Coming Up at Putney Arts Theatre

Published: 01/05/2024 By Allan Fuller

Putney Arts Theatre has an amazing variety coming up with something for everyone during May and June 

VEILED
Written and Performed by Annabel Miller
5th & 6th April, 8pm
3rd & 4th May, 8pm

This exuberant one-woman-show is a mix of comedy, poignancy and reveals and split into four acts linked by songs.  The play examines different arenas in the lives of four fifty-something year-old women at breaking points: workplace attitudes to women, menopause, parenting, mental health, relationships and coercive control. Whilst each act takes one as a main focus to build the narrative, these themes emerge and re-emerge throughout the performance. Laugh-out-loud funny and bleakly sad in equal measure, it is a stumble through mid-life crisis after crisis. The ‘veiled’ in the title refers to the fact that each woman has hidden issues or is suffering something that they are keeping secret. The veil for each character slips by the end of their piece sometimes with a very dark twist.

In Praise of 'Veiled':
  • In her exemplary writing debut, Annabel Miller has created something that richly deserved the standing ovation it received at the close."
  • "Fastidiously observed, Miller makes much of the narrative amusing and relatable... yet doesn’t shy from shifting to some more emotionally hard-hitting moments."



BEGINNING
by David Eldridgedirected by Ben Clare
 14-18 May 2024, in the Studio

Laura's thrown a housewarming party at her new flat. Danny is the last man standing. It's meant to be isn't it? Or is it? They're both single. They both really like each other. But can they take the leap?

A brilliantly observed, funny, poignant play about being fortyish and single and being open to falling in love again. Award winning writer David Eldridge's play include Under the Blue Sky, In Basildon and Festen.
 
  • "It's the tentative (anti) romance for 21st century London life and it , quite simply, magnificent... never less than utterly refreshing." Evening Standard


Mermaid
 By Polly Teale In association with Nick Hern Books Ltd
22nd May and 24th May 7:45pm

Join Group 64’s Junior Young Company in this reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale. The world above the waves is torn by poverty, war and desire; below there is union, care and trust. But when one mermaid leaves her childhood home for the world above, she knows she can never go back; but can she survive? 

If you need a pay what you can afford ticket to this event, please just email info@putneyartstheatre.org.uk



The South Circular - Comedy Night - South West London's Freshest Comedy Night
26th May - 19:30

The South Circular is South West London’s newest comedy night! 
The best and freshest UK comedians will grace the stage at the historic Putney Arts Theatre. With acts as seen on Comedy Central, BBC and Dave for just £10, this is a night not to be missed!



Go Back for Murder
by Agatha Christie; directed by Zoe Thomas-Webb

18th June to 22th June - Saturday matinee, 22nd June


For information on further upcoming events and to book your seats, visit the Putney Arts Theatre What's On page