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New 2019/20 Season Announced

Theatre Royal Stratford East announces Nadia Fall’s second season as Artistic Director to run from Autumn 2019 to Summer 2020.

Opening the season, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Theatre Royal Stratford East present a transfer of James Dacre’s acclaimed production of Our Lady of Kibeho, which premiered at Royal & Derngate earlier this year. Award-winning playwright Katori Hall presents a haunting insight into true events in Rwanda that captured the world’s attention.

Paines Plough bring their acclaimed pop-up theatre ROUNDABOUT to Theatre Square in front of Theatre Royal Stratford East. Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd present three new plays that will perform in rep, featuring On The Other Hand We’re Happy by Daf James, Dexter and Winter’s Detective Agency by Nathan Bryon and Daughterhood by Charley Miles. Further programming in the ROUNDABOUT theatre to be announced.

Ballet Black returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East for a fourth consecutive year with a dynamic triple bill, including new works Ingoma by Mthuthuzeli November, CLICK! By Sophie Laplane and a reprisal of Martin Lawrance’s Pendulum.

The annual Christmas pantomime will be Dick Whittington with book and lyrics by David Watson, music and lyrics from Robert Hyman, directed by John Haidar.

Eclipse Theatre Company visit Stratford East for the first time, with the London premiere of The Gift by Janice Okoh, directed by Dawn Walton – a comedy drama exploring imperialism, cross-racial adoption, cultural appropriation and tea drinking. An Eclipse Theatre and Belgrade Theatre Coventry co-production.

Nadia Fall will direct her new play Welcome to Iran – A Theatre Royal Stratford East and National Theatre co-production. Based on real-life testimonials, Welcome to Iran offers a tender and witty snapshot of people in Iran today, and explores the rich cultural heritage and thriving art scene in a world often misunderstood. Following its Stratford run, Welcome to Iran will transfer to the National Theatre for a limited run.

The season concludes with a Theatre Royal Stratford East production of Roy Williams’ Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winning play Sucker Punch directed by Roy Alexander Weise, marking 10 years since its premiere at The Royal Court.

Priority booking to Stratford East Members opens at noon on Wed 29 May and to the general public at noon on Fri 31 May.

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