Kevin Mandry’s new play EROS, exploring female objectification, has been attracting a wide range of responses at London’s White Bear Theatre. In addition to reviewers – we’ve rounded up selected highlights below – the show’s producers have invited writers to respond via their “SideSwipe” series. Three new short plays were selected…
Now I’m all for issue-based drama, and I do believe theatre has a responsibility to shine a light on areas of real social concern with the objective of moving and enlightening the audience.
Written by Kevin Mandry and directed by Stephen Bailey, Eros takes place in the mid-1990s when dial-up internet connections were just beginning to be used and glamour models adorned popular lads’ mags such as Loaded and FHM.
Set in the 90s, Kevin Mandry’s Eros takes us back to the early days of the internet, and into the studio of Ross Black (Stephen Riddle).
Kevin Mandry’s new photographer studio-set play EROS, now in previews ahead of its world premiere tomorrow (30 August 2018) at London’s White Bear Theatre, captures the moment in time when the Internet and digital imagery first started to change our perceptions of reality. Check out our own first-look digital images of the production onstage… and then get booking!
What would you do if you lost your smartphone? Are we all in need of a digital detox? In our interview with EROS author Kevin Mandry, he discusses screen addiction, Herbert Lom onstage, his favourite playwrights, the kiss of the camera, digital detox ambitions and more. Read up… and then get booking!
We’re counting down to the world premiere of Kevin Mandry’s EROS, running at the White Bear Theatre from 28 August to 15 September 2018. This brand-new play is set in a photographers’ studio – and we’ve got the pictures to prove it!
Are we all now addicted to the internet? How has this shaped our body images? And the boundaries between fantasy and reality? What’s any of that got to do with the Irish poet WB Yeats? In the videos below, Kevin Mandry, author of new play EROS explains all. Watch, contemplate, discuss – and then get booking!
After success at the White Bear Theatre with folk-song homage Flowers of the Field in 2014, award-winning playwright Kevin Mandry returns this month to premiere EROS. The brand-new play – an urgent topical drama about “the female body, consent and agency” – runs 28 August to 15 September 2018, with a press night on 30 August.