Theatre Bites: Top-Notch British Productions Tackling Hotly-Debated Topics
Why We Recommend it
Artistree presents five thought-provoking, bite-sized British productions, tackling topics ranging from gender to environmental concerns, created by award-winning production teams.
Sitting is the debut production written by the IT Crowd star, Katherine Parkinson. It is also the first play that she created for BBC Arts, and enjoyed a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year. The production is produced by Brian Zeilinger, the youngest Broadway and London West End producer who took up the position at 19, and directed by Alastair Knights, who was nominated for the best theatre director in West End district of London. Knights’s renowned musical The Spitfire Grill was a prize-winning hit. Debbie Chazen, one of the actors in Sitting, has starred in famous British series like Doctor Who and Sherlock.
Another production If Not Me, Who? is a play that looks at environmental conservation, with special sound and visual arrangements. It is written and directed by Lindsey McAlister, the founder of Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation. It also features music by Violaine Corradi – best known for her work with Cirque du Soleil.
A highlight of the programme includes Dedicated Open Rehearsals for Our Man in Havana and Tobacco Road, where audience can join the actors during rehearsals and witness the vibrancy of theatrical works from multi-perspectives.
Two exclusive panel discussions for If Not Me, Who? and No Kids are be held at 12:30pm on 10 June and 20 June respectively, inviting participants to explore more about “Sustainability and Fast Fashion” and “Gender and Diversity” with thought leaders from various industries sharing different views on these hotly-debated social topics.