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Double Bill: Leonardo’s Last Supper and Laughter (Part II)

by Peter Barnes
directed by Barry Evans

Double Bill: Leonardo’s Last Supper and Laughter (Part II)

By turns funny, disquieting, farcical and shocking, these two short plays are radically different from anything else you are likely to see.

Leonardo's Last Supper takes place in a charnel house where the mortal remains of the recently deceased Renaissance giant - Leonardo da Vinci, no less - are being laid to rest. Or are they?

Laughter (Part II) is a farcical office comedy, where comfortable bureaucrats have their territorial rights challenged by an ambitious interloper. But this office is in 1942 Berlin, and there's something behind it all...

Comedies, yes. But with a wicked sting in the tail.

Book tickets for Leonardo's Last Supper and Laughter part II

 

Sunday 2 to Saturday 8 June 2013
Performances start at 7:45p.m. except Sunday at 4p.m.
Tickets £10 except Friday 7 June and Saturday, 8 June at £12.00 • Wed 5 June no performance

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Other past productions

  1. Journey’s End - R C Sherriff
  2. Larkin with Women - Ben Brown
  3. A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  4. Joking Apart - Alan Ayckbourn
  5. The 39 Steps - John Buchan (Adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon)
  6. Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  7. Romeo and Juliet - A Senior Youth Theatre Production - William Shakespeare
  8. Bette and Joan - Anton Burge
  9. The Railway Children (stage version) - E. Nesbit adapted by Mike Kenny
  10. Richard II - William Shakespeare
  11. Kindertransport - Diane Samuels
  12. The Tempest - William Shakespeare
  13. The Death of Miss Gloria Starr - Devised by the cast
  14. Metamorphosis - Steven Berkoff, from the classic story by Franz Kafka
  15. The Seagull - Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Torben Betts
  16. The History of Cardenio - William Shakespeare, John Fletcher and Gary Taylor
  17. The Snow Dragons - Lizzie Nunnery
  18. The Weir - Conor McPherson
  19. Oh! What a Lovely War - Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop
  20. The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
  21. Tom and Viv - Michael Hastings
  22. As You Like It - William Shakespeare
  23. Toad of Toad Hall - A. A. Milne - A play from Kenneth Grahame’s book ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Music by H Fraser-Simson
  24. Collaborators - John Hodge
  25. Boeing-Boeing - Marc Camoletti translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
  26. We Are Three Sisters - Blake Morrison
  27. THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - Lee Hall from Carlo Collodi’s original tale
  28. The White Devil - John Webster
  29. The Adventures of Dick Whittington and his Cat - Dickon Williamson
  30. King Lear - William Shakespeare
  31. The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
  32. Coraline - from the novel by Neil Gaiman
  33. Night Must Fall - Emlyn Williams
  34. All’s Well that Ends Well - William Shakespeare
  35. The Government Inspector - Nikolai Gogol, adapted by D. J. Campbell
  36. Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekhov, in a version by Christopher Hampton
  37. Egad! The Woman in White - Tim Kelly
  38. Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs
  39. Master Shakeshafte - Peter Parkinson
  40. Love’s Labour’s Lost - William Shakespeare
  41. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie, Tim Supple and David Tushingham
  42. From These Green Heights - Dermot Bolger
  43. Othello - William Shakespeare
  44. Blood Wedding (Youth Theatre) - Federico García Lorca - Translation by Gwynne Edwards
  45. The Chalk Garden - Enid Bagnold
  46. A Tender Thing - Ben Power
  47. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
  48. Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
  49. Educating Rita - Willy Russell
  50. The Merry Wives of Windsor - William Shakespeare
  51. Robin Hood - David Barrett
  52. Designs on Ladies - Georges Feydeau, translated by David King, adapted by Rodney Figaro
  53. Rhinoceros - Eugene Ionesco, translated by Martin Crimp
  54. Once in a Lifetime - Moss Hart & George S Kaufman
  55. The Deep Blue Sea - Terence Rattigan
  56. Dracula - Liz Lochhead adapted from Bram Stoker's novel
  57. Henry VIII or All is True (staged reading) - William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
  58. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery - David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin jr.
  59. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  60. Around The World in 8 Plays - Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello
  61. In the Club - Richard Bean
  62. Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare
  63. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens, adapted by Jo Clifford
  64. Peter Pan - JM Barrie (John Caird and Trevor Nunn)
  65. Taking Sides - Ronald Harwood
  66. Aladdin - John Crocker - Music & Lyrics by Eric Gilder
  67. Little Gem - Elaine Murphy
  68. Vita & Virginia - Eileen Atkins
    adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
  69. Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
  70. Tom Paine - Paul Foster
  71. Youth Theatre Double Bill - Will Averill: Cinderella: Or How Pipsqueak the Mouse Became a Stallion. 'Crinkley Bottom............' was devised in-house
  72. Gormenghast - John Constable adapted from the novel by Mervyn Peake
  73. This Story of Yours - John Hopkins
  74. King John - William Shakespeare
  75. Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw
  76. Fallen Angels - Noel Coward
  77. A Month in the Country - Ivan Turgenev - adapted into English by Emlyn Williams
  78. Glengarry Glen Ross - David Mamet
  79. A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  80. A Vampire Story - Moira Buffini
  81. Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll - dramatised by Adrian Mitchell
  82. The Odd Couple (female version) - Neil Simon
  83. The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Martin McDonagh
  84. Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare
  85. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
  86. Gaslight - Patrick Hamilton
  87. Cymbeline - William Shakespeare
  88. Iron - Rona Munro
  89. Confusions - Alan Ayckbourn
  90. Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
Richmond Shakespeare Society
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Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3DU
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“Take honour from me, and my life is done” Richard II, Act i, Sc.1