Golden Age Theatre Company Presents
Tales from the Golden Age
by Ian Dixon Potter
The Triumph of Evil
In a race against time, a Swedish aristocrat has to 'deal with the devil' when he enters into negotiation with SS leader Heinrich Himmler in a last minute attempt to liberate thousands of prisoners from the Nazi concentration camps.
Two worlds collide when self made millionaire Trevor, committed Tory and card carrying Brexiteer, suddenly finds himself at odds with a retired academic, the cosmopolitan and liberal minded Ewan.
Iago, an experienced soldier passed over for promotion, plots to wreak dreadful revenge on his commanding officer Colonel Othello. A modern day, modern language adaptation of Shakespeare's play seen from Iago's perspective.
A Strange Romance
Can you fall in love with someone if you don't know their gender? Casting caution to the wind, Peter’s passion for the sexually ambiguous 'Blue' provokes prejudice and hostility from friends and family in a tale of sexual liberation and shattered taboos.
The New Normal
The year is 2024. British society is riven with division and conflict creating an atmosphere of enmity and distrust. One half of the population despises and derides the other half. Against this background and against all the odds, Dorothy has finally found a new carer.
William Shakespeare, is haunted by the ghost of a fellow playwright, assassinated nearly a quarter century before. “Two things motivate men above all else, the desire for immortality and the desire for revenge.”
Given the chance, would you choose to be immortal by uploading your consciousness to the cloud? Transhuman explores issues of mortality, identity and personality - challenging our notions of what it means to be human.
Written and directed by Ian Dixon Potter
Performed by Neil Summerville, Thomasin Lockwood, Thomas Everatt, Mark Shaer & Kate Carthy.
News Bulletins by Robin Lustig
Original music composed and performed by Neil Thompson
William Shakespeare's costume by Cloud Downey.
“A remarkably purposeful piece of writing.”This is a self-created bubble containing many fluid colours. To be allowed a glimpse inside is a rare and intriguing new experience worth seeking.” ★★★★★ Theatre Monkey
“Trivial Dispute is a play that lingers with you. I spent a long time turning the characters of Trevor and Ewan over and over in my mind. Their differences should not lead to such a heated conflict, but in Dixon Potter’s world, their differences aren’t exactly trivial.”
★★★★ A Younger Theatre
“A fiercely intelligent script” "Everatt is absolutely compelling in the role” “If one is fortunate enough to fall in love with another human being, does it matter how the other define themselves in terms of gender? - Dixon Potter provides exactly the right answer to his own question.” ★★★★ Louis Mazzini for London Theatre 1
“This winning love story between a Cis man and a trans person" “Dixon Potter’s most ambitious tale” “Despite the complex politics behind trans issues, his writing never becomes didactic. With moments of gentle humour the story is unexpected” ★★★★ Richard Maguire for The Reviews Hub
“For those who find Alan Bennett’s “Talking Heads” a little twee, Dixon Potter has come up with an up-to-the-minute antidote” “Increasingly edgy as his tale unfolds, he holds out attention for the entire 40 minutes. The writing is equally consistent.” ★★★★ Theatre Monkey
“Dixon Potter is a very capable writer and here demonstrates considerable skill in the way that he presents a great deal of material in a very accessible manner.” “production values are surprisingly high” “on the strength of this and other productions Golden Age Theatre Company is certainly one to watch” ★★★★ Tony Medawar for London Theatre 1
"Neil Summerville gives a compellingly off-kilter performance” "The monologue neatly captures the voice of a generation of people who feel disenfranchised from the global pace” “Dixon Potter creates a snowball effect within the drama" ★★★★ Maryam Philpott for The Reviews Hub
“A startling reminder, that one should never take oneself too seriously, even in a global pandemic.” “I wouldn’t have guessed the plot’s ending from a mile off.” ★★★★ Chis Omaweng for London Theatre 1
“Mark Shaer’s performance is compelling” “Dixon Potter manages to mix the few known facts with reasonable conjecture" “A neat piece for those wishing to learn a little more about Shakespeare’s often overshadowed contemporaries.” ★★★★ Theatre Monkey
“Carthy’s portrayal of the character is so highly convincing.” “Dark humour consistently permeates the show.” “The concluding remarks are a fine and intriguing twist” “This monologue is thought-provoking and absorbing.” ★★★★ Chris Omaweng for London Theatre1
Tues 29th September:
3:30pm - The New Normal
7:30pm - Iago & Marlowe's Ghost
Wed 30th September:
3:30pm - Triumph of Evil
7:30pm - Transhuman & Strange Romance
Thur 1st October:
3:30pm - Trivial Dispute
7:30pm - Transhuman & Marlowe's Ghost
Fri 2nd October:
3:30pm - Marlowe's Ghost
7:30pm - Iago & Triumph of Evil
Sat 3rd October:
2:30pm - Transhuman
5pm - New Normal
7:30pm - Strange Romance & Trivial Dispute
Tickets for Double Bills -
£15 Full Price
Tickets for Single Monologues -
£10 Full Price
Concessions are only accepted for pensioners, unemployed, students and under16s.