As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Monday 2 July 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock is back in the West End for the transfer of acclaimed new World War II drama Pressure. Got any questions for playwright and star David Haig?
The Other Palace has announced changes to its management team and programming direction, including the departure of artistic director Paul Taylor Mills and the re-introduction of plays to its schedule. Previously the St James Theatre, the west London venue was rebranded and relaunched as a musicals-only house last February.
The UK premiere of Steven Deitz’s acclaimed AIDS-era two-hander Lonely Planet transfers to the West End to coincide with this year’s London Pride. Adding to the month of Pride events, producers have announced a series of LGBTQ-related post-show discussions at Trafalgar Studios, as well as free HIV self-tests.
It’s been a bumper week for rape. Harvey Weinstein was indicted. Tommy Robinson was jailed for filming the accused in a grooming gang trial outside Leeds Crown Court. The world’s most durable feminist Dr Germaine Greer told Hay Literary Festival that most rape cases were ‘just bad sex’ rather than serious crimes, and in Connecticut a man got his cock out in court to prove it didn’t match his accuser’s description.
After success at the Edinburgh Fringe and in Korea (!), Guy Retallack’s acclaimed production of Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story, Stephen Dolginoff’s macabre musical recounting one of the 20th century’s “perfect crimes”, returns to London for one week only this summer. Catch up on the copious critical raves this production has amassed to date – and then get booking!