One of the hottest London premieres of 2011, Tender Napalm is back at the space where it all began… following a UK tour. For more info and full dates, visit www.tendernapalm.co.uk
An intimate, explosive and poetic exploration of love in the face of catastrophe, Philip Ridley’s extraordinary play premiered at Southwark Playhouse in May 2011, and returns now following a UK tour.
Tender Napalm stars Evening Standard Award nominee Tom Byam Shaw (Foxfinder, Finborough, The Tempest, Theatre Royal Haymarket, Salome, Hampstead Theatre/Tour) and rising star Lara Rossi (13, Emperor and Galilean, National Theatre).
‘Magnificent… a fine, fiery romance’ – The Observer
★★★★ ‘Heart-stopping… wildly intoxicating’ The Times
★★★★ ‘Viciously funny… sensationally staged’ The Guardian
★★★★ The Independent, Financial Times, WhatsOnStage
Named in the best shows of 2011 by The Observer, Time Out and The Guardian.
Suitable for ages 14+
Produced by Ben Monks and Will Young for Supporting Wall
Tom Byam Shaw
Tuesday, 12 June & Thursday 21 June 2012
A New Play by Philip Ridley
A work in progress reading directed by David Mercatali
This reading will take places after performances of Tender Napalm. Free to ticket holders or £5 otherwise.
Starring Sean Michael Verey, star of BBC 3′s Pramface, whose recent stage credits include the UK tour of Ridley’s Moonfleece in 2010.
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Philip Ridley and David Mercatali in conversation with Dan Rebellato
Playwright, blogger and academic Dan Rebellato talks to Philip Ridley and David Mercatali about developing new writing, working together, and Tender Napalm, their second production following the critically-acclaimed Moonfleece in 2010.
Dan Rebellato is head of theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, a regular contributor to the Guardian stage blog, and a contributing editor for New Theatre Quarterly and Associate Editor of Contemporary Theatre Review. His plays include Chekhov in Hell (Soho Theatre), and he is an associate artist of Analogue theatre company.
This event takes place directly after the performance of Tender Napalm on 14 June and is free to ticketholders
A selection of our favourite tweets…
Tender Napalm @swkplay last night. Completely extraordinary. Can’t remember the last time I watched a play with mouth actually hanging open.
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Cheese warning: theatre means the world to me. And that’s because of shows like #TenderNapalm @swkplay Ridley never fails to be masterful.
Unbelievably committed performances in Tender Napalm @swkplay. Modern romance played out in violent mythical storytelling. Title says it all