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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

Video feed

Roy Williams on Antigone

We grabbed Roy Williams, the playwright behind the new adaptation of Antigone, to ask him about bringing Antigone here and returning to the theatre.

Meet the Apprentice: Meet Jenna

As part of our meet the team feature we've been recently undertaking, we decided for the apprentices to have their turn. In this video we have Jenna who is our Community Arts Apprentice talking about her experience here at the theatre and as an apprentice in general. Be sure to head over to our blog for more! https://thetheatrefuss.wordpress.com/

Antigone Rehearsal video

Check out the Antigone rehearsal video. Where cast and creative discuss the play and tell you a little bit about there characters. When Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone’s unruly brother, her anger quickly turns to defiance. Creon, in an attempt to retain control, condemns her to a torturous death - she’s to be buried alive. BAFTA Award-winning playwright Roy Williams (Kingston 14, Sucker Punch) returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East with this thrilling and fast-paced new production, based on Sophocles’ acclaimed Greek Classic. Set within an urban, contemporary world, Antigone is a story of loyalty, truth, human nature and what happens when one person stands against the rules. Playing at the Theatre Royal Stratford East 19 Feb - 14 Mar 2015 For more information or tickets check our website: http://www.stratfordeast.com/antigone Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stratfordeast or like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theatreroyal... Creative Marcus Romer Director Joanna Scotcher Designer Roy Williams Writer Sandy Nuttgens Original Music and Sound Design Tom Bellerby Associate Director

Antigone Falling Trailer

When Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone’s unruly brother, her anger quickly turns to defiance. Creon, in an attempt to retain control, condemns her to a torturous death - she’s to be buried alive. BAFTA Award-winning playwright Roy Williams (Kingston 14, Sucker Punch) returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East with this thrilling and fast-paced new production, based on Sophocles’ acclaimed Greek Classic. Set within an urban, contemporary world, Antigone is a story of loyalty, truth, human nature and what happens when one person stands against the rules. Playing at the Theatre Royal Stratford East 19 Feb - 14 Mar 2015 For more information or tickets check our website: http://www.stratfordeast.com/antigone Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stratfordeast or like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theatreroyal... Creative Marcus Romer Director Joanna Scotcher Designer Roy Williams Writer Sandy Nuttgens Original Music and Sound Design Tom Bellerby Associate Director

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Antigone Trailer

Check out our trailer for Antigone When Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone’s unruly brother, her anger quickly turns to defiance. Creon, in an attempt to retain control, condemns her to a torturous death - she’s to be buried alive. BAFTA Award-winning playwright Roy Williams (Kingston 14, Sucker Punch) returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East with this thrilling and fast-paced new production, based on Sophocles’ acclaimed Greek Classic. Set within an urban, contemporary world, Antigone is a story of loyalty, truth, human nature and what happens when one person stands against the rules. Playing at the Theatre Royal Stratford East 19 Feb - 14 Mar 2015 For more information or tickets check our website: http://www.stratfordeast.com/antigone Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stratfordeast or like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theatreroyal... Creative Marcus Romer Director Joanna Scotcher Designer Roy Williams Writer Sandy Nuttgens Original Music and Sound Design Tom Bellerby Associate Director

Beauty & The Beast - The Trailer

Check out the trailer for our panto production - Beauty & The Beast Get ready for some spectacular festive fun as Theatre Royal Stratford East brings you an enchanting new version of this timeless classic. Join Belle on her magical adventures across a strange unfamiliar land. Will our heroine rescue the Beast and save the day, or will the evil witch get her wicked way and ruin all our happy ever afters? This Christmas Beauty & The Beast gets the Theatre Royal Stratford East Treatment in a production that is sure to entertain and delight audiences of all ages. Bursting with great sets, brilliant songs and sensationally slick choreography, this show is the perfect Christmas treat for the whole family. Playing at the Theatre Royal Stratford East until 17 January 2015 For more information or tickets check our website: http://www.stratfordeast.com/beauty-and-the-beast Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stratfordeast or like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theatreroyalstratfordeast Books & Lyrics Paul Sirett Music & Lyrics Wayne Nunes & Perry Melius Director Dawn Reid Designers Jenny Tiramani & Harriet Barsby Musical Director Ian MacGregor Choreographer Natasha Khamjani Lighting Design David Plater Sound Design Ed Clarke Assistant Director Madeleine Kludje

