Wilmington Theatre Company Presents OVERRULED, Three Short Comedies by George Bernard Shaw
Wilmington Theatre Company is thrilled to bring its debut production of Overruled to the Old Red Lion Theatre in January 2013. The three short comedies, "How He Lied to Her Husband," "Overruled," and "Village Wooing," will be directed by Polina Kalinina (Assistant Director, The Seagull, Southwark Playhouse; Dutchman, Orange Tree). Wilmington Theatre was set up in 2012 by two LAMDA graduates, Lucy Hough and Leo Wyndham.
In "How He Lied to Her Husband," a wife has lost the poems written for her by her young admirer. Unfortunately they have fallen into her husband’s hands- but his response is somewhat unexpected. In "Overruled," two adulterous couples are caught in the act whilst on vacation, and forced to choose between their heads and their hearts; whilst in "Village Wooing," the life of the man who writes the ‘Marco Polo Series of Chatty Guidebooks’ is changed forever after a chance encounter on a cruise ship.
George Bernard Shaw reveled in writing extravagant short plays, often for a specific performance or event. Largely controversial at their time of writing, these unrestrained short plays show him at his most puckish and least polemic, and contain some of his funniest writing.
Director Polina Kalinina trained at the Orange Tree Theatre and LAMDA. Her recent credits include: Dutchman, Orange Tree Theatre; Punchcut, Etcetera Theatre; Asya, LAMDA. Her credits as an assistant director include: Russell Bolam (Anya Reiss' The Seagull at Southwark Playhouse), Joseph Blatchley (Hedda Gabler), David Grindley (Mill on the Floss)
The confirmed cast presently includes Eoin Bentick, Lucy Hough, Alice St Clair, and Leo Wyndham.
Performances run from 3 January through 19 January at 7.30pm on Tuesday-Saturday and at 3.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. There will be an additional performance on Monday 14 January at 7.30.
Preview tickets for 3rd Jan are £10. Standard tickets (5th-19th Jan) are £15 with £12 concessions. The Old Red Lion Theatre is located at 418 St John Street in London.
For tickets, call the box office on 0844 412 4307 or visit www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk.