Hole, a short new play from actor Ellie Kendrick is full of ferocity but is not strong on originality or nuance.
Mike Leigh’s 1977 play Abigail’s Party is sure to be considered a British classic. And as it is set in Romford, it makes great sense for Douglas Rintoul to stage it at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.
Atiha Sen Gupta’s Abi, a 60-minute monologue, performed with enormous zest and attractive energy by Safiyya Ingar, is a response to Mike Leigh’s play Abigail’s Party and looks at what happened to a couple of his peripheral characters.
Emily Marshall directs Atiha Sen Gupta’s Counting Stars as part of the Stomping Ground Festival, a Young Director’s training programme set up by StoneCrabs Theatre Company. The central characters both get jobs in a nightclub, one thankful to be in work whilst the other is dreaming of getting away and making more of his life.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
This surprisingly tender and intimate production might lack in substance in places but soon comes to life effectively.
New two-hander about love and exploitation offers a powerful image of racism and injustice.
Latest thriller from the Hampstead Theatre sees a reunion of two female childhood friends turn nasty, oh very nasty