One Voice - full programme announcement for first performance

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At The Old Vic we believe in the vital importance of sharing stories and the compelling power they have to entertain our minds, offer fresh perspectives and foster understanding and empathy. Sometimes our stories are told by many people (such as the 23-strong cast currently performing King Lear) and sometimes by a single voice in an empty space. Im very proud to be launching The Old Vics new One Voice series of specially commissioned monologues, kindly supported by the TS Eliot Estate. Great writing, great acting, one voice. – Matthew Warchus, Artistic Director

Full details for our first One Voice performance on 26 November below.

R I G H T written and directed by John Godber and performed by Martha Godber.

Dear Arabella by Marie Jones, directed by Annabel Bolton and performed by Gemma Jones.

Thankless by Shami Chakrabarti directed by Annabel Bolton and performed by Maxine Peake, with an appearance from Jake Poolman.

Funded by the TS Eliot Estate, One Voice celebrates the most raw of theatre forms a single voice on a stage without scenery, without costume and with nothing to rely on but words.