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The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Lucy Richardson

Date: 18 November 2017
Time: 19:00 - 20:30

LSBU Southwark Campus - Edric Theatre, Student Centre

Organiser: LSBU Student Theatre Company
Contact details: 0207 815 8398,
Price: £8.50/£5.00

LSBU's Student Theatre Company works with directors to stage full-length productions of major works. The second play in the  Autumn/Winter season is The Love of the Nightingale

In The Love of the Nightingale Timberlake Wertenbaker re-tells the Greek myth of Procne and Philomele, drawing on the techniques and the poetry of Ancient Greek Theatre. It is a tale of the love of two sisters. It is a tale of rape and revenge. It is a tale of war – between nations, between cultures, between genders. Most importantly it explores the violence that erupts when individuals, communities or nations feel silenced. As such it is a tale for our times.

The LSBU Student Theatre Company will explore how an ensemble of men and women can tell this story physically, vocally and emotionally. By investigating this powerful myth we hope to expose what happens when a society decides that some lives matter less than others, and to advocate that we listen to the questions people ask.

This amateur production of “The Love of the Nightingale” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Tickets will be made available in September.

Lucy Richardson, Director

Lucy Richardson is a director, dramaturg and educator.  Her work focuses on giving a platform to those under-represented in the theatre and in society. It spans professional theatre work and large-scale participatory projects.

Lucy’s directorial work includes The Woman Who Cooked her Husband by Debbie Isitt starring Alison Steadman and Daisy Donovan, The Quick by Stephanie Jacob at the Tristan Bates Theatre and Heart Speak by Zawe Ashton at The Arcola for Clean Break. She is currently developing a new play by Stephanie Jacob, The Strong Box, to be performed in Autumn 2017.

Lucy was an Associate Director of Project Phakama for many years making large scale, immersive, participatory performances in South Africa, Argentina, India, Lesotho and UK.  Lucy has directed over 30 productions in Drama Schools and Universities and was artistic director of Lewisham Youth Theatre for 10 years.

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