How much do you know about gestational surrogacy? Jane Cafarella’s comedy-drama e-baby explores a relationship between a would-be mother and her surrogate. Sneak a peek inside rehearsals as Aequitas Theatre prepares for the UK premiere, which runs 19 to 30 November 2019 at Brockley Jack Theatre. Time to get booking!
e-baby, Jane Cafarella’s 2015 comedy-drama about surrogacy, gets its UK premiere in a brand-new production at London’s Brockley Jack Theatre. Presented by Aequitas Theatre, it runs from 19 to 30 November 2019.
Arrows & Traps’ queer noir take on The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde is a contemporary adaptation that speaks to the ages at the Brockley Jack Theatre.
Arrows & Traps’ 18th production in its five-year history is also its tenth at London’s Brockley Jack Theatre, where it is now an associate company, and its third in a Gothic trilogy. And it’s a corker.
How does it feel to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel… and survive? Michael John LaChiusa, who wrote a musical on just this subject, was on his way back to the States by the time I chaired my post-show Q&A to his Queen of the Mist.
After their current summer hit with One Giant Leap, Arrows & Traps will return to Brockley Jack Theatre in September when, as part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will join them on Friday 6 September 2019 for Jekyll & Hyde. Got any questions?
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 22 August 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock is at Charing Cross Theatre for Michael John LaChiusa’s award-winning Off-Broadway musical Queen Of The Mist, transferred from Brockley Jack Theatre. Got any questions?
American playwright Madeleine George’s acclaimed 2009 three-hander Precious Little gets its UK premiere at Brockley Jack Theatre, where it’s now running until 15 June 2019. We caught up with artistic director Kate Bannister about why she wanted to bring the play to London. Time to get booking!
We’re counting down to the London premiere of American playwright Madeleine George’s 2009 all-female three-hander Precious Little this week. While you were enjoying your Bank Holiday Weekend, sneak a peek at what the cast was getting up to in rehearsals. Time to get booking!
Award-winning American playwright Madeleine George’s 2009 play Precious Little gets its London premiere this week at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre care of the five-star and 15-time Offie-nominated in-house team behind recent productions of Kes, Lifeboat and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. Time to get booking!
If Taro is to be Arrows & Traps’ final production, then it’s a hell of a high note to go out on. Bringing together so much of what has made them an enjoyable and enlightening company to follow.
it is pleasing to see that Ross McGregor’s new play Gentleman Jack respects its subject enough to give a full picture of their life.
So many of the recommendations for shows to see next year focus on the West End. And for sure, I’m excited to catch big ticket numbers like All About Eve, Come From Away and Waitress, but I wanted to cast my eye a little further afield.
Adaptor/director Ross McGregor turning to Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula makes sense, not least as it offers ample opportunity for Arrows & Traps to refresh its rather dustily antiquated take on gender.
In The White Rose Ross McGregor gives us a story of a young generation’s courage, as they fight to reclaim their country from those who are destroying it.
The White Rose is a reminder that ‘speaking out’ is never a ‘passive’ option – that’s one’s words do matter and have consequences. It also serves to remind us that true bravery isn’t about being fearless, but being scared and doing the right thing anyway.
Arrow and Traps’ re-telling of the story of The White Rose is apt in times of increased authoritarianism around the world. In Sophie Scholl, the most famous and youngest member to executed by the Nazi Government for treason, Lucy Ionnou shows us the human behind the activist.
For all the weight of the subject, The White Rose is engagingly and captivatingly staged, losing none of the visual inventiveness that has characterised so much of Arrows & Traps’ previous work.
Asides from the obvious overtures to dancing, Stepping Out could be said to describe the momentary release from day-to-day worries that the women find. If life isn’t about moments like these, what’s it all for?
Conor McPherson is one of my all-time favourite playwrights. Having made his name with plays such as The Weir, Port Authority and St Nicholas, The Night Alive in some ways harks back to his early plays such as Dublin Carol, with its working-class characters eeking out an existence as best they can.
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