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Arrows and Traps Rep Season at the Jack Studio Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ELEVEN-time Off West End Award Nominated Arrows & Traps Theatre return to the Jack Studio Theatre after their sold-out run of Dracula, with a five-week season of two brand new historical plays about a pair of remarkable female pioneers, performed in repertory by a single cast.

Written and directed by Ross McGregor, Gentleman Jack runs from Tuesday, January 15 to Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Yorkshire, 1810. Anne Lister, a landowner and secret diarist, is a gentlewoman that defies convention. As Britain’s first modern lesbian, in a time when it is difficult just being female, Anne embarks on her life’s mission, to fall in love and find someone to share her world with.

But her pursuit of happiness is threatened by a scandalised society, and Anne must fight to live the way she wants to. Based on true events, Gentleman Jack is described as a passionate and dramatic tale of love and survival in the face of prejudice.

Gentleman Jack is suitable for ages 16+.

Also written and directed by Ross McGregor, Shooting With Light runs from Saturday, January 19 to Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Paris, 1935. Gerta Pohorylle, a young German refugee, meets Endre Friedmann, a young Hungarian in exile. Both are artists, Jews and nonconformists. Drawn to each other by a shared fervour for photography, they create a persona in order to better sell their work – and so the legendary Robert Capa is born.

But alongside their love of art, abides a fierce dedication to justice. Putting everything at risk, they travel to Spain to document the brutal turmoil of the Civil War. Here, in the midst of the peril and chaos, a romance for the ages is born.

Shooting With Light is suitable for ages 14+.

The cast includes Cornelia Baumann, Tom Hartill, Lucy Ioannou, Laurel Marks, Alex Stevens, Hannah Victory, Beatrice Vincent and Toby Wynn-Davies.

The productions are designed by Odin Corie, with sound by Alistair Lax, movement direction by Matthew Parker and lighting by Ben Jacobs. Assistant director is Ed Hill and Mime Practitioner is Will Pinchin.

To book tickets, call the box office on 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 fee for phone bookings only) or visit brockleyjack.co.uk/.

Also at the Jack Studio Theatre: Cinderella: A Fairytale (until January 5, 2019).