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Theatre Royal Stratford East

Theatre Royal Stratford East aims to deliver exciting and diverse work which reflects the experiences of the local community, while discovering and developing new talent and new audiences.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £950,000
  • 2013-2014: £971,850
  • 2014-2015: £997,118

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Gary Kemp on Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be

Gary Kemp discusses Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be ahead of rehearsals at Theatre Royal Stratford East Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be 8 May - 8 June 2014 Theatre Royal Stratford East http://www.stratfordeast.com Set at the end of the 1950's, preceding the birth of rock and roll and the Beatles, Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be is a witty and warm-hearted musical set within an West End underworld of gamblers, spivs, prostitutes and Teddy boys. Written by ex-con Frank Norman, the show tells the tale of Fred, a loveable rogue, who comes out of prison to find he is not quite the king of the manor he once was. Starring Jessie Wallace, Gary Kemp and Mark Arden Book by Frank Norman Music & Lyrics by Lionel Bart Directed by Terry Johnson

Kingston 14: Post Show Discussion with Roy Williams, Clint Dyer and Cast

Jo Melville hosts a post show discussions with Roy Williams, Clint Dyer and the cast of Kingston 14. Kingston 14 28 March - 26 April 2014 Theatre Royal Stratford East A gripping new play from the BAFTA award-winning and Olivier-nominated playwright Roy Williams. ✮✮✮✮ Evening Standard ✮✮✮✮ The Times ✮✮✮✮ The Observer ✮✮✮✮ The Financial Times ✮✮✮✮ WhatsOnStage 'Compelling... Pulverising' the Guardian 'Kingston 14 has guts, wit and vigorous performances... Williams' script is racy, wry... painfully real' The Evening Standard 'Roy William's spirited, raging drama' The Independent 28 March - 26 April 2014 Theatre Royal Stratford East #Kingston14 http://www.stratfordeast.com

Kingston 14 by Roy Williams Production Trailer: Reviews and Quotes

A gripping new play from the BAFTA award-winning and Olivier-nominated playwright Roy Williams. ✮✮✮✮ Evening Standard ✮✮✮✮ The Times ✮✮✮✮ The Observer ✮✮✮✮ The Financial Times ✮✮✮✮ WhatsOnStage 'Compelling... Pulverising' the Guardian 'Kingston 14 has guts, wit and vigorous performances... Williams' script is racy, wry... painfully real' The Evening Standard 'Roy William's spirited, raging drama' The Independent 28 March - 26 April 2014 Theatre Royal Stratford East #Kingston14 http://www.stratfordeast.com

Kingston 14 by Roy Williams

A gripping new play from the BAFTA award-winning and Olivier-nominated playwright Roy Williams. ✮✮✮✮ Evening Standard ✮✮✮✮ The Times ✮✮✮✮ The Observer ✮✮✮✮ The Financial Times ✮✮✮✮ WhatsOnStage 'Compelling... Pulverising' the Guardian 'Kingston 14 has guts, wit and vigorous performances... Williams' script is racy, wry... painfully real' The Evening Standard 'Roy William's spirited, raging drama' The Independent 28 March - 26 April 2014 Theatre Royal Stratford East #Kingston14 http://www.stratfordeast.com

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Theatre Royal Stratford East: Charles Venn in Kingston 14

Charles Venn discusses Roy William's new play Kingston 14 which is set to premier at Theatre Royal Stratford East from 28 March. A gripping new play from the BAFTA award-winning and Olivier-nominated playwright Roy Williams (Offside BBC, Sukerpunch). Set in modern day Jamaica, KINGSTON 14 follows the story of James, a British police officer, who is sent to Kingston to investigate the murder of a UK tourist. James struggles to lead a proper investigation when gang leader Joker, played by Goldie (British music artist, DJ, visual artist and actor: credits include The World Is Not Enough, Guy Ritchie's Snatch), is brought into custody. The play comes to a climax when two police officers are kidnapped, uncovering corruption in a hidden corner of the sun bleached island. Directed by Clint Dyer (Olivier-nominated The Big Life, The Westbridge) and designed by the Olivier award winning designer ULTZ (Mojo, Jerusalem, Pied Piper, The Harder They Come) KINGSTON 14 will have you on the edge of your seat. Kingston 14 29 Mar - 26 Apr Theatre Royal Stratford East http://www.stratfordeast.com/kingston-14 #Kingston14

Infidel - The Musical Kickstarter Appeal

Theatre Royal Stratford East, David Baddiel and Producer Arvind Ethan David have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a new musical based on the hit comedy movie THE INFIDEL. To donate and find out rewards see the Kickstarter campaign here: http://www.infidelthemusical.com Words and lyrics for the show are by Baddiel (with additional material by David) and music is by Erran Baron Cohen, with musical supervision by Mike Dixon. The show is set to be co-directed by David Baddiel and Theatre Royal Stratford East's Artistic Director, Kerry Michael. In order to stage this ambitious production, a further £55,000 is required. As a result, the theatre is calling upon members of the public to pledge their support by 15 April 2014 to enable the show to go ahead.

