Details of the season come as the theatre’s Summer season comes to close and it prepares to open its auditorium for the first time in nearly nine months.
This newly announced season will begin with the return of Lone Flyer to the theatre from the 10th to the 25th September. Written by Ade Morris, the play tells the story of Amy Johnson, one of Britain’s greatest female pilots and will see Hannah Edwards and Benedict Salter reprise their original roles, with Hannah playing Amy Johnson. After its run at the Watermill Theatre, the production will then play in Amy Johnson’s home city of Hull from 7th to the 31st October. The theatre has also announced for audience members who would feel more comfortable to attend a performance with more space between themselves and other audience members there will be two socially distanced performances each week during the run.
The theatre will also be welcoming Sir David Suchet as he brings his show Poirot and More, A Retrospective to the stage from the 5th to the 7th October as part of a UK tour. This show looks back at the actor’s career in a new way, with Geoffrey Wansell, journalist, broadcaster, biographer and co-author of Poirot and Me, joining David as interviewer in this event.
It has also been announced that a brand new one woman adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women will be performed at the theatre for three performances only from the 8th to the 9th October. It is presented by Jenny Wren Productions.
Further details of the Autumn season will be announced soon.
Talking about the news, The Watermill Theatre’s Artistic Director Paul Hart said, “It’s a symbolic moment to be able to welcome audiences back inside our beautiful auditorium after such a long hiatus and another successful outdoor summer season. Our staff have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to find inventive ways of creating work for audiences and I’m so thrilled to be reopening with the return of Lone Flyer which audiences were enjoying hugely before the run was cut short last year. We cannot wait to welcome you back.”
For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.watermill.org.uk/