Alkaline is the latest play premiere from plucky new writing theatre company, pluck. productions. Have you seen one of their previous shows, including, most recently, the three-time Offie-nominated Birthday Suit? If the photos of past shows are anything to go by, this next one is sure to be slick, exciting and ruddy good! Check out our archive galleries below – and then get booking!
Alkaline tells the story of Sophie and Sarah, who have been best friends forever. Both women are newly engaged and want to celebrate. But Sarah’s new fiance, Ali, has some even more big news – Sarah has recently converted to Islam.
One hot summer evening the two couples have a get-together. Sophie is desperate to meet Ali and even more desperate to rescue her drifting friendship with Sarah. Sophie also wants to ask Sarah if she’ll take off her hijab for Sophie’s wedding – a headscarf ‘just won’t quite go’ with the other bridesmaids, and Sophie likes things to match. It’s all going well (ish) until an uninvited guest arrives with some news that turns the evening – and the couples’ lives – upside down.
EJ Martin and Claire Cartwright play Sophie and Sarah and are joined in the cast by Nitin Kundra (Ali), Reena Lalbihari and Alan Mahon. Sarah Meadows directs.
Alkaline runs from 10 July to 4 August 2018 at the Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4. Performances are Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.45pm, with Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3.15pm. Tickets are priced £10-£14.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
About pluck. productions
pluck. make theatre because they got tired of waiting for other people to do it for them and tired of waiting for the phone to ring. They decided to take matters into their own hands. To stop making excuses and start making work. So one plucky actress rang one plucky actor, and pluck. was formed. The core team comprises founder and producer EJ Martin and co-founder and associate producer Philip Honeywell. In addition to numerous new writing nights, pluck.’s full-scale premiere productions to date have included…
Birthday Suit, Old Red Lion Theatre, 2017
In David K Barnes‘ comedy Birthday Suit, it’s Richard’s birthday, the big 4-0. He’s throwing a party and inviting all his colleagues. The production, directed by Alice Malin, was nominated for three Offie awards, including Best New Play. It starred pluck co-founders EJ Martin and Philip Honeywell as well as Liam Bewley and Emily Stride.
Clap Hands, Hackney Showroom, July 2015
Aaron Hubbard’s absurd comic play centred around a love-hate, brother-sister relationship: she loves him, he hates her. Not your standard issue sibling rivalry, this pair have been locked in the basement of their own home for 15 years with only an obscure recollection, a suspect library of books and each other for company. James Smoker directed EJ Martin and Philip Honeywell.
The Cow Play, Rosemary Branch Theatre, 2o14
In Ed Harris’ play, Owen is unable to write or play music, Thom’s exhaust pipe is broken and Holly seems to be turning into a farmyard animal. As the situation falls apart, Owen is forced to choose between his friend and an increasingly unfamiliar life with the woman he loves. Bryony J Thompson directed Neil Chinneck, EJ Martin and Philip Honeywell.