The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington is a fun, festive frolic for the whole family. So grab yourself a mince pie and kick off panto season in true 2020 style from the comfort of your sofa.
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.
Guildford Shakespeare Company first performed their adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic in 2015. After a successful series of Zoom murder mystery evenings, they decided to recreate their hit family production.
It’s a brilliant piece of theatre which will no doubt capture the imagination of anyone interested in space, and is one of those shows which genuinely works as well (if not better) for the adults as it does for the kids.
The Polar Bears Go Up sees the Polar Bears off on an adventure to rescue a balloon, utilising multiple inventive methods of transport to climb higher and higher until, eventually, they end up in space.
Do you love panto? Potted Panto is the panto for you. Make sure you see it.
Curtains is a hilarious love letter to both the murder mystery genre and musical theatre itself, performed brilliantly by an impressively large cast in which there is not a weak link.
Two sisters have to deal with the effects of their toxic childhood in new drama Poisoned Polluted. Find out more about the hit production with this behind the scenes trailer, then act fast to book tickets for the final performances.
A tale of two sisters and a bond forged through childhood adversity, Poisoned Polluted has drawn acclaim and plaudits during the first weeks of its run at the Old Red Lion Theatre. Take a look at production images then book your tickets for the show’s final weeks.
While this may not read like an ordinary review, Preludes is far from an ordinary show. Dave Malloy’s work is a revolutionary piece that tackles the topic of mental health in the arts and poses probing questions about the subjectivity of art and the meaning of success.
The Paines Plough Roundabout is the most reliable, new writing venues at the fringe. With a collection of work that represents the width and breadth of the UK both geographically and thematically, this year’s offerings are universally strong.
For anyone unfamiliar with the show, it is based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black as a wannabe rock-star who masquerades as a private school teacher and ends up taking his class to Battle of the Bands. If you like the film, you will most likely enjoy the stage show. On the flip side, don’t go in expecting big surprises.
Esme Lonsdale, co-founder of UnTied Productions, is one of a growing breed of performers who don’t want to wait around for the chance to work so create the work themselves. As UnTied Productions prepares to stage its first show, familial comedy Out of Step, at Drayton Arms Theatre, she tells us about the show and what she’s learned in her first job as a producer…
New theatre company UnTied Productions will launch itself into the world with the premiere production of Eddie Palmer’s comedy about a stepfamily, Out of Step. The debut production, directed by Hamish Clayton, runs at the Drayton Arms Theatre from 29 January to 2 February 2019.
The six shows at the Roundabout exemplify Paines Plough’s focus on excellent new writing that’s relevant and thematically diverse.
This intimate, personal production from Theatre Ad Infinitum is an accurate and emotionally charged snapshot of the pervasive conflict between capitalism and the desire for a family.
“You look like a fucking idiot.” There was so much love in this insult, that with all the crap this family have to deal with you knew they’d muddle through it together.
Stephanie Jacob’s new play Again at the Trafalgar Studios could be a traditional comedy-drama about the trials and tribulations of a family, but the writer employs a clever dramaturgical device as well as using flashbacks in order to tell this story of a family of four.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
The Unity’s Christmas show occupies a much-needed niche by virtue of it offering an affordable family show that is a panto-free zone.