New play Overflow by Travis Alabanza returns as a digital stream and proves to be an intriguing hour about the politics of women’s bathrooms and who is allowed in them.
Alive feels a very sensitive exploration of close companionship despite clear differences, and the discussion around “letting go” were starkly presented, slickly directed by Penny Cole.
The beauty of Avalanche is not just in the poetry of its words, but also the honesty it displays on tough subjects within scene changes and forbidding musical motifs.
A double whammy of festive musical frolics for the festive season reached us with the launch of Thespie’s All I Want For Christmas Is Theatre and The Theatre Channel’s fourth episode Hopeful Holidays.
The wide range of characters, sound and visual effects, and pithy commentary make for excellent entertainment in Creation Theatre’s The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz.
Integral to the festive Birmingham experience, the chance to watch this delightful production of The Nutcracker from home is a rare silver lining in an otherwise troubled month for the performing arts.
Luke Bateman and Michael Conley have written a piece in The Fabulist Fox Sister which may still have the odd rough edge, and which rushes through their subject’s string of misfortunes later in life, but which charms with its songs and sense of showbusiness.
A glorious, campy and traditional pantomime conceived and co-directed by Peter Duncan, Jack & the Beanstalk steams into Everyman cinemas/online from 4 December 2020 and Showcase cinemas from 11 December.
The Half Moon Theatre has been sharing a wide variety of shows for children during theatre lockdown, and in its latest, The House That Jackson Built written and performed by Justin Coe, they retain their high standards.
Currently streaming via The Actors Centre, Shaken is a one-person production by writer/director/performer Mariana Lafón.
Unfamiliar is a sensitive piece of work which explores a facet of queerness and masculinity we do not often see.
A tour de force performance (mark Joseph Potter as one to watch) in a brilliant monologue on an empty stage, you will not want to miss Philip Ridley’s The Poltergeist.
More of a dramatic piece than a concert, Ute Lemper (once described as “the new Marlene”) brings back the memory of the progressive woman, “Hollywood icon, chanteuse, soldier”, through song and speech. This is Ute Lemper – Rendezvous With Marlene.
When the writing is tight, fresh and more character driven, Misfits is very much worth a watch.
The founders of Roustabout Theatre privilege have turned the challenges of 2020 into creative ideas and continue to find joy in sharing their stories and laughter with people of all ages.
This 50-minute film of STIGMAcollective’s right left with heels, returning for a second year to the Voilà Europe Festival at The Cockpit, remains a piece of power and intellect on the screen.
You will quickly feel involved, in Viper Squad and have to think on your feet, retain a lot of information and trust your instincts. The Viper Squad relies on you.
Jim Cartwright’s Two is a snapshot of its time and its people, their abject poverty and aspiration to escape clearly underlined.
The world of Little Wars is one where women can make a difference, and bond together, despite their obvious differences.
Imagine a world where social contact is limited by a raft of regulations. A world where everyone communicates via computer instead of face to face.
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