Class is an emotive and clever show that and is able to portray real people in a succinct and gentle way.
What is it? Written by Sam Steiner, this two hander explores the relationship between a young couple post and pre a law that bans the use of more than 140 words per day.
It is the stereotyping of women in theatre that has been one of the biggest motivators for Emmy Happisburgh to create her own company, aptly named Contentment Productions.
Walking into the Royal Court to see Rory Mullarkey’s new show Pity, one is welcomed by a full brass band, a working ice-cream stand and a heck of a lot of colour. The energy in the room is buzzing but has a slight edge.
‘This is an incredibly important piece of theatre because it explores a very stigmatised issue: men’s mental health. There are already a lot of negative ideas and stereotypes surrounding mental health, but in a culture where men are told to “man up” and “stop being a girl” their mental health struggles are more often silenced.’