SITCOMS MADE US, BUT CAN WE MAKE THEM? It’s a very good idea, bang on the money: David Cantor and Michael Kingsbury (TV sitcom writers with a pedigree) set their play in a bland provincial hotel where five … Continue reading →
‘Lots of touching moments & excellent comedic timing’: JUMPING THE SHARK – Touring
Have you ever fancied creating your own comedy? Jumping the Shark explores just that, while unearthing the trauma, mix ups and relationships of five eager writers. The new comedy by David Cantor and Michael Kingsbury begins in a bland conference room in a hotel on the outskirts of Farnham.
‘Fails to be seriously entertaining’: THE WEATHERMAN – Park Theatre
“A meaningful play about a really important subject”. As I left the Park Theatre having watched Eugene O’Hare’s play The Weatherman, these were the sort of (overheard) comments I heard. Unfortunately, I could not altogether agree.
‘Deeply unsettling’: THE WEATHERMAN – Park Theatre ★★★
The Weatherman, Eugene O’Hare’s full-length debut play opens with brief sunny spells but it’s clear that the forecast is for a stormy and changeable production.
‘Comes from a good and worthy place’: THE WEATHERMAN – Park Theatre ★★★
The trafficking of human beings – 7,000 identified in the UK in 2018 – is a disgusting blight on our country. The fledgling playwright Eugene O’Hare is among many earnest contemporary writers (working in theatre, film and stage) seeking to shine a light on the problem.
‘A lovely, tender balance between warm comedy & tragedy’: THE PLAY ABOUT MY DAD – Jermyn Street Theatre
It takes quite a play to bring tears to my eyes but, then, The Play About My Dad – set around the true stories of those who experienced Hurricane Katrina – is quite a piece of writing.
‘Funny, heartfelt, enthralling & devastating’: THE PLAY ABOUT MY DAD – Jermyn Street Theatre ★★★★
The Play About My Dad is a force of nature itself, blowing conventional storytelling out of the window. Poignant and heartbreaking, the hurricane is used as a framing device to tell the story of fathers and their children who are torn apart by words and deeds.
FEATURED SHOW: The Play about My Dad at Jermyn Street Theatre, ★★★★ reviews are in!
American playwright’s autobiographical The Play About My Dad, based on her experience in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, has just received its European premiere at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre, where its limited season continues until the 21 July 2018. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights from this “extraordinarily moving” production – as well as the show’s trailer (also moving). Have a look – and then get booking!
‘Coaxes out the emotional truth’: THE PLAY ABOUT MY DAD – Jermyn Street Theatre ★★★★
As much a memoir as a chronicle of the people of Mississippi, Boo Killebrew’s meta-narrative The Play About My Dad is a nod in the direction of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
News & interesting titbits: Madalena Alberto, Slaves of Solitude & a south London library tour
West End leading lady Madalena Alberto will perform in the new concert series Pizza Express Live! in Holborn on Sunday 3rd December 2017, 8pm.