This new production of Georges Feydeau’s early 1886 farce A Tailor for Ladies, which Penny Tomai has translated and co-adapted with director Lee James Broadwood, marks Medley Theatre Company’s debut, with a two-week season at London’s Cockpit Theatre where an international ensemble switches up halfway to allow actors to take on different roles.
New post-show Q&A: Find out more about Feydeau’s rarely seen farce A Tailor for Ladies at the Cockpit Theatre
Following the 5.30pm performance on Sunday 12 March 2023 at London’s Cockpit Theatre, Terri Paddock talks to cast and creatives of A Tailor for Ladies. Georges Feydeau’s early 1886 comedy A Tailor for Ladies is getting a rare London outing in a new modern adaptation performed by an international ensemble cast.
‘Quite haunting’: LANDSCAPE WITH WEAPON – Cockpit Theatre
Landscape with Weapon asks some interesting and uncomfortable questions, and ultimately proves that when it comes to morality, right and wrong are not always as clear-cut as we might like them to be.
‘Thought-provoking production delivered by a strong cast’: LANDSCAPE WITH WEAPON – Cockpit Theatre ★★★★
Landscape with Weapon at the Cockpit Theatre focuses on Ned (Danny Szam) whose deadly vision is to create a flock of drones capable of taking out enemies that are hiding in buildings or underground with horrifying precision. Therefore eliminating the need for mass killing and destruction of civilians often caught up in the firing line.
NEWS: Joe Penhall’s play Landscape With Weapon remains as relevant as ever in OnBook’s new production at the Cockpit
A brand-new production of Joe Penhall’s brilliant 2007 play Landscape With Weapon – about the moral dilemma faced by a scientist involved in creating weapons of mass destruction – will run at London’s Cockpit Theatre from 13-18 September 2022, directed by Jason Moore and presented by OnBook Theatre.
‘Relevant and hard-hitting’: PENETRATION — Cockpit Theatre
As a piece of theatre, Carolyn Lloyd-Davies’ consent drama Penetration left me feeling vaguely unsatisfied – but hear me out, because that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
PHOTOS: Behind the scenes in rehearsals for Penetration at The Cockpit Theatre
It’s nearly time for the world premiere of Penetration by Carolyn Lloyd-Davies which runs at The Cockpit Theatre from 22 September to 9th October 2021. My Theatre Mates was invited behind the scenes to take a look at the company in rehearsals for this new provocative play which deals with the issue of consent.
‘Powerful, funny & thoroughly engaging’: NAKED – Cockpit Theatre (Online review)
NAKED is a powerful, funny and thoroughly engaging piece of physical theatre. It is the first show from performers Luke Vincent and Paige-Marie Baker-Carroll of the NAKEDpresents queer collective.
‘All his work is relevant & touches almost everyone’s own experiences’: David Tudor talks to us about John Mortimer and The Dock Brief
Theatre veteran and The Dock Brief director David Tudor tells us about working with John Mortimer, why his writing is timeless and what he’s learned over the years.
‘It really is beautifully realised’: MEDUSA – Cockpit Theatre
By focusing on her specific story, and unravelling the sense of the universal within it, ‘Medusa’ provides a timely mirror on the world we live in.
NEWS: John Mortimer’s bittersweet comedy The Dock Brief returns at Cockpit Theatre
John Mortimer’s hilarious tale of an unsuccessful barrister and an unsuccessful criminal, The Dock Brief, will receive a revival at the Cockpit Theatre later this spring. Time to get booking!
‘His power is absolute, there’s no hope of fighting’: Director Asya Sosis explores the dark themes in Dragon
Asya Sosis directs a new production of 1944 Soviet satire Dragon for two performances only this weekend, hot on the heels of the UK’s general election. In the piece, a brave knight’s attempts to kill an evil dragon are met with hostility by the very people he’s trying to liberate. Here, Sosis explores the darker themes in Eugene Schwartz’s play. Time to get booking!
PHOTOS: The ten-strong cast of Dragon are getting a workout in rehearsals
You’ve got to get active if you want to slay a fire-breathing beast. The ten-strong ensemble cast for Dragon look like they’re in full workout mode in rehearsals.
NEWS: Ten-strong cast announced for Soviet-era political satire Dragon
Who’s the hero? Who’s the tyrant? Who’s the oppressed? The ten-strong cast has been announced for rarely-seen Soviet Russian political satire Dragon.
‘This is a play from Soviet Russia but it’s surprisingly anti-Soviet’: Ukrainian director Asya Sosis on reviving tyrannical allegory Dragon
How well do you know Soviet-era Russian plays? Following her reinvention of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Flight, Ukrainian-born Gamayun Theatre founder Asya Sosis directs a new reimagining of rarely-seen Soviet political satire Dragon. She told us more about its significance. Time to get booking!
NEWS: Gamayun Theatre presents outlawed Soviet satire Dragon at Cockpit Theatre in December
What does it take to kill a dragon? British Ukrainian company Gamayun Theatre presents a timely new production of rarely-seen Soviet Russian political satire Dragon for two performances only at London’s Cockpit Theatre on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 December 2019.
‘Full of passion & fury’: My Other Self: The Evolution of Shakespeare’s Richard III – Cockpit Theatre
All or Nothing Repertory Theatre Company’s My Other Self: The Evolution of Shakespeare’s Richard III weaves together elements of Henry VI Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III to show the influences and events that shaped Richard into one of Shakespeare’s most fascinating villains.
‘Twisting, thought-provoking play’: THE WEREWOLF OF WASHINGTON HEIGHTS – Cockpit Theatre
The Werewolf of Washington Heights is a play by Christie Perfetti Williams that was first staged in the US in 2017.
‘Michael Morpurgo’s story spoke to me about music’s power to save lives’: Olivia Wormald on making her debut in The Mozart Question
Recent Mountview graduate Olivia Wormald makes her professional debut this month in a regendered stage adaptation of The Mozart Question, Michael Morpurgo’s 2007 children’s book which she herself read as a child. We talked to her about inspiration and how music can save lives. Time to get booking!
PHOTOS: Experience Alpha Who?’s ‘painting in movement’ live at Camden Fringe
A central feature of Matt Franco’s solo piece Alpha Who? is panoramic scenography that responds to the performer. Learn more about this how this “painting in movement” is created, check out our gallery of stunning photos – and then experience it live at Camden Fringe, where the production runs at the Cockpit Theatre from 7 to 9 August only. Time to get booking!