2009 Brits Off-Broadway announces line-up

2009 Brits Off-Broadway announces line-up 59e59 Theatres announce the 2009 lineup for their 6th annual festival Brits off-Broadway. The 2009 Brits Off-Broadway presents: Red Sea Fish Genre: Comic-Drama Playwright: Matt Wilkinson Director: Frank McCabe and Matt Wilkinson Producers: Two Bins Theatre Company Synopsis: Ray, a retired thief, sees out his days on the top floor of a tower block on the South Coast Confined during the day by a rare skin condition, he's cared for by his son Terry. Ray merrily fills the air with accounts of lost love, past misadventure and the daily observations of a bitter old man. When Terry invites a young runaway Karen back to the flat, she ignites long forgotten passions in Ray. Dates: 03 - 22 Nov 2009 Wolves at the Window Genre: Drama Playwright: Toby Davies after Saki Director: Thomas Hescott Producers: Fledgling Theatre in association with the Arcola Synopsis: Discover why you must never tell the truth, marvel at why being nice never pays, and understand the complex rules to getting one over your fellow man. Enter the offbeat world of Saki and his biting tales of immorality. This macabre, acid-soaked world drives a knife into upper class Edwardian life. Dates: 10 Nov - 6 Dec 2009 My Wonderful Day Genre: Comedy Playwright: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Alan Ayckbourn Producers: The Stephen Joseph Theatre Company Synopsis: Winnie is off school with an essay to write and finds herself in the middle of a rather unusual day. A child's eye view of adults behaving badly. Dates: 11 Nov - 13 Dec 2009 Merrick, The Elephant Man Genre: Drama Playwright: Mary Swan & Saul Jaffe Director: Mary Swan Producers: Proteus Theatre Company Cast: Saul Jaffè Synopsis: A highly physical, one-man tour-de-force version of this classic story recharged for the 21st Century. Often the most remarkable stories are the true ones, and the story of Joseph Carey Merrick is certainly that. From an object of curiosity and social revulsion to celebrity, Merrick's life and tragic destiny is as relevant today as it ever was. Dates: 24 Nov - 13 Dec 2009 A British Subject Genre: Drama Playwright: Nichola McAuliffe Director: Hannah Eidinow Producers: Pleasance Theatre Productions Cast: Tom Cotcher, Kulvinder Ghir and Nichola McAuliffe Synopsis: At the age of 18, Mirza Tahir Hussain, a British Subject, arrived in Pakistan. 24 hours later a taxi driver was dead and Tahir was tried for his murder. Condemned to hang in the Criminal Court, he spent 18 years on Death Row. Don Mackay of the Daily Mirror was the only journalist to visit him in that time. An extraordinary true-life tale of international politics and the media colliding with justice, civil liberties and, ultimately, faith. Dates: 9 Dec 2009 - 3 Jan 2010 Simon Green: Traveling Light Genre: Cabaret creator: Simon Green Cast: Simon Green Synopsis: An evening of cabaret, featuring classic music from both classic and contemporary British lyricists and composers. Dates: 15 Dec 2009 - 3 Jan 2010 Fascinating Aida is Absolutely Miraculous Genre:Variety Show Director: Frank Thompson Producers: Nick Brooke Ltd Cast: Tom Cotcher, Kulvinder Ghir and Nichola McAuliffe Synopsis: Fascinating Aida returns prepared to plumb their heights of outrageousness. Imagine 'Absolutely Fabulous' meets Noel Coward as sung by the Puppini Sisters and you have some idea of what's in store. Dates: 16 Dec 2009 - 3 Jan 2010

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