As an insight into a member of society failed by systemic stupidity and social illiteracy, Athena Stevens’ new play Scrounger is particularly relevant.
This year’s Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights concludes in Week Three, featuring three new plays that shine a light on challenges in modern Britain care of ETPEP Award winner Abigail Andjel, Olivier Award nominee Athena Stevens and Hannah Morley. We caught up with each of them in the last of our three-part festival interview series. Time to get booking!
Week Two of this year’s Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, features new plays set in Quebec, New Zealand and the bedroom, care of Colleen Murphy, Albert Belz and Sharmila Chauhan. We found out more about each of them in the second of our three-part festival interview series. Time to get booking!
Week One of this year’s Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, features new plays set in Israel, Turkey and your local pub, care of Einat Weizman (and Palestinian political prisoners), Melis Aker and Stewart Pringle. We caught up with each of them in the first of our three-part festival interview series. Time to get booking!
Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the Finborough Theatre’s annual explosion of new writing, returns this week for its eleventh consecutive year, presenting nine new plays on Sundays, Mondays and Thursday from 16 June to 4 July 2019.
Someone at the Globe may have sold their soul to the devil after all because it is the companion piece to Doctor Faustus, Dark Night of the Soul, that is exactly the kind of successful initiative they need.
Two scratch-your-head stats shared during my post-show Q&A for Schism at London’s Park Theatre: one, less than five percent of the UK population has dated someone with a disability, and two – wait for it – only one in four have even had a conversation with a disabled person.
I really enjoyed Schism, for the socio-political and psychological issues it raises. I also loved the depiction of how an unlikely relationship develops and how the couple destroys their relationship, almost destroying each other in the process.
Athena Stevens’ Schism is a bold and candid two-hander about ambition, power and determination, played out over 20 years in a stormy relationship that is more Machiavellian than true romance.