Alecky Blythe’s Little Revolution is a verbatim-theatre play about the London Riots, a series of related disturbances, including widespread looting and arson, that took place in several London boroughs (as well as in other towns and cities in England) in August 2011. It was first performed at the Almeida Theatre, London, on 26 August 2014.It is composed entirely of material drawn from recordings made by Blythe, who personally interviewed many of the participants and witnesses of the riots. Those conversations, in edited form, are then reproduced by actors on stage. The script is a transcription of the final selection of material, although in rehearsal and performance the actors work from an in-ear audio feed to ensure that the original conversations are replicated with meticulous verisimilitude.
On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed twenty-six innocent souls before taking his own life. These twenty-six innocent deaths, like pebbles thrown into a pond, created ripples and vibrations that were felt far beyond the initial rings. This is the story of those vibrations.
Similar in style to The Laramie Project, playwright Eric Ulloa conducted interviews with members of the community in Newtown and crafted them into an exploration of gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.
Saturday Night Fever is the hit jukebox musical based on the 1977 film of the same name. Written by Nan Knighton, with songs mostly written and originally performed by the Bee Gees.
The musical focuses on Tony Manero, an Italian-American Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local discotheque. There he luxuriates in the admiration of the crowd and a growing relationship with Stephanie Mangano, and can temporarily forget the realities of his life, including a dead-end job in a paint store and his gang of deadbeat friends.
This production of Saturday Night Fever is performed by the graduating students from the BA (Hons) Performance and Diploma in Musical Theatre Course at PPA.
Please note for this production of Saturday Night Fever, we have an age guidance of 12 years and above owing to the adult themes mentioned throughout.
Pippin is a 1972 musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious performance troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance.
This production of Pippin is performed by the graduating students from the BA (Hons) Performance and Diploma in Musical Theatre Course at PPA.
Please note for this production of Pippin, we have an age guidance of 12 years and above owing to the adult themes mentioned throughout.
SNOWFLAKE: THE MUSICAL
We are excited to be working with Lewis Cornay and Matt Powell on their new musical Snowflake: The Musical. In conjunction with The Grad Fest we will be working with the team to workshop their musical providing them with 2020 graduates from PPA and other colleges in the UK. This production will be rehearsed and performed via live stream from the Eve Lyons Studio Theatre
Snowflake is a fast paced, kaleidoscopic musical which explores the tricky nature of sexual identity in a world obsessed with labels.
The piece follows a group of twenty-somethings navigating the complexities of millennial life from open relationships to monogamy, virtue signalling to avocados. The musical challenges the box that you and society put yourself in, and asks how we can rewrite our narrative, when society seems so intent on controlling the parameters.
More information on this to follow.