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Starbound Theatre and Lights Down Productions present: The Net

The Net, Starbound Theatre, Lights Down Productions, Poplar Union, Theatre in East London, Poplar, East London, things to do, double bill, theatre, tower hamlets
The Net, Starbound Theatre, Lights Down Productions, Poplar Union, Theatre in East London, Poplar, East London, things to do, double bill, theatre, tower hamlets

Starbound Theatre and Lights Down Productions present their new show, The Net; an all-female ensemble story tackling border conflicts, war, and finding home.

What to expect

Set in a “nowhere land” a grandmother and her granddaughter are tasked with patching a hole in the border. As they weave it closed, two women appear on the other side, hoping to get through.

Mixing poetic choral monologues and cutting dialogue, The Net brings a new dimension to the age-old story of war by placing women at the centre, while exposing how utterly foolish the divides we create are. The play uses the personal stories of these four women and their interactions with each other to interrogate larger political themes. The Net is recognizable in any and all nations currently in conflict on their borders.

About Starbound Theatre

Starbound Theatre is an emerging, international, London based theatre company focused on the theme of identity. It aims to explore who and what we are – as individuals, actors, and social beings – through human-led stories found in classic, contemporary, and brand-new writing. Additionally, it supports and nurtures diversity & representation in its projects, and endeavours to celebrate women’s voices both on and off the stage.

About Lights Down Productions

Lights Down Productions was set up in January 2018 by Caley Powell to produce female led new writing. Their first play ‘Hear Me Howl’ by Lydia Rynne had WIP showings at The Landor Space (March 2018), The Plymouth Fringe (May 2018), a 2 week run at The Old Red Lion Theatre (September 2018) & 6 performances at the Vault Festival 2019. Other credits as a Producer include: ‘Might Never Happen’ at The Kings Head Theatre (May 2016), ‘Dubailand’ at the Finborough Theatre (February 2017) and ‘A Great Fear Of Shallow Living’ at Zoo Southside, Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

Why you should come and see The Net

Reviews

For I Will Miss You When You’re gone:

★★★★★ “I highly recommend seeing this production by the newly formed Starbound Theatre group. The small cast of 3 were brilliant – excellent comic timing, relatable, and had me laughing out loud throughout!” – Kyle Gulliford (5*)

For Pizza Man (Starbound Theatre):

Can’t more highly recommend “I Will Miss You When You’re Gone,” which I saw last night. […] terrific writing and performances. Droll, caustic, emotional, supernatural. A great show.” – Alex Frangos

A refreshing dose of dark humour, and some spectacular moments of dramatic irony.” – Everything Theatre

For Hear Me Howl:

★★★★ “It’s a refreshing take amid the many contemporary plays that continue to make motherhood women’s be-all and end-all.” – The Stage

★★★★ “In a way, this abandonment of conformity and embracing a subculture makes Hear Me Howl a kind of estrogen-fuelled reworking of Fight Club, with Jess finally comprehending her social bondage and screaming “up yours!” – London City

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This is a double-billed show!

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Get a ticket for two shows on one night for just £16 / £12 conc. when you book for The Net + Treasure & Tat. Add the tickets to your basket and the offer will be applied at checkout.

If you have any questions about this double-bill offer, just get in touch!