As London’s Old Vic Theatre closes, artistic director Matthew Warchus sends the message: “Take care of yourselves and each other. Be creative. There’s going to be some great theatre on the other side.”
Hassan Abdulrazzak’s new play The Special Relationship, based on interviews with Brits deported from the United States, has just premiered at Soho Theatre and it’s causing a buzz. Check out our production photos gallery and tweets collection – and then get booking!
Drip Drip Drip transfers to London’s Pleasance Theatre next week. Writer-director Jon Welch explains how the fast-shifting new world order inspired the play, set on an NHS oncology ward, and how he works with his Pipeline Theatre co-founders, designers Jude and Alan Munden.
As The Special Relationship starts performances, we talk to author Hassan Abdulrazzak about transatlantic diplomacy, immigration, Middle Eastern playwrights to watch and returning to Soho Theatre 13 years after his Baghdad Wedding debut.
Can poetry help us in troubled times? How do you take it off the page and onto the stage? What can it tell us about the music industry? We caught up with poet and performer Genevieve Carter about her new genre-busting show A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy. Time to get booking for dates at Camden People’s Theatre and VAULT Festival!
How scary is it to tussle with a gun-toting American immigration officer? Check out this arresting new trailer for The Special Relationship, HassanAbdulrazzak’s new play about transatlantic deportation that premieres at Soho Theatre this month. Time to get booking!
Cherie – My Struggle, a one-woman play about Cherie Blair written by Spectator parliamentary sketch writer Lloyd Evans, returns to London’s White Bear Theatre in February. Evans told us why he wanted to write about the former prime minister’s wife and why he finds her so inspiring. Time to get booking!
Huawei? Trump? Brexit? Are you worried about strains being put on the so-called “special relationship” between the UK and the US? Whatever your thoughts, Hassan Abdulrazzak’s new play The Special Relationship will make you reassess… starting with these interviews with writer, director and three deportees whose real-life experiences inform the piece.
“Amazing”, “thought-provoking”, “breathtaking” and “powerful” – just some of the words used by audiences at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival to describe Sold. Take a look at their responses, then book your tickets to see the show which runs in the opening week of VAULT Festival.
If Cherie Blair took to the stage to tell all, what would she say? Mary Ryder channel’s the former Prime Minister’s wife in Lloyd Evans’ acclaimed one-woman memoir Cherie – My Struggle. Can you see the resemblance? Check out our photos – and then get booking!
What was Cherie Blair thinking during the New Labour years? Has her contribution to Tony Blair’s success ever been fully acknowledged? Cherie – My Struggle provides an intimate look at a remarkable woman. Time to get booking!
Joy, anguish and a looming noose – take a look at fantastic pictures of Sold, the award-winning drama from Kuumba Nia Arts, which tells the forgotten story of Mary Prince, a woman born into slavery in the British West Indies. Book your tickets now.
This month, searingly funny play The Gift makes its world premiere in Coventry before embarking on a UK tour. Writer Janice Okoh and director Dawn Walton give insights into the true royal story behind the play, unsurfacing ‘missing’ Black British history and the relevance to cross-cultural adoption today. Time to get booking!
Telling the story of Mary Prince, a woman born into slavery in the British West Indies, Amantha Edmead’s award-winning Sold will play a a one-week run in London as part of the VAULT Festival 2020. Book your tickets now.
The production team that ensured the show could go on after part of a West End theatre ceiling collapsed and the revival of much-loved pop magazine Smash Hits are among the nominees for The Stage Awards 2020.
How well do you know Soviet-era Russian plays? Following her reinvention of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Flight, Ukrainian-born Gamayun Theatre founder Asya Sosis directs a new reimagining of rarely-seen Soviet political satire Dragon. She told us more about its significance. Time to get booking!
Proforca Theatre’s At Last, which received both OffWestEnd.com Offies and London Pub Theatres Award nominations for its premiere in September, returns by popular demand in December with new dates in London and Coventry, and the full original cast reprising their roles.
When helping others is at the heart of your career, what happens when you’re the one who needs help? We talked to Tania Amsel about her new one-woman play Blood Orange, told from the perspective of an overwhelmed junior doctor at Christmas.
A Little Princess, the classic children’s novel by The Secret Garden author Frances Hodgson Burnett, gets a Christmas run at London’s Drayton Arms Theatre, in a brand-new stage version adapted and directed by Rachael Bellis.
As we head towards another annual winter crisis for the over-stretched NHS, new play Blood Orange, written and performed Tania Amsel, explores the extra pressures heaped on junior doctors at Christmastime. It runs at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre from 10 December 2019 to 4 January 2020, with a press night on 12 December.