Iris Theatre announce first platform events for 2021

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Iris Theatre today announce their upcoming PLATFORM events, a monthly showcase night, championing early career artists, from a variety of disciplines. The line-up includes singer/songwriter, Dylan Wynford on 21 May and spoken word artist, TstarNay on 4 June, with further artists to be announced.

This marks a return to live PLATFORM events at the Actors’ Church, which were unable to continue due to the pandemic. During the pandemic the company continued its support for early career artists, presenting PLATFORM IN THE GARDENS, a series of showcases performed outdoors to a socially distanced audience in Summer 2020, with recordings of these performances also released online during the latest national lockdown.

Paul-Ryan Carberry, Artistic Director of Iris Theatre said today, “We’re really pleased to be moving ahead with our PLATFORM scheme after a year of postponements and delays. Iris will continue to forge opportunities for early-career artists to share their work and now, more than ever, these artists need to be championed. We can’t wait to share the work of both TstarNay and Dylan Wynford…our audiences can expect exceptional talent and a banging gig!”

Dylan Wynford, PLATFORM artist, also commented today, “I’m delighted to be a part of Iris Theatre’s PLATFORM programme and to be their first live event back in the Church for over a year. It’s an absolute joy to be performing again for a live audience and to share an evening celebrating and reconnecting through music.”

PLATFORM artist, TstarNay added, “This gig is really supporting my growth as an artist. Spoken word is the next best thing in the industry and I’m thrilled that Iris Theatre is championing it.”

All tickets being sold for in-person events have social distancing in place and masks must be worn unless proof of exemption is provided. For more information on how events will be taking place, please visit www.iristheatre.com/whatson

Applications to become a PLATFORM artist, and showcase work is open year-round. For information on becoming a PLATFORM artist, please visit www.iristheatre.com/platform.

PLATFORM: Dylan Wynford

Friday 21 May 2021 at 7.30pm

A night of punk rock tunes and original musical theatre led by the multi-talented writer and musician, Dylan Wynford. This cross-genre music gig is hosted by Iris Theatre at their home in the world famous Actors’ Church in Covent Garden.

Wynford will be accompanied by a live band featuring Albert Graver (bass), Evan McCabe (piano), Tom Miles (guitar) and Olivia Wormald (violin).

Dylan Wynford is a punk-rock reject from Shropshire, and a musical theatre composer and performer. Wynford’s performing credits include Parade (Frogmore Papermill in Apsley), Just So (The Barn Theatre) and My Land’s Shore (Theatre Soar) and Now and Then (Above the Stag). As a composer his credits include Bright Young Things (The Other Palace) and The Lost Ones (Bush Theatre). In 2018, Wynford formed his four-piece band, Dylan Wynford and His Yesteryears. The band released their first single ‘Fall With Me’ in 2018, followed by ‘Romcoms’ in 2019. In 2020, Wynford released two E.Ps, ‘Songs For Losers’ and ‘I Don’t Know What I’m Doing’ – both are available to stream on all major streaming services.

PLATFORM: TstarNay

Friday 4 June 2021 at 7.30pm

A conscious spoken word artist, rapper and trumpeter by night and teacher by day; TstarNay fuses grime and hip-hop with their soul-reaching lyrical content.

TstarNay, one of the legendary Flo Poets headed up by The Floacist of the world-renowned Floetry, has sharpened their pen over the years, from intimate silent venues to big musical venues. Their first single release, Coffee by the Sidewalks received over 8000 organic streams in the first month. TstarNay has 7 upcoming releases with EMI PM.

PLATFORM LISTINGS

St Pauls Covent Garden, Actors’ Church, Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9ED

PLATFORM:

DYLAN WYNFORD – 21 May 2021 at 7.30pm

TSTARNAY – 4 June 2021 at 7.30pm

Box Office: iristheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows

SEASON AT A GLANCE

PLATFORM: DYLAN WYNFORD

Actors’ Church

21 May, 7.30pm

Ticket prices: £15 individual, £30 bubble (seats two)

MEDIAEVAL BAEBES

Actors’ Church

27 – 29 May 2021

27 & 28 May: 7.30pm & 29 May: 5pm & 8pm

Ticket prices: £25 individual (limited availability), £50 bubble (seats two)

PLATFORM: TSTARNAY

Actors’ Church

4 June, 7.30pm

Ticket prices: £15 individual, £30 bubble (seats two)

ST ANNE COMES HOME

Actors’ Church

27 September – 3 October 2021

Times: 7.30pm, 2.30pm matinees

Age Guidance: 12+ (includes themes of alcoholism)

Ticket prices: £20 individual (limited availability), £40 bubble (seats two)

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