Temple at Leamington's Loft Theatre - The Leamington Observer

Temple at Leamington's Loft Theatre

Leamington Editorial 27th Feb, 2017 Updated: 1st Mar, 2017   0

THERE’S protest in the air in Temple at Leamington’s Loft Theatre.

When in 2011 Occupy London – part of the worldwide Occupy pro-democracy movement – were prevented by police from protesting outside the London Stock Exchange, they instead set up their camp outside nearby St Paul’s Cathedral, which was forced to close its doors to the public for the first time in its history.

Steve Waters’ play Temple, which premiered to acclaim in London in 2015, is a fictional account of what happened behind the scenes as this real-life drama played out.

Director Sue Moore said: “I am always drawn to dramatisations of real events, and also love a play where everyone has a say and no one opinion is paraded, leaving the audience to make up its own mind.

“Temple encompasses both. It is a play about power, leadership and moral integrity. In turn it is riveting, funny and affecting. All this, plus singing from choristers and ecclesiastical frocks – who could ask for more.”

The production runs from march 11 to 18.

Visit www.loft-theatre.co.uk for tickets and further details.

* SECOND auditions for the three lead roles in the Loft’s July production of The Physicists will take place on Sunday March 5. from 2pm.

Directed by Rachel Adams, The Physicists is a black comedy last performed at the Donmar Warehouse in 2012. From curtain up, the audience is thrust amidst a brutal murder investigation and then led on a journey through the strange happenings at the private sanatorium, in a battle to discover the truth of who is truly sane?

The roles for audition are:

* Johann Wilhelm Mobius – a patient at the sanatorium aged 35 to 60. A genius, with a greater sense of humanity in relation to the other patients.

* Ernst Heinrich Ernesti (aka Einstein) – patient aged 35 to 60. A rather unpredictable and witty character.

* Herbert Georg Beutler (aka Newton) – patient aged 35 to 60. A witty, charming and comical character.

The show runs from July 12 to 27. For more information please contact Rachel Adams via email at [email protected]


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