November to February 2010-2011 | A season of rediscovered plays
The first London production in just under 40 years.
Part of RediscoveriesUK – A three month season of rediscovered plays by writers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Graham Greene was born in 1904 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. In 1926, he was received into the Roman Catholic Church. Many of his literary works are inspired by Catholicism. His many novels, published by Vintage Classics, include The Power and the Glory, The Heart of the Matter, The Confidential Agent, The End of the Affair, The Quiet American, Loser Takes All, Dr Fischer of Geneva, The Human Factor, Monsignor Quixote, The Honorary Consul, and Travels with My Aunt, later adapted into a very successful play. His other plays include The Living Room, The Complaisant Lover and Carving a Statue. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, two books of autobiography, a biography and four books for children. He also contributed hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews, some of which appear in the collections Reflections and Mornings in the Dark. Many of his novels and short stories have been filmed including Brighton Rock with Richard Attenborough, Our Man in Havana with Alec Guinness and Noël Coward, The Quiet American starring Michael Caine and The Third Man with Orson Welles. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991. This production of The Potting Shed coincides with the release of a new film adaptation of Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock, directed by Rowan Joffe, with Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough and Dame Helen Mirren.
Svetlana Dimcovic trained at the University of Birmingham and the National Theatre, London. She was Associate Director of the Gate Theatre (2003-2005), Associate Director of the Caird Company (2002-2005) and a Trainee Director at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond (2001-2002). Svetlana has also trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Text and Language with Cicely Berry and recently originated and set up the BEE programme at the Bush Theatre. Previous productions include The God of Hell (Belgrade, Serbia), The Outside (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond), Lithuanian Festival (Southwark Playhouse), Zuva Crumbling (Lyric Hammersmith), The Professional (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow), Mushroom Pickers (Southwark Playhouse), Writer’s Generation (Arts Printing House, Vilnius, Lithuania) and The Broken Heel (Riverside Studios).
The cast includes Eileen Battye, Paul Cawley, Cate Debenham-Taylor, Janet Hargreaves, Malcolm James, Lorna Jones, Charlie Roe, Zoe Thorne and Martin Wimbush.
Eileen Battye’s recent credits include Life and Beth (National Tour) and That Old Feeling (The Mill at Sonning).
Paul Cawley’s recent credits include Wideness of the Sea (Arcola Theatre), The Wrong Mans and My Family (BBC).
Cate Debenham-Taylor’s recent credits include The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare’s Globe), Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Savoy Theatre and National Tour).
Carl Ferguson's recent credits include Lovely and Misfit (Trafalgar Studios), The Cow Play (Nightingale Theatre, Brighton.
David Gooderson's credits include The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond), Die Fledermaus (English Touring Opera).
Janet Hargreaves’ credits include Elgar and Alice (New End Theatre, Hampstead) and Talking Heads (Winchester Theatre Royal).
Malcolm James’ recent credits include Portrait of a Lady, A Doll’s House (Peter Hall Company) and Coronation Street (ITV).
Lorna Jones has recently played Christine in Miss Julie (BAC).
Charlie Roe’s recent credits include A Few Good Men (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Educating Rita (Frankfurt).
Zoe Thorne recently performed in Quality Street (Finborough Theatre), Alice in the Walled Garden (Sixteen Feet Productions).
Recent theatre credits for Martin Wimbush include Humble Boy (National Tour) and he can be seen in Garrow’s Law (BBC) and Kubrick (Channel 4).
“One of the master story-tellers of our time.” Sunday Express
“We can have faith in Graham Greene. He freezes the laughter on our lips… a drama exciting in its boldness.” Sketch
“Mr Greene is asking from his audience precisely what Shakespeare and Barrie asked, a willing suspension of disbelief in the supernatural… one of the points Mr Greene wanted to make was that irreligious bigotry can be just as hard and narrow and cruel as the religious kind.” W.A. Darlington, Daily Telegraph
“How can one believe in or understand a God who, to save one soul, will ruin another?” Harold Hobson, The Sunday Times
Supported by the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust. For details, click here
Tuesday to Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm.
Sunday Matinee 3pm.
Saturday Matinee 3pm (from 11 January 2011).
Performance Length: Approximately two hours 15 minutes with one interval.
Tickets £13, £9 concessions
£5 tickets for Under 30’s for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.
£10 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday on the first week of the run when booked online only.
Tickets £15, £11 concessions
except Tuesday Evenings £11 all seats, and Saturday evenings £15 all seats.
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