The Menier Chocolate Factory will return to live performances in September.
Their programme will open with Paula Vogel’s play Indecent. It is directed by Rebecca Taichman and explores the origins of Sholem Asch’s controversial play The God of Vengeance.
It stars Cory English as The Middle (Male), Beverley Klein as The Elder (Female), and Finbar Lynch as The Stage Manager.
The play won two Tony Awards in 2017 for Best Direction of a Play and Best Lighting Design of a Play.
Artistic Director of the Menier David Babani said: “We couldn’t open with any other production—Indecent was days into previews when we had to shut down in March last year, and we were determined to reunite our brilliant company of actors and share Rebecca’s beautiful production with audiences here in the UK; the themes of which could not be more timely and prescient for the moment we find ourselves in.”
In October, the world premiere of Brian & Roger—A Highly Offensive Play will open in the company’s new studio space ‘The Mixing Room’. The play is performed and written by Harry Peacock and Dan Skinner, and will be directed by Babani.
Habeas Corpus, written by Alan Bennett and directed by Patrick Marber, is also set to return in December. It is described as a “farcical comedy of ill-manners”.
Full information about the performances and details on where to purchase tickets can be found on the Menier Chocolate Factory website.
Words by Ellen Leslie
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