In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 27 October 2019). Maryam Philpott is gripped by the work of Claire Foy and Matt Smith in Lungs at The Old Vic…
What S. Asher Gelman has achieved with Afterglow is a thoughtful and nuanced piece of theatre that addresses the challenge of maintaining a relationship through life-change, as well as managing imbalanced sexual appetite within an established couple.
Afterglow raises more questions than answers, but is an honest piece of theatre about the universal themes of love, sex and marriage, and everything in between.
After a run at the Southwark Playhouse, Afterglow, S. Asher Gelman’s story of polyamory in modern American, returns with a new cast.
June is widely celebrated throughout the UK as being the month to celebrate Pride. The month is used to embrace a culture that was once suppressed, and what better way to do this than to watch some awe-inspiring theatre that has taken its roots from gay stories and gay culture.
So this week, I saw some of the best and worst theatre as well as the Spice Girls again, which some would argue is the best and worst in pop music at the same time.
Afterglow is ‘The little play that could’. After its impressive Off-Broadway run of 14 months and 467 performances, it has made its way across the pond to the Southwark Playhouse, a theatre synonymous with fantastic shows.
S. Asher Gelman’s play Afterglow offers an insight into how complicated modern relationships can get – but doesn’t feel as convincing as it could do in this production.
Afterglow at Southwark Playhouse is a classy production but still slow, and because every scene change is like cleaning up after a particularly acrobatic shag, there are more pauses and longeurs than you might wish.
How did a short story by ETA Hoffman get transplanted to South London to create a chilling new musical? Co-creators Harry Blake and Jennifer Fletcher tells us all about The Sandman, the production created by the Brit School’s Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Bridge Company. Book your tickets now!
Normally the cast is created to fit the play, but not with What Was Left; playwright Molly Taylor created that piece to fit the exciting company of young performers she is working with. She tells us more about this collaboration with an exciting young company in her interview. Have a read, then book your tickets!
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Bridge Company, which features a cast of recent graduates from the BRIT School, comes to Southwark Playhouse next month with world premieres of musical The Sandman and drama What Was Left. Book your tickets to see these exciting new theatremakers in action now!
Full cast and creatives have been announced for S Asher Gelman’s Afterglow, the provocative polyamorous New York hit which gets its UK premiere next month at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Its strictly limited season runs from 5 June to 20 July 2019, with a press night on 11 June.
New York’s provocative, polyamorous Off-Broadway hit Afterglow gets its UK premiere this summer at London’s Southwark Playhouse, where its strictly limited season runs from 5 June to 20 July 2019, with a press night on 11 June.