Heavenly Bodies – Stewart Parker

September 18 1890, Madison Square Theatre, New York City: an elderly actor feels the chill and the oppression of the constant rain. After dismissing his acting class and speaking briefly with his young leading lady of former days, he  ...

Amadeus – Peter Shaffer

Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus is a tremendously powerful meditation on the nature of artistic inspiration that cruelly inducts its own audience into the ranks of "mediocrities" -- those capable of appreciating genius without actually having it. It is both a  ...

Don Carlo – Giuseppe Verdi

Schedule of other performances around the world Online references on Verdi The dress rehearsal for the premiere performance of Verdi's Don Carlos (the original French version for Paris Opera in  ...

Defender of the Faith – Stuart Carolan

Comedian Stuart Carolan’s first play is a surprisingly dark and intense thriller set in 1980s Northern Ireland. Five years after the celebrated 1981 hunger strikes and in the midst of the paranoia surrounding the "supergrass" informers in the Republican  ...

Enlightenment – Shelagh Stephenson

Shelagh Stephenson's previous works The Memory of Water and Five Kinds of Silence both featured characters haunted by the absence of family members. In both plays a character who exerted powerful influence in the past but who was now  ...

Finders Keepers – Peter Sheridan

As his brother and nieces anxiously await the outcome of their Oscar nominations, Peter Sheridan sees the production of his new play under the ‘new writing’ banner at the Peacock. Accompanied by a lavish program celebrating 100 years of  ...

Hamlet – William Shakespeare

Online references on Hamlet Second Age Theatre Company has specialized in Shakespeare since its inception. Its repertoire includes all of the heavy hitters (King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet), with just  ...