New 2020/2021 productions at London’s Bridge Theatre will begin with Polly Findlay directing Roger Allam and Colin Morgan in Caryl Churchill’s play A Number at London’s Bridge Theatre.
Two plays by Rosalind Blessed, The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People, and Lullabies for the Lost, will open the Old Red Lion Theatre’s 2020, featuring a cast including the playwright and her mother Hildegard Neil. Book those tickets now!
Impact, which comes to London’s Hen & Chickens theatre later this month, delves into the world of male mental health by exploring what happens when you witness an incident big enough to make the national headlines. Book your tickets now.
In a mere 90 minutes On Bear Ridge creates a theatrical metaphor of unforgettable power and impact.
Following sold-out runs at both Chichester Festival Theatre and the Menier Chocolate Factory, Laura Wade’s The Watsons transfers to the West End in 2020. The production opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 19 May, with previews from 8 May, and runs until 26 September.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 10 November 2019) including Aleks Sierz’s thoughts on Caridad Svich’s “excellent” adaptation of Isabel Allende’s 1982 modern classic The House of the Spirits at Cervantes Theatre.
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.
How much do you know about gestational surrogacy? Jane Cafarella’s comedy-drama e-baby explores a relationship between a would-be mother and her surrogate. Sneak a peek inside rehearsals as Aequitas Theatre prepares for the UK premiere, which runs 19 to 30 November 2019 at Brockley Jack Theatre. Time to get booking!
Kathryn O’Reilly’s second play Poisoned Polluted focuses on the fragmenting relationship between two women – in this case, sisters.
Caridad Svich’s excellent adaptation of Isabel Allende’s 1982 modern classic The House of the Spirits is an epic and emotional evocation of South American history.
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.
Ever seen three Gods in one room? Take a look at these rehearsal images for God 2.0 and you will! Book your tickets now.
The Taming of the Shrew remains an undoubtedly stimulating evening and well worth a visit, if only to witness the script re-imagined and reinterpreted – a pleasing rarity.
The Antipodes is certainly not the play for you if you want an easy, purely entertaining night at the theatre. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort and have something to chew over then it very much is for you.
Black comedy Sydney & The Old Girl is occasionally entertaining, but much too dark and dispiriting for its own good.
A genuinely updated I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is a really rather lovely thing at the newly renamed Chiswick Playhouse.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Chemistry is an at times unsettling, but always compelling evening. It humanises the stigmatised and touches the soul using a wonderdrug – intimate performance.
After a cinematic start with the characters caught in spotlights mid-activity, we tumble into The House of the Spirits with a series of brutal scenes – rape, bullying, exploitation, pain.
Despite the plot holes, this is a charming musical that has potential. This might be the first outing for Alick Glass’s 1930’s set musical but there is still plenty of potential to be found in it despite the flaws in the plot and number of songs included in it. Taking place in 1935, Michelle is… Read More