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.
*Our Autumn tour is now concluded*
Touring Dates Spring 2019
Still adding dates –
Including eight Weymouth & Portland; WDDC Secondary School TIE student only performances
Wed 16 Jan
The Corn Exchange Dorchester Arts
High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HF
BO: 01305 266926
Mon 21 Jan
Tristan Bates Studio Theatre
The Actors Centre, 1A Tower St, WC2H 9NP
Box Office: 020 3841 6611
Thurs 31 Jan
Spring Arts & Heritage Centre
56 East St., Havant, Hants. PO9 1BS
Box Office: 023 9247 2700
Fri 1 Feb
The Winchester Discovery Centre,
Jewry Street, Winchester Hants, SO23 8SB
Box Office: 01962 873603
Sat 02 Feb
The Athenaeum Centre
18 – 20 High Street, Warminster, BA12 9AE
BO: 01985 213891 or Ticket Source: 0333 666 3366
Tues 5 Feb
Tacchi Morris Arts Centre,
School Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8PD
Box Office 01823414141
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
Frid 08 Feb
Princess Theatre and Arts Centre
Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. TA8 1EH
BO: 01278 78446
Sat 9 Feb
Palace Theatre, Paignton
Palace Ave, Paignton, Devon TQ3 3HF
BO: 01803 665800 or 01803 52252
Thurs 14 Feb
Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth
Esplanade, Weymouth, DOR DT4 8ED
BO: 01305 783225
Valetta, Malta (Europe’s City of Culture 2018)
– announcement to be made very soon!
see present productions for more information.
Mid January – April Spring 2019 (Inter) 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/