Big Aunty – the first home produced show of the spring season – will play in The Belgrade Coventry’s B2 auditorium from 24 April to 6 May, with a press night on 26 April. Midlands-born performers Alexia McIntosh and Kieren Hamilton-Amos will join Belgrade creative director Corey Campbell in the production, directed and devised by Campbell.
NEWS: A speed awareness talk goes darkly wrong in What’s Driving You? at Apple Arts
What’s Driving You?, a 75-minute improv drama about the impact of speed on driving, explores the issue of what happens when you can’t take responsibility for your actions.
NEWS: See Kashyap Raja’s ‘mesmerising & transcendent’ Earth – A Children’s Story for Adults at the Bridewell Theatre
After creating the “absorbing and provocative” Version 2.0 and the “eminently lovable” Letters, Kashyap Raja returns to London with his new play Earth – A Children’s Story for Adults at London’s Bridewell Theatre from 31 January to 4 February 2023 (press night is 1 February 2023).
NEWS: The UK premiere of One Who Wants To Cross at the Finborough Theatre brings a contemporary human tragedy into focus
Award-winning French playwright Marc Emmanuel Soriano’s One Who Wants To Cross (Un Qui Veut Traverser), a dramatic meditation on migrants, wherever their place of origin, receives its UK premiere at London’s Finborough Theatre from 31 January to 25 February 2023 (press nights are 2 and 3 February). Translated by Amanda Gann and directed by Alice Hamilton, One Who Wants To Cross is …
NEWS: Want theatre without a filter? Get ready for Anita Luna’s show Full of Shit at The Pen Theatre
If a unique, provocative solo performance featuring theatre, comedy, clowning and cabaret is what you are looking for, then Anita Luna THE DIVA’s show Full of Shit, running at London’s Pen Theatre on 10 and 11 February 2023, may be the perfect solution.
NEWS: Go on a voyage of emotions with dark thriller The Drought at the King’s Head Theatre
Pither Productions is presenting the London premiere of Nina Atesh’s atmospheric dark thriller The Drought –a drama of desperation, dread and deception set to take the audience on a voyage of emotions – at the King’s Head Theatre from 20-24 September 2022.
NEWS: Joe Penhall’s play Landscape With Weapon remains as relevant as ever in OnBook’s new production at the Cockpit
A brand-new production of Joe Penhall’s brilliant 2007 play Landscape With Weapon – about the moral dilemma faced by a scientist involved in creating weapons of mass destruction – will run at London’s Cockpit Theatre from 13-18 September 2022, directed by Jason Moore and presented by OnBook Theatre.
NEWS: A musical about panto? Oh Yes I Am! at the King’s Head Theatre is proof there is nothing like a Dame
Is it a musical? Is it panto? Is it a musical about panto? Find out when you see OH YES I AM!, arriving at London’s King’s Head from 11-12 September 2022.
Does prison actually work? Playwright James Kenworth on reformer Elizabeth Fry + show trailer
Elizabeth Fry: The Angel of Prisons, the latest in a series of site-specific plays inspired by the history of Newham in east London, is running this week in the Elizabeth Fry Room at Canning Town Library. We spoke to playwright James Kenworth about the Victorian reformer who inspired the play. Book now before it’s too late!
NEWS: Site-specific premiere of Elizabeth Fry: The Angel of Prisons tells the story of Victorian reformer
The world premiere of Elizabeth Fry: The Angel of Prisons, the latest in a series of site-specific plays inspired by the history of Newham in east London, will be staged in the Elizabeth Fry Room at Canning Town Library for one week only from 22 to 27 August 2022.
NEWS: Gear up for the world premiere of new British musical RIDE at the Charing Cross Theatre
Award-winning new musical RIDE, charting one woman’s radical act and exploring the lies we tell to escape ourselves, gears up for its first full production at London’s Charing Cross Theatre from 25 August to 17 September 2022 (press night is 31 August).
‘Being at the Fringe for us means arriving on the world stage’: Director Mona Zaidi introduces Edinburgh audiences to new play My Own Private Shakespeare
Award-winning Canadian director Mona Zaidi is ready for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022, having staged Justin Hay’s critically acclaimed play My Own Private Shakespeare which continues its run at the Willow Studio, Greenside at Riddle’s Court until 27 August 2022.
‘I cannot wait for a kebab’: Writer & performer Christopher Wollaton on fasting while reviving his workout obsession play Brawn
Christopher Wollaton discusses the return of his solo show Brawn, revived as part of the King’s Head Theatre’s Boys!Boys!Boys! Season. The play, exploring body dysmorphia and mental health issues in men, runs from 16 August to 3 September 2022.
‘We have discovered more & more layers to the characters & scenes’: Peter Hamilton discusses his new play Blue, opening on the London Fringe
Writer Peter Hamilton, who has had several plays produced on the London Fringe, is premiering his dark comedy Blue – about the quest for spiritual meaning in a modern secular and cynical age – at London’s White Bear Theatre from 12-23 July 2022.
NEWS: Peter Hamilton’s new dark comedy Blue will play at London’s White Bear Theatre
Peter Hamilton’s new play Blue, a dark comedy about the quest for spiritual meaning in a modern secular and cynical age directed by directed by Ken McClymont, will run at London’s White Bear Theatre from 12-23 July 2022 (press night is 13 July).
FEATURED SHOW: ‘Spell-binding’, ‘jaw-dropping’ Coventry-set May Queen is back. Read the reviews!
Have you read the reviews for Frankie Meredith’s May Queen yet? Originally premiered last year as part of Paines Plough’s Roundabout season, this ‘spell-binding’ piece set in Coventry is now back for one week only at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre.
‘The idea was really rooted in Coventry’: Frankie Meredith on her play May Queen, now returning to Belgrade Theatre
Originally premiered last year as part of Paines Plough’s acclaimed Roundabout Season, May Queen returns to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre for a strictly limited season. Midlands writer Frankie Meredith tells us more about the modern folk tale and how growing up in Coventry influenced it.
VIDEO: Celebrities are raving about Sally Rogers’ debut play The Still Room
Word of mouth on Sally Rogers’ debut play The Still Room is spreading fast, with celebrity fans including Alison Steadman, David Morrissey, Maxine Peake, Johnny Flynn and others. Check out these video vox pops and get booking!
‘Banquet waitressing is brutal’: Actor-turned writer Sally Rogers on the 1980s memories that inspired her debut play The Still Room
Remember the 1980s? Charles and Diana’s wedding? Sally Rogers does. The actor-turned-playwright draws on her own personal memories and experiences in her debut play, the 1980s-set, coming-of-age black comedy The Still Room, which premieres at London’s Park Theatre in June.
NEWS: Belgrade Theatre restages Paines Plough May Queen in Coventry, 25 Jun-2 Jul
After its successful premiere last year as part of Paines Plough’s Roundabout Season, Midlands writer Frankie Meredith’s May Queen returns to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre for a strictly limited season this summer.