Madhouse re:exit is an immersive production which travels through the tunnels, cellars and caverns underneath Shoreditch Town Hall, and tackles the stigma and ignorance around learning difficulties and disability.
Tristan Bernays’ final scene is simple and heartbreaking – the whole room burst into tears at the exact same moment. Suddenly all of the bits that don’t work tremendously well don’t seem to matter quite as much.
William Golding’s Lord of the Flies has been dapted for the stage by Nigel Williams and directed with real verve by Ricky Dukes, with some key parts from the original all-male story given to female actors.
Although This House was written in 2012, the cyclical nature of politics means that the play is just as relevant now, with a Government attempting a major democratic change on a tiny majority, having to make unholy alliances just to get things done.
Most people know Jean-Luc Godard’s famous maxim: “All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.” Theatremaker Louise Orwin uses this quote as a jumping-off point to explore this dynamic in cinema and culture, and the way they feed each other.