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Spring 2020 at The Space

Season preview

THE Space has announced its Spring 2020 Season.

Central to the season is Two Fest, a festival of new duologues commissioned from a team of exciting new and established writers.

Anyone who has ever argued politics with family, clashed with a colleague, felt betrayed or missed someone after they’ve gone, will find plenty to relate to across Two Fest‘s three programmes of short plays, running in rep between February 10 and February 22.

The success of The UnDisposable’s Shakespearean adaptation, The Jailer’s Daughter, which sold out in August 2019, led to the company becoming Associate Artists of the Space. They return in 2020 with a contemporary take on Julius Caesar (March 10 to March 21).

Drawing parallels with today’s struggle to lead change in the face of the climate crisis, this production delves into the moral ambiguity within Shakespeare’s classic text.

Today’s challenging political and social climate is further explored through the work of three exciting new companies. Written by investigative journalist Lucinda Borrell (The Telegraph, Dispatches, Panorama), new play Us Two (January 21 to January 25) explores journalistic ethics through the lens of celebrity #Metoo allegations.

The Secret Diary of a White Supremacist (April 14 to April 18) challenges audiences as parallel tales of historic and modern-day racism interweave.

Intersectional feminist theatre company, Blue Stocking Effigy perform Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again by Alice Birch (January 28 to February 2). Described as a ‘badly behaved’ play, it deconstructs oppression and the structures that support it.

Less political, but equally timely, emerging artist’s collective Pursued by a Dragon present Feeling Lonely at Parties (January 14 to January 18). A ‘story without words’, it uses physical theatre and music to explore today’s dystopian sense of mania and melancholy.

That Was All (March 31 to April 4) is a lyrical one woman show examining New Age beliefs, family and memory written by Frances Grin for Mrs C’s Collective.

Thiasos Theatre Company presents Aristophanes’ Ploutos (April 7 to April 11) about delivering what everyone is after: WEALTH. This laughter-led take on classical Greek theatre is full of songs, dances, feasts, farts and anarchy.

How to Survive the Cherpocalypse (April 28 to May 2) is a spectacular evening of feminist Cher-based cabaret celebrating ageless beauty and survival skills.

The atmospheric, converted Victorian chapel that is The Space, attracted more audience members in 2019 than in any of the previous 23 years. The venue’s Spring 2020 Season promises more of the same bold, inventive and intriguing new work.

Adam Hemming, Artistic Director commented: “We’re thrilled to continue our success into 2020 with a similarly diverse, topical and entertaining programme – from Shakespeare to Cher with lots more theatrical talent in between. 2020 will see us expand our artist development opportunities and continue our new ‘Live @ 5’ Facebook broadcasts (every Monday at 5pm).”

For more information or to book tickets, call the box office on 0207 515 7799 or visit