We Anchor in Hope
“To endings. To beginnings. To the Anchor.”
Pimlico’s local pub, The Anchor, closes for good tomorrow. For Landlord Kenny, his loyal staff and faithful regulars it’s the end of an era.
As gastro-pubs pop up around them and public houses become private flats, they’re determined to go out with a bang. Tonight they’re drinking the bar dry as a bone.
History, like spilt beer, has seeped into the carpet. There’s more to lose here than just a pub.
“Overheads. Maintenance. Craft Beer. Netflix. There’s a million and one reasons. We got one more night – let’s make it a good one.”
We Anchor in Hope is a fictional piece inspired by interviews and drinking sessions carried out in and around Pimlico. It is a work in progress and will be performed script in hand.
Anna Jordan won the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting for Yen in 2013. Her other work includes Freak (Assembly Festival Edinburgh/Theatre503), Chicken Shop (Park Theatre), Stay Happy Keep Smiling (Soho) and Bender (Old Red Lion).
Directed by Royal Court Associate Director Hamish Pirie, whose Royal Court credits include Human Animals, Violence And Son, Who Cares and Teh Internet is Serious Business.
Age guidance 14+
This production takes place at LALGRA Community Hall, Under Morgan House, Lillington and Longmoore Gardens, Pimlico, London, England, London SW1V 2LF
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