Can we ever really know what happened between two people behind closed doors? That’s the question at the heart of Anna Zeigler’s provocative new two-hander Actually, and one the company, audience and I grappled with after last week’s performance at Trafalgar Studios.
Tom points out that the weight of evidence required for either of their stories to be believed could be “fifty percent plus a feather”. It’s a potent image that echoes throughout the play’s talky but engaging 90 minutes.
Yasmin Paige and Simon Manyonda exude “chemistry” in the “highly watchable” and the zeitgeisty European premiere of Anna Zeigler’s Actually, which is now running at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios until 31 August 2019. We’ve rounded up review highlights below – time to get booking!
Set against the backdrop of Princeton University, Actually provides a reminder that, even in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, there remain plenty of grey areas when it comes down to defining assault and determining consent.
We’re counting down to the official opening of the European premiere of Anna Zeigler’s Actually. Yasmin Paige and Simon Manyonda star in this provocative new play by the author of Photograph 51. Check out our gallery of first-look production photography – and then get booking!
Onstage in Actually, Yasmin Paige and Simon Manyonda present different versions of the same event. Can they agree in this London Live interview about the play itself?! Watch their fascinating interview with presenter Helen Wadia – and then get booking! The European premiere of Anna Ziegler’s play starts previews tonight (6 August 2019) at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios, where it runs til 31 August.
It’s nearly time for the European premiere of Actually, the new play by Photograph 51’s Anna Ziegler. Sneak a peek at what Yasmin Paige and Simon Manyonda have been getting up to in rehearsals ahead of the two-hander’s run at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios from 6 to 31 August 2019. Time to get booking!
Yasmin Paige and Simon Manyonda star in the European premiere production of Actually, a new play by Photograph 51’s Anna Ziegler, which will run at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios from 6 to 31 August 2019, with a press night on Monday 12 August and a post-show Q&A chaired by Mate Terri Paddock on Friday 9 August.
It’s not just umbrella festival programmes that keep myself and other London theatregoers busy in August. Here are some thoughts (and connections) on the other plays and musicals I’ve seen over the past week that are worth a look: Mrs Orwell, King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe, Boom and Salad Days.
The UK premiere production of hit Off-Broadway black comedy BOOM has its first performance tonight at London’s Theatre 503, where it runs until 26 August 2017. Sneak a peek at Will Merrick and the cast in these first-look production shots. Have you booked your tickets yet?
San Francisco-based playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s hit Off-Broadway black comedy BOOM, the most produced play in the US in 2009 and 2010, receives its UK premiere at London’s Theatre503 in London. Here, he explains how Richard Dawkins and a love of evolutionary biology inspired the play… I’m a huge biology buff. I think I first became interested in biology initially through …
No-strings sex and the apocalypse? Hit Off-Broadway black comedy BOOM receives its UK premiere next month at London’s Theatre503, where it runs from 2 to 26 August 2017, with a press night on 7 August. Cast is now announced.