Nearly 40 years after it premiered at the then-new Old Red Lion Theatre before transferring to the West End, Phil Young’s devised three-hander about one couple’s experience with blindness, Crystal Clear, returns next month as part of the fringe venue’s 40th-anniversary season. Time to get booking!
How much will Ibsen’s 1892 classic An Enemy of the People resonate in 2019 post-Grenfell, Brexit Britain? How does it play out with younger, politically switched-on protagonists? We caught up with writer and director Jolley Gosnold about his major new version, which premieres next month at the Playground Theatre. Time to get booking!
The critically-acclaimed hit Girl from the North Country, written and directed by Conor McPherson with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, is to play London’s Gielgud Theatre in for a limited season from 10 December 2019 to 1 February 2020 (press night is 16 December).
“Powerful and sensational”, “engrossing”, “definitely one to see” – the critics and bloggers have aired their views on Original Theatre’s production of Meghan Kennedy’s drama, Napoli, Brooklyn. Take a look at what they had to say, then book your tickets!
Terri Paddock was joined by Matthew Broderick, Elizabeth McGovern, Rosalind Eleazar, Jim Norton, Sinead Matthews and Sid Sagar to discuss the history of Kenneth Lonergan’s beautifully delicate play The Starry Messenger.
This year the Magnificent Bastards have given the shit-faced treatment to Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and, opening tonight (21 June 2019), Hamlet onstage. And here are a few more they’ve done onscreen. Enjoy this hysterical Shit-faced series – and then get booking the drunken thespians live at Leicester Square Theatre.
Bitter Wheat is not only frustratingly irresponsible in its treatment of the events that led to the #MeToo movement, it is also a poorly constructed drama.
How did a chance meeting on a plane lead to a new production about a female astronaut writing to her daughter from space? Director Karena Johnson tells us about the inspiration behind Chasing Rainbows and working with Oneness Sankara. Read her interview then book your tickets!
Amidst editor Lisa Martland’s seven Top Picks from the last week of theatre are Libby Purves’ description of her blissful time at Nicholas Hytner’s immersive production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre and Aleks Sierz’s thoughts on the Kiln Theatre’s new opening, Samuel Adamson’s take on A Doll’s House in Wife.
“Hedgehog is exquisitely written, viscerally performed, and splendidly staged.” Critics and audience have fallen for BoxLess Theatre’s coming-of-age tale and its central character Manda. Find out why in the reviews below, then book your tickets for the final week of performances!