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Griffon Theatre

The Griffon Theatre is home to our performing arts and drama courses and The Paston Far East Theatre Company.

The theatre has undergone extensive improvements as part of a £1.5m refurbishment. It boasts the latest  latest digital sound, lighting and production technology, a cyclorama and movable seating to enable ‘in the round’ style theatre.

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Far East Theatre presents 

The Beauty Manifesto

by Nell Leyshon

The world of The Beauty Manifesto is a world of extreme physical conformity, where teenagers celebrate their sixteenth birthdays with cosmetic surgery.

Jasmine and her sister Chloe are ambassadors for the manifesto and their father is the chief cosmetic surgeon. It is Silas’ birthday and the time has come for his transformation. The problem is, Silas can think for himself and believes the manifesto is designed to make teenagers so unhappy about their bodies that they accept they need change.

The Beauty Manifesto explores living in a world of air brushed images and perfect bodies, and questions contemporary ideas of beauty.

  • Tuesday 22 Feb 2022 at 7.30 pm
  • Wednesday 23 Feb 2022 at 1.30 pm
  • Thursday 24 Feb 2022 at 7.30 pm
  • Friday 25 Feb 2022 at 7.30 pm

Tickets: 0844 8889991 or £4.50/ £ 2.50 (concessions: students /college staff) +  0.50p booking fee or £5 / £3 on the door

beauty manifesto
Nightingale Paston

 Far East Theatre presents 

The Love of The Nightingale

by Timberlake Wertenbaker

PHILOMELE: I have to consent.

TEREUS: It would be better, but no, you do not have to. Fear is consent.

Philomele, an Athenian princess, travels with her brother-in-law, King Tereus, to visit her sister in Thrace. During the long voyage, she is subject to the cruellest and most brutal of attacks. How will she take her revenge?

The Love of the Nightingale is a visceral and theatrically compelling re-telling of a classical myth. Its depiction of male violence, a misogynistic culture, and the enduring power of sisterhood is as frighteningly relevant to our own time as it was two millennia ago.

  • Tuesday 1 March 2022 at 7.30 pm
  • Wednesday 2 March 2022 at 1.30 pm
  • Thursday 3 March2022 at 7.30 pm
  • Friday 4 March 2022 at 7.30 pm

Tickets: 0844 8889991 or £4.50 (£2.50 concessions, students, college staff) + booking fee, or £5/£3 on the door.