Golden Age Theatre Company presents: Tales From The Golden Age (Cancelled)

*** Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are now unable to open the theatre this year, so this show has been cancelled. You can see this show at The White Bear in Kennington fro 29th September – 3rd October, details here: https://www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk/whatson/Tales-from-the-Golden-Age Anyone who has booked a ticket for this show should have got an email explaining refunds, if not please contact us at james@unrestrictedview.co.uk. Please all stay safe an well and we hope to see you soon ***

Golden Age Theatre Company presents:

Tales From The Golden Age:

The Triumph of Evil

11th October

In a race against time, a Swedish aristocrat has to ‘deal with the devil’ when he enters into negotiation with SS leader Heinrich Himmler in a last minute attempt to liberate thousands of prisoners from the Nazi concentration camps.

Written and Directed by Ian Dixon Potter

Performed by Neil Summerville

Original music composed by Neil Thompson

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Transhuman

11th October

Given the chance, would you choose to be immortal by uploading your consciousness to the cloud? Transhuman explores issues of mortality, identity and personality – challenging our notions of what it means to be human.

Written and Directed by Ian Dixon Potter

Performed by Thomasin Lockwood

Original music composed by Neil Thompson



Trivial Dispute

12th October

Two worlds collide when self made millionaire Trevor, committed Tory and card carrying Brexiteer, suddenly finds himself at odds with a retired academic, the cosmopolitan and liberal minded Ewan.

Written and Directed by Ian Dixon Potter

Performed by Neil Summerville

Original music composed by Neil Thompson

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Marlowe’s Ghost

12th October

William Shakespeare, is haunted by the ghost of a fellow playwright, assassinated nearly a quarter century before. “Two things motivate men above all else, the desire for immortality and the desire for revenge.”

Written and Directed by Ian Dixon Potter

Adapted from ‘The Dead Shepherd’ by Robert Pope & Ian Dixon Potter

Performed by Mark Shaer

Original music composed by Neil Thompson

Costume by Cloud Downey.

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Iago

13th October

Iago, an experienced soldier passed over for promotion, plots to wreak dreadful revenge on his commanding officer Colonel Othello. A modern day, modern language adaptation of Shakespeare’s play seen from Iago’s perspective.

Written and Directed by Ian Dixon Potter

Performed by Neil Summerville

Original music composed by Neil Thompson

Inspired by Othello by William Shakespeare

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Infantophobia

13th October

Carla, one of that rare breed of women, who harbours a powerful aversion for children, is hoping to save her old friend Roger from being drawn into the clutches of Sue, a woman who desperately wants to ‘start a family’ (as she puts it).

Written and Directed by Ian Dixon Potter

Performed by Julia Faulkner

Original music composed by Neil Thompson

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A Strange Romance

14th October

Can you fall in love with someone if you don’t know their gender? Casting caution to the wind, Peter’s passion for the sexually ambiguous ‘Blue’ provokes prejudice and hostility from friends and family in a tale of sexual liberation and shattered taboos.

Written and Directed by Ian Dixon Potter

Performed by Tom Everatt

Original music composed by Neil Thompson

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The New Normal

14th October

The year is 2024. British society is riven with division and conflict creating an atmosphere of enmity and distrust. One half of the population despises and derides the other half. Against this background and against all the odds, Dorothy has finally found a new carer.

Written and Directed by Ian Dixon Potter

Performed by Kate Carthy

News bulletins read by Robin Lustig

Original music composed by Neil Thompson

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Details Price Qty
11th October (Transhuman & Triumph of Evil) (Full Price)show details + £15.75 (GBP)   Expired
11th October (Transhuman & Triumph of Evil) (Concession)show details + £10.75 (GBP)   Expired
12th October (Trivial Dispute & Marlowe's Ghost) (Full Price)show details + £15.75 (GBP)   Expired
12th October (Trivial Dispute & Marlowe's Ghost) (Concession)show details + £10.75 (GBP)   Expired
13th October (Iago & Infantophobia) (Full Price)show details + £15.75 (GBP)   Expired
13th October (Iago & Infantophobia) (Concession)show details + £10.75 (GBP)   Expired
14th October (New Normal & Strange Romance) (Full Price)show details + £15.75 (GBP)   Expired
14th October (New Normal & Strange Romance) (Concession)show details + £10.75 (GBP)   Expired

“A remarkably purposeful piece of writing.”This is a self-created bubble containing many fluid colours. To be allowed a glimpse inside is a rare and intriguing new experience worth seeking.”  ★★★★★ Theatre Monkey

“A fiercely intelligent script” “Everatt is absolutely compelling in the role”  “If one is fortunate enough to fall in love with another human being, does it matter how the other define themselves in terms of gender? – Dixon Potter provides exactly the right answer to his own question.” ★★★★ Louis Mazzini for London Theatre 1

“This winning love story between a Cis man and a trans person” “Dixon Potter’s most ambitious tale” “Despite the complex politics behind trans issues, his writing never becomes didactic. With moments of gentle humour the story is unexpected” ★★★★ Richard Maguire for The Reviews Hub

“For those who find Alan Bennett’s “Talking Heads” a little twee, Dixon Potter has come up with an up-to-the-minute antidote” “Increasingly edgy as his tale unfolds, he holds out attention for the entire 40 minutes. The writing is equally consistent.” ★★★★ Theatre Monkey

“Dixon Potter is a very capable writer and here demonstrates considerable skill in the way that he presents a great deal of material in a very accessible manner.” “production values are surprisingly high” “on the strength of this and other productions Golden Age Theatre Company is certainly one to watch”  ★★★★ Tony Medawar for London Theatre 1

“Neil Summerville gives a compellingly off-kilter performance” “The monologue neatly captures the voice of a generation of people who feel disenfranchised from the global pace” “Dixon Potter creates a snowball effect within the drama” ★★★★ Maryam Philpott for The Reviews Hub

“A startling reminder, that one should never take oneself too seriously, even in a global pandemic.” “I wouldn’t have guessed the plot’s ending from a mile off.” ★★★★ Chis Omaweng for London Theatre 1

“Mark Shaer’s performance is compelling” “Dixon Potter manages to mix the few known facts with reasonable conjecture” “A neat piece for those wishing to learn a little more about Shakespeare’s often overshadowed contemporaries.” ★★★★ Theatre Monkey

“Carthy’s portrayal of the character is so highly convincing.” “Dark humour consistently permeates the show.” “The concluding remarks are a fine and intriguing twist” “This monologue is thought-provoking and absorbing.” ★★★★ Chris Omaweng for London Theatre1