With the real world feeling like it is constantly on the brink, the White Bear Theatre kicks off the new year with a show set in a world entirely in chaos. Umbra Theatre’s dark comedy The Empire Has Fallen, which runs at the Kennington venue from 22 to 26 January 2019, is set in a dystopia that needs rebuilding.
Following its world premiere at The Lowry, Salford, in May and a sold-out run at as part of Traverse Festival 2018 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the critically-acclaimed stage adaption of Nigel Slater’s best-selling memoirs Toast is to receive a London transfer. The production opens at The Other Palace on 4 April 2019, running until 3 August.
Denis O’Hare, making his National Theatre debut as Tartuffe, will be joined by Kevin Doyle as Orgon and Olivia Williams as Elmire in a new version of Molière’s comic masterpiece by John Donnelly. Directed by Blanche McIntyre, the production will run in rep from 9 February to 30 April 2019 in the Lyttelton Theatre.
Following sell-out runs in the Camden Fringe and at the Brewdog in Leicester, Tiny Room returns to London in January with an extended version of Loop. This updating of Peter Mulligan’s play, which runs t the Lion And Unicorn Theatre from 7-20 January 2019, delves into the relationships of the characters that frequent a pub.