What do our contemporary British culture and philosophy owe to Europe? As the unravelling Brexit chaos begins to bite, a new British play celebrates the great sixteenth-century European who was the model for our contemporary lives.
Mate Andrew Keates (The Show People Podcast) directs the premiere of debut play Dark Sublime, centring on fans of British sci-fi and starring Star Trek’s Marina Sirtis, which will open at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios next year, running from 25 June to 3 August 2019, with a press night on 28 June.
Lucy Bailey’s Theatre Royal Bath production of Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith’s Switzerland will transfer to the West End next month, running for a limited season at the Ambassadors Theatre just ahead of another Murray-Smith play, Songs for Nobodies, transferring from Wilton’s Music Hall. The West End transfers come hot on the heels of Paul Robinson’s star-studded London revival of Murray-Smith’s Honour, starting at the Park Theatre next week.
The Bush Theatre has today announced its new 2018 season. Highlights include: Eight plays announced – including two new commissions, three world premieres and one UK premiere This season sees the launch of Passing the Baton –a three-year programming initiative dedicated to revivals of work by BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) artists beginning with Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking and including a …