Amy Evans’ Strike Brings Professional Theatre Back to London Theatre Museum

News   Amy Evans’ Strike Brings Professional Theatre Back to London Theatre Museum London’s Theatre Museum is to see a long-neglected space reopened to professional theatre. The Courtyard Theatre at Covent Garden will offer the play Amy Evans’ Strike beginning Sept. 13.

The show’s director, Adam Barnard, told the Society of London Theatres’ website, “The Theatre Museum has this space which has lain unused by professionals for about 15 years. It’s a great space, very open. You can really do anything you want with it.”

The play depicts a 12-year-old schoolgirl who refuses to continue with her studies. Says Barnard, “It’s about ordinary English life, in an ordinary English school and town, where things suddenly go very wrong.”

It is written by John Finnemore, whose credits include the TV and radio shows “Dead Ringers” and “Smack The Pony.” His play was first seen at the 2001 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a staging which Barnard also directed. It features six adult actors playing more than thirty roles between them, and is produced by Activated Image.

The theatre is accessed through Wellington Street, and is located under the Theatre Museum. Amy Evans’ Strike runs through Oct. 9.

For more details, call (0)20 7833 0876.