Ken Urban’s A Guide for the Homesick received its European premiere last week at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios. This “blisteringly intense evening” is “simultaneously warmly funny and deeply moving”, said Rachel Halliburton in her Arts Desk review. What have other critics been saying? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights below. Time to get booking!
The night after they faced the press, the team behind the European premiere production of A Guide for the Homesick faced a packed audience, most of whom stayed on to take part enthusiastically in our post-show discussion.
Ken Urban’s intense and revelatory two-hander is powerfully performed by Clifford Samuel and Douglas Booth. Whatever you compare it with, A Guide for the Homesick thrills both the nerve ends and the grey cells. It’s a masterpiece.
Ken Urban’s A Guide for the Homesick received its European premiere last night. This “blisteringly intense evening” is “simultaneously warmly funny and deeply moving”, Rachel Halliburton says today in her four-star Arts Desk review. And, tonight, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs a post-show Q&A with the writer, director and stars. Sneak a peek at new production photos – and then get booking!
With a new play, the collaboration between writer and director is paramount. Jeremy Stoller, who dramaturged Ken Urban’s A Guide for the Homesick prior to its world premiere in Boston in 2017, interviews Urban and director Jonathan O’Boyle as the play readies for its European premiere next week at Trafalgar Studios. Time to get booking!
How do you deal with homesickness? We’re counting down to the European premiere of Ken Urban’s taut American two-hander A Guide for the Homesick. Watch this stylish new trailer for Stage Traffic’s production starring Douglas Booth and Clifford Samuel. Time to get booking!
What fears have Douglas Booth and Clifford Samuel been confessing in the rehearsal room as they prepare for the European premiere of A Guide for the Homesick? Sneak a peek with our photo gallery – and then get booking!
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Friday 19 October 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock returns to Trafalgar Studios for the European premiere of new American thriller A Guide for the Homesick. Got any questions?
August was dominated by Edinburgh for me but the London theatre wheels were still turning; here’s my round up of my favourite bits of news, my theatre hits and misses and few celeb spots…
A new play by the award-winning American writer Ken Urban, A Guide for the Homesick will make its European debut at Trafalgar Studios Two from 16 October to 24 November 2018, with press night on 18 October. This thriller will star Douglas Booth and Clifford Samuel and is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle.
Gina McKee will play the title role in Eleanor Rhode’s forthcoming production of Tristan Bernays’ new play Boudica at Shakespeare’s Globe, the final season in outgoing artistic director Emma Rice’s Summer of Love season.
The book Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes, sub-titled “Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle” was published in 2009. It tells the story of missionary Daniel Everett’s experience living with the Amazonian tribe, the Pirahãs. But rather than Everett converting the tribespeople, they converted him. Actor and director Sebastian Armesto, founding member of Simple8, explains why the company was inspired to adapt …