We have teamed up with the Tricycle Theatre, who are currently hosting the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s production of April de Angelis’ ‘After Electra’, and we have two copies of the playscript to giveaway in our competition.
It’s Virgie’s 81st birthday and she is bucking convention with a very surprising trick up her sleeve. But always a more committed artist than mother, Virgie has not reckoned on her family and friends’ determination to thwart her distinctly unusual birthday plans.
Will her loved ones consent to her last wish, or could the secrets of their past stand in the way?
April De Angelis’ After Electra is a deeply moving and blisteringly witty black comedy that re-imagines the meaning of family and explores how the choices we make can change our lives forever.
After Electra, follows April De Angelis’ Jumpy (4 stars from Guardian/Telegraph/The Arts Desk) which transferred to the West End following its sell out success at the Royal Court and is now receiving international acclaim.
‘It’s such a pleasure to see an octogenarian character as complex as Vergie on stage – determined, passionate, selfish, antagonistic – and Marty Cruickshank plays her with verve and glitter.’
By April De Angelis
Directed by Samuel West
A Theatre Royal Plymouth production
Post show Q&A: Tuesday 14 April. Included in ticket price.
Tue 7 Apr 2015 – Sat 2 May 2015
At the Tricycle Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR
COMPETITION QUESTION: Who were the original Electra’s mum and dad?
To win a copy of the script – please email us with the answer to this question, plus your name and address. (Competition is open to UK and NI based readers only, and closes 00:01 on 15 April. All correct entries received by the closing date will be put into a hat and two winners randomly chosen.) Good luck!