The Barn Theatre in Cirencester triumphantly flung open its doors this week with its inaugural production of The Secret Garden. Dominic Shaw’s fresh new actor-musician, folk-influence take on this Tony Award-winning family musical continues until 15 April 2018 at this new theatrical destination in the heart of the Cotswolds. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review quotes – plus new “Come to the Garden” videos.
Got your tickets yet for Mark Giesser’s stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s 1899 short story The Lady with a Dog, relocated to Britain during the inter-war 1920s? Following its world premiere season at the White Bear Theatre, the production has now transferred across town to west London’s Tabard Theatre, where it’s attracted more blogger bouquets.
Fringe innovators The Pensive Federation return to The Vaults with their annual new writing event, The Significant Other Festival, running from 17 to 21 April 2018. Ten new 10-minute plays will be created in just 10 days and woven together in one grand, immersive piece – Pensive’s most ambitious production to date.
Fans of Jeeves and Wooster, The Diary of a Nobody and The Play That Goes Wrong, mark your diaries now! Edinburgh Fringe hit spoof comedy Cream Tea and Incest gets a limited London season next month at the Hope Theatre, where it runs from 10 to 28 April 2018. Gen up – and then get booking! “Remember what it says in the …
After numerous sell-out seasons at the King’s Head Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe as well as extensive touring, Trainspotting Live returns for a second, eight-week fix in the tunnels at The Vaults beneath Waterloo Station. Check out the show trailer and previous production photography for a reminder of how well this no-holds-barred, immersive, in-yer-face stage production honours the spirit of Irvine Welsh’s original tale of Scottish drug addicts. And then get booking!
Banana Crabtree Simon, a one-man play written by television snooker commentator turned playwright Dave Hendon, officially receives its world premiere tomorrow night (22 March 2018) at London’s Drayton Arms Theatre, where it runs for three weeks only. Find out more, including what audiences have been saying in previews – and then get booking!