As The Actors Centre On Demand season draws to a close, there are just 24 hours left to stream Gemma Lawrence's Sunnymead Court and Kate Maravan's The Old House. Both productions, which have received unanimous critical acclaim have been been available to stream during the festive period, are presented in association with The Actors Centre.
By Gemma Lawrence
Presented by Defibrillator in association with The Actors Centre
"It’s been hot for days and now the air is heavy with the promise of something else. Thick. With something else."
From her balcony, Marie blasts out the same tune, every day at 11am. On hers, Stella tends to red geraniums bursting with colour and life.
Two tower blocks facing each other. Two women who are looking for something more.
After a chance encounter in a hailstorm, they start to embark on a new relationship conducted from the safety of their balconies. But when a flurry of miscommunication jeopardises their relationship, will they have the courage to make it work in a world that is changing faster than ever?
Defibrillator, in association with The Actors Centre, presents a heartwarming queer romance from one of the freshest voices in British theatre.
Praise for Sunnymead Court:
"A fleet 45-minutes of wonderful creativity." WhatsOnStage
"Intricately crafted ... sensational." The Stage
"Another glimmer of light in this godawful year." The Arts Desk
"A breath of fresh air ... needs to be seen." A Younger Theatre
"Remind[s] us of the joys of love – and of live theatre." The Guardian
"Sincere and funny." Daily Mail
"A play for our times." Theatre Vibe
The Old House
By Kate Maravan
Presented by Kate Maravan in association with The Actors Centre
Memory, loss, mother-daughter relationships and the hokey-cokey.
Revisiting The Old House, mother and daughter hang on to fragments of what they know. Beach walks, fish and chips, carnival processions, echoes of bygone summers. Memories surface, slip away. A last chance to meet each other anew. Grief, laughter, liberation.
Written and performed by Kate Maravan, The Old House — which is inspired by Kate's own mother's journey with Alzheimer's — explores how two women's journeys of loss and newfound freedom are interwoven.
Praise for The Old House:
"Not a mere mourning piece, but a guide to thinking out new ways of connecting meaningfully to someone with Alzheimer’s.”
★★★★ The Reviews Hub
"Poetic ... extremely honest ... gripping and heart-wrenching." ★★★★ Love London Love Culture
"A masterclass in acting and characterisation." Theatre Vibe
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