Troupe, run by Ashley Cook, aims to present the boldest new writing and the bravest rediscoveries. Troupe’s recent production of Rasheeda Speakingby Joel Drake Johnson starred Tanya Moodie and Elizabeth Berrington at Trafalgar Studios and was nominated for five Off West End Awards. Troupe returns to Southwark Playhouse in Autumn 2018 with The Sweet Science of Bruising by Joy Wilkinson after its critically acclaimed productions ofDear Brutusby J. M. Barrie, which starred Miles Richardson, andThe Cardinalby James Shirley, which starred Stephen Boxer and Natalie Simpson for which she won the Ian Charleson Award. It was supported by an inaugural MGCfutures Bursary Award. Troupe’s previous rediscoveries at the Finborough Theatre – Rodney Ackland’s After October, Robert Bolt’s Flowering Cherryand R. C. Sherriff’sThe White Carnation, which later transferred to Jermyn Street Theatre – have been nominated for a total of five Off West End Awards.
‘A vigorous production that would look at home in Stratford-on-Avon.’
The Guardian on The Cardinal
'This full-blooded play… is a knockout.'
The Times on The Sweet Science of Bruising
'One of the best new plays I have seen in years.'
Daily Express on The Sweet Science of Bruising
'Highly recommended… fiercely intelligent.'
WhatsOnStage on Rasheeda Speaking
‘An ebullient production of infectious energy.’
Evening Standard on After October
‘A neglected little treasure…life-affirming.’
The Telegraph on The White Carnation
‘A riveting piece of theatre.’
The Telegraph on The Cardinal
‘Exquisite revival… A wonderful evening’s theatre.’