New Diorama Theatre Hosts London Premiere Of A GIRL IN SCHOOL UNIFORM (WALKS INTO A BAR)
It's the future. But only slightly. There are blackouts. No one knows what's causing them, but that doesn't stop people going missing in them.
The London premiere of pastiche dystopian thriller A Girl In School Uniform (Walks Into A Bar) will take place at the New Diorama Theatre on 30 January.
Set in an unsettling and elusively dystopian near future, Steph and Bell live in a time where uncertainty is everywhere, and violence against women is rife; murders and disappearances are rife.
So, when their friend goes missing, they must do all they can to get her back before it's too late.
A Girl In School Uniform (Walks Into A Bar) is written and directed by Lulu Raczka and Ali Pidsley (NOTHING, Some People Talk About Violence), a highly rated duo with a Sunday Times Playwrighting Award and Buzz Goodbody Award for Directing to their name.
Lulu Raczka's dark, compelling tale deals with relationships between women and systematic abuses of gender power to create a surreal yet highly recognisable story about crisis, friendship and hope, while director Ali Pidsley's highly stylised dystopia pastiche plunges audiences into darkness both figuratively and literally.
"A beguilingly strange new play that rewards close attention and imaginative engagement."
British Theatre Guide
ABOUT ALI PIDLSEY & LULU RACZKA
Lulu Raczka and Ali Pidsley, award-winning writer and director of Barrel Organ's acclaimed productions NOTHING and Some People Talk About Violence, team up again for this bold new play about crisis, darkness, cities and hope. The play has been developed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse where it premiered in Spring 2017.
WINNER! Sunday Times Playwrighting Award
WINNER! Buzz Goodbody Award for Directing
ABOUT NEW DIORAMA THEATRE
New Diorama Theatre is a pioneering venue in the heart of London dedicated to providing a home for theatre ensembles, both emerging and established, from across the UK. Since opening in 2010, New Diorama has welcomed well over 120,000 audience members and has developed productions that have toured both nationally and internationally. Having received two prestigious Peter Brook Awards for their programme, New Diorama were also the recipients of the 2013/14 Les Enfants Terribles Prize and Artistic and Executive Director David Byrne was awarded the OffWestEnd Award for Best Artistic Director in 2014.
Supported by a strong community programme New Diorama were Mayor of Camden's Official Charity in 2012/13 and are proud of their work with Access, being the only non-government funded studio theatres to offer access performances throughout their whole season.
New Diorama Theatre was also the recipient of the prestigious Peter Brook 'Empty Space' Award in 2016 as a "vital creative hub for established and emerging theatre companies" and was named Best Fringe Theatre at the 2016 Stage Awards.