As a lover of the Fringe, Edinburgh and musicals, this show was made for me. For 55 minutes Emily Jane Kerr, Laura Hyde and James Witt sing and dance their way through Fringe related sketches all about the highs and lows of Edinburgh’s most famous (and crammed) month.
After success at the Edinburgh Fringe and in Korea (!), Guy Retallack’s acclaimed production of Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story, Stephen Dolginoff’s macabre musical recounting one of the 20th century’s “perfect crimes”, returns to London for one week only this summer. Catch up on the copious critical raves this production has amassed to date – and then get booking!
Acclaimed one-act play Catching Up, which comes to London’s Theatre N16 this month after its Edinburgh Fringe success, is written, performed and produced by Octavia Gilmore and Emily Schofield. The two young women explain how their successful collaboration was born from a friendship started at drama school – and how supportive Theatre N16, now in its new home, is to young companies like theirs. Read our interview below – and then get booking!
John Crowley will direct the world premiere of Local Hero, a stage adaptation of the 1983 film, co-written by David Greig and Bill Forsyth, with music and lyrics by Mark Knopfler. The premiere production, a collaboration between the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and the Old Vic, will run in Edinburgh 23 March to 20 April 2019, then transferring to London in June (opening date tbc) for a run to 31 August 2019.
Biting Block Theatre return to London with Catching Up, their “gripping piece of new theatre”, after a sell-out success at the Edinburgh Fringe. The one-act play, written and performed by Octavia Gilmore and Emily Schofield, has been newly reworked for its London premiere at Theatre N16, where it headlines the theatre’s opening season at its new home.
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!
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!