London's Secret Community Theatre 246a Lower Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8SJ
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Safe Sex

Safe Sex was Fierstein’s personal response to living in the time of AIDS. It was his attempt to deal with his own confusion about AIDS. This show is really from the heart, and it has all the anger and frustration of those responding to the AIDS crisis. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, commonly known as AIDS , first emerged in the United States in the year 1981. Cases of the disease were first reported in Los Angeles and New York when young, healthy, gay men began to develop unusual infections as a result of weak immune systems. Safe Sex is a [...] Auditions: 2nd, 10th Jan 10th–15th Mar
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When We Are Married

When a group of three couples discover that they are not legally married, each couple initially reacts with proper Victorian horror – what will the neighbors think? – and all three couples find themselves reevaluating their marriages. Hovering closely over the proceedings is the Yorkshire Argus’ alcohol-soaked photographer, keen to record the evening’s events for posterity, and a wickedly destructive housekeeper who is hoping to use the couples’ mortification to her own advantage. 4th–7th Dec
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The Future is Mental

Are you happy now? Near-future stories drawing on Black Mirror, Margaret Atwood and the black comedy of Killing Eve.  Focused on the stories of women, the plays feature all-seeing smart speakers, curing depression in unusual ways, a new way to choose a decent politician and how to look good in the afterlife. Decluttering, one of the pieces within the show, started life as a short story and was the runner-up in the Crime Writers’ Association Margery Allingham Prize 2019. 18th–23rd Feb
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80th Anniversary Evening

A celebration of 80 Years of Network Theatre shows (originally called Southern Railway Dramatic Society).  Short extracts from plays performed since 1939 right up to 2019. 1939 – A Damsel in Distress (original novel by P G Wodhouse); directed by Danielle Capretti 1949 – Full House by Ivor Novello; directed by Alastair Callcutt 1979 – Living Together by Alan Ayckbourn; directed by Rebecca Mason 1989 – You Were Perfectly Fine by Dorothy Parker; directed by Kay Murray 1999 – On the Razzle by Tom Stoppard; directed by Paul Evans 1999 – The Bear by Anton Chekhov; directed by Jennie Rich [...] 19th Oct
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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is a musical comedy revue which contains everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.  BUT IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY BOUGHT YOUR TICKET IT IS TOO LATE NOW AS EVERY PERFORMANCE HAS SOLD OUT. 9th–12th Oct
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Plays-in-a-Day: A 24 Hour Theatre Festival

Network's Play-In-24-Hours is back! This year we will be in the bowels of Waterloo station from the evening of Friday 16th August until late on Saturday 17th August producing multiple pieces of completely original theatre. During the course of a night and a day we will come up with a theme, divide into teams, devise, improvise, script, rehearse, nap, tech, perform our final pieces and then celebrate in the bar. 17th Aug
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The Memory of Water

On the eve of their mother’s funeral, three sisters meet, bicker and reveal the conflicts of the past and its grip on the present, the patterns and strains of family relationships and the distortions of memory. 10th–13th Jul
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Love and Money

Funny but heart-wrenching, this ingenious drama dares us to enter a dislocated world of bad debts and even worse desires. 1st–4th May
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Ringmaster

A whispered suggestion.  An accidental caress.  A drunken encounter behind the back of a club… In our sexual & romantic lives, how do public personas influence private performances? Is it still-forbidden acts and infidelities that shock us, or the identity of the people who perform them? What does it take to truly consent? And are you really as in control of sex and love as you think…? 30th–31st Jan, 1st–3rd Feb
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Death Before Marriage

Days before Eve Millington's wedding, her family home is burgled by an infamous thief looking to lay hands on a priceless gem. Events take a sinister twist when people start to die in mysterious circumstances – there is more going on at Stargrove than a burglary. As the bodies pile up, the investigators form a cunning plan to uncover a secret that has laid buried for twenty years. 5th–8th Dec
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