London Premiere of Orwell Toynbee Drama

Down and Out in Paris and London at the New Diorama Theatre

Down and Out in Paris and London, a modern satire inspired by George Orwell’s memoir comes to the New Diorama Theatre this May. The London season follows a sell-out opening run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 1927, struggling writer Eric Blair plunged himself into the Parisian underworld, trying to find inspiration for his first book. When he emerged he had written one of history’s starkest accounts of life on the extreme breadline and had created the persona of George Orwell, who was to go on to create some of the most influential political writings of the last century. Almost a hundred years later, journalist and writer Polly Toynbee followed in Orwell’s footsteps and went undercover living on the minimum wage, claiming job seekers allowance and living in social housing to write her expose of life in low-pay Britain: Hard Work. This production adapted, written and directed by David … Read more

Run Explores Human Face Of Investment Banking Industry

Run at New Diorama Theatre

Run, the startling and profoundly human drama about the banking industry by Engineer Theatre Collective, will begin its first full-length run at New Diorama Theatre on March 15 2016. Run tells the exhilarating story of four investment bank interns in desperate pursuit of a career in the city, delving into the humanity and everyday problems often obscured by the glitz and the grind of the square mile. Although entirely fictional, Run was inspired by the tragedy of Moritz Erhardt, the 21 year-old intern who died of an epileptic seizure at his London flat after reportedly working 72 hours straight. Run has been developed in conversation with the freshest financial minds; the people who will be running our banks, trading our stocks and managing our pensions in 15-20 years’ time. Using striking physicality, sound and contemporary design, award winning theatre company Engineer Theatre Collective give an authentic voice to these young … Read more