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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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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.

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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.

Introducing Ben Fensome

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

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?

Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be Trailer

Trailer for hit musical Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be starring Jessie Wallace, Gary Kemp and Mark Arden at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Fings Questions and Answers

Question and Answer session after Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be with audiences and members of the company at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Young People's Department 2013 at Theatre Royal Stratford East

A video looking at the work achieved by the Theatre Royal Stratford East's Young People's Department. "Young people are at the heart of our theatre; they are our future artists, audiences and cultural leaders" - Kerry Michael, Artistic Director. 3,973 Young People 1, 226 Workshops Future Artists 1. Youth Theatre 2. Poets Platform 3. Young Artists Lab Future Audiences 4. Every Child A Theatre Goer Future Leaders 5. Youth Committee 6. Work Experience 7. Continuous Legacy http://www.stratfordeast.com/young-peoples-work

Jessie Wallace on Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be

Jessie Wallace discusses rehearsals for Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be and what it is like to perform in front of a live audience. Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be Theatre Royal Stratford East 8 May - 8 June 2014 http://www.stratfordeast.com/fings-aint-what-they-used-to-be Set at the end of the 1950s, 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 a 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.

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

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

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Theatre Royal Stratford East
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