Yesterday I watched Skye Hallam’s excellent one-woman show, Heads or Tails, one of the headline acts at the new Living Record Festival. It’s a gently confessional monologue about the afterlife spoken by 25-year-old Steph, who has – as they say – been “taken too soon”.
‘Writes with wit & clarity’: HANSARD – National Theatre
Simon Woods’ debut play Hansard, about the parliamentary ruling class is timely, and amusingly preceptive, but ultimately unsatisfying.
‘I read this version & I immediately saw the links’: WATCH An Enemy of the People’s leading man Gabriel Akuwudike on why he’s so angry
At the Playground Theatre, Ibsen’s 1892 classic An Enemy of the People is currently receiving a very modern, meta-theatrical makeover. In this in-depth interview, Gabriel Akuwudike, who plays the title role, and writer-director Jolley Gosnold talk about getting angry and demanding change. Must finish 23 July 2019. Time to get booking!
FEATURED SHOW: ★★★★★ reviews are in for An Enemy of the People at the Playground Theatre
What happens when Ibsen’s 1892 classic An Enemy of the People is relocated to modern London, played out amongst a group of millennials in the shadow of Grenfell Tower? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite highlights from reviews for Jolley Gosnold’s highly provocative and politically charged adaptation at the Playground Theatre. Time to get booking!
FIRST-LOOK PHOTOS: An Enemy of the People blows the whistle on Grenfrell
Ibsen’s 1892 classic An Enemy of the People comes crashing into the 21st century with this new London-set version, written and directed by Jolley Gosnold, which officially opens tonight (5 July 2019) at the Playground Theatre, in the shadow of Grenfell Tower. Check out our full gallery of first-look production photos – and then get booking!
‘We demand change’: WATCH extended trailer for post-Grenfell take on An Enemy of the People
Are you ready to get angry? Are you ready to demand change? What are you going to do about it? Watch this extended trailer for a thrilling new version of An Enemy of the People staged next month at the Playground Theatre, in the shadow of Grenfell Tower. Time to get booking – and take action!
‘Grenfell isn’t mentioned by name but…’: Writer-adapter Jolley Gosnold on relocating An Enemy of the People to London today
How much will Ibsen’s 1892 classic An Enemy of the People resonate in 2019 post-Grenfell, Brexit Britain? How does it play out with younger, politically switched-on protagonists? We caught up with writer and director Jolley Gosnold about his major new version, which premieres next month at the Playground Theatre. Time to get booking!
WATCH: Brexit wins the audience vote, Adam Masters is the man to beat Bojo
What happens after the #ToryLeadershipContest? Tom Salinksy and Robert Khan’s Brexit [the play] has some hysterical – and worryingly plausible – predictions. What have celebrity guests and audiences been saying? Time to get booking!
Best of the Blogs: From Brexit via Plenty to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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.
Terri trips: The Flies at the Bunker & Brexit at the King’s Head Theatre
Two of the Featured Show campaigns I’ve been working on recently have been two plays tapping into the political unrest of our times: the return of Tom Salinsky and Robert Khan’s Brexit comedy to the King’s Head Theatre and the Exchange Theatre’s tenth-anniversary revival of Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic The Flies.
‘A polished cast expertly deliver the political satire’: BREXIT – King’s Head Theatre
Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky could have come up with a more creative title for their acclaimed political comedy Brexit – but they didn’t really need to, given that actual Brexit has been a massive satire in and of itself for some time now.
‘Splendidly sharp & biting satire’: BREXIT – King’s Head Theatre
A revival of the play Brexit at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington is very much of the moment and stirs some classic sitcom memories.
NEWS: Gabriel Akuwudike stars in post-Brexit, post-Grenfell update of An Enemy of the People
Henrik Ibsen’s 1892 classic An Enemy of the People is given a 21st-century Brexit Britain, post-Grenfell update care of writer and director Jolley Gosnold in a new production staged this summer at west London’s Playground Theatre, in the shadow of the remains of Grenfell Tower. Gabriel Akuwudike stars. Time to get booking!
PHOTOS: Will Trump check in to see how Brexit preparations are going at the King’s Head?
Welcome or not, Donald Trump has made clear his opinions on Brexit. During this week’s State Visit, will he make time to check how Brexit preparations are going at the King’s Head Theatre? Might he even change his mind about endorsing Boris Johnson?! Sneak a peek inside rehearsals – and then get booking!
WATCH: Brexit’s Adam Masters launches his bid to be our new Prime Minister
#BorisJohnsonShouldNotBePM, as they say on Twitter. Nor should Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, Andrea Leadsom or any of the rest of them. We’re lobbying for Adam Masters, who’s just launched his bid ahead of moving into Downing Street by way of the King’s Head Theatre. Watch his back-t0-back leadership pitches to the ERG and Britain for Europe. Time to get booking for Brexit [the play]!
‘For good or for ill, it will define politics in this country for a generation’: Co-writer & director Tom Salinsky on Brexit [the play]
As real-life Brexit chaos continues, Brexit [the play] returns to the King’s Head Theatre for a strictly limited run from 11 June to 6 July 2019. We caught up with co-writer and director Tom Salinsky about the dramatic appeal of politics and his long-time collaboration with Robert Khan. Time to get booking!
“Very funny & touching” See what’s being said about Boomerang on Twitter
Ivana Mazza-Coates and Madeleine Shenai’s tale of ‘adulting’ and the Boomerang Generation, Boomerang, has been described by audiences as “funny”, “touching” and “fab”. Take a look at what they said then book tickets for the final performances!
FEATURED SHOW: There’s a ★★★★★ Brexit that wins the people’s vote at the King’s Head
Want a really good way “to face the Brexit situation and laugh”? Brexit [the play] is the answer. While voters may be turning away from the Tories and Labour at the ballot box because of Brexit, they’re turning towards the King’s Head Theatre at the box office as Brexit [the play] returns by popular demand. To show you why, we’ve rounded up previous review highlights.
WATCH: Check out these video snippets from comic drama Boomerang
Condescending friends and parents with better social lives than their 20-something children – it’s all part of comic drama Boomerang, running at the King’s Head Theatre this week. Take a look at these snippets, filmed in rehearsal, then book your tickets!
NEWS: Brexit goes ahead again at King’s Head with new cast members
A lawyer and an improv expert have created a version of Brexit that’s guaranteed to be delivered as promised. After two sell-out runs, Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky’s hit political comedy returns to London’s King’s Head Theatre this summer with a new cast.