Amidst editor Lisa Martland’s seven Top Picks from the last week of theatre are Libby Purves’ description of her blissful time at Nicholas Hytner’s immersive production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre and Aleks Sierz’s thoughts on the Kiln Theatre’s new opening, Samuel Adamson’s take on A Doll’s House in Wife.
Only a few more chances to see Dante or Die’s acclaimed site-specific, one-man play User Not Found, running at The CoffeeWorks Project next to Battersea Power Station until this Sunday 2 June 2019. Have you been following our behind-the-scenes video series? Time to get booking before it’s too late!
As User Not Found prepares for its London transfer – running at The CoffeeWorks Project next to Battersea Power Station from 17 May to 2 June 2019 – the show’s co-creators and Dante or Die co-artistic directors Terry O’Donovan & Daphna Attias recall the article that originally inspired them. Time to get booking!
Why has Time Out chosen Dante or Die’s User Not Found as one of its Top Theatre Picks for May? The raves that Time Out’s Andrzej Lukowski and so many other critics gave the show when it was first seen at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe gives a strong indication. We’ve rounded up our favourite review highlights below. The two-week-only London run begins this Friday – time to get booking!
Following huge success at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, and a 2019 tour to cafes around the country Dante or Die’s ground-breaking digital hit User Not Found, written by Chris Goode, arrives this week in London, for a run at a coffee shop next to Battersea Power Station for a strictly limited two-week season. Time to get booking!
I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is Bryony Kimmings’ story of survival but told with a flair, emotional and physical honesty and theatrical artistry that is, often, breathtaking in its courage.
Inspired by the adaptations of Welles and Polanski, Paper Cinema’s Macbeth is as much a love letter to ‘The Scottish Play’ as Citizen Kane is to the language of cinema itself.
Drawing on myth and bodily strength in an ending that encapsulates her fight, Bryony Kimmings inspires us to keep going through the rough times that try to drown us in I‘m A Phoenix, Bitch.
Missing is made by the brilliant quality of its performer/dancers as well as Dave Price’s pounding sound-track and Chris Swain and Lahav’s lighting underscoring changes of scene, mood and outcome.
Award-winning artist Bryony Kimmings’ first solo show in nearly a decade and the return of internationally-acclaimed physical theatre company Gecko will feature in Battersea Arts Centre’s Phoenix Season, celebrating the reopening of the Grand Hall, three years after the venue was devastated by fire.
Taken a little time to get here but Kieran Hurley’s 2016 Edinburgh Fringe hit (part of their Made in Scotland showcase 2016) absolutely nails the zeitgeist of our times. With his nervy, urgent, hectic delivery, Hurley’s deeply dystopian take on our world today is a visceral and aural bombardment that is nonetheless told with amazing simplicity.
The resourcefulness, determination and camaraderie of theatre people pulled together to reopen Battersea Arts Centre and raise funds. Now, a bit more than a year later, parts of the building closed by the fire are reopening.
I’ll admit that I seldom go to BAC. But I have always liked — even loved — that it’s there. It’s a major home for emerging theatre companies, and even if I miss them at the beginning of their lives there, I acknowledge that the building has a major role in developing the talent of the future and the future, in turn, of the theatre.
It is here, after all, that my favourite British musical of the century so far — Jerry Springer the Opera — was born. It’s also where the 1927 company, whose show Golem transfers to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios next month, began.
So it was particularly distressing to hear of the fire that engulfed the venue yesterday — and utterly destroyed its venerable 120 year old Grand Hall.