Kingston 14 Play Discussion

In this video Roy Williams, Charles Venn and Goldie discuss Kingston 14, the themes of the play and why audiences should book a ticket. Kingston 14 28 March - 26 April Theatre Royal Stratford East http://www.stratfordeast.com/kingston-14

Goldie on Rehearsals for Kingston 14

In this video actor, musician, DJ and visual artist, Goldie, discusses his theatre debut with Theatre Royal Stratford East in Roy Williams' new play Kingston 14. Kingston 14 28 March - 26 April Theatre Royal Stratford East http://www.stratfordeast.com/kingston-14

Along The Lines

Along the Lines A performance by the Theatre Royal Youth Theatre on the C2C train The Theatre Royal Youth Theatre is a weekly workshop for young people aged 13 -- 17 years. The group use improvisation (no script) to create stories and characters. More information and how to join can be found on our website: http://www.stratfordeast.com/youth-theatre

Home Theatre (UK): Overview

Home Theatre (UK) is a bold and exciting international project that saw thirty new, one person shows performed in thirty homes across London. Watch all of the Home Theatre (UK) shows on the Stratford East.tv channel: http://www.stratfordeast.tv The creative team for Home Theatre (UK) includes: Directors: Rikki Beadle-Blair, Marcus Ellard, Paris Erotokritou, Marcus Faustini, Philip Osment, André Piza Writer on Attachment: Courttia Newland Partner: Reading University with John Gibbs, Head of Film and Theatre. Producer: Shawab Iqbal

Super Skinny Bitches - Angelic Tales

Super Skinny Bitches by Olorunfemi Fagunwa Super Skinny Bitches tells the shocking story of a young British/African girl who is placed in a clinic for young people with eating disorders. After a short stint in a unit that is meant to provide her with the support that she urgently needs, she finds herself falling into a world of 'Pro-Ana', also known as competitive starvation. Part of Angelic Tales 2013 Angelic Tales is an important part of Theatre Royal Stratford East's programme reflecting our commitment to providing a platform for new work and to supporting emerging artists.

I Have Never - Angelic Tales

I Have Never by Ben Kettner What could be better? It's graduation night, but a group of spoilt students find themselves fraught with their own personal 'crises'. That is until they find themselves confronted by a terrifying reality check... Part of Angelic Tales 2013 Angelic Tales is an important part of Theatre Royal Stratford East's programme reflecting our commitment to providing a platform for new work and to supporting emerging artists.

Learning to March: Oh What A Lovely War

The cast of Oh What A Lovely War receive a lesson in marching, saluting and staying in formation from a Drill Sergeant outside Theatre Royal Stratford East. Oh What A Lovely War 1 February - 15 March 2014 http://www.stratfordeast.com Get more exclusive behind the scenes updates on the Oh What A Lovely War social media accounts. Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/OWALWonstage and like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OhWhatALovelyWarOnStage

Joan Littlewood Sculpture - Barbara Windsor and Sir Robin Wales

Barbara Windsor and Sir Robin Wales offer their support to the Joan Littlewood Sculpture Appeal. Help us produce a sculpture based on the iconic photo of legendary theatre director Joan Littlewood sitting on rubble outside Theatre Royal, to go in nearly the same spot as where the photo was taken. Donate before 12 January 2014. http://www.joanlittlewood.com The Joan Littlewood Sculpture aims to: • Capture and celebrate the unique spirit of Joan. • Be a permanent reminder of the importance of her contribution to Modern Theatre. • Enhance the identity of Stratford's Cultural Quarter, providing a focal point in this very vibrant area. It will transform an open space into a meeting point for residents and visitors alike.

Dick Whittington - Audience and Press Reaction - Theatre Royal Stratford East

The reviews are coming in for Dick Whittington: ★★★★★ Time Out ★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ WhatsOnStage ★★★★ Everything Theatre "a gemstone of a pantomime guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of even the most hardened seasonal cynic." The Stage "a raucous, rowdy, inclusive panto" The Guardian "There is nowhere better to see a pantomime than Stratford East" WhatsOnStage "Energetic performances; a fantastic colourful set, the classic tale is presented with plenty of local flavour." Everything Theatre Dick Whittington 23 Nov '13 - 11 Jan '14 Theatre Royal Stratford East Book tickets online: http://www.stratfordeast.com/dick-whittington

Shelley Williams Actress and Singing Sensation - Shelley Williams - Home Theatre (UK)

Shelley Williams Actress and Singing Sensation by Shelley Williams as part of Home Theatre (UK) with Theatre Royal Stratford East. 30 Homes. 30 Shows. Across London Artist:Shelley Williams Host: Stuart Fero Film Maker and Collaborator: Chloe Driver Director: Andre Piza More information on Home Theatre (UK) can be found here: http://www.stratfordeast.com/home-the... Watch all the Home Theatre (UK) videos on http://www.StratfordEast.tv

