The Death of Stalin meets Bond in Unleash The Llama’s Man of 100 Faces returns, a tragicomic one-man homage to the greatest spy MI6 ever produced. Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the show returns to London’s King’s Head Theatre, running from 8-12 November 2022.
Surrey-based LynchPin Productions will be staging the European premiere of the award-winning play Apples in Winter by Jennifer Fawcett, directed by Claire Parker, at London’s Playground Theatre from 5-15 October 2022 (press night is 6 October).
A story of adultery, betrayal, age discrimination, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, press intrusion, scandal, robbery… and a rescue at sea. Hardly the kind of subjects you would necessarily associate with Victorian music hall, and yet all that and more can be found in Marie Lloyd Stole My Life, a true tale of scandal, stardom and song in 19th century Islington, playing at London’s Rosemary Branch Theatre on 6 October 2022.
Billed as an hilarious and heartfelt comedy for those who are thinking of starting a family, have already done so, or just love babies, betting, and Brooklyn, Over Here Theatre Company’s UK premiere of Eric Henry Sanders’ award-winning play Maybe, Probably continues at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre until 15 October 2022, directed by Lydia Parker.
Guinea Pigs, a new play that shines a light on Britain’s decades-long nuclear testing cover-up, written by the daughter of a test veteran, premieres next month at London’s The Space, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of Operation Hurricane, Britain’s first nuclear detonation.
The Quality of Mercy, a new one-man play about notorious British serial killer Harold Shipman, premieres at London’s Courtyard Theatre this month. Taking a break from rehearsals, writer and performer Edwin Flay told us more about his very personal family connection to Shipman’s crimes.
In 1600 English Will Kemp triumphantly arrived in Norwich after Morris dancing the entire 125-mile journey from London. Now audiences can relive his one-man romp through the country lanes of Elizabethan England in Blue Fire Theatre Company’s production of Kemp’s Jig which is heading to those very locations: the Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich on 28 September 2022 and Hampton Hill Theatre in Richmond on 1 October.
A new one-man play about notorious British serial killer Harold Shipman, written by a former patient and relative of one of his victims, receives its world premiere this month in London. Time to get booking!
In the centenary year of Marie Lloyd’s death, J.J. Leppink’s Marie Lloyd Stole My Life, beginning a regional tour on 18 September at Colchester’s Headgate Theatre, tells the story of how the ‘Queen of the Music Hall’ came to fame at another’s expense.
Flashbang, Proforca Theatre’s latest new play at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre, has attracted a slew of five- and four-star reviews for its premiere production, which must end this Saturday 17 September 2022. We’ve rounded up review highlights.
After the success with Anita Luna THE DIVA at Clapham Fringe last year, award-winning Italian cabaret artist Anita Giovanni is back at the festival this year, debuting her new show Full of Shit, which runs for one performance only on 26 September 2022. It’s a love affair: in London, Anita found her artistic heart. Time to get booking!
A Flashbang is a type of grenade that goes off very loudly and suddenly, upsetting everything. It takes everything you think you know and shakes it all up in a blinding flash of light and noise and pain. There is a tragedy at the centre of James Lewis’ Flashbang, but it is not what it at its heart. There you find the recurring theme of Lewis’ writing – the poetry of the ordinary. Flashbang sits firmly and comfortably in this tradition.
Who are your mates forever? What would blow your world apart? Flashbang, Proforca Theatre’s latest explosive new play, premieres this week at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Check out the first-look production photos – and then get booking!
Pither Productions is presenting the London premiere of Nina Atesh’s atmospheric dark thriller The Drought –a drama of desperation, dread and deception set to take the audience on a voyage of emotions – at the King’s Head Theatre from 20-24 September 2022.
A brand-new production of Joe Penhall’s brilliant 2007 play Landscape With Weapon – about the moral dilemma faced by a scientist involved in creating weapons of mass destruction – will run at London’s Cockpit Theatre from 13-18 September 2022, directed by Jason Moore and presented by OnBook Theatre.
Is it a musical? Is it panto? Is it a musical about panto? Find out when you see OH YES I AM!, arriving at London’s King’s Head from 11-12 September 2022.
Elizabeth Fry: The Angel of Prisons, the latest in a series of site-specific plays inspired by the history of Newham in east London, is running this week in the Elizabeth Fry Room at Canning Town Library. We spoke to playwright James Kenworth about the Victorian reformer who inspired the play. Book now before it’s too late!
What happens when your world is blown apart? The trailer for Flashbang, Proforca Theatre’s latest explosive new play, packs a punch. Have a watch – and then get booking!
The world premiere of Elizabeth Fry: The Angel of Prisons, the latest in a series of site-specific plays inspired by the history of Newham in east London, will be staged in the Elizabeth Fry Room at Canning Town Library for one week only from 22 to 27 August 2022.
After fascinating discussions around Feel, At Last and Lately, I’m back with Proforca Theatre to discuss Flashbang, the company’s fifth new play by James Lewis, as well as exciting new work by associate artists also programmed during the autumn season at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre.