Hidden Theatre’s Island Song is the first professional adaptation of Sam Carner and Derek Gregor’s American musical. I would describe it as a millennial but heteronormative Rent set in New York as a group of five young people love, live and survive in the big city.
With two performances in the original French, which will feature the playwright in an acting role, together with the English ones still to come before the play ends its run on 21 April, Will is that rare gem, a play which is both worthy and fun.
Originally produced in Edinburgh and Chichester in 2014, Pressure is worth the four-year wait for London audiences. If you miss it at the Park then it is moving to the West End in June 2018, including a performance on the 74th anniversary of D-Day.
Love Me Now made me cry. Actually, my past made me cry, but Love Me Now made me confront it. If – like me – you recognise the story all too well, it’s not an easy work – no light-hearted shagging romp. Its ambiguity is as heart-wrenching as its certainty.