Battersea Arts Centre

Don John / Grand Hall Phase 1 Capital Investments

BAC is working with Kneehigh Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company with the intention of bringing their new co-production Don John to BAC's Grand Hall in the Spring of 2009. BAC needs to secure funds to develop the Grand Hall as a permanently flexible space, including seating and lighting equipment. This would enable the production to happen in London in the unique setting of BAC's remarkable Hall with its huge 19th century organ but would simultaneously increase opportunities to raise funds from hiring the Hall in the future. BAC co-produced Rapunzel with Kneehigh in 2006 which played to full houses and critical acclaim and went on to run at the South Bank Centre the following Christmas and the New Victory Theatre in New York. BAC needs to raise a further £30,000 to enable us to stage large scale productions in our Grand Hall

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Info on Don John; England, 1978. The Winter of Discontent. Cold hearts seek comfort and poor souls look for love. A woman nurses her dying father; a cleaner greedily devours her open university course in the fight for a better life; a career woman seeks the path that her life never took, and the loyal friend, always in the shadows, fears he will disappear one day and no-one will notice. We are in the lonely heart's column of life and ‘Save me' is the silent call that drifts from their aching bodies. But wait. Help is on hand. Don John is here! Dangerous, naughty and irresistible, Don John is a vessel for all our desires - a delicious chancer. He enters our lives and leaves us changed. Oh yes, he leaves us, for Don John belongs to nobody but himself and the devil!