What does it take for a man to become a feminist – and why does it matter? In seven diverse and poignant vignettes from his own life, Peter Pruyn (pronounced “prine”), an American trauma therapist who works with female survivors, takes the audience on his journey in Up: One Man’s Journey To Feminism on the afternoons of 31 March and 1, 2, 7 and 9 April 2023 at London’s Hen & Chickens Theatre.
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NEWS: Test your nerve in the thrilling site-responsive experience Facts not Opinions’: Stretched to the Limit
Step back in time and enter the world’s first Victorian Testing and Experimenting Works on London’s Bankside for an evocative and surreal new site-responsive performance. Expect to be tested to your limits during Illuminate Productions’ ‘Facts not Opinions’: Stretched to the Limit.
NEWS: Attic Theatre’s premiere production of Roy Williams’ play All Roads tours London venues
Exploring what it means to love, grieve and build your own future, being young and Black British today, Attic Theatre Company’s production of Roy Williams’ new play All Roads receives its world premiere in March 2023, touring four London venues with a press night at New Wimbledon Theatre Studio on 14 March.
‘What does it mean to be political? It’s a vital question for everyone’: Martin Edwards on This Bitter Earth
Martin Edwards stars in the UK premiere of the Black Lives Matter-inspired American play This Bitter Earth. He talked to us about performance and political activism.
‘The fiction is enhanced by the facts’: Andrew Bruce-Lockhart tackles the issue of road safety in improv drama What’s Driving You? – & his first acting role
Producer, writer and director Andrew Bruce-Lockhart talks passionately about What’s Driving You?, the improv drama about the impact of speed on driving he has co-devised with A G Anderson, running at London’s Applecart Arts from 28 February to 4 March 2023.
NEWS: A speed awareness talk goes darkly wrong in What’s Driving You? at Apple Arts
What’s Driving You?, a 75-minute improv drama about the impact of speed on driving, explores the issue of what happens when you can’t take responsibility for your actions.
NEWS: Black Lives Matter-inspired This Bitter Earth receives UK premiere
Acclaimed American play This Bitter Earth, set at the start of the Black Lives Matter moment in the US, receives its UK premiere this month, running at London’s White Bear Theatre. Time to get booking!
‘During my show, the audience and I will be emotionally involved’: Anita Luna The Diva invites you on the uplifting adventure that is her latest show Full of Shit
Post-pandemic, Anita Luna THE DIVA is no longer the tomboy daring to be a diva, she has fully embraced her diva status, and audiences can see how and why in her latest show Full of Shit, running at London’s Pen Theatre on 10 and 11 February 2023.
NEWS: See Kashyap Raja’s ‘mesmerising & transcendent’ Earth – A Children’s Story for Adults at the Bridewell Theatre
After creating the “absorbing and provocative” Version 2.0 and the “eminently lovable” Letters, Kashyap Raja returns to London with his new play Earth – A Children’s Story for Adults at London’s Bridewell Theatre from 31 January to 4 February 2023 (press night is 1 February 2023).
NEWS: The UK premiere of One Who Wants To Cross at the Finborough Theatre brings a contemporary human tragedy into focus
Award-winning French playwright Marc Emmanuel Soriano’s One Who Wants To Cross (Un Qui Veut Traverser), a dramatic meditation on migrants, wherever their place of origin, receives its UK premiere at London’s Finborough Theatre from 31 January to 25 February 2023 (press nights are 2 and 3 February). Translated by Amanda Gann and directed by Alice Hamilton, One Who Wants To Cross is …
NEWS: Want theatre without a filter? Get ready for Anita Luna’s show Full of Shit at The Pen Theatre
If a unique, provocative solo performance featuring theatre, comedy, clowning and cabaret is what you are looking for, then Anita Luna THE DIVA’s show Full of Shit, running at London’s Pen Theatre on 10 and 11 February 2023, may be the perfect solution.
NEWS: A seminal cult classic doc about the Black Queer experience in NY becomes verbatim theatre in The Goat Exchange’s Jason
American ensemble The Goat Exchange will makes its UK debut with the world premiere of Jason at London’s Crescent Theatre from 24-29 January 2023 as part of the VAULT Festival 2023. Director Mitchell Polonsky’s production is a verbatim, recorded delivery staging of Shirley Clarke’s cult classic Portrait of Jason, a seminal documentary on the Black and Queer experience in 1960s New York and one of the most influential films in cinema.
NEWS: A reality television spoof with toe-tapping songs: Lisa Gaye Wright’s The Real Housewives of Codswallop arrives on the London Fringe
Lisa Gaye Wright’s new and original comedy spoof musical The Real Housewives of Codswallop – funny, quirky and full of parody with toe-tapping songs throughout – will be staged at The Theatre at the Tabard in Chiswick from 30 January to 2 February 2023 and the Bread & Roses Theatre, Clapham from 6 to 8 February.
NEWS: Rip-roaring spy story Man of 100 Faces returns to the King’s Head Theatre
The Death of Stalin meets Bond in Unleash The Llama’s Man of 100 Faces returns, a tragicomic one-man homage to the greatest spy MI6 ever produced. Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the show returns to London’s King’s Head Theatre, running from 8-12 November 2022.
NEWS: Award-winning play Apples in Winter receives its European premiere at London’s Playground Theatre
Surrey-based LynchPin Productions will be staging the European premiere of the award-winning play Apples in Winter by Jennifer Fawcett, directed by Claire Parker, at London’s Playground Theatre from 5-15 October 2022 (press night is 6 October).
‘I want to bring Nelly – and music hall – to a new audience’: Charlotte Walker explains why the celebrity culture tackled in Marie Lloyd Stole My Life is as relatable as it ever was
A story of adultery, betrayal, age discrimination, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, press intrusion, scandal, robbery… and a rescue at sea. Hardly the kind of subjects you would necessarily associate with Victorian music hall, and yet all that and more can be found in Marie Lloyd Stole My Life, a true tale of scandal, stardom and song in 19th century Islington, playing at London’s Rosemary Branch Theatre on 6 October 2022.
NEWS: Follow the fascinating journey to parenthood in the UK premiere of comedy Maybe, Probably at the Old Red Lion Theatre
Billed as an hilarious and heartfelt comedy for those who are thinking of starting a family, have already done so, or just love babies, betting, and Brooklyn, Over Here Theatre Company’s UK premiere of Eric Henry Sanders’ award-winning play Maybe, Probably continues at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre until 15 October 2022, directed by Lydia Parker.
NEWS: Guinea Pigs premiere marks 70th anniversary of first British nuclear detonation
Guinea Pigs, a new play that shines a light on Britain’s decades-long nuclear testing cover-up, written by the daughter of a test veteran, premieres next month at London’s The Space, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of Operation Hurricane, Britain’s first nuclear detonation.
‘Harold Shipman was my GP for four years’: Writer & performer Edwin Flay on depicting the serial killer in The Quality of Mercy
The Quality of Mercy, a new one-man play about notorious British serial killer Harold Shipman, premieres at London’s Courtyard Theatre this month. Taking a break from rehearsals, writer and performer Edwin Flay told us more about his very personal family connection to Shipman’s crimes.
NEWS: Follow the trail of Kemp’s Jig, an Elizabethan tale of bruised egos & sore feet, from Norwich to London
In 1600 English Will Kemp triumphantly arrived in Norwich after Morris dancing the entire 125-mile journey from London. Now audiences can relive his one-man romp through the country lanes of Elizabethan England in Blue Fire Theatre Company’s production of Kemp’s Jig which is heading to those very locations: the Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich on 28 September 2022 and Hampton Hill Theatre in Richmond on 1 October.