What's on at Stratford East
19th April – 5th May
One for those interested in politics and current affairs, this series of six script-in-hand readings examines the state of the current system and who it lets down. Topics range from monologues on the value of human life to fictional comedies of teenage life in modern Britain.
These newly commissioned scripts have never been seen before. The production titles are:
The Expendables - written by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Anthony Lau.
Yummy - written by babirye bukilwa, directed by malakaï sargeant.
If I Speak - written by Lettie Precious, directed by Leian John-Baptiste.
I Want to Live - written by Jamie Hale, directed by Lilac Yosiphon.
It’s Not Like It’s Illegal! - written by Amy Trigg, directed by Jane Moriarty.
I’m Tired of Waiting, Someone Please Pass me the Duct Tape - written by Travis Alabanza, directed by Milli Bhatia.
Tickets start from £6.
Ballet Black is a professional ballet improving the diversity within the UK classical ballet scene. Founded in 2001, they not only perform across the country, but have a junior school and outreach programmes.
The Double Bill comprises two new works. The first, Maquoma, by beloved South African choreographer Gregory Maquoma also features an original score by Mikey J Asante, otherwise known as Boy Blue.
The second piece is choreographed by the company itself and directed by Ballet Black’s founder, Cassa Pancho. This piece explores the inspiration behind the company and the struggles they’ve overcome to get to where they are today.
Performances run in the evening only, starting at 7.45pm. Ticket prices range from £10 - £30.
15th June – 17th July
A brand-new musical that’s based on an adaptation of Kate Pankhurst (descendent of the renowned suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst), this stage show has already received rave reviews from London’s theatre publications.
The show follows inquisitive school-girl Jade, as she wanders through “The Gallery of Greatness” at her local museum. Along the way she meets some of history’s most dynamic heroines: Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie and, of course, Emmeline Pankhurst herself.
Inspirational, motivational and heart-warming – it’s impossible to leave without a smile on your face. Sure to be a highlight of the “Stratford Theatre What’s on” calendar.
Matinees and evening performances available, as well as access performances. Ticket prices range from £10 - £37.50.
All year round
Did you know that there are regular events held within the bar at Stratford East? Every Friday night you can soak up DJs and musicians from all genres – absolutely free. The drinks menu is pretty exceptional too!
For full information on everything that’s happening at Stratford East, visit their website.