Lionel Bart’s love letter to Liverpool is an interesting choice of revival. Originally performed at the Adelphi in 1964 at the height of Beatlemania and the Merseybeat, Bart claims he came up with the concept before anyone had even heard of the Beatles.
St John Ervine’s pre-First World War tale of a woman attempting to escape her marriage, Jane Clegg, will be revived at Finborough Theatre this spring, marking the first time the play has been seen in the capital for more than 75 years! Book your tickets now!
My recent theatre trips have included A Lesson from Aloes, A Hundred Words for Snow and Strike Up the Band. Here’s a round-up of my on-the-night reactions to each.
Athol Fugard’s 1978 South African classic A Lesson From Aloes – so controversial during Apartheid that it was nearly banned – is revived for the first time since its UK premiere at the National Theatre. And the critics are raving about Janet Suzman’s production, now running at the Finborough Theatre until 23 March 2019. We’ve rounded up selected review highlights below. Time to get booking!
Athol Fugard’s blistering drama, A Lesson From Aloes, which proved so contentious that it was almost banned in the 1970s, has been revived to coincide with the 25th anniversary year of the first free and democratic elections in South Africa.
Once A Lesson From Aloes finds its momentum, it keeps moving towards an ending that significantly fractures what remains of the main characters’ lives. Celebrated director Janet Suzman uses the small space well, especially with the further constraints provided by the set.
Tonight’s the night! London’s first-ever revival of Athol Fugard’s 1978 Apartheid-era, South African classic A Lesson From Aloes officially opens tonight at the Finborough Theatre, where it’s running until 23 March 2019. Here’s a first look at Janet Suzman’s production. Time to get booking!
Why do we go to the theatre? Why isn’t South African master Athol Fugard seen more often here? How do you get an actor who can do a convincing Afrikaaner accent? We caught up with multi-award-winning actor turned director Janet Suzman about A Lesson From Aloes, revived for the first time in London next week at the Finborough Theatre. Time to get booking!
Janet Suzman won an Evening Standard Best Actress award in 1973 for South African master Athol Fugard’s Hello & Goodbye. Now she directs the first-ever London revival of his 1978 apartheid classic A Lesson From Aloes. Watch our rehearsal room interviews with her and the cast. Time to get booking!
Janet Suzman’s first-ever London revival of Athol Fugard’s 1978 Apartheid-era, South African classic A Lesson From Aloes comes to the Finborough Theatre next week. Sneak a peek inside rehearsals. Time to get booking!
Matthew Lopez’s epic two-part drama The Inheritance was the big winner at the 2018 Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards held today at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End, hosted by Critics’ Circle Drama Section chairman Mark Shenton.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Sheila Atim has ‘aced’ another performance and made her musical mark at the Finborough. Reviews are in for her and the European premiere of writer-director Ché Walker’s Time Is Love / Tiempo es Amor, now running at London’s Finborough Theatre til 26 January 2019. We’ve rounded up the highlights. Time to get booking!
By the last ten minutes, the energy of the language and the characters’ burning need for meaningful relationships in Time is Love has set the place alight.
Welcome back Ché Walker; your verbally dexterous LA story Time Is Love really sings with passion and tragedy.
The European premiere of writer-director Ché Walker’s Time Is Love / Tiempo es Amor officially opens tonight at London’s Finborough Theatre, where it’s running for a strictly limited season to 26 January 2019. Check out our bumper gallery of gorgeous, multimedia-infused production shots – and then get booking!
Olivier Award winner Sheila Atim returns to the Finborough Theatre and reunites with writer-director Ché Walker, who gave her early career breaks as both an actor and a composer. In our featured interview, Sheila discusses how the different aspects of her creativity feed off one another, her two-fold contribution to the European premiere of Walker’s Time Is Love / Tiempo es Amor and why it’s an ideal follow-on from her Emilia at The Globe. Time to get booking!
I finally saw sense — or admitted defeat, depending on how you look at it. After what feels like a lifetime of chasing my tail as I tried to see everything – or at least everything that was hotly tipped and/or well-reviewed — I simply gave up the battle.
After relocating to Los Angeles, writer-director Chè Walker returns to London, and the Finborough Theatre, with the European premiere of his latest stage play, Time Is Love / Tiempo es Amor, which also marks a reunion with Olivier Awards winner Sheila Atim. Find out more about his inspirations, city comparisons and Netflix success – and then get booking!
Writer-director Che Walker, Olivier Awards winner Sheila Atim and the company of Time Is Love / Tiempo es Amor paid a special visit to the Finborough Theatre this month ahead of their European premiere run in January. Check out these stunning behind-the-scenes photos – and then get booking!