Lost in Blue, the gripping story of a man in a coma as told by the daughter who helped to put him there, comes to London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre in February. In the first of our two-part interview, we talk to writer and performer Debs Newbold about the piece’s genesis, her relationship with director John Wright and the power of sound.
Ella Road’s new two-hander is set in the world of track athletics, but the two characters, Ann (NicK King) and Sophie (Charlotte Beaumont) are not just any runners.
Matthew Cottle is currently starring in Patrick Marber’s revival of Alan Bennett’s classic farce Habeas Corpus, now running at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory until 26 February 2022.
When I had a look through my list of shows, it wasn’t too hard to choose a top 10 – the hardest thing was getting them in the right order
Inspired programming here. You’d find a decent overlap in any January Venn diagram of regular Donmar audiences and people who wish they were skiing.
‘Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort Of) an affectionate, faithful re-telling of Jane Austen’s iconic novel – only, told by the servants, with karaoke.’
Joe Orton had been dead six years when Alan Bennett’s 1973 Habeas Corpus made its West End debut in a production starring Sir Alec Guinness.
The Donmar Warehouse’s stage has been converted into a French ski resort for Force Majeure.
An evening spent in the company of David Suchet is an evening well spent as this fascinating and warm show proves.
As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion at Freud’s Last Session at London’s King’s Head Theatre on Tuesday 25 January 2022. Time to get booking!
Just a little bit late… Here’s 10 of my favourite shows, both online and onstage but fully acknowledging that I saw a lot less than usual, I might actually have broken the back of this theatre obsession – it just took a global pandemic to do it…!
What is a play? A message to the future, a fart in your face or a pain in the arse?
What is a play? A message to the future, a fart in your face or a pain in the arse? Just a few of the suggestions that the writer clients of agent Peggy Ramsay offer up when a young ingenue asks that fatal question in her office one otherwise ordi…
Friday Night Love Poem, the acclaimed play from female-led Crossline Theatre, is now streaming for a limited season via The Space Arts Centre, on-demand until Saturday 22 January 2022, including a watch-party and post-show Q&A with the creatives on Friday 21 January. Time to get booking!
As distinct from my favourite shows of the year, this list celebrates the fact that sometimes the good and the not-so-good co-exist right next to each – some of my favourite moments.
There’s a lovely serendipity. The main theatre is running Peggy for You while the little downstairs space has Nell Leyshon’s rather lovely new play imagining Cecil Sharp collecting folk-songs in Somerset.
Despite everything that has been happening in the world, last year saw some fantastic theatre being produced under difficult circumstances: here are just a few of our favourite productions.
Designing an immersive experience for an audience as obsessive as Doctor Who fans would seem almost completely impossible.
Writer and performer Debs Newbold brings her acclaimed one-woman show Lost in Blue to London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre next month. Sneak a peek behind the scenes as she blends storytelling, live music and sound technology together. Time to get booking!
Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus gets a belated revival at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Stuck in the past, should it have been left in the past too?
King’s Head Theatre associate artist Peter Darney returns to Islington to direct the European premiere of Mark St Germain’s award-winning 2010 Off-Broadway play Freud’s Last Session. He took time out from rehearsals to tell us about Sigmund Freud, CS Lewis and why we need to support live theatre now.