Tuesday, 21 February 2012

NH contributor Francis Beckett's new play opens in London next month

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Regular New Humanist contributor Francis Beckett (here he is on the return of fire-and-brimstone televangelists in our last issue) is also a successful playwright, and his new play, The London Spring, opens at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden on 6th March.
The Prague Spring in 1968, the Arab Spring in 2010 – but what will it take before London has had enough?

Michael, a prosperous American doctor, is in London for the first time. On Waterloo Station, a pretty girl steals his wallet, a tramp sells him a square of toilet paper for five dollars, and precious and dangerous drugs are stolen from him. Trying to get them back, he’s plunged into the darkness and despair that is London in the 2020s.

Written by Francis Beckett and directed by Christine Kimberley, The London Spring is a dark yet optimistic view of our future.
The play is on at the Etcetera Theatre nightly at 7.30pm from 6th to 25th March (note there are no shows on Mondays and the Sunday performances take place at 6.30pm). Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions and available through the theatre.
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