The Space re-opens with new work, Dickens and a Christmas revival
The Space is thrilled to announce its December season with three exciting shows, as we re-open the venue and continue to deliver digitally.
Our first show post-lockdown will be Myles and Me, a one woman play about the realities of living with multiple sclerosis. Written, by one of our sponsored playwrights, Lekha Desai Morrison, especially for disabled actress Ruth Curtis, the play explores how a person deals with being diagnosed with a lifelong, currently incurable medical condition, and the importance of living with rather than suffering from such a condition.
Would it really be a Christmas season without some Dickens? The Signalman is a brilliant, rarely-performed gem from Paragon Theatre. Following a successful run at the Old Red Lion in 2019, this ghost story adapted from Dickens’ classic novella is a masterpiece of darkness and suspense.
To celebrate our 25th year as a theatre, we are reviving some of our past in-house productions starting with our original Christmas production, The Saving of Santa by Lobelia Golightly. First performed by Space Productions in 2009, this heart-warming family tale is being re-worked as an online interactive adventure. Tickets are available from just £5 and opening night will have BSL interpretation.
Artistic Director, Adam Hemming, says, “We’ve strived to keep our audiences and theatre-makers positive and engaged during the toughest of times this year. These three pieces will all inspire in different ways, we’re thrilled to be hosting Ruth, Lekha and Paragon and we hope that The Saving of Santa will bring joy and warmth to people this Christmas. We’re in the process of programming our Spring Season and are looking forward to bringing more inventive and courageous work to audiences in 2021”
The performance details are:-
Myles and Me
9th and 10th December (livestreamed on 10th)
A touching and funny account of living with a monster. Vicky didn’t invite MyleS into her life. Can she surmount the monster? Without free choice? Can Vicky make it work?
16th-19th December (livestreamed on 17th)
A signalman is haunted by a mysterious figure standing by a train tunnel. But what is it warning against? An atmospheric adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens ghost story.
The Saving of Santa
20th-23rd December (all online)
Oh no! There’s something wrong with Santa. It’s up to chief elf ‘n’ safety officer Nordstrom, Aurora, the cleverest fairy and YOU, to save Christmas.