Trafalgar Studios, London – until 23 November 2019 We can only judge the dead through the narratives of others. When those narratives contain a level of both culpability and finger-pointing, who are we to believe? And should it matter when the dead girl at the heart of their concerns is a 15-year-old who committed suicide by jumping from a road …
As part of an ongoing series, I’ve chaired post-show talks with various Mischief Theatre casts this year, all of whom waxed lyrical about the brilliance of the company founders. Last week, I had a chance to pose questions to those original mischief-makers themselves at their brand-new comedy Groan Ups.
Claudio Macor’s new play Different From the Others, which runs at London’s White Bear Theatre from 29 October to 16 November 2019, tells the story behind the making of the first-ever pro-gay film, 100 years after it was released. Have the cast been making history in rehearsals? Time to get booking!
On 10 and 12 November 2019, 42nd Street will be screened to more than 650 cinemas across the UK and Ireland. Critics were sent into a frenzy over this largest-ever staging of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical classic during its run at the West End’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane. We’ve rounded up review highlights.
TS Eliot’s tale of the killing of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, Murder in the Cathedral, will be staged in a trio of religious buildings next month as Scena Mundi Theatre takes it on a short tour. Book your tickets now.
After its rave reviews and New Writing award at Edinburgh Fringe, Glenn Chandler’s new play The Good Scout has won another round of plaudits and an OffWestEnd.com nomination on its London transfer to Above the Stag Theatre, where it continues until 2 November. We’ve rounded up the review highlights. Time to get booking!
I feel like I’ve known writer Sarah Rutherford for years… that’s one of the positives of social media. (We follow each other on Twitter.) The irony is it’s her new play, The Girl Who Fell, about some of the negatives of social media that finally precipitated my meeting her in person.
It’s the final week to see Musical Theatre Review award-winning and Offies-nominated new musical Islander. And, after its premiere at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, it’s racked another wave of critical raves in its London transfer to Southwark Playhouse.
Stage Traffic’s premiere of Sarah Rutherford’s darkly funny new play The Girl Who Fell has impressed critics for its warmth, quirkiness and offbeat sensitivity. We’ve rounded up review highlights. Time get booking!
What would you ask God? What if you didn’t like the answer? Those are the questions posed by playwright and director Andrew Bruce-Lockhart in new play God 2.o, coming to the Lion & Unicorn Theatre next month. Book your tickets now!
There are some really interesting ideas in Dissociated, from the exploration of a woman’s psyche during continuous nights of conscious sleep to the fact that the traumas she unearths are punctuated with singing and dancing.
Director Alexander Lass has teamed up with producer Debbie Hicks on two major play productions running at The Vaults this autumn: the first-ever revival of David Hare‘s 2003 play The Permanent Way, which opened in September, and, starting performances tonight (17 October 2019), the UK premiere of Sam Shepard‘s 2009 play Ages of the Moon. We caught up with him to learn …
Ahead of my post-show Q&A tonight, I was at the Vaudeville Theatre for the official opening of the world premiere of Mischief Theatre’s new comedy Groan Ups last Thursday (10 October 2019).
Following the success of current show We Dig, Ovalhouse will continue its final season, dubbed the Demolition Party season, at its Kennington home with a series of shows set to leave the building with a bang. Book your tickets now!
“Powerfully direct,” “incredibly moving” and “beautiful and important”. Check out what’s being said about the groundbreaking We Dig at Ovalhouse, then book for one of the final performances.
I’m delighted to return to the Cervantes Theatre, London’s home of Spanish and Latin American drama, for my last of three post-show Q&As in the 2019 season. After new original plays The Reality and The Eyes of the Night, I’m back for this much-anticipated page-to-stage adaptation of Isabel Allende’s breakthrough debut novel The House of the Spirits.
‘How can I be a father, what with everything that’s happened?’ As Delivery comes to the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, leading man Alex Walton shares his thoughts on the play about a paratrooper preparing for parenthood. Watch what he has to say, then book your tickets.
More2Screen has announced the cinema release of the critically acclaimed West End revival of Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble’s 42nd Street, which will be screened in more than 550 cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 10 November 2019. This is the largest-ever staging of the Tony® Award-winning musical – pure musical magic on the big screen. Cinema tickets are on sale now.
They’re digging a hole for themselves… but in the most brilliant, theatrical way. Take a look at production images for Emma Frankland’s We Dig at Ovalhouse, then book your tickets!
The Good Scout achieves the impossible – finding an original, untold story from World War Two. In the 1930s, boys from the Nazi Hitlerjugend visit British Rover Scouts for a cycling holiday as a cultural exchange.