The Faction: Medea / Duende / Douglass

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SJT Associate Company, The Faction, return with a series of thrilling solo shows.


Presented by The Faction

Key Cast:

Anna-Maria Nabirye
Amelia Donkor
Jude Owusu

Price: From £10

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11 November - 13 November 2021

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Award-winning ensemble and SJT Associate Company The Faction return following their successful run of The Talented Mr. Ripley with a series of thrilling solo shows.

This triple bill is a diverse collection of stories old and new as The Faction “expertly treads the line between classics and new writing” with their hallmark inventiveness.

Emily Juniper’s Off West End nominated take on Euripides’ classic Medea is a blistering dialogue between Medea and her wedding dress that emerges as an emancipatory call and an expression of resistance as she contemplates the ultimate crime.

Amelia Donkor (who SJT audiences will remember from The 39 Steps) and Rachel Valentine Smith transform Lorca’s 1922 lecture about art and the artist into a new invitation to laugh, to feel, to care, a hundred years later. Duende is the Spanish word that encapsulates the passion, soul and integrity unique to creativity.

Douglass. Statesman. Orator. Survivor of Slavery. Icon. Celebrated playwright and cultural commentator Bonnie Greer’s new play explores the forces that faced Douglass, the contemporary comparisons for Black men, and the significance of toppling statues.

Content warning: references to murder, suicide, and violence.

There will be a Q&A after the Thursday 11 November, 7.30pm performance with the cast and creatives.

"Its a bold, brave enterprise"
The Guardian 

"The great thing about The Faction is that they refuse to hide behind preconceptions"
The Independent

"A real signature in imaginative, contemporary and visceral versions of the classics...this enterprising and determined company is doing us all a service"
The Stage 

"Stunningly imaginative"
Whats On Stage

The Faction
has a critically acclaimed reputation for radical, innovative and physical re-inventions of classic material. They throw the classics against the wall of our time and see what bounces back.  They have a decade of experience developing a genuinely collaborative ensemble practice. The company is known not only for its inventive work on stage but its unapologetic ambition and enterprise off-stage.

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For your peace of mind, we have a no-fuss refund policy if you need to self-isolate.

We are a Covid-secure venue and have been awarded two industry standard marks recognising the comprehensive safety measures we have in place.

We'll be asking you to continue to wear a mask when moving around the building or when watching a show or film, at least for the time being.

You can find full details of our Covid safety measures here.


Thursday 11 November 2021, 7.30pm

Friday 12 November 2021, 7.30pm

Saturday 13 November 2021, 2.30pm

Saturday 13 November 2021, 7.30pm

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16 November

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17 November

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3 December - 31 December 2021

World Premiere - Nick Lane has adapted yet another classic tale for this year's Christmas show at the SJT.


13 December - 23 December 2021

Join us for Christmas interactive fun and nonsense aimed at 0-5yrs.


16 December

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Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
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