Season at U.K.'s Theatre Royal Plymouth to Include New Plays by James Graham, D.C. Moore and April de Angelis

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12 Aug 2014

The new season at the U.K.'s Theater Royal Plymouth is to include new commissioned work by playwrights who include James Graham, D.C. Moore and April de Angelis.



Graham, currently represented in the U.S by the musical Finding Neverland that he has written the book for  — now playing American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA, through Sept. 28 — will premiere The Angry Brigade at the Drum Theatre, beginning performances Sept. 18 prior to an official opening Sept. 23, for a run through Oct. 4. It is co-produced with Paines Plough, who will subsequently tour the play to Oxford, Coventry and Watford.

Set against a backdrop of Tory cuts, high unemployment and the deregulated economy of 1970s Britain, a young urban guerrilla group mobilizes: The Angry Brigade. Their targets are MPs, Embassies, Police and Pageant Queens. A world of order is shattered by anarchy; the rules have changed. An uprising has begun. No one is exempt.

James Grieve, Paines Plough's artistic director, directs the play as part of the company's 40th anniversary season.

D.C Moore's Another Place will begin performances Nov. 6 prior to an official opening Nov. 10, for a run through Nov. 22. According to press materials, the play explores man's obsession to uncover the secrets of space, what it means to be human and the tragedy of what we leave behind.

April de Angelis' After Electra will begin performances Jan. 29, 2015, for a run through Feb. 14. Her previous plays include Jumpy (seen at the Royal Court and the West End's Duke of York's), Wild East (Royal Court) and Playhouse Creatures (Old Vic).

To book tickets, contact the box office on 01752 267222 or visit http://www.theatreroyal.com/ for more details.