MAY 30 - JUN 17
Tuesday – Sunday, 9.15pm, 60 mins
The 49 is a poignant, moving new play by Gary Thomas which takes place before the Orlando Gay Nightclub massacre in June 2016 up to the night when 49 people were murdered by a single gunman. The play explores sexuality, identity, and what it is to be safe in a modern world.
Where's your safe place? Where's the place that makes you be you? Somewhere to dance. To lose yourself. To not care. Every place should be that. But for some of us, that's not the case.
The 49 is directed by Theatre N16 deputy artistic director Courtney Larkin, and produced by executive director Jamie Eastlake. The cast includes Aaron Douglas (Inventive Sabotage Theatre Company), Harold Addo (Treasure Island, Iris Theatre) and Yasmine Holness-Dove (The Apprentice and The Young Apprentice), with sound design by Jethro Cooke (Karagula, How to Survive A Post-Truth Apocalypse) and lighting design by Theatre N16 technical manager Tom Burgess.
Theatre N16 is a trailblazing London fringe venue, focused on producing and programming top quality new writing and selected existing works. Theatre N16 is proud of their commitment to the welfare and development of creatives, operating under an Equity Fringe Agreement. This promoting and nurturing of talent means that Theatre N16 is a bastion for development within the context of a society in which the arts are increasingly struggling to stay afloat.
“Gary Thomas will make good art again and again” Disability Arts Online
“Larkin keeps the action tightly focused at all times (...) in a production that strikes sparks all over the place” Neil Norman, The Daily Express