This new one woman show will be live-streamed from the theatre’s The Little space on the 30th April and the 1st May.

It has been announced that the world premiere of Philip Ridley’s new play will take place for three performances only on the 30th April and the 1st May.

Set to be directed by Wiebke Green and produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, the one woman show will star Georgie Henley as Toni.

It’s a sunny, spring day in East London. On a street corner, two teenagers kiss. One of them is Toni. This is her first kiss. It makes her very happy. But someone is watching. Someone who doesn’t care about her happiness at all.
And they’re about to change Toni’s life… forever.

This new play has been described as “a startling exploration of identity, memory, love, and the lengths it takes someone to free themselves from the web of their past.” Tarantula follows on from Philip Ridley’s previous play Poltergeist, which was also streamed via the Southwark Playhouse.

Georgie Henley is best known for her role as Lucy Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia series. She made her stage debut at the Southwark Playhouse in 2017, starring in Philip Ridley’s Angry opposite Tyrone Huntley.

Director Wiebke Green returns to Southwark Playhouse where she directed the world premiere of Ridley’s The Poltergeist. She trained at The Orange Tree Theatre with an MA in Theatre Directing, and as Intern Director to Katie Mitchell on Orlando(Schaubühne) and Anatomie eines Suzids(Schauspielhaus Hamburg). Her directing credits include The Beast will Rise (online series), Sadness and Joy in the Life of Giraffes (Orange Tree), Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands (Vault Festival). She assisted Lily McLeish on Scrounger(Finborough Theatre), Richard Twyman on Dealing with Clair (Orange Tree), and Jethro Compton on The Frontier Trilogy and Sirenia (Edinburgh Fringe).

Tarantula will be live streamed from the Southwark Playhouse on the 30th April and 1st May. For more information visit: https://www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show-whats-on/tarantula/