Ridley Returns With World Premiere at Playhouse

Staff Reporter (04 April, 2021)

An exploration of identity, memory, love, and the lengths it takes someone to free themselves from their past

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Southwark Playhouse announces the world premiere of Philip Ridley’s one-woman show Tarantula, with Georgie Henley who made her professional stage debut in Ridley’s Angry in 2017. She returns to play Toni.

It’s a sunny, spring day in East London. On a street corner, two teenagers kiss. One of them is Toni. This is her first kiss. It makes her very happy. But someone is watching. Someone who doesn’t care about her happiness at all. And they’re about to change Toni’s life…forever.

Philip Ridley’s new play is an exploration of identity, memory, love, and the lengths it takes someone to free themselves from the web of their past.

Georgie Henley shot to worldwide fame aged eight when she was cast as Lucy Pevensie in the Oscar-winning The Chronicles of Narnia series. She took time out of acting to study English at Cambridge before returning to star opposite Ella Purnell in indie film Access All Areas.

Directed by Wiebke Green.

Tarantula is performed live from the theatre and needs to be watched at the specific performance time. These are: Friday, 30 April at 7.45pm, Saturday 1 May at 3.15pm and Saturday 1 May at 7.45pm. All tickets are £10, increasing to £15 during show week from w/c 26 April 2021.

Tarantula booking link: https://www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show-whats-on/tarantula 

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