The death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced just before my arrival at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Like the rest of the country, the theatre staff had been braced for the sad news. So the world premiere of Proforca’s Flashbang was preceded by a public address and collective silence.
Flashbang, Proforca Theatre’s latest new play at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre, has attracted a slew of five- and four-star reviews for its premiere production, which must end this Saturday 17 September 2022. We’ve rounded up review highlights.
A Flashbang is a type of grenade that goes off very loudly and suddenly, upsetting everything. It takes everything you think you know and shakes it all up in a blinding flash of light and noise and pain. There is a tragedy at the centre of James Lewis’ Flashbang, but it is not what it at its heart. There you find the recurring theme of Lewis’ writing – the poetry of the ordinary. Flashbang sits firmly and comfortably in this tradition.
Who are your mates forever? What would blow your world apart? Flashbang, Proforca Theatre’s latest explosive new play, premieres this week at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Check out the first-look production photos – and then get booking!
What happens when your world is blown apart? The trailer for Flashbang, Proforca Theatre’s latest explosive new play, packs a punch. Have a watch – and then get booking!
After fascinating discussions around Feel, At Last and Lately, I’m back with Proforca Theatre to discuss Flashbang, the company’s fifth new play by James Lewis, as well as exciting new work by associate artists also programmed during the autumn season at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre.
It’s just four weeks to go until the world premiere of Proforca Theatre’s latest explosive new play Flashbang, which has a strictly limited run launching the new autumn season at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Sneak a peek inside the rehearsal room – and then get booking!
After acclaim last year in Lately, Fred Wardale returns to London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre in Proforca Theatre’s new explosive premiere Flashbang, written by James Lewis and helmed by artistic director. We chatted to him about camaraderie, creativity and small-town underdogs.
Four up-and-coming actors will star in the world premiere of Proforca Theatre’s latest explosive new play Flashbang, which has a strictly limited run at the start of the new autumn season at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Meet the cast below – and then get booking!
After lauded productions of Feel, At Last, Lately and Volcano, Proforca Theatre premieres Flashbang, its latest new play by James Lewis at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre this autumn. Time to get booking!
Jamie O’Neill stars in Proforca Theatre’s Volcano, co-written by James Lewis and Georgie Bailey, which premieres at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre from 8 to 12 March 2022. He took a break from rehearsals to tell us more about it.
After lauded productions of Feel, At Last and Lately, Proforca Theatre premieres its latest new play by James Lewis, co-written with Georgie Bailey, at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre next month. Volcano runs from 8 to 12 March 2022.
After two stints at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre, a slew of four-star reviews and an Offies nomination for Best New Play, Proforca Theatre’s premiere of James Lewis’ latest play Lately now heads to Coventry’s Albany Theatre with a stellar new pairing.
God, teenagers. Don’t you just want to shake them sometimes? Scream at them that their lives are a marathon, not a sprint.
Lately is the third new play premiered by and specially created for new writing company Proforca Theatre to be performed at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Terri Paddock hosts a Q&A.
After opening to a slew of four-star reviews last week, Proforca Theatre has announced extra performances of its acclaimed production of Lately. We’ve rounded up review highlights. Time to get booking!
Proforça Theatre’s Lately doesn’t directly address the pandemic, but the emotions it portrays – loneliness, loss and a longing for escape – are feelings audiences will relate to perhaps even more powerfully given the extraordinary events of the past eighteen months.
Proforca’s Lately was definitely worth the wait, I was crying by the end. I can only hope this production has a life beyond this short London run, as it is a show that would resonate with audiences nationwide.
Callum and Alison are instantly drawn to each other when they meet at school. Or it could be university. We never know. We’re in Shithole-on-Sea and our sense of place is, fittingly, all at sea.
Which Cal & Alf will you get? Two different pairings take to the stage this week in James Lewis’ new two-hander Lately at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Check out our head-to-head photo galleries!