Written and directed by Alexandra Spence-Jones, this reimagining of JM Barrie’s classic story is imaginative but somehow loses the sparkle of the original story.
The year is rapidly coming to a close. But before it does, there are more great shows to see in the lead up to Christmas – in addition to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s wildly anticipated Broadway transfer of Hamilton. Here is Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best shows opening in December 2017.
Becoming Mohammed, in its story of a young white man’s conversion to Islam and the subsequent familial negotiations of his journey, not only adds to the diversity on the London fringe but reframes the stigma against white, western Christians converting to Islam, and the inherently peaceful nature of the religion.
The Pleasance celebrates 33 years on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer by adding its specially commissioned mobile theatre, appropriately Venue 33, to its complex. Plus, today (Thursday 20 April 2017), the Pleasance Theatre Trust announces 132 more shows on sale across all its venues with an array of exciting newcomers and Festival favourites highlighting the pages of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 programme, …
If you need convincing that women can be just as derogatory, obtuse and vulgar as certain men can sometimes be, get your bottom down to the Pleasance Theatre in Islington and check out Posh, the phenomenal play by Laura Wade, now with an all female cast who display such misogyny like it’s the most natural thing in our messed up world.
On the alternative Christmas show offerings, the British premiere of Buddy Thomas’ The Crumple Zone will have a limited season this month at two London fringe venues. Directed by Robert McWhir, it runs at Clapham Omnibus 19 to 23 December 2016, before transferring north to the Pleasance Theatre from 27 to 29 December.
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