You’d better act fast. The world premiere of Lydia Rynne’s one-woman punk play HEAR ME HOWL has had deafeningly positive reviews… but you only have a few more performances to catch it at the Old Red Lion Theatre, where it finishes this Saturday. We’ve rounded up review highlights. Book immediately… and pray for a transfer.
After development performances at the Landor and Brighton Fringe, Lydia Rynne‘s debut play HEAR ME HOWL receives its world premiere in a strictly limited season at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre from 18 to 29 September 2018, with a press night on 19 September.
Jess is turning 30 when she presses pause on the conventional life she’s been living and joins a punk band. Sure, some might argue that punk is dead, others could say she should really stick to the day job, but the resounding concern is: shouldn’t she be settling down by now? From behind her drum kit, warming up for her very first gig, Jess lurches defiantly into an unknown future.
HEAR ME HOWL marks the debut of both playwright Lydia Rynne and Lights Down Productions, a new theatre company founded by Caley Powell and dedicated to female voices. Alice Pitt-Carter stars as Jess. The all-female production team is led by director Kay Michael with Fay Milton, drummer of twice Mercury Award nominated, all-female punk band Savages, as musical consultant.
The play is a moving but hilarious late coming-of-age story, of a woman suddenly questioning the social expectations of her prescribed gender, including motherhood, all whilst throwing herself into the noise and politics of post-punk, joining a band and playing an instrument for the first time.
HEAR ME HOWL runs 18 to 29 September 2018 at the Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ. Performances (70 minutes) are Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, with Saturday matinees at 3pm and a Wednesday matinee on 19 September at 2.30pm. Tickets are priced £16 (concessions £14). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!