The first new piece for Queers references a moment in history while the second takes a broader more contemporary sweep of recent events but what unites them is that they present the experiences of wider elements of the LGBTQ+ community who also happen to be black; the original series was rather under representative in this area.
Last year a critic described a dramatic response to the Black Lives Matter protests, to which Benedict Lombe contributed, as ‘more lecture than theatre’. The quote is projected onto the set of her debut play, Lava, at the Bush Theatre.
Following the 7.30pm performance on Thursday 4 November 2021, My Theatre Mates founder Terri Paddock will be talking to the cast and creatives at Southwark Playhouse about the 21st-century perspective on Indecent Proposal and its themes. Any questions? Join us!
Due to an increasing number of Covid-enforced absences, the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company/Fiery Angel new production of Terence Rattigan’s play The Browning Version, due to play at London’s Riverside Studios from 5-29 August 2021, has had to be cancelled.
The Polka Theatre’s artistic director chats to Love London Love Culture about the theatre’s pop up performance of Maanika & The Wolf.
So many amazing inspiring potential entrepreneurs have been in the room at Chris Grady’s workshops, networks and CGO Institute events, but now I want to look out for a much broader ‘audience’ of people who have never come across one of my workshops or networks
Regular readers will know that I like nothing more than seeing shows I’ve already seen and loved again… and again. As a critic, you see shows under specific circumstances — as invited by the production.
Anna X by Joseph Charlton is a fresh, contemporary play set in New York that explores identity and acceptance in the modern age.
The National Theatre, returning to performances with full capacity audiences from later this month, has announced further casting details for forthcoming productions of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, original musical Hex, Moira Buffini’s new play Manor, and more.
The Lion and Unicorn Theatre hosts Draft99 Theatre and their production of Ben Reid’s new LGBTQ+ play Two Worlds No Family.
It was a lovely evening to be back in the beautiful gardens of St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden for The Red Side of the Moon, a new musical running as part of Iris Theatre’s summer festival.
Benedict Lombe’s new play Lava is semi-autobiographical and full of activism and difficult moments, alongside a story railing against Kafkaesque bureaucracy.
The chaotic Sh!tFaced Shakespeare makes a tipsy Macbeth intermittently entertaining at the Leicester Square Theatre.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Indhu Rubasingham‘s revival of Ayad Akhtar’s play at the Kiln Theatre.
Lucy McCormick’s show Life: LIVE! is a powerful social commentary that prompts rethinking on the expectations we have of those in the spotlight.
From Here is a new British musical with music and lyrics by Ben Barrow and Lucy Ireland. Written entirely on Zoom for a four-person cast, this show is a mix of songs and spoken word pieces, covering moments of transition in life, milestones and memories.
We may not have been able to see our fellow digital audience members but we knew they were there, making The Dumb Waiter feel like a communal event.
The full cast for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, joining Arinzé Kene in the title role, has been announced. The world premiere musical begins performances at London’s Lyric Theatre on 1 October 2021 with an opening night on 20 October.
Prime minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that England will move to Step 4 of the Government roadmap on 19 July 2021, meaning that theatres will be able to return to full attendance levels.
This bright and colourful production of the musical Pippin at the Charing Cross Theatre is dazzling to watch – even if the story feels a bit flimsy.