A lot has been said about All in a Row online (especially on Twitter around #puppetgate) – about the play itself, its depiction of autism and its use of a puppet in portraying the non-verbal autistic 11-year-old character. At a post-show forum, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock moderated an event taking the conversation offline.
In the face of protests outside and online, All in Row received its world premiere last night at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Theatre critics have started delivering their verdict on the play and production; on Thursday, the public will be able to pose their questions and concerns to the show’s creators. Time to get booking and/or submitting your questions.
All in Row is set on the eve of a couple’s non-verbal autistic son being taken into care. The child is portrayed by a puppet. What was the thinking behind this and other choices in the play? Watch our rehearsal room interviews with the writer, director and cast. Time to get booking!
Less than two weeks until Alex Oates’ new play All in Row premieres at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Sneak a peek inside the rehearsal room with stars Charlie Brooks, Simon Lipkin and the company, directed by Dominic Shaw. Time to get booking!
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Thursday 21 February 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the creatives behind the world premiere of All in a Row and special guests. Got any questions?
Charlie Brooks and Simon Lipkin star as parents to an autistic child in Alex Oates’ new play All in Row, which receives its world premiere next month at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Gen up – and then get booking!
For a comedy, there are not enough laughs. Although Torben Betts is perfectly skilled at delivering humorous dialogues, in Monogamy there is very little sun, but plenty of glowering darkness.
So many characters – and their troublesome characteristics – have piled in, manic sitcom style, with bursts of backstory and downright bafflement, that it seems a problem beyond solution in a final hour. That is why you should not leave in the interval.
Charlie Brooks and Patrick Ryecart will play Sally and Mike in the UK tour and London run of Torben Betts’s new comedy, Monogamy. They join the previously announced Janie Dee as Caroline Mortimer.
In my humble opinion, the ultimate specialist in farce is Alan Ayckbourn and nowhere is my point more finely demonstrated than in How The Other Half Loves. A classic, fast-paced, quick-humour-packed bundle of confusion and chaos which it could be so easy to lose the thread of if it’s not directed and performed on point.
After its extended West End season, Alan Strachan’s revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s How the Other Half Loves launches on tour with a cast including Robert Daws, Caroline Langrishe and Charlie Brooks.
Leicester’s Curve theatre announces the inaugural season from new Artistic Director Nikolai Foster. Curve shows directed by Foster include a new production of Tennessee Williams’ seminal work A Streetcar Named Desire, opening on 20 October 2015, with previews from 16 October, and running until 8November. The production features Charlie Brooks as Blanche (recently seen in Curve’s production of Beautiful Thing, …
The producers of Beautiful Thing have announced the early closure of the touring production. The last date will at the Leicester Curve on Saturday 30 May 2015. Executive producer Tom O’Connell said, “It is with great regret that we have made the difficult decision to close Beautiful Thing early, but we are all immensely proud to have produced the show, …