TUNA

AIRLOCK

Theatre
07 — 09 Feb
Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street
18:00
£11.00
1hr 00m
15+
Crime New Writing True Story
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Contains strong language, discussion of violence, drug abuse, suicide, and gun use.
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TUNA

TUNA is a new darkly comic look at the unsexy side of girls growing up around guns; the knottiness of social mobility, and a meatier side of female criminality. It's a little less beautiful-bond-girl and a little more British school-girl. Semi-autobiographical and stored in brine.

Higher education is dangled in front of her face like a carrot on a stick. Before she can snatch it from the air, our girl must navigate her rehabilitation group; protect her cat-obsessed sister and fend off the cash fairy. Trying desperately to find an escape, and not become a product of her upbringing. However, it's all made harder when the toys you played with as a kid were semi-automatic.

There's physical comedy, stand up, storytelling and a bit with a bath. All of this comes together to tell this unique, true-crime-esque story. We get a small look inside a life that began surrounded by illegality, and whether those circumstances make a person congenitally criminal.
London has had some of it's bloodiest years in decades at the hands of offenders that are getting younger and younger. Rather than present day consequences for these crimes, shouldn't we focus energy on understanding the lives and circumstances of those involved?

TUNA isn't going to solve anything, but it's going to tell you a story unlike anything you've seen before.

Following scratch performances at The Bunker theatre in 2019, TUNA travelled from to The Kings Head Theatre as part of the Playmill new writing festival, garnering incredible audience feedback and forward momentum. TUNA then played at various off-west-end London venues before embarking upon it's first full run at the VAULT festival 2020.

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About AIRLOCK

AIRLOCK is a company committed to energetic, collaborative theatre with queer characters. Previous productions include ERIS by John King and WIFE by Ella Duffy.

Previous praise for AIRLOCK:
ERIS
★★★★★ Jack the Lad - "One of the best new plays we have seen this summer."
★★★★ LondonTheatre1 - “Poignant, current and witty." / LGBTQ Arts Review - “Occasionally surreal... Witty and sharp."

WIFE
★★★★★ LondonTheatre1 - "A new level of imagination."
★★★★ BroadwayBaby - “The show crackles along with a significant amount of fizz and humour [... ] An engrossing, moving and captivating hour.”

Written & Performed by Rosanna Suppa.
Directed by Robbie Taylor Hunt.
Lighting Design by Catja Hamilton.

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Dates & Times

Friday 7 February Fri 7 Feb 18:00 £11.00 Book Now
Saturday 8 February Sat 8 Feb 15:00 £11.00 Book Now
Saturday 8 February Sat 8 Feb 18:00 £11.00 Book Now
Sunday 9 February Sun 9 Feb 18:00 £11.00 Book Now

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Press & Reviews

For Rosanna Suppa, as the performer:
It Rains Diamonds on Jupiter:
★★★★ The Review Chap - "A tour de force performance by Rosanna Suppa as Liv."
★★★★★ London Pub Theatres - "Rosanna Suppa's first class performance as the lead protagonist Olivia kept the audience entranced throughout the play."
Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt?:
★★★★ 1/2 Varsity - "...Dazzling, radiating energy of Suppa’s brilliant performance.

For AIRLOCK, and director Robbie Taylor Hunt:
ERIS
★★★★★ Jack the Lad - "One of the best new plays we have seen this summer."
★★★★ LondonTheatre1 - “Poignant, current and witty." / Spy in the Stalls – “Extremely memorable.” / LGBTQ Arts Review - “Occasionally surreal... Witty and sharp."
WIFE
★★★★★ LondonTheatre1 - "WIFE takes an already tantalisingly creative anthology of poetry to a new level of imagination."
★★★★ BroadwayBaby - “The show crackles along with a significant amount of fizz and humour [... ] An engrossing, moving and captivating hour.”
KURSK
★★★★ BroadwayBaby - “This production by AIRLOCK is atmospheric and beautifully realised.”
★★★★ Edinburgh Guide - "This is a nicely crafted, polished and deeply impressive piece of theatre."

TUNA

AIRLOCK

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