Lisa Gaye Wright’s new and original comedy spoof musical The Real Housewives of Codswallop – funny, quirky and full of parody with toe-tapping songs throughout – will be staged at The Theatre at the Tabard in Chiswick from 30 January to 2 February 2023 and the Bread & Roses Theatre, Clapham from 6 to 8 February.
NEWS: Anita Luna follows The Diva with Full of Shit premiere at Clapham Fringe
After the success with Anita Luna THE DIVA at Clapham Fringe last year, award-winning Italian cabaret artist Anita Giovanni is back at the festival this year, debuting her new show Full of Shit, which runs for one performance only on 26 September 2022. It’s a love affair: in London, Anita found her artistic heart. Time to get booking!
NEWS: Strange Fish marks independent Ireland’s centenary with Dev’s Army revival
In 2022, 100 years on from the formation of the Irish state’s independence from British rule, Strange Fish this month presents a new production of Dev’s Army, Stuart D Lee’s multi-award-winning whip-smart comedy set during a seminal time in Ireland’s history.
NEWS: Sankofa, shortlisted for The Women’s Prize for Playwriting, premieres at Bread & Roses
Sankofa, shortlisted for The Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2021, gets its premiere this week at London’s Bread & Roses Theatre. The one-woman play, written and performed by Nicole Acquah, runs from 15 to 19 February 2022.
NEWS: The Off West End Awards 2021 winners are announced
The winners of the Off West End Awards 2021, encompassing the Offies, OffFest, OnComm and OneOff Awards, have been announced in an online ceremony on 21 February 2021 via Scenesaver.
FIRST LOOK: Peek into the dark, spooky and hilarious world of Trial of Love
Wild eyes, grasping hands, looks of abject fear – they’re all there in the production images for Trial of Love , the new supernatural comedy currently running at the Bread & Roses Theatre. Take a look, if you dare, then book your tickets!
WATCH: Meet the cast of dark comic horror Trial of Love
Finding humour in darkness and exploring the meeting of Eastern and Western influences – watch the young cast of HiddenViewz new production Trial of Love discussing the new play. Time to get booking!
NEWS: HiddenViewz bring supernatural tale Trial of Love to the Bread & Roses Theatre
Otherworldly entities interfere with the life of a successful Chinese businessman in Trial of Love, the new production from company HiddenViewz, which comes to the Bread & Roses Theatre next week. Book your tickets now!
Best of the Blogs: All My Sons, Rosmersholm, Man Of La Mancha, This Is My Family & more
As part of a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (29 April-6 May 2019), ranging from Johnny Fox’s nostalgic return to see All My Sons and Maryam Philpott’s thoughts on the much-anticipated Rosmersholm starring Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell.
‘Powerfully uncomfortable play’: STARVED – Bread & Roses Theatre ★★★★
Starved is yet another good example of the great work being performed within pub theatres at the present time.
‘Pacey & engaging’: A MODEST LITTLE MAN – Bread & Roses Theatre ★★★★
A Modest Little Man is a pacey and engaging one-act play. The characters are – for the most part – well fleshed out and well realised.
‘Not afraid to ask difficult questions’: FRANKENSTEIN – Touring ★★★★
As much a tribute to Mary Shelley’s classic novel as a way of scrutinising its themes from a 21st-century perspective, SISATA Theatre’s Frankenstein straddles the past and the future.
‘Right balance between black humour & allowing the characters to breathe’: THE BUZZ, Bread & Roses Theatre ★★★★★
What begins as a satire-cum-family drama in The Buzz veers into Death and the Maiden territory with the past being brought into account.
‘Endearing performance’: LITTLE DID I KNOW – Bread & Roses Theatre ★★★★
From one perspective, the path that Aanesah endures in Little Did I Know can be seen to be a microcosm of women over thousands of years, always hoping for a better tomorrow, but enduring hardships of one form or other.
HOW TO SURVIVE A SWARM OF BEES – Bread & Roses Theatre
The heaps of white pillows that cover most of the stage make How To Survive a Swarm of Bees look like a slumber party or a kids’ fort, something with a lot of fun and giggles. But Anna Crace’s short play is far from the happy cuddliness implied by the set.