Calling their collection Grimm Tales For Fragile Times And Broken People, Creation have woven together five of the Grimm brothers’ stories which have resonances with the current lockdown situation and the issues of confinement and mental health.
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Ancient Myth clashes with modern Myth in a powerful rock musical about fame and mental health.
The RSC’s stirring production of the not often seen Shakespeare Troilus and Cressida with canny casting and a thrilling percussive score.
If you’re a whodunnit devotee and you like plenty of (frozen) red herring then you’ll love Sherlock In Homes 2: Murder On Ice.
A pandemic sweeps the land and the government introduces new quarantine rules – yes, that is the plot of The White Plague, not the news headlines.
A rom com with a dark edge makes for good Valentine’s Day entertainment
The legacy of Britain’s involvement in the slave trade is fascinatingly examined in the audio version of The Whip from the RSC.
As I settled to watch Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing yesterday, I wondered whether it might also fall into the category of an historical artefact that had had its day; as it was, I was pleasantly surprised.
Though the story of 6 Degrees Below The Horizon seems simple there’s a whole wealth of meaning bubbling away under the surface and it’s the sort of piece where different people will find varieties of meaning in what is being played out.
You know you’ve been in lockdown for far too long when you reattend a show you’ve already seen and they have had time to restructure the original into a new improved version. That’s what’s happened though with CtrlAltRepeat’s online interactive problem solver now rebranded as Viper Squad Remastered. I
Following a critically acclaimed run at Southwark Playhouse, a transfer to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios was in progress when lockdown intervened. Shook has now emerged in a filmed version so we can see what the “noise” was all about. And it’s a noise that is well worth your time.
Three of London’s most prolific children’s theatres make the OnComm Award finalist’s list.
Short and sweet but with a sharp edge the playlets featured in Telling Tales help spread ‘a little bit of magic’.
The past and the present are brought together in Flight Paths, a piece which can, at first, seem disjointed but ultimately reveals its intricate design and some clever paralleling.
Snowflake: A Visual EP and Truth To Power Café, two finalists for the OnComm Innovation category, couldn’t be more different.
Choose your own programme with some mini delights in and around the Theatre Royal Stratford East building thanks to Press Play Here.
Donna Kay Yarborough and Ted McGrath are to be applauded for putting their monologues Rosegold and Good Enough about coming through the rigours of addiction online.
Two short plays about a difficult subject, Bloom Theatre’s Avalanche and Glass Half Full’s Walk Of Shame.
OnComm nominated production Cupid’s Corner features a young, committed ensemble cast which demonstrates potential.
Public Domain is a verbatim musical winner which lifts the lid on life online and joins an august group of productions streamed from Southwark Playhouse. Strongly recommended.
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