#Penetration Update - Covid-19
We're living in unprecedented times and following yesterday's U.K.
Government announcement we, like most theatre venues, have taken the
very difficult decision to postpone our next production, #Penetration.
Having spoken with The Cockpit plus considering various scientific predictions, we believe it's impractical to book anything firm until the first quarter 2021. There are three main reasons for this:
Living the Drama has a duty of care to ensure the dates for the
production will be as safe as possible for your health. The worst
situation would be to book too early and then have to postpone again.
- The virus is unknown. Some scientists predict there will be a 'second wave' in the autumn/early winter which could infect more people (but hopefully build up further immunity).
- Ticket sales. The economy will take a while to recover and entertainment is often the first item to go when your income is reduced.
The cast, crew and
The Cockpit are in total agreement with this approach and The Cockpit have been extremely co-operative. They will give a full
refund of all tickets booked.
Please contact The Cockpit Box Office on 020 7258 2925
#Penetration by Carolyn Lloyd-Davies, April-May 2020 at The Cockpit
When Sean is accused of rape by Anna, his arrest throws his world into turmoil. His mother Felicity, a lifelong feminist, knows women don't lie about rape just as surely as she knows her son is innocent. As the story of that drunken night swings between Anna's credible account and Sean's own recollection, the line between verbal and non-verbal consent becomes increasingly blurred.
'Innocent until proved guilty' is ripped up as Sean is exposed in the press, publicly abused and barred from his university, his course and his future. The interminable wait for prosecution finally drives Felicity from grief to a dark obsession.
Written by Carolyn Lloyd-Davies and directed by David Trevaskis, #Penetration is inspired by seven true stories between 2014 and 2019.
This controversial play explores sexual boundaries, the pervasive damage of social media and exposes the hidden snares of a 'hook up' culture.
No shows on Sundays or Mondays
Group Discount: Buy 9 tickets and get the 10th free.
Age Guidance: 16+, sexual language, swearing and reference to rape.
For all Press enquiries regarding #Penetration, please contact Chloe Abley on [email protected] or 020 3627 2960.
August: Funding from Oxford City Council Culture Fund
June: The Cast for The Curious Case of Lady Fowler by Stephanie Connell
Hetty Bentley plays Ruby Rouge
Stephanie Connell plays Mrs Cream
Matthew Staite plays Dr Damson
May: September Care Home Tour
Emma is a director and facilitator with a background in movement working in the UK and abroad. She has worked as a movement director for Leaning House productions, Human Story Theatre, UnderConstruction Theatre, the Oxford Playhouse and the Old Fire Station/ Crisis, and creates her own work ranging from choreographic to one woman shows, street performance and theatre based. Most recently Emma developed The Elves and The Shoemaker for Wild Boor productions for younger audiences as well as devising a separate, sensory show for an audience with differing needs.
April: Staged Reading of #Penetration
We have just finished auditioning actors to perform in a staged reading of Carolyn Lloyd-Davies' new play, #Penetration, directed by our Associate Director, David Travaskis, on 29 April at ALRA, London. We are planning to produce #Penetration in 2020. Details of our cast for the play reading can be found on our What's On page.
March: Plans for our Care Home Tour
We are in the middle of planning our next Care Home Tour later this year, again in Oxfordshire. This will be our fourth tour. More details to be announced very shortly. All very exciting!
January: Playwriting Course
September: Care Home Tour
We will be doing another Care Home Tour in September, and this time, going to 10 homes with Go for it, Girl! by Pauline Massey, one of our original Third Act playwriting members. Pauline won the Care Home Writing Competition we held in December 2017.
Also our funding application was very recently granted for our Care Home tour, which is wonderful!
December: AgeUK Oxfordshire
We helped with AgeUK's campaign to make people aware of how lonely it is for older people, especially at Christmas by providing actors who took it in turns to sit in the chair with a blanket, whilst others read poetry about old age to passersbys at Bonn Square, Oxford.
May: Playwriting Course
Photos courtesy of Chris Sivewright (Almost Random Theatre Company) and Mezze Eade (Oxford Playhouse)