AsOne Theatre Company Ltd – Reg No: 10769650
AsOne Theatre brings quality, engaging, contemporary theatre performance with new writing, music, and projected image to venues throughout the SW & beyond nationally.
‘Escaping the Storm’
Booking now for : Autumn 2018, and Spring 2019
Theatres, Arts Centres, Festivals, & Secondary Schools
Tel: 01305 835541
The isolated communities of the Isle of Portland on the Dorset coast are shocked to discover the notorious sex campaigner Marie Stopes has bought the Higher Lighthouse. She hopes it will be her refuge from the storms battering her on the mainland. A collision of cultures is inevitable. How will she change the Islanders’ ways of thinking and how will she be changed by Portland?
Dr Marie Stopes transformed how we think about sex. One of the 20th Century’s most controversial women, her strong views provided graphic understanding of pleasure and consequence of sex. Vilified then by the Catholic Church, Marie Stopes still provokes today. But apart from her work, who was the real Marie Stopes?
Escaping the Storm finds Stopes on Portland; writing, exploring fossil forests, skinny-dipping, and interacting with the locals. Fascinating and formidable – Marie Stopes’ complex private world as controversial as her public one.
This first play about Marie Stopes marks 100 years from the publication of Married Love, selected by Melvyn Bragg as one of “12 Books that Changed the World”.
An ensemble of four performers give life to this thought-provoking piece of storytelling by playwright/director Peter John Cooper.
For those who wish to stay there is an optional post-performance Q & A with the AsOne ensemble.
Tour Dates Autumn 2018
Still adding dates –
Mon 15 Oct
Gala Fundraising Premiere
Pennsylvania Castle, Portland, Dorset
BO: 01305 835541 or email: email@example.com
for info on venue: http://www.thepenn.co.uk/
Tues 16 Oct
Royal Manor Theatre
138A Fortuneswell, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1LT
BO: 03336 663366 or https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/portland/royal-manor-theatre/escaping-the-storm
Wed 17 Oct
Plough Arts Centre
Torrington, Devon EX38 8HQ
BO: 01805 624624
Thurs 18 Oct
Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH5 1LX
BO: 01202 413 600
Fri 19 Oct
Crediton Arts Centre
East Street Crediton Devon EX17 3AX
BO: 01363 773260
Sat 20 & or Sun 21 October DTBC
Bloomsbury Theatre Studio
15 Gordon Street, Lon. WC1H OAH
Weds 24 Oct
Forest Arts Centre,
Old Milton Road, New Milton, BH25 6DS
Box Office: 01425 619983
Thurs 25 Oct
Church Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3QB
TIC BO: 01297 442138
Touring Dates Spring 2019
Still adding dates –
Wed 16 Jan
The Corn Exchange Dorchester Arts
High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HF
BO: 01305 266926
Sat 02 Feb
The Athenaeum Centre
18 – 20 High Street, Warminster, BA12 9AE
BO: 01985 213891 or Ticket Source: 0333 666 3366
Wed 06 Feb
10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AY
BO: 01643 706430
Thurs 07 Feb
Everyman Theatre, Studio
Regent Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1HQ
BO: 01242 572573 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Frid 08 Feb
Princess Theatre and Arts Centre
Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. TA8 1EH
BO: 01278 784464
Mon ? Feb DTBC
Tristan Bates, Actors Centre, Soho
see present productions for more information.
Mid January – April Spring 2019 National Tour already booking fast.
So get in touch!
01305 835541/ email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org
We are touring Again from April 2019 (future bookings considered for an extended tour in libraries, and schools
Click here for more information: http://www.as-onetheatre.co.uk/present-productions/