What does theatre mean to you? How do actors marry up the dual emotional demands of their chosen profession? How many ‘characters’ or versions of ourselves to the rest of us play in our own lives?
At a time when our headlines are full of news about Brunei’s gay death penalty laws and religious parents protesting LGBTQ inclusion in classrooms, let alone growing Brexit and Trump-era intolerance to asylum seekers and immigrants, Cry Havoc is scarily relevant and all-too-real.
Many in the audience at Clapham’s Omnibus Theatre knew and were influenced by Tony Benn and were happy to share memories and thoughts on what he would think about the play as well as today’s political situation.
The multi-Moliere Award-winning writer Alexis Michalik has been hailed as the golden boy of French theatre. He’s now making major inroads into the UK, his mother’s homeland, with back-to-back premieres of Edmond and Intra Muros.
Why is London’s Park Theatre so excited about premiering the English-language translation of French playwright Alexis Michalik’s Intra Muros? Watch our video interviews with artistic director Jez Bond – who yesterday announced his new season, including no fewer than seven more premieres – as well as director Ché Walker and Michalik himself. Time to get booking!
My recent theatre trips have included The Rubenstein Kiss and Mary’s Babies. Here’s a round-up of my on-the-night reactions to each – plus a must-watch video review from my 82-year-old neighbour.
Did seeing fascist Tommy Robinson denouncing Muslims and immigrants on a big screen in Whitehall terrify you? What are the long-term consequences of today’s political rhetoric in Trump’s America and Brexit Britain?
Liane Grant’s provocative new political play Half Me, Half You has now commenced its UK premiere season at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre, where it continues until 6 April 2019. Scroll through our gallery of first-look production photos – and then get booking!
Something BIG is coming to London this autumn – the West End premiere of screen-to-stager BIG The Musical, which will run for nine weeks only at the Dominion Theatre. Tickets are now on sale via MyTheatreMates!
This week, I chaired my second of three post-show Q&As with Lazarus Theatre Company as part of their 2019 residency at Greenwich Theatre – their highly acclaimed return production of Lord of the Flies.