Laughter, anguish and wine – the perfect combination for any rehearsal room, surely. It’s certainly what we can see in rehearsals for comic drama Boomerang, which comes to the King’s Head Theatre this month. Time to book those tickets!
Hidden Track Theatre will give audiences the exciting chance to roll up their sleeves, get involved and create their own country when their new show Drawing the Line premieres at the Albany Theatre’s Deptford Lounge in May. Book your tickets now.
What is Rejoicing at her Wondrous Vulva the Young Woman Applauded Herself about? The team behind the hotly anticipated new production at Ovalhouse explained, ran riot and gave a sneak preview as they took over the South London venue’s social media. Take a look at our favourite bits, then book your tickets!
Singing, dancing, angst and euphoria – that’s what we’re getting from these candid images from the rehearsal room of Bowie-inspired play Heroes. Have a peek then book your tickets!
The rehearsal room for new play Starved looks far too luxurious for the setting of a new dark comedy set in a squat in Hull… but needs must. Take a look at performers Michael Black & Alana Connaughton in action, then book your tickets!
Smiles, laughter and a fair amount of pointing – check out what Alix Dunmore and the cast of Jane Clegg have been up to in rehearsals for Finborough Theatre’s revival of St John Ervine’s drama, then book your tickets!
While Lee Lomas’ new play Killing Nana focuses on a central character caught in a claustrophobic, anxiety-ridden situation, rehearsals for the play look anything but. Check out these behind the scenes pictures, then book your tickets.
New drama The Project takes audiences inside World War II transit camp Westerbork, which held many of Europe’s most lauded cabaret artists of the time… and encouraged them to perform on a weekly basis. As it takes to the London stage , we take you inside rehearsals to see what the cast have been up to.
How do two actors play all the characters in award-winning comedy Stones in his Pockets? With a lot of hand-waving and gesticulation if these pictures from the show’s rehearsal room are anything to go by!
Markers, tea and possibly a cracking clue about the design of the show – that, and more, is what we discover by looking at these rehearsal images for Two’s Company’s revival of James Saunders’ Bodies, which runs at Southwark Playhouse from 13 February to 9 March 2019. Have a peek, then book your tickets!
Disappearing with a travelling troupe used to be the only way to learn the tricks of the circus trade if you weren’t born into an established circus family. Over the last 50 years, however, that has been changing with an ever-increasing number of clubs, schools and training centres appearing around the world.
To draw a circus map of Britain today, we can no longer just look to the fields and hard-standings where tenting companies pitch, but must also peek behind the walls of theatre buildings and training spaces, and into other open spaces of festivals and street performance.
Organised by Stumble Dance Circus director, Mish Weaver, the Serious Circus symposium is the first iteration of an ongoing project to create a network of support and practitioners who are using circus to create issue based work.
Contemporary circus is making ever-increasing ripples on the surface of the UK performing arts scene and, for three days every other spring, the Canvas showcasing event allows industry professionals to look deeper into the swell of current circus creation to access a range of productions that mainstream attention otherwise misses.
The show is an exploration of connection between the two women in an abstract world. I don’t know who they are, or why they’re here (I imagine some unspoken Godot), but I recognise the interplay between the two.
The biennial Dutch festival of international circus arts has had a rebrand this year, from the tongue twisting Circo Circolo to the plainer Festival Circolo. I am pleased to report, however, that the programme and atmosphere of the 10-day event retain their high quality, remaining for from plain.
The special preview of He Ain’t Heavy from Grania Pickard and her newly formed company, Oddly Moving Circus Theatre, was accompanied an invitation to a group of local writers and circus enthusiasts, facilitated by The Circus Diaries.
Mick Barnfather is a theatre director, actor and teacher with over 35 years of professional industry experience. Renowned for his exploratory clown workshops, Mick is well-versed in making people laugh. Here he explains more about this skilful, yet widely misconceived art form…
The first show I see is Demain, cannily themed around the itinerant life of street performers. Marie-Josée Gauthier, a regular teacher at the school as well as an actress and theatre director, has directed her coterie in a vibrant and accessible production that reveals the poignant edges between freedom and loneliness.
Smoke & Mirrors, the show that jointly won last year’s Jackson’s Lane Total Theatre award for circus at Edinburgh Festival Fringe (with B-Orders) is back in the UK for a short tour after the company of two, Cohdi Harrell and Laura Stokes, recently relocated from New Mexico to Europe.