Theatre Royal Stratford’s ‘Open Stage’ Spring Season

January 24, 2012

Arts and Culture, Events

I think it’s important to support your local theatre if you’re lucky enough to have one close by, and I feel very fortunate indeed to be just a hundred yards or so from the Theatre Royal Stratford East. As part of the ongoing ‘Open Stage‘ experiment, where the theatre has determined its 2012 Spring and Summer schedule according to suggestions from the general public, here’s what’s going on next month and into early March.

On 17 and 18 February in the theatre’s studio space, ‘Poet’s Platform’ will be returning. Poet’s Platform is an opportunity for local young people to show off their poetry skills (no doubt there’ll be some rapping in there too!). As they say in the press release, ‘join us for two nights of lip-smacking, jaw-dropping, tongue-twisting poetry‘. Sounds like fun. Tickets are a fiver – come on, forego that night at the pictures and experience some real local culture!

Later in February, Rikki Beadle-Blair (a playwright whose shows have featured regularly over the years, and whose most recent show Shalom Baby had it’s run at the Theatre Royal Stratford East last October) is returning with Team Angelica for ‘Angelic Tales’, a series of events stretching through into the summer which will feature ‘rehearsed readings’ of lots of new writing. Their first stint will be from 28 February to 3 March. Tickets are only £8 and if it’s like his previous material, you’ll be alternately crying and laughing throughout the evening. I’ll definitely be heading along to this show.

The Ian Dury-themed play I really enjoyed seeing in late 2010 is making a welcome return on the main stage from 9 February to 7 April. ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful… The Tour!‘ is a lovely show – there are lots of opportunities to really rock out too!  I commend it to you – not in a million years would you see this cast on stage in the West End, which is the West End’s loss if you ask me…

You can pick up tickets on the web for all of these shows here online, or by calling the box office on 020 85340310.

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