Like A Star - Richard Sumitro - Home Theatre (UK)

Like A Star by Richard Sumitro as part of Home Theatre (UK) with Theatre Royal Stratford East. 30 Homes. 30 Shows. Across London Artist: Richard Sumitro Host: Sterre Ploeger Film Maker and Collaborator: Imogen Clayton Director: Philip Osment More information on Home Theatre (UK) can be found here: http://www.stratfordeast.com/home-theatre-uk Watch all the Home Theatre (UK) videos on http://www.StratfordEast.tv

Torschlusspanik - James Rowland - Home Theatre (UK)

Torschlusspanik by James Rowland as part of Home Theatre (UK) with Theatre Royal Stratford East. 30 Homes. 30 Shows. Across London Artist: James Rowland Host: Sorella La Var Film Maker and Collaborator: Caitlin Lees Massey Director: Marcus Ellard More information on Home Theatre (UK) can be found here: http://www.stratfordeast.com/home-theatre-uk Watch all the Home Theatre (UK) videos on http://www.StratfordEast.tv

A Private Education - Suzann MClean - Home Theatre (UK)

A Private EducationA Private Education by Suzann MClean as part of Home Theatre (UK) with Theatre Royal Stratford East. 30 Homes. 30 Shows. Across London Artist: Suzanne MClean Host: Sarhan Rahman Film Maker and Collaborator: John Gibbs Director: Paris Erotokritou More information on Home Theatre (UK) can be found here: http://www.stratfordeast.com/home-theatre-uk Watch all the Home Theatre (UK) videos on http://www.StratfordEast.tv

Why Are We Whispering - Duncan MacInnes - Home Theatre (UK)

Why Are We Whispering by Duncan MacInnes as part of Home Theatre (UK) with Theatre Royal Stratford East. 30 Homes. 30 Shows. Across London Artist: Duncan MacInnes Host: Asta Dzelzyte Film Maker and Collaborator: James Cross Director: Rikki Beadle-Blair More information on Home Theatre (UK) can be found here: http://www.stratfordeast.com/home-theatre-uk Watch all the Home Theatre (UK) videos on http://www.StratfordEast.tv

Eleanor Lawarence - BB's Menopausal Cabaret - Home Theatre UK

BB's Menopausal Cabaret by Eleanor Lawrence as part of Home Theatre (UK) with Theatre Royal Stratford East. 30 Homes. 30 Shows. Across London Artist: Eleanor Lawrence Host: Angie Smith Film Maker and Collaborator: Sam Thornton Director: Philip Osment More information on Home Theatre (UK) can be found here: http://www.stratfordeast.com/home-the... Watch all the Home Theatre (UK) videos on http://www.StratfordEast.tv

The Silver Lining - Suhailya Hippolyte - Home Theatre (UK)

The Silver Lining by Suhailya Hippolyte as part of Home Theatre (UK) with Theatre Royal Stratford East. 30 Homes. 30 Shows. Across London Artist: Suhailya Hippolyte Host: Amanda Murphy Film Maker and Collaborator: Chris Martin Director: Philip Osment More information on Home Theatre (UK) can be found here: http://www.stratfordeast.com/home-theatre-uk Watch all the Home Theatre (UK) videos on http://www.StratfordEast.tv

Maria went to England - Denise Cecchi - Home Theatre (UK)

Maria went to England by Denise Cecchi as part of Home Theatre (UK) with Theatre Royal Stratford East. 30 Homes. 30 Shows. Across London Artist: Denise Cecchi Host: Maria Film Maker and Collaborator: James Rattee Director:James Rattee More information on Home Theatre (UK) can be found here: http://www.stratfordeast.com/home-the... Watch all the Home Theatre (UK) videos on http://www.StratfordEast.tv

C4 - Elliot Ajai Ajagbe - Rosie Lovell - Home Theatre (UK)

C4 by Elliot Ajai-Ajagbe as part of Home Theatre (UK) with Theatre Royal Stratford East. 30 Homes. 30 Shows. Across London Artist: Elliot Ajai-Ajagbe Host: Kim Detjan Film Maker and Collaborator: Rosie Lovell Director: Marcus Ellard More information on Home Theatre (UK) can be found here: http://www.stratfordeast.com/home-theatre-uk Watch all the Home Theatre (UK) videos on http://www.StratfordEast.tv

Maintain and Entertain - Darren Hart - Home Theatre (UK)

Maintain and Entertain by Darren Hart as part of Home Theatre (UK) with Theatre Royal Stratford East. 30 Homes. 30 Shows. Across London Artist: Darren Hart Host: Wolfson Hospital Ward Film Maker and Collaborator: Annabel Williams Director: Andrew Piza More information on Home Theatre (UK) can be found here: http://www.stratfordeast.com/home-theatre-uk Watch all the Home Theatre (UK) videos on http://www.StratfordEast.tv

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Theatre Royal Stratford East
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