Jessie Cave’s show Sunrise was recorded in the empty venue in April, but still retains the comedy of a professional mum navigating the thorny paths of a postpartum love life.
For better or worse, the association between theatre, television and film has only grown closer in the last ten years, not just with artists moving between the different genres but also in the adoption of cinematic technique within productions.
Theatre has recently taken on more female queer stories with Turkey, Lobster, The Gulf and now Grotty featuring prominently in fringe theatre seasons.
Here the London theatre bloggers discuss Lee Hall’s play with music Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, and two more new plays: Adam Brace’s They Drink It in the Congo at the Almeida and 946 The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at the Globe.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Adam Brace’s latest play They Drink It in the Congo has opened at London’s Almeida Theatre, where it is directed by Michael Longhurst and runs until 12 October 2016. What have critics been saying about it?
New play about Africa’s deadliest conflict is more of a heroic failure than a successful drama.
Associate Director Robert Icke will adapt and direct Schiller classic MARY STUART at the Almeida Theatre in December, with Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams trading the play’s central roles of the two queens, the title character and Queen Elizabeth I, decided at each performance by the toss of a coin.