This summer, the North Wall has been a hive of activity as we embark on the first of what we hope will be a series of innovative new projects.Â For the first time in our history The North Wall has commissioned its first home grown piece of theatre, Dead On Her Feet.
Written by Emmy award winning screen writer Ron Hutchinson and directed by RSC Honorary Associate Director, Barry Kyle, Dead On Her Feet is inspired by the real-life phenomenon of 1930s dance marathons, in which couples competed round the clock over the course of days, and sometime months, for lucrative cash prizes.
The company has been working together at the North Wall since the beginning of August, and rehearsals are going incredibly well. Director Barry Kyle says: “I am delighted to have been invited to direct the North Wall’s inaugural production. The theatre is a wonderful space to work in, and the cast of actors, led by Jos Vantyler, are truly exceptional. Ron Hutchinson’s play, set in the United States during the 1930s Great Depression, allows us to reflect on the economic climate today. It is entertaining, timely and urgent.”
Dead On Her Feet opens with a run at the North Wall from Thursday 6th – Saturday 15th September, with performances at 8pm and a matinee on Saturday 15th September at 2.30pm. The show then transfers to the Arcola Theatre in London on Wednesday 3rd October and will until Saturday 3rd November.
Tickets are available from the box office for £12 (£10 concessions) and can be booked via our website, here!
It has been an incredibly exciting and creative summer here at the theatre. We look forward to sharing the results with you.