In the face of protests outside and online, All in a Row received its world premiere last night at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Theatre critics have started delivering their verdict on the play and production; on Thursday, the public will be able to pose their questions and concerns to the show’s creators. Time to get booking and/or submitting your questions.
The premiere production of All in a Row runs at Southwark Playhouse from 14 February to 9 March 2019, with a press night on 18 February and a post-show audience forum chaired by Mates co-founder Terri Paddock on Thursday 21 February.
Like any couple, Tamora and Martin have big hopes and dreams. But when your child is autistic, non-verbal, low-functioning and occasionally violent, ambitions can quickly become a pipe dream. In a household brimming with love, resentment and realisations, meet Tamora, Martin, and Laurence’s carer Gary as they struggle to care for their beloved boy. On the night before social services finally intervenes, who is the victim here? Who was the traitor? And who do you blame when you can no longer cope?
Charlie Brooks and Simon Lipkin star as Tamora and Gary alongside Michael Fox as Gary and puppeteer Hugh Purves as Laurence. Alex Oates’ new play is inspired by his experiences working as a carer for over a decade. It reunites the team – director Dominic Shaw, designer PJ McEvoy and producer Paul Virides – behind Oates’ one-man play Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online).
This Thursday, 21 February 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will be facilitating an open forum with the show’s creators and the audience to discuss concerns that have been raised ahead of last night’s opening. Theatregoers are invited to take part, in person or by submitting questions in advance.
There’s been a lot said online about @allinarowplay.
On Thu at @swkplay, I’m chairing an open forum with the show’s creators & audience to discuss offline.
— Terri Paddock (@TerriPaddock) February 19, 2019
All in a Row runs from 14 February to 9 March 2019 at Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD, with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Tuesday and Saturday matinees at 3pm. Tickets are priced £14-22. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.