Finding yourself stuck in a portaloo toilet with Her Majesty the Queen would be nerve-wracking enough for anyone, add a bomb into the equation and an anti-Royalist and The Throne at the Charing Cross Theatre has all the ingredients for an explosive performance.
‘The chemistry between Condou & Roscoe is fantastic’: THE THRONE – Charing Cross Theatre
Acclaimed screenwriter John Goldsmith brings his first play The Throne to Charing Cross Theatre this summer. It is set in 2002, the year of the Golden Jubilee, and imagines an encounter between a Republican school teacher Derek (Charlie Condou) and Queen Elizabeth II (Mary Roscoe) when they get stuck in a toilet together.
‘Commendably, it never descends into cliché’: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN – Southwark Playhouse ★★★
A long-standing darling of the avant-garde downtown Off-Broadway theatre scene where she has her own company, Young Jean Lee is known for creating plays that are punchy, free-form and adventurous.
My theatre diary: The Distance, Electra, Lord of the Flies, Urinetown, Next Fall
Having escaped back to Mallorca for a week (god, I love that place, my little piece of heaven), there are at least two weeks of theatre I want to catch up with. My must-see list just keeps growing and growing and has, more accurately become, a might-see list … if I can find a mammoth […]
Review: Next Fall (Southwark Playhouse)
Oh Jesus, not another ‘gay play’ — except that this time, Jesus himself features quite a bit. Next Fall pitches an interesting slant on the gay ‘dramedy’ where a young guy from Florida is challenged to justify his strong religious faith by a relationship with an older, cynical atheist. And then — cue off-stage car-crash […]
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