I’ve selected 20 of the things that inspired, moved, amused and delighted, which have pushed the boundaries of what it possible and continued to fly the flag for theatre in the UK.
Five minutes ago, I finished watching Cyprus Avenue and I am bursting to write something, anything, down.
There is no denying that Cyprus Avenue is a powerful drama about struggling with identity and prejudice that makes for chilling viewing from start to finish.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Cyprus Avenue uses shock tactics to show us the horror within, but it is a comedy with depth, perceptiveness and a touch of genius.
Directed by Vicky Featherstone, David Ireland’s Cyprus Avenue returns to the Royal Court Theatre after a three-year hiatus.
The Royal Court Theatre has announced its new season of work, running from February to August 2019, features the premiere of writer Jack Thorne’s new play the end of history… directed by John Tiffany.
David Ireland’s critically-acclaimed black comedy Cyprus Avenue will return to the Royal Court for a limited four week run from 14 February to 16 March 2019 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.
My blog has only been going since April 2016 so it isn’t a comprehensive look at the hits and misses of the year. I saw 80 shows this year, across London and the South East of England.
This week the London theatre bloggers discuss the latest “goes wrong” offering from Mischief Theatre, the West End transfer of Show Boat, cult musical comedy The Toxic Avenger and new play Cyprus Avenue.
New play about a deranged Ulster loyalist begins in hilarity and ends with some horrific violence.