Before the Sword Tickets

Before the Sword Tickets

New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Francisco
Sep 15, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023
The story before the legend.

About Before the Sword

By Andrew Alty Directed by Ed Decker

World Premiere Commission Sept 15 - Oct 15, 2023

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.

Pre-show conversation with Andrew Alty and Ed Decker: Sept 22 Enhanced Safety Performance: Sept 28 Post-Show Discussion: Oct 8

Andrew Alty (Playwright, pronouns: he/him) has written extensively for theatre, radio, and television. His first play, The Left-over Heart won the Charringtons Award for Best First Play in 1993 and was subsequently broadcast on Radio 3. Other plays include Asylum (Royal Court Theatre,1993), Something About Us (Lyric Hammersmith,1995, U.S. Premiere at NCTC, 1996 ) and The Road to Hell (Birmingham Repertory,1996). His original play for radio, Buried Treasure was broadcast on Radio 4 in 1996, and he has recently delivered a new piece for radio, Halfway to Heaven. He is the founding Artistic Director of Fast Forward Theatre Company, and the Creative Learning Projects Manager at New Wimbledon Theatre.

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