The Red Crate Q&A

We are delighted to announce our exciting plans to build a new 220-seat theatre called The Red Crate, immediately opposite us in Theatre Square. Join us online for our Q&A session as part of our public consultation. Tweet your views using #theredcrate

The Infidel - The Musical Trailer

Watch the trailer for our production of The Infidel - The Musical Don’t miss the brilliantly funny new musical The Infidel as it premieres at Theatre Royal Stratford East this autumn. Based on David Baddiel’s smash hit movie of the same name, this hilarious and heart-warming tale is the ultimate identity crisis comedy. East End Muslim Mahmoud is an ordinary family man whose life is turned upside down when he discovers that not only is he adopted, but that his birth parents are Jewish. The resulting cultural and religious chaos leads to an uproarious and insightful comedy about race, prejudice, confusion and what it really means to be yourself. Featuring book and lyrics by David Baddiel and music by Erran Baron Cohen (composer for Borat, Bruno and The Dictator), this edgy new musical is packed full of great new songs including I’m a Jew, Sexy Burka and Put a Fatwa on it. Playing at Theatre Royal Stratford East until 15 Nov 2014 More information and tickets can be found on our website: http://www.stratfordeast.com/the-infidel-the-musical Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/StratfordEast or Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theatreroyalstratfordeast Writer, Book & Lyrics David Baddiel Composer Erran Baron Cohen Additional Material Arvind Ethan David Directed by David Baddiel and Kerry Michael Set & Costume Designer Nick Barnes

Sexy Burka - The Infidel the Musical

The brilliant song Sexy Burka from The Infidel the Musical. Contains some strong language.

Triforce call-out for Monologue Slam UK

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Timelapse - The Infidel the Musical

Timelapse video of The Infidel the Musical set going in. Our technical manager, Ricky Parr tells us what goes on before we put a show on stage.

Introducing Andrew Paul

Based on David Baddiel’s smash hit movie of the same name, this hilarious and heart-warming tale is the ultimate identity crisis comedy. East End Muslim Mahmoud is an ordinary family man whose life is turned upside down when he discovers that not only is he adopted, but that his birth parents are Jewish. The resulting cultural and religious chaos leads to an uproarious and insightful comedy about race, prejudice, confusion and what it really means to be yourself.

Introducing Steven Serlin as Rabbi

Based on David Baddiel’s smash hit movie of the same name, this hilarious and heart-warming tale is the ultimate identity crisis comedy. East End Muslim Mahmoud is an ordinary family man whose life is turned upside down when he discovers that not only is he adopted, but that his birth parents are Jewish. The resulting cultural and religious chaos leads to an uproarious and insightful comedy about race, prejudice, confusion and what it really means to be yourself.

Introducing Gary Wood as Rasheed

Based on David Baddiel’s smash hit movie of the same name, this hilarious and heart-warming tale is the ultimate identity crisis comedy. East End Muslim Mahmoud is an ordinary family man whose life is turned upside down when he discovers that not only is he adopted, but that his birth parents are Jewish. The resulting cultural and religious chaos leads to an uproarious and insightful comedy about race, prejudice, confusion and what it really means to be yourself.

Introducing Alexander Andreou as Arshad

Based on David Baddiel’s smash hit movie of the same name, this hilarious and heart-warming tale is the ultimate identity crisis comedy. East End Muslim Mahmoud is an ordinary family man whose life is turned upside down when he discovers that not only is he adopted, but that his birth parents are Jewish. The resulting cultural and religious chaos leads to an uproarious and insightful comedy about race, prejudice, confusion and what it really means to be yourself.

