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The Robbers

10th – 12th June 2021.

The Robbers


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Graduating actors from Drama Studio London perform in The Robbers by Friedrich Schiller in a new version by Mike Poulton, directed by Rupert Hands, performed at The Playground Theatre from the 10th of June to the 12th of June.

Thursday 10th June 19:30
Friday 11th June 15:00 & 19:30
Saturday 12th June 15:00 & 19:30

Schiller’s The Robbers, takes us into a fractious world where brother is put against brother in vengeance for fortune and love. It is inspired by Shakespeare’s Edmund-Edgar sub-plot in the tragedy King Lear.

In a spiral of anarchy, malicious brother Franz persuades his father to disinherit his brother Karl, leading him to join a gang of robbers, and leaving his devoted lover to the mercy of Franz. In retaliation of the crimes committed against him, Karl transgresses to acts of violence and cruelty. But is he truly evil? Or is he fighting for an abstract notion of freedom? The victims of his immorality are his father and lover, who, tormented by his actions are driven to the grave.

In a tale of the barbaric nature of humankind, we are left to ponder questions of justice and morality.



How To Book Your Ticket

Each individual ticket purchase corresponds to the number of seats you need. For example if there are two of you, buy ONE ticket of ‘Ticket For Two’ – this will give you two seats in a cluster of socially distant seats. One ‘Ticket for Three’ gives you ‘three seats’ and so on.

Each individual ticket as named (subject to availability) gives you:
Ticket For One = one ticket gets you one seat
Ticket For Two = one ticket gets you two seats clustered together
Ticket For Three = one ticket gets you three seats clustered together
Ticket For Four = one ticket gets you four seats clustered together

We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause but the venue has to ensure the safety and well-being of all patrons visiting the theatre and the seating restrictions enable us to comply with these requirements and still stage live theatre for you to enjoy.

To ensure the health and safety of all audience members, performers and theatre staff and reduce the risk of Covid-19 cross-contamination we regret that any latecomers will not be permitted into the Theatre.

The rules keep changing but we are now able to allow you to remain in the building after last orders, which is nomally just before 10pm, until the Bar closes its doors. The theatre will normally shut its doors by 10pm, but you are welcome to remain in the Bar to chat until closing time, which is normally around 10.30pm.

Please ensure you bring and wear a mask in the theatre or purchase one from the box office. Please be advised that if anyone attending shows signs of being unwell or receives a temperature test that indicates they may be affected by Covid19, the venue reserves the right to refuse admission in the interests of health and safety of all patrons in the theatre.

Temperature checks are being taken at point of entry and you are also required to either provide your contact details for track and trace or scan the QR code linked to the NHS tracking app.

Please note all seating purchases are final and refunds in part or in whole cannot be made if you or a member of your party is unable to attend or is refused entry due to late arrival or as a result of a high temperature check or showing symptoms associated with Covid-19. Thank you for your patience and understanding.