In preparation for our trips to Poland: skiing in January and horse riding and kayaking in May, I have decided to share some of the Polish culture with you. We have various Polish restaurants on the program as well, as theatre, music and arts. :)
'Don't Close the Door' is a fast paced and fascinating comedy that challenges stereotypes. One of the leading roles is played by a Polish actor, Luke, more info about him below.
The play has had good reviews and it seems to have a humorous plot: a Latino cleaner, a Jamaican courier and a Polish maintenance contractor are the victims of a faulty doorknob and end up trapped in a basement over Christmas. With only a chocolate cookie, a kettle and a bucket, can they stop blaming each other? Can they overcome their prejudices? More importantly, will they all make it past Boxing Day?
Fee: £13.50, includes the tickets and paypal charges.
Luke started working professionally through The National Youth Theatre, with whom he has worked regularly since 2009, performing in The Hackney Empire, Battersea Power Station and a site specific piece in the Park Hill Estate in Sheffield with them. He also took part in The NYT's cultural exchange with Saudi Arabia. Currently, he is a member of the Tricycle's Theatre Young Company and is studying Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London where he has performed in Medea and Who Invited You Lot at the Edinburgh Festival. He has also featured in numerous short films and has assistant directed at Soho Theatre. He is currently exploring rehearsal practice and writing practices in relation to texts with a company of actors and developing his own theatre practice and theatre company.
Daniel Braveboy (Tyrone) is very excited to be a part of this production of Don't Close The Door. Other theatre credits include: Ali Baba & Lamp Genie In 1001 Arabian Nights, Mr Pearl in The Colour Of Home, Khlestakov in The Government Inspector. When's he's not acting, Daniel enjoys writing, cycling and dancing.
Victor is a South American actor that his passion for acting has driving him to take challenges that increased his abilities in different areas that complete him as a performer, such as; Dancing, physical theatre and playing the guitar.
Victor took part in the musical "Can You Live Without It?" at the Cochrane Theatre by Dream Arts, Carnival at the Royal Opera House by DreamArts, also working along with the Argentinian Director German D'Alessandro at Tierra Theatre Company, and currently member of the National Youth Theatre and IdeasTap website where he did a drama online called "Casino 52",where he played a mysterious drug lord at the casino. This is available to watch it on youtube, and has appeared in a variety of short films. He is currently a Young Associate at Oval House Theatre, part of the "Truth About Youth" Program, and has recently performed at Manchester University for the Platforma Festival with "The Paper Project" Directed by Mark Storor and Supported by Oval House Theatre and Platforma. "Counterpoint Arts".