SCAMPOLO BY DARIO NICCODEMI
Tommy Flynns, Leytonstone High Rd
7.30pm / £5
Poetic Justice presents the première rehearsed reading, by a professional cast of actors, of the first ever English translation of the intriguing, exotic and enchanting classic comedy Scàmpolo, by the renowned early 20th century Italian playwright Dario Niccodemi.
On the one hand we have a vivacious, streetwise, yet strangely innocent young beggar and, on the other, a cross-section of ostentatious, yet ‘tired & bored’ nouveaux riches. Written in the same era as Pygmalion, although much less of a fairy-tale, Scàmpolo is a tale of sexual intrigue, which serves as a back-drop to simple and unconditional love…