Honour

A weekend of culture in Leytonstone

After last weekend’s revellery, this weekend there are opportunties to enjoy the cultural side of life in Leytonstone.


Charity concert with international cellist Alexander Baillie

Alexander Baillie concert ad

Leytonstone based charity Carefree Kids are putting on a concert at Forest School on Saturday with internationally renowed cellist Alexander Baillie, accompanied on piano by John Thwaites. Works will include Tchaikovsky, Schubert, John Ireland and César Franck. Carefree Kids does good work throughout Waltham Forest and neighbouring boroughs, and the concert is being supported by the Mayor of Waltham Forest, so come along and support this, their first ever concert. You can buy tickets on the night. More details: www.carefreekids.org


The Stone SpaceWhat’s Going On at the Stone Space

The Stone Space has What’s Going On?, an exhibition of works by Leytonstone based artist Jeff Cox that explores the themes of memory, relationships, birth, sex and loss. Check the Stone Space website for more details and opening times.


Woodhouse Players Honour AdHonour at the Welsh Church Hall

The Woodhouse Players are putting on Honour at The Welsh Church Hall on Friday and Saturday.

Described in reviews when it was first produced in Melbourne in 1995, then at the National Theatre as ‘an absolute gem’, it does contain some strong language and sexual content. See the Woodhouse Players website for more details.


Leytonstone Museum

Leytonstone Museum is looking for Leytonstone People

From the comfort of your computer chair, you can also see the next phase of Karen Pamplin’s online Leytonstone Museum.  The new phase, announced today, is called People of Leytonstone, but I’m not going to tell you what it’s about, you’ll need to read up on it on the Leytonstone Museum!

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Book now for Woodhouse Player’s latest production ‘Honour’

Scene from Honour

Book now for Woodhouse Player’s latest production ‘Honour’ by Joanna Murray Smith.

Scene from HonourWhat is loyalty? Isn’t it just resistance to change?

First produced in Melbourne in 1995, then at the National Theatre in 2003, reviews described as this play as “an absolute gem”. It takes a wrenchingly honest look at a familiar theme — the break up of a thirty-two year marriage.

The comfortable existence of literary critic George, his devoted wife Honor and daughter Sophie is shattered by the arrival of ambitious young journalist Claudia. Not only does Claudia take Honor’s husband but she berates the older woman for sacrificing her early talent for writing.

Scene from HonourHowever, the shifting power play between the four characters brings surprising twists as they question the very nature of love. What is more important – passion or shared history and commitment? Is love essentially selfish? Or do the compromises involved prevent individual fulfillment? The bittersweet themes are explored with frankness and humour.

The play contains some strong language and sexual content.

Dates

  • Fri 1 June 2012, 8pm
  • Sat 2 June 2012, 2.30pm and 8pm
  • Fri 8 June 2012, 8pm
  • Sat 9 June 2012, 2.30pm and 8pm

Venue

Welsh Church Hall, 879 High Road Leytonstone E11 1HR

Tickets

£8 (£5 concessions)

To book

Photos © Jeannette Tucker