All That Nonsense
Created and directed by one of our founding members, Amber Williams, 'All That Nonsense' is a piece of verbatim theatre that opens up a discussion about the often taboo subject of mental health.
It is the product of the words of our fabulous volunteers from Mind in Mid Herts, who were kind enough to give us their own candid take on their personal experiences in dealing with different mental health conditions. The entire play is dialogue from interviews they gave. Even the title of the play is verbatim, taken from how Amber once overheard a former teacher describe a friend's mental health condition.
Performed at the intimate setting of Charlie's Coffee & Company, 'All That Nonsense' was an immersive piece of pop-up theatre that allowed everyone to participate in the conversation.
Rabbit by Nina Raine
It's Bella's 25th birthday. Friends and former lovers will meet for a drink to celebrate. Drinks will flow and secrets will spill. But in the uncivil war between the sexes, what happens when it's your own gender you can't stand? When you're forced to face where your own views come from?
See you there for a dark, bitter-sweet comedy of modern manners.
Performed 13th & 14th April 2017 at the Horn, St Albans
Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams
1955, New Orleans. Doctor Cukrowicz, a young neurosurgeon is drawn to a widow's luxuriant tropical garden to assess the mental stability of Catherine Holly, the sole witness to a mysterious death the summer previous. But as the details are revealed and the dark ulterior motives of Catherine's watching family members become apparent, the lines between the savage and civilised are blurred.
A tragedy that explores the brutality and undeniable animality of greed, desire and control.
Performed 26th & 27th November 2016 at Trestle Arts Base, St Albans.
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'There is a tide in the affairs of men'
Black Box Theatre are thrilled to announce tickets are now available for our production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar! To be performed in an open-air, authentic Roman heritage site: the Roman Theatre, Verulamium. Dates are the 7th and 8th of September at 6.30pm.
Reflecting the 2000 year-old historic venue, this version of Julius Caesar takes place in a Roman Britain, in a corner of Caesar's empire where Celts and Romans coincide. The growing cultural and political tensions escalate to a chaotic, blood-soaked struggle for power, and the violent destruction of the Roman republic.
Tickets to see this production are available here www.ticketsource.co.uk/blackboxproductions