Introducing Mina Anwar as Saamiyah

Based on David Baddiel’s smash hit movie of the same name, this hilarious and heart-warming tale is the ultimate identity crisis comedy. East End Muslim Mahmoud is an ordinary family man whose life is turned upside down when he discovers that not only is he adopted, but that his birth parents are Jewish. The resulting cultural and religious chaos leads to an uproarious and insightful comedy about race, prejudice, confusion and what it really means to be yourself.

Gary wood birthday

Happy B'Day to Gary @gary1814 who plays Rasheed @InfidelMusical @stratfordeast Here's the cast celebrating his 30th

Spoiling

In front of the world’s media, Scotland’s Foreign Minister will shortly deliver a keynote speech outlining the newly-independent nation’s relationship with the former UK. But there’s a problem. She’s refusing to speak the words she’s been given. There’s something else she wants to say. At odds with her party, and pursued by a harassed Party worker, she has a decision to make; toe the line or take back control. This timely piece by John McCann, presented days before the Scottish Independence Referendum and following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival will be directed by the award-winning Traverse Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin.

Young People's Season 24-26 Jul 2014

Theatre Royal Stratford East Presents Young People's Season 24-26 Jul 2014

Young People's Season 24-26 Jul 2014

Theatre Royal Stratford East Presents Young People's Season 24-26 Jul 2014

Angelic Tales Writers' Interviews

Introducing Ben Fensome writer of Wild Nights! Wild Nights! Its the story of 19 year old Bryn who is obsessed with love, sex, piercings and tattoos. He's also obsessed with his best friend, his best friend's girlfriend, and his best friend's twin. Bryn is out of control in this shocking story of youthful sexual, social and emotional exploration. Introducing Fiona Whitelaw writer of Acceptable Damage. Katy, a learning disabled teenager who dreams of being a rock star is in love with Roxy one of the gang members who have targeted her home with a campaign of abuse and intimidation. Roxy's loyalties are torn. What will happen when Katy discovers that he has been one of her attackers? Introducing Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor writer of Sunday. A bold, haunting and ground-breaking exploration of love between Nigerian women, in which tragic events long buried in the past threaten to break out, consume and destroy relationships in the present. Introducing Aaron Gordon, writer of Sweating it Out. Gym-fiend Jamz is fired, flat-broke and in psychological free -fall. Working out obsessively with his bestie Charlotte is all that's keeping him together. When she sets him up to become personal trainer to the successful Andy he is humiliated but has to take the job. When Andy starts dating Charlotte that's one humiliation too many, and Jamz starts to come apart. But all of this is just a distraction from the secret that's really burning in his heart... Introducing Stephen Hoo, writer of Jamaica Boy. Set in 1960's Kingston, this love story of handsome Chinese-Jamaican Chong and his beautiful dark-skinned Ophelia has it all... Race, riots, identity, sensuality, naked ambition and every passion under the Caribbean sun.

Introducing Stephen Hoo

Introducing Stephen Hoo, writer of Jamaica Boy. Set in 1960's Kingston, this love story of handsome Chinese-Jamaican Chong and his beautiful dark-skinned Ophelia has it all... Race, riots, identity, sensuality, naked ambition and every passion under the Caribbean sun.

Introducing Aaron Gordon

Introducing Aaron Gordon, writer of Sweating it Out. Gym-fiend Jamz is fired, flat-broke and in psychological free -fall. Working out obsessively with his bestie Charlotte is all that's keeping him together. When she sets him up to become personal trainer to the successful Andy he is humiliated but has to take the job. When Andy starts dating Charlotte that's one humiliation too many, and Jamz starts to come apart. But all of this is just a distraction from the secret that's really burning in his heart...

Introducing Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor

Introducing Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor writer of Sunday. A bold, haunting and ground-breaking exploration of love between Nigerian women, in which tragic events long buried in the past threaten to break out, consume and destroy relationships in the present.

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