Welcome to the Open Secret season site!
What are Secret Centre and Open Secret?
Secret Centre Theatre is a theatre company based in London, launched by Dan Horrigan. This site contains some background on the company, and pages on some of the work presented over the past few years.
The first Open Secret season was a month-long run of events in London, from August to September 2006, to showcase the work of Secret Centre Theatre and others. Produced by Tod Higginson and Dan Horrigan, work presented included
The Counterfeiters' Tragedy, a new Jacobean pastiche by a 'mystery' female playwright; Radio Readings and shorts work, presenting new writing in the raw; Better Forget, a one-act play developed especially for the season by Laura Evers Johns; together with music and workshop events. The season presented 33 hours of performance across 26 days. Find out more about this unusual season of live performance and mixed media work, using the links above, or via the sitemap HERE, or with the at-a-glance links below. For more information about the background of the Open Secret season, check out the history HERE.
OPEN SECRET SEASON:
The Counterfeiters' Tragedy
This thrilling Jacobean pastiche was presented by a cast of eleven in August and September 2006. Murder, revenge, power, lust and self-destruction are the order of the day in 17th Century Italy. Images, biographies, and essays HERE.
Three new plays presented in the raw before a live audience and a microphone. Empty Vessels, Enza and IX:XI. Controversial, funny, touching and visceral readings are linked HERE.
A new one-act play developed especially for the season, Better Forget explores memory and loss-of-memory in a touching exploration of the human psyche. Remember Better Forget HERE.
Short performance pieces hot off the press! Audio recording and still images HERE.
Comedy-rock trio Pre-Plague guested at the season on August 28th 2006.
See photos from their set HERE.
more about the season...find out more about the background of the Open Secret season HERE.
SECRET CENTRE THEATRE
A new version of the Camus play, translated and adapted by Benjamin Polya. Reviews, video footage and biographies HERE.
John Ford's classically set drama, presented at London's White Bear Theatre in 2006. Stills gallery and a video sequence HERE.
Dan Horrigan's reworking of the ancient Greek Orestes legend. Produced twice in 2005, find out more about the play HERE.
In collaboration with our friends at Abbeyfest (external link), an annual, two month performance festival at the historic Merton Abbey Mills complex, Open Secret presented a new programme of work in Colliers Wood, London, in August 2009.
From August 3rd-9th 2009, Dan Horrigan's new play 'Unrelated' was produced at the Colour House Theatre. The play follows a journalist investigating a woman accused of collaboration in a hideous crime.
Between August 10th and 16th 2009, Open Secret hosted a varied programme at the Colour House Theatre, including Predators from Drs and Nurses, The Spooky Show from Found Objects Band, Jackie Kane's This To This and PqrstU from Feral Theatre. Click HERE for more details.
The Counterfeiters' Tragedy
Open Secret at the Colour House
Secret Centre Theatre
The Broken Heart
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