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Thursday 31 August 2023 | 6pm Free food 7pm Play reading

Pay What You Want

The Playground Theatre, 8 Latimer Rd, London W10 6RQ

The Playground Theatre London and Playhouse Creatures NYC invite audiences to participate in a live play-reading of an outstanding, award-winning play: ‘Griswold’ by the acclaimed Angela J Davis, will be performed at The Playground Theatre, North Kensington, and live streamed to New York City.

The landmark and now increasingly relevant, United States Supreme Court case, Griswold v. Connecticut, struck down laws prohibiting birth control, established a right of sexual privacy, and directly paved the way for other guarantees of liberty, including, on the 60th anniversary of the Griswold case, the right of same-sex couples to marry.

Fusing docudrama, magical realism and comedy, Griswold mines the extraordinary events leading to the Griswold v. Connecticut case and the essential link between the right of sexual privacy and human dignity.

This event is part of a wider season at The Playground Theatre celebrating femininity and LGBTQIA+ rights.

Creative Producer Philip Correia
Executive Producers Anthony Biggs and Joseph Rodrigue

Anthony Biggs, Co-Artistic Director of The Playground Theatre, said: ‘"This mini-season incorporates the three strands of our work at The Playground: Community, Development and Production. I am delighted to be celebrating stories by and about older women, with writing that focuses on LGBTQIA+ rights, performed by our community, alongside some of our most accomplished artists.”

Well Read Live! is the audience facing strand of our wellbeing, play-reading group, which runs every Wednesday at 11.15am.

Access requirements like travel to the theatre, coloured or large font scripts, BSL interpretation and quiet spaces can be arranged.

Play reading starts at 7pm. Free food provided from 6pm onwards.

Festival Partner Event. Pay What You Want. Book tickets using the link below.

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