Dialogue Theatre Club is a post-show discussion for people who hate post-show discussions. It works like a book group: the people who made the show aren’t present, so you can share what you thought and and hear how other people responded, without needing to think of the ‘right’ questions to get the artists explaining their work. It’s free to attend, plus we provide drinks and nibbles: what’s not to like?
Theatre Club originates with a very brilliant community and engagement specialist, Lily Einhorn, who started a Theatre Club as part of her work with the Two Boroughs project at the Young Vic in London. Dialogue is indebted to Lily for her inspiration and encouragement.
If you’d like to discuss hosting a theatre club with us, make suggestions or join our mailing list, please contact Maddy: maddy[at]welcometodialogue[dot]com
Upcoming Dialogue Theatre Clubs:
Eurohouse: Ovalhouse, Thursday 27 April, 7.30pm POST-SHOW
This is a really fascinating show by a French and a Greek performer reflecting on EU relationships. Discussion takes place immediately following the performance. Book tickets here.
Guards at the Taj: Bush Theatre, Wednesday 10 May, 7.30pm POST-SHOW
The Bush has been closed for an age for renovation and reopens with this play thinking about art, privilege, empire and folklore by American writer Rajiv Joseph and directed by Jamie Lloyd. Conversation will happen straight after the show (so approx 9pm) but do see it in advance if that works better for you and return on 10 May to join in the discussion. Tickets here.
Consent: National Theatre, Thursday 25 May, 7pm, £3 SEE THE SHOW IN ADVANCE & COME BACK
A new play by Nina Raine looking at the legal system in relation to rape: so, plenty for us to get our teeth into. This discussion is ticketed but it’s not essential to book in advance: there’s always space for people who turn up on the night. Book tickets for the play itself here.
Anatomy of a Suicide: Royal Court, London, Thursday 29 June, 8pm SEE THE SHOW IN ADVANCE & COME BACK
A new collaboration between writer Alice Birch and director Katie Mitchell, who have form with looking at women and suicide together (remembering the Ophelia show they staged at the Royal Court last year). Please see the show in advance and then return for the discussion: we’ll be at the very back of the bar, behind the red curtains, and although you should book a place at Theatre Club in advance you don’t actually need the ticket to come in. Book tickets for the show here.
Angels in America: National Theatre, Thursday 27 July, 7pm, £3 SEE THE SHOW IN ADVANCE & COME BACK
One for the dedicated theatre fans: let’s talk Tony Kushner’s epic survey of queer life, Aids and American sociopolitics. Please note a) returns are coming up for the stage performances and b) we especially welcome people who have tickets to see this at NT Live cinema screenings. Box office here.
READING: An Evening with an Immigrant, at South Streets Arts, Tuesday 25 April, 8pm
Inua Ellams, the writer, performer and immigrant in question, is brilliant: a really engaging presence on stage and a gorgeous raconteur. So this will be delightful, and thank you to Fuel for inviting us to host the Theatre Club. Tickets here.
BRIGHTON: Summit, at The Spire, Tuesday 9 May, 8pm
A play written by Andy Smith to be performed in English and BSL, so lots to think about in terms of language, but he’s also a really kind and thoughtful political writer, so there will be lots of that too. Another club commissioned by Fuel. Tickets here.