“Vivien fucking Leigh!” An opening statement that certainly makes its feelings clear, in Keith Merrill’s Irrelevant, now on at the Seven Dials Playhouse and starring stage and screen stalwart Debbie Chazen.
‘Smoothly watchable’: JEWS. IN THEIR OWN WORDS – Royal Court Theatre
If you accept the documentary verbatim style of Jews. In Their Own Words at the Royal Court, and don’t mind the lack of any real drama, this is an intelligently crafted and committed piece of political theatre that tackles an issue too often swept under the carpet. But I’d love to see a proper play about the subject.
‘Happens to hit some nicely topical nerves’: GIN CRAZE – Royal & Derngate, Northampton
Hats off to James Dacre’s Royal & Derngate for bravely slapping on brand new musical Gin Craze in the very week Lloyd Webber and four other London shows got abruptly pinged-off by test ’n’ trace (more like trick-or-treat, frankly: isolation blackmail).
‘Offers very human portraits of great writers’: LITTLE WARS (Online review)
With a charitable donation for every digital ticket sold going to Women for Refugee Women, Little Wars is still an all too rare experience – a play that puts women at its centre without focusing specifically on ‘women’s issues’.
‘Natasha Karp’s performance is particularly moving’: LITTLE WARS (Online review)
At a time when hatred seems to be the new norm (whether antisemitism, homophobia, or literally anything else), narratives like those discussed in Little Wars are more important than ever.
‘Positively electrifying stuff’: LITTLE WARS (Online review)
There’s plenty to enjoy in Little Wars’ jokes, and then, later on, the final harrowing monologues about the genocide are both powerful and deeply moving.
‘These women are full of strength & fire’: LITTLE WARS (Online review)
The world of Little Wars is one where women can make a difference, and bond together, despite their obvious differences.
‘There’s a fresh sprightliness to so much of the music that’s hard to resist’: RAGS – The Musical (Album review)
Sometimes a musical just doesn’t grab you, and so it was for me with Rags The Musical. The universe clearly wants me to hear it one way or another though, as Ghostlight Records are now releasing an official London cast recording.
NEWS: Full cast is announced for Rags The Musical at the Park Theatre
Carolyn Maitland, Dave Willetts and Sam Attwater will star as Rebecca, Avram and Bronfman respectively in RAGS The Musical at London’s Park Theatre. The show will run for a limited season from 9 January to 8 February 2020, with a press night on 14 January.
‘The shining light of Michael Yale’s production is Dobson’s performance’: 3WOMEN – Trafalgar Studios
I do love me a bit of Anita Dobson so I was pleased to see her name appear in the cast for 3Women, the new play by Katy Brand playing at the Trafalgar Studios 2. An intergenerational take on women’s experience over the last 60 years or so.
FEATURED SHOW: Katy Brand’s 3Women at Trafalgar Studios, ★★★★ reviews are in!
Award-winning comedian Katy Brand has made her playwriting debut with 3Women, now running at Trafalgar Studios until 9 June 2018. Consensus? This is hopefully the first of many more plays to come from Brand. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights for the play and its three female leads – Anita Dobson, Debbie Chazen, Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Time to get booking before it’s sold out!
‘It’s a really fine performance from Anita Dobson’: 3WOMEN – Trafalgar Studios ★★★
Walking into Trafalgar Studios and seeing such a realistically dated four-star hotel suite, I thought, ‘oh, good, Katy Brand is going to satirise everything about sixties’ drawing room comedy’. Instead of which, she’s written one.
REVIEW ROUND UP: 3Women at the Trafalgar Studios
Michael Yale directs new play 3Women, exploring what it means to be a woman in the 21st century by Katy Brand. Here Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
‘This beautiful display of talent deserves to be seen’: 3Women – Trafalgar Studios ★★★★★
The whole production of Kary Brand’s 3Women is a delight from start to finish. This beautiful display of talent deserves to be seen.
3Women Q&A video: What does Katy Brand mean by ‘omnibiographical’?
So much laughter at last week’s post-show Q&A for Katy Brand’s debut play 3Women, now running at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios 2 until 9 June 2018! Watch the video of the post-show Q&A chaired by Mates co-founder Terri Paddock…
‘Katy Brand clearly has a flair for drama’: 3Women – Trafalgar Studios
Katy Brand’s should be rightly proud of her first full-length play, 3Women. Her comedy instincts have served her well and she clearly has a flair for drama which I wish this production had exploited more.
FIRST-LOOK PHOTOS: These 3Women are ready to roar in Katy Brand’s debut play
The time has come! Katy Brand’s debut play 3Women officially receives its world premiere tonight (18 May 2018) at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios. Check out this first-look photos of Anita Dobson, Debbie Chazen, Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Ollie Greenall playing it out on Zahra Mansouri’s posh hotel suite set (can you spot the female theme in the room’s painting?) – and then get booking!
PHOTOS: Sneak a peek inside rehearsals of Katy Brand’s 3Women premiere
Just a few days to go until Katy Brand’s debut play 3Women gets its world premiere at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios. Sneak a peek at our rehearsals photos to see how stars Anita Dobson, Debbie Chazen, Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Ollie Greenall have been getting on it rehearsals. Lots of food and fun by the look of it! Time to get booking!
Can three generations of women get along? Our interview with 3Women stars Anita Dobson, Debbie Chazen & Maisie Richardson-Sellers
Three women and four men in a room… and in an interview. Anita Dobson, Debbie Chazen and Maisie Richardson-Sellers, who play the 3Women of the title in the world premiere of Katy Brand’s forthcoming debut play, and Ollie Greenall, their young male co-star, tell us more about what appealed to them about the script and what they most inspiring about other generations. Have a read – and then get booking!
WATCH: Katy Brand discusses the inspiration for her playwriting debut 3Women
What motivated award-winning comedian Katy Brand to make her playwriting debut with inter-generational, feminist comedy 3Women? Find out with this fantastic video interview with Brand at Trafalgar Studios 2, where the four-hander receives its premiere from 15 May – and then get booking!
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