Soldier On, Jonathan Lewis’ extraordinary piece based on and involving real servicemen and women, returns to London next month mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. The full 16-strong company of actors and veterans is now announced, including ex 42 Commando and Peoples’ Strictly winner Cassidy Little. Time to get booking!
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Summer Light Theatre’s new version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing adds more than salsa to the mix. Writer Joanna O’Connor and co-stars James Kingdon, Jennifer Biggs and James Edwards talk about how else this classic comedy has been updated for the 21st-century in this zingy four-hander version. Time to get booking!
What makes you howl with rage? And how loudly can you do it? We’re counting down to the premiere of Lydia Rynne’s one-woman play HEAR ME HOWL, in which 30-year-old Jess joins a punk band. Check out the trailer and vox pops, plus a fabulous social media competition that could get you FREE tickets. Time to get booking – or howling and winning!
Do modern sex lives belong to the Internet? After development while at the National Theatre, up-and-coming playwright Laura Mead’s latest play, Vanilla, premieres at London Tristan Bates Theatre in strictly limited, one-week run later this month. Casting is now announced. Time to get booking!
Proud Haddock’s intimate, all-female revival of Tony Harrison’s Square Rounds, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, has attracted the attention of military historians as well as theatre critics. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights below. Time to get booking – it’s on until 29 September 2018 only!
Full casting – including Caroline Harker – has been announced for the world premiere of The Sweet Science of Bruising, Joy Wilkinson’s new play about Victorian female boxers which comes to London’s Southwark Playhouse next month care of Troupe.
Are you feeling the nip in the air? Fend off autumn with some salsa-and-sun-infused Shakespeare fun as you hit the dance floor with Much Ado’s Ben and Bea in Summer Light Theatre take on the bard’s classic comedy, coming to London’s Drayton Arms Theatre from 25 September 2018. Flick through our picture-postcard production shots gallery – and then get booking!
We’re counting down to the world premiere of Fringe First award winner Rib Davis’ latest stage politically-infused play, The Sword of Alex, which premieres at London’s White Bear Theatre this month. Sneak a peak of the cast in sword-crossing action in rehearsals – and then get booking!
Alice Pitt-Carter stars as thirty-year-old Jess, who chooses punk over having children, in Lydia Rynne’s one-woman play HEAR ME HOWL. Check out these fab photos of Alice as she unleashes her inner punk on the playground in the run-up to the premiere production’s transfer this month to London’s Old Red Lion Theatre. Time to get booking!
After performances at the Landor Space, Barbican and Plymouth Fringe, Lydia Rynne’s debut play, one-woman punk revolution HEAR ME HOWL, now transfers to London’s Old Red Lion Theatre for a limited, two week season from 18 to 29 September 2018, with a press night on 19 September.
How dangerous is the rising tide of nationalism in countries around the world? His concerns inspired Rib Davis to write his latest stage play, The Sword of Alex, premiering this month at London’s White Bear Theatre. In our interview, he tells us more about his research and the lesson history teaches. Time to get booking!
Kevin Mandry’s new play EROS, exploring female objectification, has been attracting a wide range of responses at London’s White Bear Theatre. In addition to reviewers – we’ve rounded up selected highlights below – the show’s producers have invited writers to respond via their “SideSwipe” series. Three new short plays were selected…
What happens when you cross Shakespeare with… salsa? Summer Light Theatre relocates the bard’s classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing from 17th-century Italy to modern Spain where would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick (Bea and Ben, that is) take their famous sparring to the dancefloor…
Aequitas Theatre Company follows its take on Brecht’s Fear and Misery in the Third Reich with a new version of Sophocles’ Antigone, opening this week at London’s Bread and Roses Theatre. In our interview, director Rachael Bellis explains why she loves political theatre… and why she’s swapped Trump’s America for Thatcher’s Britain for her new production. Time to get booking!
Aequitas Theatre Company explores unjust laws and their consequences in Sophocles’ timeless Greek tragedy Antigone. Their brand-new production, relocating the action to 1980s Britain, running from 4 to 22 September 2018 at London’s Bread and Roses Theatre.
Kevin Mandry’s new photographer studio-set play EROS, now in previews ahead of its world premiere tomorrow (30 August 2018) at London’s White Bear Theatre, captures the moment in time when the Internet and digital imagery first started to change our perceptions of reality. Check out our own first-look digital images of the production onstage… and then get booking!
Jonathan Lewis’ play SOLDIER ON transfers this autumn to The Other Palace Theatre for a limited five-week season to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. Writer/director Jonathan Lewis explains the significance of the timing.
Square Rounds is the seventh production from Proud Haddock, founded in 2014, and the first of its two this autumn to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Founder and artistic director Jimmy Walters talks to us about milestones, introducing a new generation to the work of playwright Tony Harrison and the company’s future plans with artist Grayson Perry. Time to get booking!
Hot on the heels of EROS comes another topical, and highly political, new play at London’s White Bear Theatre. Rib Davis’ The Sword of Alex, which presents two competing versions of nationalism, premieres in a limited season from 18 September to 6 October 2018. Time to get booking!
What would you do if you lost your smartphone? Are we all in need of a digital detox? In our interview with EROS author Kevin Mandry, he discusses screen addiction, Herbert Lom onstage, his favourite playwrights, the kiss of the camera, digital detox ambitions and more. Read up… and then get booking!