Got your tickets yet for the European premiere of Audrey Cefaly’s award-winning American two-hander THE GULF at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre. Watch these fantastic videos with stars Anna Acton and Louisa Lytton talking about the “two strong, feisty women” they play – and then get booking!
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Before Brief Encounter, there was Still Life. Audiences now have a chance to see Noel Coward’s one-act play, which spawned David Lean’s classic film, as part of Jermyn Street Theatre’s complete cycle of nine short plays, which have not been seen all together in London since their 1936 premiere. Watch our video with Still Life’s new Laura – and then get booking!
How much does new Edwardian spoof comedy Cream Tea and Incest, with its aristo Eddie Spangler and his servant Jeffrey, owe to PG Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster? Writer and star Benjamin Alborough answers our questions on the script and the 2.5 dimensional set. Have a read – and then get booking for the Edinburgh Fringe hit coming to London’s Hope Theatre next week!
With data thefts and cyber attacks dominating the news headlines, William Stanton’s highly topical new play THE OLD ROOM gets its world premiere at London’s White Bear Theatre, where it runs for a strictly limited season from 24 April to 12 May 2018, with a press night on 26 April. Get booking! Theft of privacy, eavesdropping and cyber attacks. And …
The Rasheeda Speaking cast – three women, one man – are big supporters of Equal Representation for Actresses (ERA 50:50), indeed Elizabeth Berrington is one of the campaign’s co-founders. We love the pics of the company wearing their ERA 50:50 badges with pride – and can’t wait to see how the themes tie in to Joel Drake Johnson’s tense workplace drama. Check out rehearsal photos below – and then get booking!
Jermyn Street Theatre is reviving Noël Coward’s complete cycle of one-act plays, Tonight at 8.30, for the first time in London since Coward himself starred in the 1936 West End premiere. How well do you know the plays (beyond just Still Life, which later became immortalised onscreen as Brief Encounter)? Gen up below – and then get booking!
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 17 May 2018 at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to comic Katy Brand about making her playwriting debut with 3Women, a comedy (naturally!) about three generations of women and their perspectives on feminism. Got any questions?
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Wednesday 25 April 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the American playwright Joel Drake Johnson – as well as director and stars – about the UK premiere of his acclaimed play Rasheeda Speaking at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios. Got any questions?
Terri Paddock confronted her own squeamishness about needles to research and write this feature about the phenomenon that is Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting. As Trainspotting Live officially opens tonight (29 March 2018) for a second, extended London season at The Vaults ahead of a New York transfer, gen up on your cultural history – and then get booking!
Got your tickets yet for the European premiere of Audrey Cefaly’s The Gulf, starring Louisa Lytton and Anna Actor next month at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre? Director Matthew Gould spoke to Love London Love Culture about what attracted him to this moving relationship two-hander and how the company are embracing their inner ‘Bama.
“Dangerous, incredibly current and really provocative.” Watch the brilliant new show trailer below to find out what else stars Elizabeth Berrington and Tanya Moodie and director Jonathan O’Boyle had to say about the upcoming UK premiere of American playwright Joel Drake Johnson’s tense workplace drama Rasheeda Speaking. And then get booking!
What did Irvine Welsh say when he saw Trainspotting Live? “I was shocked and I wrote the fucking thing.” Catch up on other Irvine Welsh quotes – from and about Trainspotting – below. And then get booking for this current immersive hit, now running for an extended season at The Vaults in London before transferring for to New York for its Off-Broadway premiere in July.
Writer-actor-producer Felicity Huxley-Miners’ new play In the Shadow of the Mountain, exploring how one couple’s relationship is affected by Borderline Personality Disorder, gets its world premiere at the Old Red Lion Theatre in a three-week season. Got your tickets yet?
Got your tickets yet for Cream Tea and Incest? This spoof Edwardian comedy – billed as “The Play That Goes Wrong meets Jeeves and Wooster meets Diary of a Nobody… with a little bit of American Psycho thrown in for good measure” – comes to London’s Hope Theatre in April after a sell-out run at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe. The four-strong cast are clearly a hoot in rehearsals. Check out our gallery below – and then get booking!
What a hit! A double-hit indeed. As in-yer-face immersive hit Trainspotting Live begins previews tonight (27 March 2018) for its second fix at The Vaults in London, it announces both a two-week extension here and its first New York transfer. Got your tickets yet? Trainspotting Live will now run for ten weeks at The Vaults, where it previously ran for …
Greed is good? That was one of the mantras of the 1980s when, under Margaret Thatcher’s government in the UK, British industry began a period of sustained, managed decline. The Pensive Federation’s ambitious new show for this year’s Significant Other Festival is set on a factory floor in 1988.
The Barn Theatre in Cirencester triumphantly flung open its doors this week with its inaugural production of The Secret Garden. Dominic Shaw’s fresh new actor-musician, folk-influence take on this Tony Award-winning family musical continues until 15 April 2018 at this new theatrical destination in the heart of the Cotswolds. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review quotes – plus new “Come to the Garden” videos.
Got your tickets yet for Mark Giesser’s stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s 1899 short story The Lady with a Dog, relocated to Britain during the inter-war 1920s? Following its world premiere season at the White Bear Theatre, the production has now transferred across town to west London’s Tabard Theatre, where it’s attracted more blogger bouquets.
Fringe innovators The Pensive Federation return to The Vaults with their annual new writing event, The Significant Other Festival, running from 17 to 21 April 2018. Ten new 10-minute plays will be created in just 10 days and woven together in one grand, immersive piece – Pensive’s most ambitious production to date.
Fans of Jeeves and Wooster, The Diary of a Nobody and The Play That Goes Wrong, mark your diaries now! Edinburgh Fringe hit spoof comedy Cream Tea and Incest gets a limited London season next month at the Hope Theatre, where it runs from 10 to 28 April 2018. Gen up – and then get booking! “Remember what it says in the …