Back in 2019 when Marcus Brigstocke premiered The Red at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, I was lucky enough to meet him at one of the food venue vans and was personally flyered by him.
Having seen Marcus Brigstocke’s name attached to it, I instantly assumed this would be a broadly comic play that was strong on laughs and reasonably light on subject matter.
This psychological examination of what it means to be an addict is surprisingly moving – but it does feel as though it goes around in circles.
A father and son meet in a wine cellar. The son is a recovering alcoholic, and his dad (a ghost, who left the son a nice bottle of red wine in his will) doesn’t seem to understand the harm a glass of booze will do.
The Red – the newest digital produ…
Following a brief run at London’s The Space and ahead of a tour, Brian Coyle’s 2018 one-man play Timeless was made available as an on-demand stream.
Director Charlotte Peters chats about directing Matthew Morrison’s DANCE at the King’s Head Theatre.
Original Theatre Company and Perfectly Normal Productions have announced the first revival of Barnes’ People, a series of four theatrical monologues starring Jon Culshaw, Matthew Kelly, Jemma Redgrave and Adrian Scarborough and directed by Philip Franks and Charlotte Peters.
The whole creative and production team involved in Original Theatre Company’s Apollo 13: The Dark Side Of the Moon can be rightly proud of a superb job which really pushes at the frontiers of online drama.
While Original Theatre’s Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon is largely filmed in the homes of actors, the audience is taken straight into the interior of the spacecraft as a mission which seems routine goes badly wrong.
Original Theatre Company, the production company behind the critically-acclaimed lockdown productions of Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong Online and Louise Coulthard’s Watching Rosie, have announced a new commission by Torben Betts, Apollo 13: The Dark Side of The Moon.
There is more than one large-scale depiction of World War One on stage in Edinburgh at the moment. While the juggernaut that is War Horse may cause Birdsong to be overshadowed, the returning touring production of Sebastian Faulks’ story at the King’s has much to recommend it.
Birdsong is a production that is thoughtful, respectful and heartbreaking to watch – but its powerful poignancy and heartfelt performances make this a must-see show.