Other spaces at this venue include: Salberg Studio
From22nd October 2015
To7th November 2015
When19:30. Thu,Sat 14:15 (from Oct 29)
What is currently on at Playhouse (V923)

The Magna Carta Plays

Four short plays in one evening by internationally renowned playwrights. inspired by the celebrated document and performed together, this will be one unforgettable theatrical event. Ransomed - In the sleepy Cathedral City of Melchester, a crime has been committed. The Cathedral's prize possession, a copy of the original Magna Carta, has been stolen in a daring heist. Who is responsible and what price will the British Government be prepared to pay for the document's safe return? As the plot thickens, Detective Inspector Ellie Baxter seeks to find the truth in this brilliant new Magna Carta comedy. Kingmakers - Five years after the signing of Magna Carta, the Barons' takeover isn't quite going to plan. With the peasants grumbling about enormous castles and broken promises, the threat of rebellion hangs in the air. Perhaps the solution is to distract and deflect by bringing the confused and humbled king back into the fold? What about a royal wedding? A royal baby? All at the common man's expense, of course... A fictional story in verse from the 13th century that may just be about now. We Sell Right - In 1215, when the King of England abuses his extraordinary power, the Barons' take action. In 2015, when the kings of global business and finance abuse their extraordinary power, who will challenge it and how? A gripping drama about confronting power on a global scale. Pink Gin - In 21st century Africa, a visionary President stands on the cusp of greatness. With international investors poised to develop large tracks of land, the financial future looks bright. But why has it been raining for 97 days, and who is leading the angry mob in the streets outside? A compelling contemporary allegory throwing light on the oft overlooked companion to Magna Carta, The Charter of the Forest.

Archive :: production:T1061146710, play:S0730058003, venue:V923

Ransomed/Kingmakers/We Sell Right/Pink Gin

Special Performances

  • 3 Nov 15 Captioned
  • 4 Nov 15 Sign Interpreted
  • 5 Nov 15 Audio Described
  • 5 Nov 15 Audio Described


Producer Salisbury Playhouse
Author Howard Brenton (Ransomed)
Author Anders Lustgarten (Kingmakers)
Author Timberlake Wertenbaker (We Sell Right)
Author Sally Woodcock (Pink Gin)
Director Gareth Machin
Design Ellan Parry
Performer Tim Frances
Performer Trevor Michael Georges
Performer Juliet Howland
Performer Frances Jeater
Performer Mark Meadows
Performer Michael Mears

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