Calling their collection Grimm Tales For Fragile Times And Broken People, Creation have woven together five of the Grimm brothers’ stories which have resonances with the current lockdown situation and the issues of confinement and mental health.
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Having first performed in 2019 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before transferring to Soho Theatre for a sell-out run, Ryan Calais Cameron’s play Typical has now been released digitally for a limited time. We round up the reviews…
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice brushes up well as a classy and confident new British musical.
Ancient Myth clashes with modern Myth in a powerful rock musical about fame and mental health.
The Secret Society of Leading Ladies is the brainchild of Ryan Carter and puts the viewer in control of a concert which sees five selected leading ladies brought together (digitally) under mysterious circumstances.
Fresh from winning an ONCOMM Award for their inventive reinvention of Wonderland in Alice – A Virtual Theme Park, Creation Theatre is continuing its exploration of the digital auditorium with their newest production Grimm Tales for Fragile Times and Broken People.
The Old Vic has announced two new commissions for International Women’s Day to be screened as part of the Your Old Vic programme. These One Voice monologues are written by Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Regina Taylor and will be broadcast on YouTube from 8 March 2021.
This new experience from the team behind Alice’s Adventures Underground, Sherlock Holmes An Online Adventure – The Case of the Hung Parliament really gets audience’s brains working in this clever and innovative production.
The RSC’s stirring production of the not often seen Shakespeare Troilus and Cressida with canny casting and a thrilling percussive score.
On Monday Boris Johnson announced his (apparently irreversible) plans to take us out of lockdown forever. He even provided a detailed timetable of dates when each stage should be implemented.
Aria Entertainment and Lambert Jackson Productions in association with Shoreditch Town Hall will present a filmed production of Cruise, a new one-man play with live music, written and performed by Jack Holden (War Horse, West End; Ink, Almeida Theatre), available to watch via Stream.Theatre from 15-25 April 2021.
A new audio experience from Tron Theatre and Produced Moon, Hotline is an interactive piece over the telephone, concerning a call to the Moon.
The sold-out live-streamed world premiere production of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Hymn, originally due to play to socially distanced audiences at the Almeida Theatre, will be available to rent on demand from 3-9 March 2021.
Thirty-minute piece Shaken from The Actors Centre effectively explores the aftermath of a disaster and whether lessons can be learnt to prevent it from happening again.
This capture of last summer’s West End Musical Drive In delivers much of the thrill of live performance, with Shan Ako and Layton Williams in particularly fine form.
The Secret Society of Leading Ladies is the latest initiative from the Barn Theatre and it gives you, the viewer, the power to create your own concert.
Stage and screen actor Shane Richie (EastEnders; The Entertainer; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here) will take on the role of the titular tragic clown in the digital revival of Justin Butcher’s solo show, Scaramouche Jones.
Theatres will reopen subject to social distancing rules in May 2021, the Government has announced, but with no likelihood of operating at full capacity before late June at the earliest.
In an empty Almeida Theatre, two heavyweight actors – Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani – bring serious male energy to Lolita Chakrabati’s new play Hymn.
Setting a timetable requires Johnson to be a clairvoyant, predicting the future way of a virus that, to be honest, is only really getting started. Yes, vaccines are being done fast (I got my first dose on Saturday), but lifting the lid on Pandora’s box too quickly — by setting a timetable for reopening — won’t benefit anyone’s mental health, if it simply exacerbates the virus and leads to the necessity to shut down again.