In Hamilton and Me, Giles Terera shares his personal story and relationship with Hamilton and his character, Aaron Burr. It covers how he auditioned for the role of ‘the villain’ and the journey he went on in order to understand and embody him on stage.
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Playing at Theatre Peckham before a UK tour, Tamasha Theatre’s Under the Mask – written by a junior doctor – is a haunting revisit of the early days of the pandemic.
In Lita Doolan’s new play The Wyre Lady of Fleetwood, the Wyre Lady refers to a real-life pleasure boat in the seaside fishing port of Fleetwood, just down the promenade from the holiday resort of Blackpool.
For Birmingham Royal Ballet’s homecoming season at Birmingham Hippodrome, audiences will be treated to Kenneth MacMillan’s passionate Romeo and Juliet choreography and Prokofiev’s glorious score in this enduringly popular, classic interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Performances at Plymouth Theatre Royal take place later in October.
by Laura Kressly In the middle of a dark room, I am ushered into what looks like a largish, stand-alone cupboard. With a spotlight above a single chair facing a perspex sheet covered with a window blind, there is an immediate sense of the audience becoming the performer. Given that the four mini-plays making up […]
Heavily promoted on the strength of Robert Lindsay’s involvement in the cast, this audio-animated adaptation of The Three Musketeers owes more to parody and pastiche than any serious attempt to translate the story into digital form.
In what is becoming a wearyingly predictable cycle, Boris Johnson’s latest failure to act fast enough to lockdown the country from the arrival of what is now known as the Delta variant of Covid, which originated in India, has resulted in it becoming the dominant strain of the virus in Britain — with the added problem that it is much more easily transmissible than previous strains.
‘It was the most touching play of deep interactions and conversations about painful but loving memories.’ Those words come from one of several impressed reviewers that have caught up with the world premiere of multi-award-winning writer Lita Doolan’s play The Wyre Lady Of Fleetwood – about the gentrification of Fleetwood fishing lofts – which continues online at this year’s Brighton Fringe until 27 June 2021.
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical kick off their new West End residency at the Garrick Theatre in their own inimitable style.
The intimate and interactive nature of the setting meant that we, the audience, were completely immersed in the performance of The Scottish Play.
As a modern movie musical, In the Heights employs many of its shot, direction and choreographic techniques to create a swirling visual experience that immerses the audience in the story.
As predicted, the Government has confirmed it will shelve the full reopening of theatres in England until 19 July 2021 at the earliest.
Love London Love Culture discovers what critics have had to say about the revival of Alfred Fagon’s play The Death of a Black Man at the Hampstead Theatre.
45 North’s audio play series Written On The Waves kicked off Season 2 with a trilogy Lifted a couple of weeks ago. This has swiftly been followed by a second play from one of the same writers and as it was reasonably brief I also thought I would go back to one of the pieces from Season 1 that I had yet to get round to reviewing.
David Greig’s Adventures with the Painted People is a clever and evocative piece of theatre which is only enhanced both by being the first full theatre production in Scotland since lockdown and by its performance in Pitlochry’s new Covid-secure amphitheatre.
The London-based multicultural and multilingual migrant theatre company Exchange Theatre is celebrating its 15th birthday with IN Exchange, a feature-length company documentary that goes behind the scenes of its 2018 production of Molière’s Misanthrope, available online and on demand from 15 June to 15 September 2021.
Actors Jonathan Pryce and Ruth Wilson, plus director, choreographer and former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips are among the theatre and entertainment industry names in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Michael Pickering will be starring as gamekeeper Mellors in new musical Lady Chatterley’s Lover which plays at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 18 and 19 June 2021. I caught up with Michael to find out more about his latest role.
Jerk is Nick Edgeworth’s curious and original sci-fi-influenced drama from Mudlarks Theatre, a company based in Hampshire. It’s currently showing in the Brighton Fringe and is written by Nick Edgeworth.
Although some theatres are tentatively reopening, the creative vigour of other companies like Clean Break is undimmed.