Widely considered to be one of the greatest living British writers, Philip Ridley’s plays include The Fastest Clock in the Universe, Radiant Vermin, The Pitchfork Disney, Tender Napalm, Dark Vanilla Jungle, and Mercury Fur, as well as the screenplay for the 1990 ﬁlm The Krays.
His new play, Tarantula promises to be a startling exploration of identity, memory, love, and the lengths it takes someone to free themselves from the web of their past.
It’s a sunny, spring day in East London.
On a street corner, two teenagers kiss.
One of them is Toni. This is her first kiss.
It makes her very happy.
But someone is watching.
Someone who doesn’t care about her happiness at all.
And they’re about to change Toni’s life… forever.
This one woman play will be performed live from the Southwark Playhouse theatre and needs to be watched at the specific performance time. These are: Friday, 30 April at 7.45pm, Saturday 1 May at 3.15pm and Saturday 1 May at 7.45pm. All tickets are £10, increasing to £15 during show week from w/c 26 April 2021.
Georgie Henley plays Toni. She shot to worldwide fame aged eight when she was cast as Lucy Pevensie in the Oscar-winning The Chronicles of Narnia series.