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Cost Tickets £10
The Shadow Formula, a suspenseful, new spy drama by David R. Roberts is set in pre-war London and plays at the Greenwood Theatre, London SE1 on May 31st (preview), June 1st (press night), June 7th-9th and 14th-16th.

A rip-roaring ride into a seamy underworld of dastardly double agents, vicious villains, feisty femmes fatales, spies, scientists, chanteuses, and at its heart, a battle- scarred anti-hero who'd rather drown his sorrows than face them.

Edwin Flay plays washed-up Great War veteran Cary Donat, whose life is turned upside down when his fiancee Lily (Hadassa Noble) is murdered on his doorstep. As Cary struggles to clear his name for the murder, he uncovers a sinister ploy for world domination initiated by deranged scientist Professor Clark (Simon Chappell), conducted by brutal thugs Guido and Gruber (Andrei Vasile and Hugo Nicolau), ochestrated by sadistic fascist Diana Fox (Jodyanne Richardson) and masterminded by dastardly German spy Josef Heydrich (Joshua Morrall). Cary's only allies in his fight are beautiful agent Raz Peel (Fiona Nivalis) and Claude Lockhart (Gabriel Keogh), his old war comrade.

Pursued by villains and the authorities alike, Cary must overcome his personal demons, outsmart, out-fight and out-manoeuvre his enemies, and destroy the mysterious Shadow Formula ... before it destroys the world.

The Shadow Formula is the first production by Theatrica Ludos, a new company established to showcase compelling, quality drama by new writers, and comprising a mix of new professionals, established performers and those who are taking the first steps towards a professional career.

The show begins at 7.30 pm each evening; there will also be a matinee (signed for BSL users) at 2.30 pm on Saturday 16th June. Tickets cost £10 (Saturday matinee £7.50), and are available to purchase at:

As an added bonus, Theatrica Ludos is offering free tickets on block bookings; if you buy ten tickets en bloc for any single performance of The Shadow Formula, you will receive another two absolutely free.
Official Review by Matthew Partridge, read now
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Marcus Bazely
Edward Melville
Simon Chappell
Professor Henry Clark
Edwin Flay
Cary Donat (lead)

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