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EAST - two more performances by public demand

Fri 25 - Sat 26 Nov 2011

By Moonlight's acclaimed production of Berkoff's stunning play East returns to the cornerHOUSE for just two more performances.
Sold out last time, tickets are already selling fast for the performances on Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26 at the arts centre in Douglas Road, Surbiton.
The underbelly of the East End – with its all its brutality, vulgarity and humour - is portrayed in director Tanju Duncan's brilliant adaptation of Steven Berkoff’s powerful elegy to the place where he grew up.
East is a warts-and-all portrayal of a family in conflict – with each other and all about them.
Told to us in verse, the complex monologues of the characters fuse Shakespearean rhythms with cockney street talk to create a raw, explosive, in-the-gutter language that speaks volumes about the people who utter its words.
This fast-paced, hilarious and hugely compelling production is simply “potty mouth poetry at its best”.
Duncan said: “I am delighted to be involved with such a talented cast and keen to present Berkoff’s classic East, in true Total Theatre style, where the actor-audience relationship is immediate, where the expressive physicality and general language of the actors in creating stage pictures and image is not just a display of technical skill, but a pre-requisite of the making of the drama.”
By Moonlight theatre company was formed last year by graduates of Kingston University and has already produced a number of successful shows, including Terrorism by the Presnyakov Brothers and new play, Gentlemen’s Barber, written and directed by Andy Currums (the company’s resident playwright).
The company has performed at The Rose Theatre Studio, Wimbledon Studio and the Lion and Unicorn theatre pub in Kentish Town.
This energetic, athletic and stylised production is full of strong language and suggestive movements. It is not suitable for anyone under 15.
Performances start at 7.45pm. There will be a Q&A with the cast after the show.