London Classic Theatre has today announced details of its upcoming 20th Anniversary season, celebrating 20 years as an unsubsidised, independent production company working in the UK and Ireland.
Since 2000 the company has transitioned from one of the success stories of the London Fringe to its current position as one of the UK’s leading touring companies, producing 41 tours and visiting over 250 venues.
Kickstarting the 2020 season is Alan Ayckbourn’s comic study of social climbing, Absurd Person Singular, opening at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne on 25 February 2020 before touring to 24 venues, running until 19 July 2020.
Following this is a revival of Bernard Slade’s seventies rom-com, Same Time, Next Year, which will open at Malvern Festival Theatre on 2 September 2020 before touring to venues including Yvonne Arnaud Guildford, Theatre Royal Winchester, Oldham Coliseum, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and the Ashcroft Playhouse in Croydon.
Artistic Director Michael Cabot said today:
‘This is a hugely significant milestone for us, I first decided to set up LCT as a touring company and never envisaged that we would still be going strong twenty years later. Starting the company our aim was to bring high quality classic drama to venues and audiences across the UK and Ireland. We’ve been lucky to work with some extraordinary talent over the years, many of whom are the actors and designers from our ‘core company’, they have underpinned this adventure and it’s a matter of great pride that many of them have return to work for us. We have never received any subsidy but have been determined not to let that affect the scale or ambition of the work we do. The incredible support we’ve received from a huge range of venues is what help us grow as a company, we look forward to this next chapter and the new challenges that our third decade will undoubtedly bring.’
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