Drayton Arms Theatre and PostScript Theatre Stage World Premiere of YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW, Now thru May 31
Drayton Arms Theatre & PostScript Theatre present the World Premiere of Yesterday's Tomorrow, a serviceman's love at war by Gene David Kirk. The play is based on actual events and is directed by Hamish MacDougall with movement directed by Anna Morrissey.
Coming to the end of their peacekeeping tour of duty, Ian and John grow desperate to realise their unlawful and unacceptable feelings for each other. Closeted and cloistered, they carry out their duty as professional and proud servicemen in the knowledge that this is their last tour. Their final duty. An end to a secret...
Yesterday's Tomorrow will get its world premiere at Drayton Arms Theatre from today 6 May - Saturday 31 May.
The cast features notable favorites. Ben Carpenter was in Rupert Goold's Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre then its transfer to the West End and Broadway. Lewis Griffith is a recent graduate from the National Youth Theatre. River Hawkins played the title role in The Picture of Dorian Gray at Greenwich Theatre. Provence Maydew was in Shaw's Candida and The Provoked Wife (both Greenwich Playhouse). Matthew Schmolle was in The Visitor, Freddie, Ted and The Death of Joe Orton (The Park Theatre) and A Midsummer Nights Dream (Southwark Playhouse). Nicholas Waters was in A Midsummer Nights Dream (Southwark Playhouse).
Gene David Kirk (writer) completed 14 years' military service in the RAF. His first play, Where & When, was staged at The Cockpit in 2001. His second play, All Alone, received The Stage Best of the Fest and Attitude Pick of the Fringe awards at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe. At the International Dublin Gay theatre Festival, All Alone was nominated for The Oscar Wilde Award for Outstanding Achievement in New Writing for Theatre. It was then staged in London before it moved to New York's Off Broadway Soho Playhouse. For theatrevoice and Theatre503 he wrote Hillingdon for the Urban Scrawl on-line drama series. All Alone played again in London earlier this year at the Drayton Arms Theatre to sold-out performances and four-star reviews. Gene is currently developing a new play about human trafficking called Slagheap.
Hamish MacDougall (Director) directed the World Premiere of I Never Get Dressed Till After Dark On Sundays by Tennessee Williams and worked closely with Edward Bond on a rare revival of his play, The Under Room (both at The Cock Tavern Theatre) the World Premiere of new farce, The Upstanding Member by Gregory Skulnick (Old Red Lion Theatre) The UK premiere of Below The Belt by Richard Dresser starring comedians Mike Wozniak, Tom Golding and Graham Dickson (Pleasance, Edinburgh) the first UK revival of The Lights by Howard Korder (Spring Warehouse, Vauxhall) The 24 Hour Plays and Shuffling Off (Old Vic New Voices) Happiness (Kings Head Theatre) SUBS by RJ Purdey and Nightsongs by Jon Fosse (Cock Tavern Theatre.
Performance times for Yesterday's Tomorrow are Tuesday to Saturdays at 8:00pm. Running time is approximately 90 minutes. Due to strong imagery and language, this show is recommended for ages 16+. Tickets are £12.00 and can be purchased online at www.thedraytontheatre.co.uk/theatre-home/tickets or by calling the box office at 020 78352301.