Only a few more chances to see Dante or Die’s acclaimed site-specific, one-man play User Not Found, running at The CoffeeWorks Project next to Battersea Power Station until this Sunday 2 June 2019. Have you been following our behind-the-scenes video series? Time to get booking before it’s too late!
My recent theatre trips have included Dante or Die’s User Not Found and Blueprint Medea, written and directed by Julia Pascal. Here’s a round-up of my on-the-night reactions to each.
The setting was perfect – a café, a contemporary workplace where you find people milling around, procrastinating, filling gaps of time by taking a sneaky peek at what everyone else is doing on social media.
As User Not Found prepares for its London transfer – running at The CoffeeWorks Project next to Battersea Power Station from 17 May to 2 June 2019 – the show’s co-creators and Dante or Die co-artistic directors Terry O’Donovan & Daphna Attias recall the article that originally inspired them. Time to get booking!
Why has Time Out chosen Dante or Die’s User Not Found as one of its Top Theatre Picks for May? The raves that Time Out’s Andrzej Lukowski and so many other critics gave the show when it was first seen at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe gives a strong indication. We’ve rounded up our favourite review highlights below. The two-week-only London run begins this Friday – time to get booking!
Following huge success at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, and a 2019 tour to cafes around the country Dante or Die’s ground-breaking digital hit User Not Found, written by Chris Goode, arrives this week in London, for a run at a coffee shop next to Battersea Power Station for a strictly limited two-week season. Time to get booking!
First debuting at Maiden Speech Festival 2018, When It Happens returns to the Tristan Bates Theatre for Camden Fringe. We speak to the show’s writer Rachel Causer, who also plays Jenny in the show, and Kennedy Bloomer, the show’s director.
As part of her ongoing event series, on 26 October 2017, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the writer, director, producer and cast of Metal Rabbit’s critically acclaimed Fishskin Trousers, which returns to the London stage for a limited season running at the Park Theatre from 17 October to 11 November 2017. Got any questions?
What’s most absurd about absurdist comedy LUV? That it’s virtually unknown in this country – despite an incredible pedigree. Long before he wrote the screenplay for the hit 1982 film Tootsie starring Dustin Hoffman, American Murray Schisgal made a name for himself in New York with this 1964 stage play, which is a riotous celebration of the […]
Listen to the podcast from the post-show Q&A chaired by Mates co-founder Terri Paddock with multi award-winning debut playwright Theresa Ikoko and the cast of GIRLS at Soho Theatre.
The UK now has a new independent online forum to discuss theatre – TheatreBoard. Following the recent decision by its American parent company to discontinue support for the discussion forums originally established by WhatsOnStage.com, a group of dedicated fans have taken on the challenge to create a brand new home for lively and informed discussion about the UK theatre scene and beyond.
As part of a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (20-27 May 2019). Amidst her choices is the return of The Lehman Trilogy, impressing Jonathan Baz with its ‘sheer technical theatrical genius”, while Aleks Sierz asks whether wearing headphones during a performance of Anna at the National Theatre is all a gimmick or vital to the impact of the play.
Renowned alternative theatre company People Show was founded more than 50 years ago. Bill Palmer has been following their work for 35 of them and appears alongside three of the company’s stalwarts in their latest offering, People Show 137: God Knows How Many, now at Southwark Playhouse.
The audience can’t hep but be attentive throughout as Once has the magical ability to completely wrap them up and take them on a journey that is pure and delicate.
Rupert Goold gives his production of The Hunt enough thriller-like pacing and intensity to keep us hooked.
I realised very quickly to believe in the critics that have described Matthew Bourne as a wonderful storyteller. Through physical movement, relationships between characters, facial expression and energy (both soft and dynamic), the beautifully tragic story of Romeo and Juliet is told.
I’ve always known that theatres are nice places and that most theatre people are wonderful but I’m currently seeing that confirmed in a completely new way.
Despite the best efforts of Kelsey Grammer in the lead role, this leaden and often down right confusing revival of Man of La Mancha at the London Coliseum is unlikely to give the show new impetus on this side of the pond.
Inevitably writers will gravitate to the world they most often inhabit and about which they can speak with a degree of authority whether that be professionally, publically or privately.
Maud Dromgoole’s new play Mary’s Babies, just opened at Jermyn Street Theatre, looks at ethical and personal choices relating to genetics, family and donor conception. During the run, two post-show discussions involving two key organisations in the field will be held to explore some of the issues raised. Time to get booking!