“Revolution is action. Revolution is choice.” Discover how Mark and Marichka Marczyk took that spirit of revolution, and all that comes with it, and channeled it into creating VAULT Festival hits Counting Sheep and Balaklava Blues.
Michel de Montaigne is credited with inventing the essay writing form. What would he have made of the proliferation of today’s equivalent blogging and vlogging? How might he have voted in the EU Referendum? In the final instalment of our three-part series, The First Modern Man imagines the sixteenth-century thinker tackling these 21st-century phenomena. Plus, did you see him on London Live? Watch here – and then get booking!
A Hundred Words of Snow, the acclaimed one-woman play about female empowerment and climate change, transfers to the West End next month. We caught up with playwright Tatty Hennessy about her own feminist role models and saving the world. Be sure to read Tatty’s fantastic Open Democracy piece on the power of stories too. Time to get booking!
Following a successful run at The Playground Theatre in January, Christopher Tajah’s hit one-man play about Martin Luther King, Dream of a King, returns to the stage this spring. A tour of London in February and March will take it to Drayton Arms Theatre (26 February-2 March 2019), Waterloo East Theatre (12, 13, 19 & 20 March) and Bridge House Theatre (21-24 March), before it heads to the Brighton Fringe from 20-22 May.
A drunken cycling accident inspired Tom Powell to become a playwright; an Easyjet flight to Bulgaria inspired his latest play Little Echoes, premiering this month at London’s Hope Theatre. He tells us more about other unlikely connections, observations and being wowed by others’ creative talent. Read our interview with him – and then get booking!
Have you ‘met’ the sixteenth-century French philosopher and essayist Michel de Montaigne yet? Reading Sarah Bakewell’s book How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer set Michael Barry off on a journey of discovery that led to his new play The First Modern Man. Learn more in the second of our three-part series with him – and then get booking!
Less than a week to go until Valentine’s Day! How will you be marking the occasion? We recommend you spend the evening with Scott Kettner and Amy Elliott, who share their true-life transatlantic love story in Americat: A Love Story… Really?. Take a peek at what they and their co-stars have been up to in rehearsals – and then get booking!
It’s a twelve-hour flight from California to London. How can you make a relationship work when time, distance and cultural differences separate you? American Scott Kettner has flown back to the UK to premiere Americat: A Love Story… Really?, based on his real-life relationship with Londoner Amy Elliot. He explains all in interview. Time to get booking!