Following successful runs at The Blue Shop Cottage and White Bear Theatre, comic drama Boomerang returns to London for a one-week run at King’s Head Theatre later this month. Book your tickets now!
Liane Grant’s ‘hard-hitting’ new play Half Me, Half You anticipates the long-term consequences of today’s political climate in the US and UK. We’ve rounded up review highlights.
Liane Grant’s provocative new political play Half Me, Half You has now commenced its UK premiere season at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre, where it continues until 6 April 2019. Scroll through our gallery of first-look production photos – and then get booking!
What do you do as an actor if you don’t know where you fit in? We catch up with Half Me, Half You’s Kalea Williams on diversity, creating your own work and why this play is so relevant to right now. Time to get booking!
Female-led with diversity at the heart of the play and the production. What have the company of the UK premiere of Liane Grant’s provocative new political play Half Me, Half You been up to in rehearsal? Scroll through our gallery of fun rehearsal photos – and then get booking!
Can art help to combat hate crime? Outrage over Donald Trump, Leave Means Leave and much more, including the real-life experiences of close friends, inspired Liane Grant to write Half Me, Half You, which now comes to London’s Tristan Bates Theatre after a successful New York run. Check out our interview below – and then get booking!
I wonder if in years to come we’ll look back on the ‘Theatre of Brexit’ in the same way we analyse Shakespeare’s treatment of Agincourt, or the Trojan Wars in Sophocles?
Brexit is a farce. Of all the things Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky’s Brexit could have been, their critically-acclaimed satire about the current Euro-debacle is not the play this mired, political sham of ours deserves – it’s the one we need right now.
David Hare’s latest play I’m Not Running at the National Theatre is set in an alternative reality that is more 2008 than 2018 and says nothing about Labour’s current malaise.
I feel I should announce something many have missed from Jane Robins and Julie Burchill’s debut play People Like Us; it is broad, very very broad, and all the better for it.
People Like Us at the Union Theatre follows a group of friends and their monthly book club. The show is split into two time frames: Pre-vote results and Post-vote results.
As Brexit remains headline news across the country, People Like Us, a new comedy from writers Julie Burchill and Jane Robins, examines how this polarisation of political opinion has cut a swathe through friendships and families.
New misery fest about the hard graft of rural life is symbolic, but it really lacks drama and resonance.
Javaad Alipoor explores the dark world of lonely young men, seething with resentment, attracted by tech-savvy extremist groups, in The Believers Are But Brothers at the Bush Theatre.
This lively revival of Steven Berkoff’s 1975 modern classic is energetically sweaty, if a bit messy as well.
With its episode of a game of blind man’s bluff being both very funny and rather horrible, this is a Birthday Party for a generation brought up on The League of Gentlemen.
Bye, bye UK City of Culture, this monologue is about the Hull that celebrations have forgotten.
This pro-immigration, hip-hop reinvention of the all-American musical about a country gaining independence from a distant, tyrannical overlord resonates rather differently in Brexit Britain than it does in America. Forget the NHS bus – could Hamilton be the new symbol of the Leave campaign?
Set in the 1580s, the play shows how Walsingham’s defense of Elizabeth from Catholic plots and assassination attempts results in hunting down the Jesuit missionary Robert Southwell, the revelation of the Babington plot and the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, followed by the death of Sir Philip Sidney (Walsingham’s son-in-law) and the repulsion of the Spanish Armada.
Continental drama, in this era of Brexit negotiations, seems to be rarer and rarer on British stages. But, luckily, there are some venues which buck this parochial trend.