The question in the headline is what inspired leading Spanish playwright Paloma Pedrero to write her new play The Eyes of the Night, about a businesswoman’s revelatory encounter with a blind man. We talked to her about the two-hander ahead of its world premiere next week at London’s Cervantes Theatre. Time to get booking!
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The original mischief-makers have been getting into character – versions of their younger selves – for the photoshoot ahead of the world premiere of their latest West End comedy Groan Ups, which launches their year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre. Check out our photo gallery and behind the scenes video. Time to get booking!
The Girl Who Fell, the new play by acclaimed Adult Supervision author Sarah Rutherford, gets its world premiere at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios 2, running from 15 October to 23 November 2019.
Do you know what the definition of “eigengrau” is? We reckon the cast have been discussing its nuances and symbolism in the rehearsal room for Penelope Skinner’s play named after it. Sneak a peek behind the scenes with our photo gallery. Time to get booking!
How challenging is it to rehearse a brand-new play with two different casts in two different languages? Simone Coxall has helped to birth Paloma Pedrero’s The Eyes of the Night from rehearsed reading during last year’s Contemporary Spanish Playwriting season to full-scale premiere headlining this year’s season. We talked to her about her work at the Cervantes Theatre. Time to get booking!
Actor Anthony Fagan, part of Proforca Theatre’s ‘family’, reunites with the team behind Feel to play “the most ordinary man in the world” forced to do the extraordinary in At Last. He told us more about the dystopian future drama and how it’s just inches from today’s reality. Time to get booking!
Otherworldly entities interfere with the life of a successful Chinese businessman in Trial of Love, the new production from company HiddenViewz, which comes to the Bread & Roses Theatre next week. Book your tickets now!
Bleakly comic, psychological thriller Mites, which tells the story of a vulnerable woman, a pest controller and a talkative feline, will receive its world premiere at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre this autumn. Time to book your tickets!
The demon is waiting… Is the scariest movie of all time even scarier live onstage? Take a look at these two trailers of The Exorcist for a hint, but you’ll have to be brave enough to buy a ticket to confirm. The hit play returns to the stage tomorrow at Theatre Royal Windsor. Time to get booking!
Female liberation, the American Dream, US playwrights, hopelessness, self-betterment and more – Lone Star Diner playwright Cameron Corcoran covers a lot of ground as he tells us about his new play. Read his blog, then book your tickets!
Mary Shelley, who thought up Frankenstein when she was just 18 years old, will appear on stage alongside her famous creation in a new adaptation of her novel coming to the Belgrade Theatre this autumn as part of a UK tour. Time to book your tickets for what’s sure to be a monster hit.
Are you counting down the minutes? Mischief Theatre’s long-running hits The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery will be soon be joined in the West End by three brand-new shows as the original mischief-makers this month commence a year-long residency of premieres at the Vaudeville Theatre.
Penelope Skinner’s 2010 “modern urban fairytale” Eigengrau is revived at London’s Waterloo East Theatre this month. CentreStage’s Chloe Fry caught up with director Georgie Staight about why the play is so relatable, particularly for twenty-something Londoners. Time to get booking!
Did you know that John Pielmeier, who has adapted The Exorcist for the stage, is also the award-winning writer of Broadway hit play and Jane Fonda-led Hollywood film Agnes of God? As The Exorcist returns to the stage at the Theatre Royal Windsor ahead of a new tour, we talked to him about faith, demons and Ian McKellen. Time to get booking!
Are you ready to be scared out of your wits again? Following its successful West End run in 2017-8, the acclaimed adaptation of classic horror film The Exorcist returns to the stage next week at the Theatre Royal Windsor with a stellar cast at the start of a brand-new tour. For the truly brave, the performance on Friday the 13th of September will be followed by a special ghost tour of the theatre. Time to get booking!
Proforca Theatre Company launches its second season in charge at north London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre with the premiere of its own commission play At Last. We caught up with artistic director David Brady about the inspiration for the future history play and the challenges and rewards of running a venue. Time to get booking!
Modern America, misogyny, money making and muffins – they can all be found at the Lone Star Diner, the new play from Cameron Corcoran that brings the US to the Omnibus Theatre next week. Book your tickets now.
In the wake of the UK government’s launch of its “Let’s Talk Loneliness” campaign, Dark Skies Theatre is mounting a brand-new production of Penelope Skinner’s 2010 “modern urban fairytale” Eigengrau for a strictly limited season next month. Time to get booking!
A new musical exploring mental health issues and recovery following child sexual abuse will receive its London premiere this autumn. Dissociated, written by psychotherapist Dave Bain and produced by Skitzoid Productions, runs at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden for two weeks only from 15 to 26 October 2019. Time to get booking!
After ★★★★★ success at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, The Good Scout becomes the latest Glenn Chandler festival hit to transfer directly to London’s Above the Stag Theatre. Time to get booking!