A legend begins at New Conservatory Theatre Center with the stirring world premiere of Andrew Alty’s drama “Before the Sword” playing Sept. 15 – Oct. 15.
“Before the Sword” World Premiere by Andrew Alty
Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, 2023
New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness, SF
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Before the Sword
By Andrew Alty
Directed by Ed Decker
In a small British village in 1936, author T.H. White stares at the blank pages that will become his future masterpiece. Enter Freddie, a young misfit with a mysterious past who is looking toward an uncertain future. After agreeing to tutor Freddie, White finally finds his muse and begins to write the timeless tale The Sword in the Stone – inspired by his new student and the ancient legend. Learn more.
“Heralds the arrival of a major new gay writing talent in British theatre” – Plays International Magazine
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Andrew Alty (Playwright, pronouns: he/him) has written extensively for theatre, radio, and television. His first play, The Left-over Heart about playwright Tennessee Williams, won the Charringtons Award for Best First Play in 1993 and was broadcast on Radio 3 where it was nominated for a Sony Award. Recent work includes: Twist (New Wimbledon Theatre, 2020) based on the Dickens novel, Dorian (New Wimbledon Studio, 2020) adapted from the Oscar Wilde novella, The River God (Royal Albert Hall, 2019), A Month of Sundays (New Wimbledon Theatre 2017), The First Girl In Space (Polka Theatre 2017) and Love Will (Royal Albert Hall 2017). Andrew was Writers Tutor at Royal Court Theatre from 1993-1996 and writer-in-residence at the Soho Theatre. His play Asylum premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 1995 and his play Something About Us, a response to the AIDS pandemic played to sell out audiences at Lyric Hammersmith,1995 and at NCTC in 1996. Andrew is currently working on a new play about the treatment of gay men in the British mental health system in the 1930s and ’40s. Andrew has written numerous works for young people and is the founding Artistic Director at Green Arts Centre, an arts project for disadvantaged young people living in Mitcham, London.
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