As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion following the performance of Lidless Theatre’s tenth-anniversary revival of Philip Ridley’s provocative Tender Napalm, at London’s King’s Head Theatre on Tuesday 7 November 2021. Time to get booking!
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On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for Polly Findlay’s European premiere production of White Noise, by Pulitzer Prize-winning US playwright Suzan Lori-Parks.
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has released details of its Spring 2022 activity including Shakespeare returning to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage and the announcement of a ground-breaking national new writing project.
Previews begin at the end of this week for the world premiere musical makeover of Indecent Proposal, the novel made famous by the 1993 Hollywood film. What’s been happening in rehearsals? Check out our behind-the-scenes video and photo gallery. Time to get booking!
New comedy Holier Than Thou, marking the London debut of young theatre company Freaky Geese, gets its full-length premiere next month at the Canal Cafe Theatre.
Based on the American Gothic novel by Washington Irving, which was first published in 1819, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow has been adapted for the stage by Tilted Wig Productions in this highly recommended production.
Balliol College Oxford, 1910. In Into Battle, confident young Etonians are hurling crockery downstairs, yelling “I’m a bastard, I’m a bastard, rather be a bastard than a Trinity man”.
I want to start by saying how happy I am to be back reviewing musical theatre. How happy I am the big tours are back and how overjoyed I was to be back in my home turf of the Wales Millennium reviewing a show.
Full cast and creatives have now been announced for the world premiere of Kathy Rucker’s DARLING, which gets its world premiere at London’s Hope Theatre in a limited season from 9 to 27 November 2021.
After two stints at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre, a slew of four-star reviews and an Offies nomination for Best New Play, Proforca Theatre’s premiere of James Lewis’ latest play Lately now heads to Coventry’s Albany Theatre with a stellar new pairing.
Martin McDonagh’s black comedy piece, co-produced by Chichester Festival Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith, proves to be a deeper exploration of family conflict and secrets than his The Lieutenant of Inishmore.
Beth Underdown’s debut novel The Witchfinder’s Sister, now adapted for the stage by Vickie Donoghue, gives a voice to a possible sister of Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins and interrogates the practice of witch-hunts in the 1640s.
On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the Almeida Theatre’s new production of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth. It stars James McArdle and Saoirse Ronan, directed by Yael Farber.
As soon as the title number’s patter chorus kicks in, there’s a smile on every face at the Barbican Centre, where Cole Porter’s Broadway classic Anything Goes runs until 6 November 2021.
As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion following the performance of Mercurius Theatre’s revival of Anton Chekhov’s Vaudevilles, adapted by Michael Frayn, at London’s White Bear Thatre on Wednesday 27 October 2021. Time to get booking!
THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH. Almeida, N1 THE SCOTTISH PLAY WE NEEDED Say what you like about star-casting and auteur-ish directors messing with Shakespeare, but sometimes a multiple Academy Award nominee has a trumpeted on a British … Continue reading →
A new piece from Matthew Bourne is always a talking point and a treat to get dance fans excited. I’ve been a fan for around a decade now.
I was surprised when I discovered this is Robert Boulton’s debut play as a playwright, as there is a confidence and natural dark humour I’d associate with a more experienced writer.
It was rising eight years ago that the first two parts of Hilary Mantel’s majestic Wolf Hall trilogy came to the stage, adapted by Mike Poulton and directed by Jeremy Herrin.
Bess Wohl’s history play is an imaginatively-written, brilliantly chilling and resonant account of life at a Nazi summer camp, starring Patsy Ferran and Luke Thallon.