503 Foundations Presents ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS December 8-12

Kicking off their residency in fine festive style, the 503 Five present All I Want For Christmas. Five fiendishly funny shorts on the true meaning of everyone's favourite holiday.

Twisted and touching, All I Want For Christmas is the tale of everyday people struggling to survive in a winter wonderland. Meanwhile in Santa's grotto, the elves have decided enough is enough. Brought to you from five of the country's hottest writers and the home of fearless new theatre.

503 Five are the recently appointed fantastic five new writers in residence at Theatre503: Richard Marsh, Rex Obano, Lou Ramsden, Nimer Rashed and Beth Steel.

Theatre503 presents All I want for Christmas
Script: Richard Marsh, Rex Obano, Lou Ramsden, Nimer Rashed and Beth Steel
Direction: Lisa Spirling, Steve Harper, Dan Coleman, Derek Bond and Abbey Wright
Tickets: £10/ £8 conc. (Tuesday 'pay what you can')
Dates: Tuesday 8th December to Saturday 12th December 2009
Times: Tuesday-Saturday 7.45pm
Box Office: 020 7978 7040


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Nearest Rail: Clapham Junction (from Victoria or Waterloo) then 10min walk or bus 49, 319, 344, 345

Next up is...
Claim and Shame
by Frances Beckett
Sunday 13th - Tuesday 15th December 7.45pm
A new comedy based on the recent MP's expenses scandal
Newly elected Labour MP Meg Jones finds herself in the front line of the expenses scandal, while her husband falls for a classic newspaper honey trap. Their lives and their marriage disintegrate before the relentlessly cruel headlines. But was it their fault - or are they convenient scapegoats for much bigger fraudsters? The financiers who surround them were having their own troubles, and the journalists who exposed them were not so clean as the liked to sound.
This is the third play written and directed as collaboration between director JoAnna Turner and playwright Francis Beckett.

Following on...
Exterminating Angel
Wed 16th and Thurs 17th Dec 7.45pm
A group of dinner party guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room after finishing their meal. While nothing physical stands in their way, something convinces them, beyond all doubt, that they are trapped without hope. Exterminating Angel is a structured improvisation that has appeared in a variety of locations, shapes and sizes throughout the year. While each performance follows the same careful set of restrictions, no two evenings are ever the same. Inspired by the symbolist works of Maurice Maeterlinck and the Surrealist films of Luis Bunuel, Exterminating Angel is a study of people at their limits.
Devised and Directed by Jack McNamara
Cast includes: Anna Bolton, Noeleen Comiskey, Natasha Gostwick, Gerry Howell, Tom McHugh, James Rigby.

And finally...
Everything that rises must Dance
Fri 18th Dec 7.45pm
By Lucy Railton and Sasha Milavic Davies
Directed by Sasha Milavic Davies
A girl learns that the ordering of events can have desperate consequences. Her search for harmony becomes a constant conflict between the agreement and disruption of her memories. A story about how we force order on things because we have no way to experience randomness.
Director and performer, Sasha Milavic Davies and cellist Lucy Railton have developed a new type of musical theatre; one in which contemporary music is a medium for performance and story-telling.

Oh and in the New Year 2010...

18 - 23 January 2010

Now in 2010 Theatre503 has commissioned a play per year from the start of the millennium. Writers include David Eldridge and the 503 Five team of in-house writers.

By Rex Obano

Jan 26 Feb 20 2010

Slaves takes us into the tangled up worlds of those on both sides of the bars at Wandsworth HMP.
Directed by Nadia Latif, Designed by Lorna Ritchie and Lighting by Michael Nabarro. More information to follow.

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