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Theatre: Yesterday’s Tomorrow

Posted by Caroline Lofts

Drayton Arms Theatre & PostScript Theatre present the World Premiere of Yesterday’s Tomorrow, a serviceman’s love at war by Gene David Kirk. The play is based on actual events and is directed by Hamish MacDougall with movement directed by Anna Morrissey.

Coming to the end of their peacekeeping tour of duty, Ian and John grow desperate to realise their unlawful and unacceptable feelings for each other. Closeted and cloistered, they carry out their duty as professional and proud servicemen in the knowledge that this is their last tour. Their final duty. An end to a secret.

Gene David Kirk – writer. Gene’s first play Where & When was staged at The Cockpit in 2001. His second play All Alone was staged at the Edinburgh Festival in 2005 where it received The Stage: Best of the Fest and Attitude: Pick of the Fringe. At the International Dublin Gay theatre Festival 2006 Gene’s All Alone was nominated for The Oscar Wilde Award for Outstanding Achievement in New Writing for Theatre 2006. It was then staged in London, August 2007, before it moved to New York at the Soho Playhouse, off-Broadway. For theatre voice and Theatre503 he wrote Hillingdon for the Urban Scrawl on-line drama series. All Alone played again in London in 2014 at the Drayton Arms Theatre to sold-out performances and four-star reviews. Gene is currently developing a new play on human trafficking called Slagheap.

Hamish MacDougall – Director. Hamish is an Associate Director of The Kings Head Theatre and an Associate Artist of The National Youth Theatre.  As a director, Hamish directed the World Premiere of I Never Get Dressed Till After Dark On Sundays by Tennessee Williams and worked closely with Edward Bond on a rare revival of his play, The Under Room (Both at The Cock Tavern Theatre) the World Premiere of new farce, The Upstanding Member  by Gregory Skulnick (Old Red Lion Theatre) The UK Premiere of, Below The Belt by Richard Dresser starring comedians Mike Wozniak, Tom Golding and Graham Dickson (Pleasance, Edinburgh) the first UK revival of ‘The Lights’ by Howard Korder (Spring Warehouse, Vauxhall) The 24 Hour Plays and Shuffling Off (Old Vic New Voices) Happiness (Kings Head Theatre) SUBS by RJ Purdey and Nightsongs by Jon Fosse (Cock Tavern Theatre). As an assistant director, Hamish has worked for companies such as Complicite, The Old Vic Theatre, Immersive specialists Coney and The Trafalgar Studios.

Showing nightly at 8pm until 31st May 2014

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Drayton Arms Theatre
Drayton Arms
153 Old Brompton Road
London
SW5 0LJ
020 7835 2301

 

 

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