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The Captive Queen (2018)

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Playwright: John Dryden
Directed by: Barrie Rutter

An ageing Emperor and his Governor rage at the loss of their youth and beauty. Two fratricidal sons are spurred from victory in war to the warfare of love. And all four are besotted with the same Captive Queen.

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All's Well That Ends Well (2018)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Caroline Byrne

After her ‘splendid’ (The Guardian) and ‘astonishingly powerful’ (Time Out) production of The Taming of the Shrew in 2016, Caroline Byrne brings this dark, twisted and dangerous interpretation of All’s Well That Ends Well to the candlelit intimacy of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

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The Little Matchgirl (2017)

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Playwright: Hans Christian Andersen
Directed by: Emma Rice

Inspired by the beautiful and devastatingly sad Hans Christian Andersen tales, The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales reveals a spellbinding world of magic and mystery.

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The Secret Theatre (2017)

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Playwright: Anders Lustgarten
Directed by: Matthew Dunster

As the nation’s relationship with Europe deteriorates and civil unrest grows, spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham adopts ever more extreme tactics to keep his queen and country safe.

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Romantics Anonymous (2017)

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Directed by: Emma Rice

Angélique makes beautiful chocolates, carefully infused with all the emotion that seems to overwhelm her in daily life. Jean-René runs a chocolate factory that is running out of steam, rather like his own existence.

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Boudica (2017)

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Playwright: Tristan Bernays
Directed by: Eleanor Rhode

When an ally of the Romans - King Prasutagus of the Iceni tribe - dies, his estranged wife Boudica returns to claim her rightful throne.

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Lions and Tigers (2017)

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Playwright: Tanika Gupta
Directed by: Pooja Ghai

Based on the true story of her great uncle and freedom fighter Dinesh Gupta, Lions and Tigers is the world premiere of a new play by leading playwright Tanika Gupta.

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King Lear (2017)

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Directed by: Nancy Meckler

King Lear’s tempestuous poetry is shot through with touches of humour and moments of heart-rending simplicity, as the notion of familial love is questioned and torn apart.

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