Archive for May 10th, 2012


The Pirate Project. Lucy Foster with Improbable, at the Oval House next week.

Thursday, 10 May, 2012

Fanciful stagings of the escapades of Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and Ching Shih – swashbuckling female pirates of the past – combine with intimate stories of personal piracy in the performers’ own lives. See these bloodthirsty damsels out-sail, out-think, and out-fight every man on the high seas.

How did they do it? How does a slip of a girl subdue a ship of salty sea dogs? Could she still do it today? Has her 21st century counterpart got the guts to stick a dagger between her teeth, fire a broadside and make off with the booty?

In The Pirate Project three women set sail in search of their inner pirate. Expect sword fights, theatrical storms, cross dressing, and a certain amount of swagger.

Tue 15 May – Sat 2 Jun, 7:45pm


Aspiring writer? Q+A with David Eldridge

Thursday, 10 May, 2012

BBC Writersroom are holding a special Q&A with writer David Eldridge at the Broadway Barking at 6:30pm on Thursday 24th May 2012.

David’s work includes Under the Blue Sky, Market Boy, The Knot of the Heart, The Stock Da’wa, In Basildon and the upcoming adaptation of Miss Julie for The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.

David will be in conversation with Kate Rowland, BBC Creative Director of New Writing, about his writing career, and he will also answer questions from the audience.

Thursday 24th May 2012 6:30pm
The Broadway, Barking, IG11 7LS

Tickets are free. Please reserve your place by emailing with ‘David Eldridge Q&A’ in the subject title and your full name in the email.