Returning to live performance for the first time in two years, Arrows & Traps prove they’ve lost none of their ambition as they bring to the stage not one but two inspiring real-life stories.
‘A striking play about a most striking woman’: PAYNE – The Stars Are Fire – Jack Studio Theatre
I may still not know what a variable star is but Cecilia Payne did and that’s what matters.
‘Illuminates the struggle to pursue an almighty artistic vision’: HOLST – The Music in the Spheres – Jack Studio Theatre
Arrows & Traps return to live performance in customary ambitious style with Holst – The Music In The Spheres at the Brockley Jack Theatre.
‘I’m in safe hands & I’m collaborating with like-minded people’: Writer-director Juliette Quenin on why she wanted to premiere Little Wing at Brockley Jack Theatre
Why has new play Little Wing taken its title from a renowned guitar solo by Jimi Hendrix? In the second of a two-part interview, writer-director Juliette Quenin tells us about her inspirations, the best time to write and why she wanted to stage her inaugural production at London’s Brockley Jack Theatre.
‘I love to hear poetry in dialogue’: Little Wing writer Juliette Quenin on her influences & Anglo-French theatre differences
French writer-director Juliette Quenin launches new production company Five Minutes Before the Miracle with the premiere of her play Little Wing at Brockley Jack Theatre in April. In the first of a two-part interview, she tells us about her influences, mission and cultural differences.
NEWS: New play Little Wing, taking its title from guitarist Jimi Hendrix, premieres at Brockley Jack
Little Wing, a new play by French actress, singer and director Juliette Quenin which takes its title from Jimi Hendrix’s 1967 song of the same title, premieres this spring in London. Time to get booking!
Ought To Be Clowns’ 10 favourite shows of 2019
Ought To Be Clowns barely saw 250 shows this year, quiet by his standards. And as is the way of these things, here’s a rundown of some of the productions that moved me most…
20 shows to look forward to in 2020
Looking ahead to some of 2020’s exciting shows, most with an emphasis away from the West End and instead focusing at the London Fringe and across the UK.
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for Arrows & Traps’ premiere of Chaplin in February
As part of her ongoing post-show talk series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock catches the premiere of a brand-new play about legend of the silver screen, the Little Tramp, Charlie Chaplin. Got any questions?
PHOTOS: Behind the scenes for Aequitas Theatre’s UK premiere of e-baby
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!
NEWS: Aequitas presents UK premiere of Australian hit e-baby at Brockley Jack Theatre
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.
‘Performances hit the mark from top to bottom’: THE STRANGE CASE OF JEKYLL & HYDE – Brockley Jack Studio Theatre & Touring
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.
Q&A video: Why did Arrows & Traps reset Jekyll & Hyde during the US presidential race?
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.
Queen of the Mist Q&A video: How does it feel to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel?
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.
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for Arrows & Traps new US presidential race-set version of Jekyll & Hyde
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?
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for Michael John LaChiusa musical Queen of the Mist
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?
‘I felt an immediate connection, as a director & as a mum’: Kate Bannister on premiering Precious Little in London
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!
PHOTOS: Who’s the gorilla? Behind the scenes in Precious Little rehearsals
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!
NEWS: Madeleine George’s Precious Little gets its London premiere, cast announced
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!
‘Bio that turns into something far more intriguing’: TARO – Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
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.