of daytime entertainments for kids in August. Catch That Beast - about how we interact with wild things - is on the 5th and 6th and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show brings Eric Carle’s beloved classic stories to life on the 8th and 9th.
Full details of all the shows at https://greenwichtheatre.org.uk/whats-on/