Recent Mountview graduate Olivia Wormald makes her professional debut this month in a regendered stage adaptation of The Mozart Question, Michael Morpurgo’s 2007 children’s book which she herself read as a child. We talked to her about inspiration and how music can save lives. Time to get booking!
Why have so few of us heard of Dora Maar, the French artist who was also the muse of Pablo Picasso? We talked to writer and director Antonia Georgieva about the need to “re-tell and re-member” the stories of women from the past, which she’s doing with Aslant Theatre Company and its debut play. Time to get booking!
Italian-American actors Alessandro Gruttadauria and Wanja Sellers wanted to perform a two-hander together. How did the London International Gospel Choir, a trip to Cornwall and the humble pasty feed into their Camden Fringe collaboration? We talked to Sellers about Lost Keys and Orgasms at the Pasty Motel. Time to get booking!
A central feature of Matt Franco’s solo piece Alpha Who? is panoramic scenography that responds to the performer. Learn more about this how this “painting in movement” is created, check out our gallery of stunning photos – and then experience it live at Camden Fringe, where the production runs at the Cockpit Theatre from 7 to 9 August only. Time to get booking!
The Mozart Question, a virtuosic monologue based on former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo’s 2007 children’s book, comes to Camden Fringe in a regendered production, running from 13 to 18 August 2019 at Highgate’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Time to get booking!
The West End musical phenomenon Six by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss will open in New York at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 12 March 2020. Performances will begin on 13 February 2020.
“What’s your show about?” can be one of the most difficult questions to answer. But Greek theatremaker Antigoni Spanou has got to a point of no fear when discussing her autobiographical, Shakespeare-themed, one-woman show Ophelia Rewound, which gets its London premiere next month during Camden Fringe. She told us more about it. Time to get booking!
Alpha Who?, created and performed by Matt Franco, explores what it means to be a man today at this year’s Camden Fringe, where it runs for three performances only from 7 to 9 August 2019 at London’s Cockpit Theatre. Time to get booking!
Italian-American actors Alessandro Gruttadauria and Wanja Sellers bring new comedy two-hander Lost Keys and Orgasms at the Pasty Motel to London’s Canal Café Theatre for five performances only during Camden Fringe, running 14 to 18 August 2019. Sneak a peek at the duo and director Richard Heap in rehearsals – and then get booking!
It’s Fespian Init Productions revives Our Walk Through the World, Ross Howard’s collection of six short plays, at Camden Fringe. It runs from 11 to 14 August 2019 at The Water Rats. Time to get booking!
In November, Tate Modern launches the largest retrospective ever held in the UK devoted to Dora Maar, the French photographer, painter, poet and muse to Pablo Picasso. Ahead of that, Aslant Theatre Company makes its debut with the premiere of Antonia Georgieva’s new Dora Maar-inspired play.
How much has theatre changed in its depiction of and access for blindness since Crystal Clear premiered in 1982 at the Old Red Lion Theatre? Gillian Dean, who stars in the three-hander’s first major revival this month, shares her experiences as a visually impaired performer and theatregoer. Time to get booking!
How should adults answer kids when they ask about big world problems: Donald Trump, Brexit, Hong Kong, Iran? Gone to the Dogs Productions founder Miranda Duffy had an idea while watching her children play a heated round of rock-paper-scissors. Time to get booking for this Camden Fringe show!
Columbian performer and Royal Ballet principal Fernando Montano on what moved him to create an evening of performance supporting the Marine Conservation Society, shooting incredible underwater images and an unsung hero of British theatre. Read the interview then book your tickets for Fernando Montano and Friends – Dance for the Sea.
The “High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Caroline in 1933, the sixth of eight children. Though she passed away, aged 70, in 2003, she lives on musically with her enduring standards including “I Put a Spell on You”.
Theatres, arts organisations and industry professionals across the UK have been celebrating the wide range of offstage theatre careers available for young people, as part of #InspiringFutureTheatre.
It was fourteen years ago that Michelle Flower and Zena Barrie launched the Camden Fringe festival as a summer filler at the Etcetera Theatre in London NW1. Fourteen years later, London’s annual alternative to the Edinburgh Fringe spans 300+ shows across 30 venues. We caught up with Flower to hear more. How many shows can you pack in? Time to get booking!
Leading Latin American dance star and Royal Ballet soloist Fernando Montano will stage Fernando Montano and Friends – Dance for the Sea, an evening of music and dance, later this month to raise both awareness and funds for the Marine Conservation Society. Book your tickets now!
This year’s Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights concludes in Week Three, featuring three new plays that shine a light on challenges in modern Britain care of ETPEP Award winner Abigail Andjel, Olivier Award nominee Athena Stevens and Hannah Morley. We caught up with each of them in the last of our three-part festival interview series. Time to get booking!
How much will Ibsen’s 1892 classic An Enemy of the People resonate in 2019 post-Grenfell, Brexit Britain? How does it play out with younger, politically switched-on protagonists? We caught up with writer and director Jolley Gosnold about his major new version, which premieres next month at the Playground Theatre. Time to get booking!