Book now for world premieres at Criterion Theatre!
London's Criterion Theatre is offering captioned performances of two world premieres in August, both on the theme of sport, as part of Playing The Games, a two-week celebration of cultural and sporting talent.
Taking Part by Adam Brace – Thursday 9 August, 2.30pm
A funny, timely tale of true grit, self belief and canny opportunism.
Lucky Henry, a Congolese security guard, has set his sights on representing his country at the 2012 Olympics. Only one problem; he’s a terrible swimmer and his Russian coach wants to fly home on the first day of training.
Everyone loves an underdog – think Eddie the Eagle or Eric the Eel. Follow Henry’s journey from deep end straggler to Olympic hopeful as the two men try to fulfill their dreams at the London games.
After The Party by Serge Cartwright – Thursday 9 August, 4.15pm
A fresh, comic take on an everyday Londoner’s attempt to go from rank outsider to out and out winner.
Sean and Ray are best friends from Stratford. Once a promising DJ double act, now they're stuck in a rut: 30ish, unemployed but still clinging to a fantasy of making it in the music industry. With a baby on the way and the world about to arrive on their doorstep for London 2012, it could be the perfect opportunity for them to make something of their lives …
The 39 Steps
And don’t forget that The 39 Steps will be captioned on Thursday 30 August at 8pm.
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