Live Play reading - First Heard Presents
First Heard Theatre: Big Trouble in Little Yalta
An uproarious, satirical comedy about power, leadership and games in this play reading event.
Director: Neil Salvage
An uproarious, satirical comedy about power, leadership and games. It features Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, some hapless musicians and examines the ridiculous and horrifying consequences faced by the world when leaders infantilized by character deficiencies and too much power are driving the bus!
Our three monsters meet in a palace in the Crimea to determine the fate of the world as the war is coming to its conclusion - but they are distracted from their task by drinking games, jokes, Walt Disney, Myrna Loy, William Tell, a telephone flex and an accident with a Kalashnikov. As they spin out of control an anxious world awaits the results of their deliberations. Will they succeed in drawing up Europe’s agenda before the evening deadline? Why has General De Gaulle gone missing? And what is in Roosevelt’s briefcase?
‘First Heard’ is a monthly play reading event featuring new works by local playwrights, performed by professional actors. At the end of every play there is an honest Q&A with the writer and all money raised from ticket sales, goes towards the actors’ time. All tickets £5. Find out more about First Heard.
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As we have been unable to operate at our previous full capacity since reopening, and with safety measures unlikely to be able to relax anytime this year, we are facing mounting building rental costs, film licensing costs and other overheads that were previously viable when we were open at full capacity.
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