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Splendid's by Jean Genet - A Reading

Overview

Jamie Lloyd Company presents;

Cast includes: Fisayo Akinade, Jonathan Broadbent, Bertie Carvel, Marc Wootton. 

Jean, Scott and Bravo are in a fix.... Read More

Overview

Jamie Lloyd Company presents;

Cast includes: Fisayo Akinade, Jonathan Broadbent, Bertie Carvel, Marc Wootton. 

Jean, Scott and Bravo are in a fix.... Read More

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Trafalgar Studios, London
14 Whitehall,London,SW1A 2DY

Splendid's by Jean Genet - A Reading

Jamie Lloyd Company presents;

Cast includes: Fisayo Akinade, Jonathan Broadbent, Bertie Carvel, Marc Wootton. 

Jean, Scott and Bravo are in a fix. Trapped on the penultimate floor of Splendid’s, Paris’s most exquisite luxury hotel, with only a radio set and their tommyguns for company. Food, water, and alcohol are in perilously short supply. The cops are preparing to shimmy in through the windows. The press are gathered outside. The Blaze of Glory boys have pulled off the most glamorous heist of the decade - almost.

Their only hope of survival is the beautiful, young heiress they have taken hostage. A perfect bargaining chip – except, someone has accidentally killed her. Can the gang hatch a scheme to buy themselves an extra couple of hours of freedom?

Splendid’s contains some of Genet’s finest dialogue; a glorious, breakneck mixture of melodramatic oratory and camp altercation. Their idiom a slick, sexy pastiche of forties American film noir, the characters weave stylishly from tough realism into wicked black humour.

One of Genet’s masterpieces, Splendid's was only unearthed years after the writer’s death. Combining his trademark dark wit with underground queer patois and gangster bravado, this reading will be the first outing for Splendid's since its premier in 1995. Directed by Jessica Edwards as a Traf Extra event and on the set of The Maids.  

 

Splendid's by Jean Genet - A Reading

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Splendid's by Jean Genet - A Reading Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

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Access Performances

To get the access discount for these shows you must join the ATG Access Membership Scheme; call 0844 8717677, email trafalgarbox@trafalgarentertainment.com or visit the box office in person


Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

Trafalgar Studios 1 & 2 are accessible for Wheelchair Users. The main entrance to the theatre is on Whitehall. The Foyer, Foyer Bar and Box Office are on street level. Please note, Trafalgar Studios are only able to accommodate small wheelchairs - up to 25” or 65 cm width and 43’’ or 110cm length (no mobility scooters) due to size and weight restrictions (225 kg max) on our lifts.


For Studio 1 you can enter the foyer step free, take the lift to the lower level then a stair lift brings you to the front of the auditorium. The Wheelchair Spaces are in the front row and are clear view.

For Studio 2 access is step free into the foyer, take the lift to the lower level then there is level access into the auditorium. The Wheelchair space is again in the front row & clear view.

If Wheelchair Patrons would rather transfer into a seat then the wheelchair can be stored during the performance and brought back to you at the end of the show.

Please allow enough time (20 minutes) for wheelchair patrons to get to their seats. 


The infrared hearing loops now work in Rows F-H in Studio 1 (best reception in more central seats); in Studio 2 best reception is in A17-22, B24-29 and C34-39. Devices are at the Box Office, £10 deposit is required. There are two devices available: Induction Loop Necklace Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control. Headset This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.

Guide Dogs are permitted in the auditorium or can be looked after by staff during the show.

The disabled toilet is on the lower level in the Studio Bar and can be reached by Wheelchair Users from the foyer and from both auditoriums.

Trafalgar Studios Information

Trafalgar Studios
  • If you're driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park's Theatreland Parking Scheme saving 50% off off-street car parking charges for up to 24 hours. To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. Our nearest Q-Park car park is Trafalgar and the next nearest is Chinatown.
  • See the Access page for information
  • Enjoy one of Trafalgar Studio's great bars.
  • A cloakroom is available at this venue.
Trafalgar Studios

14 Whitehall
London


SW1A 2DY


Directions

By bus: 3 11 12 24 53 77a 88 91 139 159 453


Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 7632

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 020 7206 1174

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* : 0207 321 5400

Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

 

Trafalgar Studios Box Office Opening Hours

Mon-Sat, 10:30am to 7.45pm

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