Mike Bartlett has made a bit of an art out of notions of the counter-factual future. In The 47th, he grounds his flights of fancy in the knowledge of institutions, people and political tides.
Bertie Carvel as Donald Trump is magnificent. Eerily so, capturing not only the ex-President’s showmanship, the gestures and unwholesomely needy yet threatening charm, but moving beyond caricature.
Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the world premiere of Mike Bartlett’s new blank-verse future history play, The 47th, which stars Bertie Carvel as Donald Trump. It’s now running at London’s Old Vic Theatre until 28 May 2022.
Ready to rethink The Special Relationship that purportedly exists between the US and the UK? Hassan Abdulrazzak’s “scathing political satire” lays it bare. We’ve rounded up our favourite review highlights – plus enthusiastic audience reactions. Time to get booking!
Hassan Abdulrazzak’s new play The Special Relationship, based on interviews with Brits deported from the United States, has just premiered at Soho Theatre and it’s causing a buzz. Check out our production photos gallery and tweets collection – and then get booking!
As The Special Relationship starts performances, we talk to author Hassan Abdulrazzak about transatlantic diplomacy, immigration, Middle Eastern playwrights to watch and returning to Soho Theatre 13 years after his Baghdad Wedding debut.
How scary is it to tussle with a gun-toting American immigration officer? Check out this arresting new trailer for The Special Relationship, HassanAbdulrazzak’s new play about transatlantic deportation that premieres at Soho Theatre this month. Time to get booking!
Huawei? Trump? Brexit? Are you worried about strains being put on the so-called “special relationship” between the UK and the US? Whatever your thoughts, Hassan Abdulrazzak’s new play The Special Relationship will make you reassess… starting with these interviews with writer, director and three deportees whose real-life experiences inform the piece.
Multi-award-winning Iraqi-born playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak returns to London’s Soho Theatre, where he had a breakthrough hit in 2007 with Baghdad Wedding, now returns with his timely new play The Special Relationship. Time to get booking!
Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama Sweat vigorously massages the wounded heart of rustbelt America.
Liane Grant’s ‘hard-hitting’ new play Half Me, Half You anticipates the long-term consequences of today’s political climate in the US and UK. We’ve rounded up review highlights.
Liane Grant’s provocative new political play Half Me, Half You has now commenced its UK premiere season at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre, where it continues until 6 April 2019. Scroll through our gallery of first-look production photos – and then get booking!
What do you do as an actor if you don’t know where you fit in? We catch up with Half Me, Half You’s Kalea Williams on diversity, creating your own work and why this play is so relevant to right now. Time to get booking!
Female-led with diversity at the heart of the play and the production. What have the company of the UK premiere of Liane Grant’s provocative new political play Half Me, Half You been up to in rehearsal? Scroll through our gallery of fun rehearsal photos – and then get booking!
Can art help to combat hate crime? Outrage over Donald Trump, Leave Means Leave and much more, including the real-life experiences of close friends, inspired Liane Grant to write Half Me, Half You, which now comes to London’s Tristan Bates Theatre after a successful New York run. Check out our interview below – and then get booking!
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
New play Eden at the Hampstead Theatre, about corporate capitalism and local resistance, is let down by poor and unbelievable writing.
Shipwreck has its moments and the cast are uniformly excellent, but without strong character investment it dwindles to little more than a few well-hashed arguments we’ve all heard before.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Monday 1 April 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs a post-show debate at provocative new, Trump-inspired play Half Me, Half You. Got any questions?
Half Me, Half You, Liane Grant’s new play exploring the possible long-term consequences of Donald Trump’s regime, comes to London’s Tristan Bates Theatre for a fortnight’s run after acclaim in New York. Time to get booking!