The Turbine Theatre has announced its spring 2020 season which includes the programming of a variety of new work and emerging talent from visiting companies, as well as the transfer of one of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s 2019 hit shows, #HonestAmy.
The Turbine Theatre’s full spring 2020 season includes:
- The stage spectacular, Burlesque’d Live!, directed by Ashley Luke Lloyd and starring Kelsey Beth Crossley and Charlotte Gooch
- Amy Booth-Steel’s heartfelt, one-woman show #HonestAmy, directed by Kathy Burke
- Riot Act, Alexis Gregory’s play exploring six decades of queer history
- The Barn Theatre’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest
- Warped Sacrifice, an original play with fast-paced movement sequences and a poignant soundtrack
- Guy, a new musical by the creators of 2017’s much-hyped, multi-award-winning The Marriage of Kim K
- CTC Company’s new hit show Identity
- Paul Taylor-Mills’ MTFestUK
In conjunction with the 2020 spring season, The Turbine has also announced a partnership with Industry Minds who will be running a variety of seminars and events at the theatre throughout the year. The seminars will run monthly at the theatre in order to provide more help and support for those in the arts, including creatives, students and families.
The Turbine will host the Industry Minds Awards in September 2020, along with Artist Showcases and Live Podcast events throughout the year.
Artistic director of the Turbine Theatre, Paul Taylor-Mills said:
“I’m delighted that our Spring 2020 season is a celebration of new and emerging talent. This is one of the most important strands of our vision and integral part of the future of The Turbine and indeed the theatre landscape in London and beyond.
“We’ve got an eclectic line up which includes the award winning #HonestAmy which celebrated a sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, directed by Kathy Burke. Alongside this, we’ve carefully curated a programme which features a number of visiting companies including contemporary dance, burlesque and a new production of The Importance of Being Earnest from the powerhouse that is The Barn Theatre.
(30 January to 1 February 2020)
Burlesque’d stars Emmerdale star Kelsey Beth Crossley and West End Showgirls including Charlotte Gooch (Top Hat, Flashdance, Dirty Dancing). Created and choreographed by Ashley Luke Lloyd, Burlesque’d is an immersive dream world of beauty, mystery and glamour whatever your shape or size. Empowering body confidence from around the globe, Burlesque’d tells the story of passionate showgirls with the zest to shine.
(16 February 2020)
Direct from a successful summer in the West End, the critically acclaimed Riot Act will be performed for one night only. The play is a hard-hitting and hilarious exploration of the LGBT rights movement.
The Importance Of Being Earnest
(18 February to 29 February 2020)
Oscar Wilde’s cherished play comes direct to The Turbine from The Barn Theatre, Cirencester, as a two-man re-imagining of the classic that will delight and entertain in equal measure. This transfer marks The Barn Theatre’s London debut.
(3 March 2020)
An original play with fast-paced movement sequences and a poignant soundtrack.
(4 March to 7 March 2020)
The creators of 2017’s much-hyped, multi-award-winning The Marriage of Kim K (Leo Mercer and Stephen Hyde) return with Guy, a new musical which takes aim at prejudices within the gay community with a heart-pounding electronic-pop rom com. The production was the recipient of the Best New Writing award at Buxton Fringe and Best Show at Birmingham Fest.
(10 March to 14 March 2020)
CTC Company’s new hit show Identity is a 50-minute controversial and captivating masterpiece showcasing society’s negative perceptions of the individual, and endeavours to explore the inner strength of humanity by celebrating and embracing our unique identities.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
(18 March to 19 March 2020)
A cast of pupils from Westminster Cathedral Choir School invite you into the forest of dreams for this hilarious tale of love and magic. In this brand new musical version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare’s classic play is transported to a modern-day boarding school with all of the trials and tribulations of teenage life.
(24 March to 11 April 2020)
Written and performed by Amy Booth-Steel and directed by Kathy Burke, #HonestAmy closes the season.