The Canary and the Crow is full of humour and warmth and describes the challenging reality of being trained to be the “acceptable” face of Black Britain and how that impacts identify and worth.
Mates blogger: Stephanie Ressort
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The latest from Stephanie on MyTheatreMates
The shifts in storytelling dynamics in JEW…ish at the King’s Head Theatreare fluidly brought to life, so they never jar, but continue to entertain.
Antic Disposition’s A Christmas Carol is true to both the spirit and detail of the book, while adding its own sense of playfulness that feels fresh and modern.
Little Miss Burden fizzes with energy and charm. With this powerful piece of new writing, Matilda Ibini fuses the colloquial and poetic, with modern cultural references to create a moving, grounded and honest piece about growing up black, female and with a disability in modern London.
Trauma, comedy and playfully adapted song lyrics are brought together by Amanda Broomell to create Mandy Picks A Husband, her solo show inspired by her own Instagram experiment.
Homing Birds is a rich and evocative play that is well worth seeing.
Off the Cliff’s production of Luigi Jannuzzi’s 1981 short play A Bench At The Edge at the Tristan Bates Theatre is an enjoyable and sensitive production of a thought-provoking and off-beat comedy.
Spiderfly at Theatre 503 is that powerful combination of a beautifully written play, imaginatively produced and perfectly cast.
Gaping Hole at Ovalhouse is packed full of laughs and film references, it makes for an entertaining and quirky night of theatre.
The reverence Claudio Macor clearly has for the history he is sharing comes through strongly and adds to the overall emotional impact of the play. I defy anyone not to be moved by Dr Magnus Hirschfield’s passion and commitment to changing the world for gay men.
Will Keith’s production of Soho Cinders brings out the emotional heart of the piece, while also celebrating the comedy and spectacle.
What S. Asher Gelman has achieved with Afterglow is a thoughtful and nuanced piece of theatre that addresses the challenge of maintaining a relationship through life-change, as well as managing imbalanced sexual appetite within an established couple.
We Dig is part of the Ovalhouse’s final season in the venue’s Oval based building before it is demolished and preparations are made to move to a new home in Brixton in the spring.
Essentially a play about friendship and whether relationships can survive divisive times, Florence Bell has created an entertaining and original piece of theatre in The Open at The Space.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is packed full of so many wonderful little touches that work together to create a truly entertaining night out.
The comic and the personal meld beautifully in this honest and heartwarming show, Carly Jurman’s Unlovable.
Ophelia Rewound is an autobiographical, interactive, solo performance devised, performed and directed by Antigoni Spanou. Threading together the story of Ophelia, and Antigoni’s own experiences of depression and attempted suicide, this is a deeply personal and moving theatrical experience. Starting at the end, our first role as audience is to witness and feel. This is … Continue reading Ophelia Rewound at the Camden People’s Theatre
Space Age Love Songs is a treasure trove of goodies, brought together to create a feel-good and compassionate queer love story.
All or Nothing Repertory Theatre Company’s My Other Self: The Evolution of Shakespeare’s Richard III weaves together elements of Henry VI Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III to show the influences and events that shaped Richard into one of Shakespeare’s most fascinating villains.
The Werewolf of Washington Heights is a play by Christie Perfetti Williams that was first staged in the US in 2017.
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