Presented in The Screening Room in The Old Vic Tunnels, Theatre6 in association with MokitaGrit proudly present a double bill of the award-winning playwright David Mamet’s thrilling period dramas, Mr. Happiness and The Water Engine.
Originally written as radio plays, both stem from a 1930’s radio station where Mr. Happiness is the agony uncle of yesteryear. This 25 minute monologue takes the audience on an exquisite journey as Mr. Happiness helps solve problems from across the country, some tragic, some funny, but all of them compelling. The Water Engine is a radio thriller where young inventor Charles Lang creates a machine so brilliant that it will change the world forever; an engine that runs on water. Looking only to protect his invention and provide a better life for his sister Rita, Charles must triumph over the life-threatening Oberman and his conglomerate to give this marvel to the world, but at what price?
The double-bill will be the inaugral performances in the brand new 125-seater space The Screening Room, within The Old Vic Tunnels, which is run by The Old Vic Tunnels Volunteers to showcase new writing, new productions, new work, and new producer collaborations.
The performance will last approximately 1hour 45minutes including a short interval.
Friday 10 June – Saturday 9 July 2011, Monday-Saturday 7.30pm; Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.
Previews: Friday 10 June, 7.30pm, Saturday 11 June, 2.30pm and 7.30pm & Monday 13 June 7.30pm
Press Night: Tuesday 14 June, 7pm
Captioned Performance: Friday 1 July, 2.30pm
Theatre6 is an innovative theatre company founded by Director Kate McGregor in 2009 and consists of 6 specialists in theatre making.
Based in London, Theatre6 creates work that combines stunning and theatrical aesthetic with original live music. Our projects are always conceived from exciting and unexpected perspectives, insuring we continually strive for inventive productions by both new and established playwrights: we produce work from the widest backgrounds and most intriguing voices, which often leads to collaboration with international playwrights and theatre practitioners.More about the producer