A new season of work in the Dorfman Theatre

Brussels-based BRONKS, one of Belgium’s leading theatres for young audiences bring their acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe hit Us/Them to the Dorfman Theatre from 16 January 2017 (press night 20 January).  In September 2004, during a hostage drama at a school in Beslan, the greatest of evils (terrorists) chose the greatest good (a group of children) as their victim. Us/Them is not a straightforward account of this terrible drama, but is about the entirely individual way children cope with extreme situations. Us/Themruns until 18 February and is suitable for those aged 12+.  BRONKS and Richard Jordan Productions in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Big in Belgium and Summerhall.



Project Arts Centre presents Dublin Oldschool, a new play by Emmet Kirwan from 24 – 31 January. Join wannabe DJ Jason on a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin, stumbling from one misguided misadventure to another.  Somewhere between the DJs, drug busts and hilltop raves, he stumbles across a familiar face from the past; his brother Daniel.  They haven’t spoken in years but, over a lost weekend, they reconnect and reminisce over tunes, trips and their city.  A razor sharp spoken word odyssey, Dublin Oldschool snaps and crackles, with high octane performances by Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson and is directed by Phillip McMahon. It is presented with Project Arts Centre in association with Soho Theatre and supported by Culture Ireland.

Improbable and the National Theatre present: Lost Without Words, a theatrical experiment in the Dorfman Theatre from 4 – 18 March. Improbable have been improvising on stage all their lives then one day they had a fantasy: What would happen if they took older actors in their 70s and 80s, actors who had spent their lives on stage bringing life to a writer’s words – what would happen if we put those actors on stage without a script? What scenes would they create? What stories would unfold? What might they tell us about what awaits us all at the other end of life? The cast includes Georgine Anderson, Caroline Blakiston, Anna Calder-Marshall, Lynn Farleigh, Charles Kay and Tim Preece.  Lost without Words is Directed by Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson with lighting by Colin Grenfell and music by Steven Edis.  Lost Without Words is a co-production with Improbable.

The Dorfman Partner is Neptune Investment Management