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Mark uses old warehouse in Shakespeare's neighbourhood to stage his plays

PUBLISHED: 19:16 17 April 2008 | UPDATED: 13:12 05 October 2010

Playwrite Mark with director Roxana Silbert

Playwrite Mark with director Roxana Silbert

A OLD Victorian warehouse in Shoreditch is the stage for five plays by Mark Ravenhill starting tomorrow (April 18). The warehouse in Holywell-lane, off Great Eastern-street, has been transformed into a temporary theatre, just a throw from Shakespeare s original Curtain Theatre

A OLD Victorian warehouse in Shoreditch is the stage for five plays by Mark Ravenhill starting tomorrow (April 18).

The warehouse in Holywell-lane, off Great Eastern-street, has been transformed into a temporary theatre, just a throw from Shakespeare's original Curtain Theatre.

The warehouse is being used to stage two different programmes of short plays, all directed by Roxana Silbert.

The first includes three plays, Woman of Troy, about and American from the Midwest on TV, followed by Love (But I Won't Do That), about a soldier billeted in a middle-class household in an occupied country who's pushing for sex, ending with Paradise Lost, about a woman exploring the screams coming from a nearby flat.

Playing half an hour after is the second programme of two plays, War of the Worlds, in which a chorus expresses grief for a city that has been bombed, and Twilight of the Gods, which sees Susan, whose country has been invaded, being questioned by Jane.

The show starts 6pm on Friday and Saturday and at 11am and 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets: £10 each programme, bookable through the National Theatre box office on 020-7452 3000.

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