“Skeletons, peas, lentils, selkies, snail gods, giants, terrible kings, terrible fathers, murder, cunning old women…” Lizzie Milton’s list of what to expect from her new play Heroine is an extensive, intriguing and fantastical shopping list of fun. Read what she told us about her new play, her love of folklore and a very special fish, then book your tickets!
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Signalling its commitment to its newly announced direction with the Tristan Bates Theatre and John Thaw Studios, The Actors Centre this month presents the premiere of Cliffordkuju Henry’s powerful new play In Search of a White Identity, the first production that has been developed and produced in association with the Centre.
The Actors Centre, the UK’s leading development organisation for the acting profession, with its main-house performance the Tristan Bates Theatre, has announced a new direction, including major progamming changes and a new senior leadership team.
Big Boots Theatre’s revival of John Osborne’s 1956 “kitchen-sink” classic Look Back in Anger is now open at London’s White Bear, where it’s running until 14 March 2020. How is today’s rage captured by the young cast? Check out our production shots gallery – and then get booking!
Award-winning actress Janie Dee will be joined by Vincent Franklin, Rebecca Lacey, Michelle Asante, Charlie Maher and Lukwesa Mwamba in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike when it opens at Charing Cross Theatre later this month. Time to book your tickets!
MUM, a new play about love, loss and dementia by actor-turned-playwright Juliet Cowan, receives its world premiere this month at London’s Playground Theatre, starring Amanda Boxer in the title role.
John Mortimer’s hilarious tale of an unsuccessful barrister and an unsuccessful criminal, The Dock Brief, will receive a revival at the Cockpit Theatre later this spring. Time to get booking!
Audiences at London’s Etcetera Theatre can wrap their minds about a different murder mystery in March, when Aidan Valentine stars in Stanley Young is Staging a Reconstruction of a Murder. Time to book your tickets!
“Feminism has emancipated us and raised our expectations, but unfortunately in the process we have found ourselves yoked to a timetable that ignores the constraints of our biological clocks.” Read what Simona Hughes told us about why she wrote her new play exploring the fertility timebomb, About 500, then book your tickets!
Drip Drip Drip transfers to London’s Pleasance Theatre next week. Writer-director Jon Welch explains how the fast-shifting new world order inspired the play, set on an NHS oncology ward, and how he works with his Pipeline Theatre co-founders, designers Jude and Alan Munden.
How did an off-the-cuff response to a Theatre 503 show lead to The Ballerina premiering in New York before coming to his year’s VAULT Festival. Playwright Anne-Sophie Marie explains. Read her interview then book your tickets!
Casting has been announced for the European premiere of Michael Melski’s hit Canadian two-hander Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad, which runs at London’s Finborough Theatre from 31 March to 25 April 2020. Time to get booking!
As The Special Relationship starts performances, we talk to author Hassan Abdulrazzak about transatlantic diplomacy, immigration, Middle Eastern playwrights to watch and returning to Soho Theatre 13 years after his Baghdad Wedding debut.
Acclaimed theatre companies Snatchback and Joyous Gard join forces this spring to stage Lizzie Milton’s latest play that explores what it means to be a Heroine. Book your tickets now!
A treat for true crime and thriller lovers, Wax, the latest play from Michael Punter, examines the life and mind of infamous serial killer John George Haigh. The tense drama about the only man to have his image in Madame Tussaud’s Chamber of Horrors while he was still alive comes to Waterloo East Theatre next month. Time to book your tickets.
French writer-director Juliette Quenin launches new production company Five Minutes Before the Miracle with the premiere of her play Little Wing at Brockley Jack Theatre in April. In the first of a two-part interview, she tells us about her influences, mission and cultural differences.
Welsh dress, waterproofs and wigs – take a look at what to expect from the acclaimed character comedy of Ryan Lane Will Be There Now In A Minute, which comes to Vault Festival later this week, then book your tickets!
Too young to have seen Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em during its heyday of the 1970s, Guy Unsworth is nevertheless a huge fan of Raymond Allen’s classic TV sitcom and has given it a new lease of hilarious life.
We’re counting down to the return of the hugely popular stage version of classic 1970s British sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, starring Joe Pasquale as Frank Spencer. Want a hit of jolly nostalgia? Check out our show photo galleries.
Following this month’s outing for Joseph Crilly’s On McQuillan’s Hill, another “lost” Irish play will get an overdue premiere as part of the Finborough Theatre’s 40th-anniversary season: Hazel Ellis’ Women Without Men.