Roundelay at Southwark Playhouse
Inspired by the scandalous 1897 play La Ronde, Visible Theatre tackle love and sex in later life with an intergenerational cast of nine performers – including an aerialist. Secrets and lies, memories and fantasies unravel over seven interlinked stories in this new production written by Visible’s Artistic Director Sonja Linden and directed by Olivier Award-nominated Anna Ledwich. The show follows the sell-out success of Visible’s Who Do We Think We Are?, also written by Sonja Linden, at Southwark Playhouse in 2014.
You know what they say, love makes the world go round. And sex of course - when you can get it. We aim to surprise. We may not have lions in this little circus of ours, but we have tigers....How's your inner tiger tonight? Roundelay, a fantabulous conglomeration of circus, dance and music. Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourself for close encounters with the third age!
Roundelay is performed by a multi-talented ensemble, led by Ringmistress Clare Perkins, who has worked with Ken Loach and Mike Leigh and won the Screen Nation Film and Television Award for Best Actress for Bullet Boy. The cast includes Ann Firbank, (Anne Elliot in Persuasion for ITV), who recently appeared in The Crucible at the Old Vic and Oresteia at the Almeida. Ann will be joined by John Moraitis, Holly de Jong, Roger Alborough, Doreene Backstock and Vincenzo Nicoli, whose combined credits across theatre, TV and film comprise many well-loved favourites as well as RSC classics and West End hits. Also joining the cast is circus aerialist Anna Simpson, who will play the roles of Evie and Hattie and newcomer Elan James who recently graduated from Rose Bruford College.
Info: Roundelay is at Southwark Playhouse from 23 Feb to 18 March 2017 / Book tickets