Friday, April 20, 2018

Preview - Temple - Royalty Theatre



Peter Kelly and Lorna Breeze in rehearsal for Temple.
Credit: Royalty Theatre
The next production at Sunderland's Royalty Theatre will be Steve Waters’ political drama "Temple".  The play premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London in May 2015.

Set amidst Occupy London's occupation of St. Paul’s Cathedral in October 2011, the play is a fictionalised account based on rigorously researched fact, of events within the Church of England in reaction to the protests. The powers that be are compelled to close the cathedral’s doors and institute legal proceedings to remove the protesters.

Temple is the second production to be staged in the Royalty’s Studio Theatre this year, following the highly-acclaimed Five Kinds of Silence in January. A strong cast includes Peter Kelly, Lorna Breeze, Olivia Bowern and Nikki Slack. 

Plays remaining this season are Temple (25-28 April), Move Over Mrs Markham (21-26 May) and The Wind in the Willows (25-30 June). 

Tickets can be booked via or on 0333 666 3366, and are priced at £8 (£6.50 concessions).

Any queries may be directed to the chairman, John Appleton, on 0797 730 4481 or via e-mail at

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