Word of mouth on Sally Rogers’ debut play The Still Room is spreading fast, with celebrity fans including Alison Steadman, David Morrissey, Maxine Peake, Johnny Flynn and others. Check out these video vox pops and get booking!
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‘Banquet waitressing is brutal’: Actor-turned writer Sally Rogers on the 1980s memories that inspired her debut play The Still Room
Remember the 1980s? Charles and Diana’s wedding? Sally Rogers does. The actor-turned-playwright draws on her own personal memories and experiences in her debut play, the 1980s-set, coming-of-age black comedy The Still Room, which premieres at London’s Park Theatre in June.
NEWS: Belgrade Theatre restages Paines Plough May Queen in Coventry, 25 Jun-2 Jul
After its successful premiere last year as part of Paines Plough’s Roundabout Season, Midlands writer Frankie Meredith’s May Queen returns to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre for a strictly limited season this summer.
‘Who is entitled to sexual confidence? How to express desire?’: Lauren Morley on her new play The Collab, premiering this week
Lauren Morley’s new play The Collab, inspired by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing and YouTube sex abuse scandals, premieres this week at London’s The Space care of Aequitas Theatre. Lauren took a break from rehearsals to tell us more about the piece, political theatre, feminism and online consent.
NEWS: Female Ukrainian artists versus male dictatorship in the topical Love & Destruction at the Playground Theatre
In association with The Ukrainian Cultural Association in the UK (UCA-UK) London’s Playground Theatre is presenting Love & Destruction, celebrating the work of female Ukrainian artists through piano music and poetry and questioning the role of authoritarian male dictatorship through drama, running from 25 May to 28 May 2022 and on 29 May 2022.
PHOTOS & VIDEO: Sneak a peek behind the scenes of The Still Room rehearsals
We’re counting down to the long-awaited world premiere of Cold Feet actor-turned-playwright Sally Rogers’ debut play The Still Room, which opens at London’s Park Theatre next month. Sneak a peek behind the scenes in the rehearsal room. Time to get booking!
NEWS: Aequitas premieres Lauren Morley’s The Collab at The Space, 31 May-11 Jun
Aequitas Theatre returns to the stage this month with the world premiere of Lauren Morley’s topical new play The Collab, about the grey areas of online consent. It runs at The Space in London from 31 May to 11 June 2022.
NEWS: Full line-up announced for London’s freshest multi-arts festival ChewFest at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre
Following cancellation after cancellation of festivals for early-career creatives to showcase their work, the OFFIE award-winning ChewBoy Productions is curating ChewFest, a week-long event of celebrations, experiments and brand-new, never-before-seen work at London’s Lion and Unicorn Theatre from 23-28 May 2022. Get booking now!
NEWS: Cold Feet actor Sally Rogers’ playwriting debut The Still Room premieres in June
Cold Feet actor-turned-playwright Sally Rogers’ debut play The Still Room finally gets its world premiere in June at London’s Park Theatre, with a cast that includes her former co-star in The Bill, Chris Simmons. Time to get booking!
FEATURED SHOW: Heather Alexander’s Virginia Woolf-inspired ★★★★★ play Room is heading to Brighton & Edinburgh Fringe
Heather Alexander’s acclaimed one-woman play Room, a unique dramatised interpretation of Virginia Woolf’s A Room Of One’s Own, is being staged this summer at Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe ahead of another London run in September.
FEATURED SHOW: ★★★★★ Dirty Hearts is ‘an irresistibly sparkling new comedy’. Reviews are in!
Paul Murphy’s new ‘existential comedy for the age of anxiety’ Dirty Hearts, has netted an Offies nomination and a slew of rave reviews at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre, where its limited season must end on 30 April 2022. We’ve rounded up review highlights.
NEWS: Pegasus Opera premieres The Aspern Papers, new Philip Hagemann opera based on Henry James’ novella
The Aspern Papers, a new opera by renowned composer Philip Hagemann adapted from Henry James’ 1888 novella, will premiere this month at the Royal Academy of Music’s Susie Sainsbury Theatre, running for three performances only on Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April 2022. Time to get booking!
WATCH: Access All Areas & Disability Arts Online are transforming leadership in the arts
Access All Areas and Disability Arts Online brought together an outstanding group of talented and innovative arts leaders to London’s Battersea Arts Centre for a unique event to reconsider and transform the cultural industries’ approach to accessibility and inclusion.
NEWS: Front Foot present first London revival of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit Hole
David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 play Rabbit Hole receives its first major London revival care of husband-and-wife-led Front Foot Theatre, running at the Union Theatre from 12 April to 1 May 2022, with a press night on 14 April. Time to get booking!
PHOTOS: Don’t miss ‘beautiful & bewitching’ new musical The Wicker Husband
Two years after its premature pandemic closure, “beautiful and bewitching” new British musical The Wicker Husband has returned to the Watermill Theatre. Just one week left to see it – with two-for-one #LoveYourLocalTheatre tickets – until 26 March 2022.
NEW: ChewFest, a festival for early career creatives to experiment for free, launches at Lion & Unicorn in May
ChewBoy Productions has launched ChewFest, a brand-new multi-arts festival for early-career creatives to experiment for free. The inaugural event runs for one week at London’s Lion and Unicorn Theatre from 23 to 28 May 2022.
‘It’s inspired by Jim Henderson’s Labyrinth, Mad Max & Burning Man’: Luke W Robson on the design for Wildcard’s gig-theatre Tempest
Wildcard Theatre’s new gig-theatre reimagining of Shakespeare’s Tempest opens this week at London’s Pleasance Theatre. Designer Luke W Robson took a break from preparations to help us hyphenate gig-theatre and talk about sundials, sustainability and sexiness in creating the show’s look and feel.
‘I feel so good when I’m naked – it’s our natural state’: Anita Luna THE DIVA answers her audience questions
In the second of our two-part interview, Italian cabaret artist Anita Luna, who brings her award-winning one-woman show THE DIVA to London’s Drayton Arms Theatre this week, answers questions from the audience.
NEWS: Paul Murphy’s existential comedy Dirty Hearts premieres at Old Red Lion Theatre
Dirty Hearts, written by Theatre503 award-winning Valhalla’s Paul Murphy and billed as “an existential comedy for the age of anxiety”, gets its world premiere next month at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre.
NEWS: Online rehearsal platform We Perform It announces £1000 competition
We Perform It is pleased to announce that the 2022 We Perform It Online Acting Competition is now open. Entry to the competition is free and with a prize of £1,000.