The death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced just before my arrival at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Like the rest of the country, the theatre staff had been braced for the sad news. So the world premiere of Proforca’s Flashbang was preceded by a public address and collective silence.
FEATURED SHOW: ★★★★★ Flashbang is ‘full of the usual Proforca magic’. Reviews are in!
Flashbang, Proforca Theatre’s latest new play at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre, has attracted a slew of five- and four-star reviews for its premiere production, which must end this Saturday 17 September 2022. We’ve rounded up review highlights.
‘Poetry, pain, pleasure & a pure joy to behold’: FLASHBANG – Lion & Unicorn Theatre ★★★★★
A Flashbang is a type of grenade that goes off very loudly and suddenly, upsetting everything. It takes everything you think you know and shakes it all up in a blinding flash of light and noise and pain. There is a tragedy at the centre of James Lewis’ Flashbang, but it is not what it at its heart. There you find the recurring theme of Lewis’ writing – the poetry of the ordinary. Flashbang sits firmly and comfortably in this tradition.
PHOTOS: Proforca Theatre’s latest explosive new play Flashbang premieres
Who are your mates forever? What would blow your world apart? Flashbang, Proforca Theatre’s latest explosive new play, premieres this week at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Check out the first-look production photos – and then get booking!
VIDEO: ‘Me & my mates were going to be best friends forever’. Watch Proforca’s Flashbang trailer!
What happens when your world is blown apart? The trailer for Flashbang, Proforca Theatre’s latest explosive new play, packs a punch. Have a watch – and then get booking!
New post-show Q&A: Terri Paddock invites you on an explosive & gut-punching rollercoaster ride with Proforca’s Flashbang
After fascinating discussions around Feel, At Last and Lately, I’m back with Proforca Theatre to discuss Flashbang, the company’s fifth new play by James Lewis, as well as exciting new work by associate artists also programmed during the autumn season at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre.
PHOTOS: Sneak a peek into rehearsals for the premiere of Proforca’s Flashbang
It’s just four weeks to go until the world premiere of Proforca Theatre’s latest explosive new play Flashbang, which has a strictly limited run launching the new autumn season at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Sneak a peek inside the rehearsal room – and then get booking!
‘There’s beauty in every story no matter how everyday it feels’: Fred Wardale on being one of the Flashbang boys
After acclaim last year in Lately, Fred Wardale returns to London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre in Proforca Theatre’s new explosive premiere Flashbang, written by James Lewis and helmed by artistic director. We chatted to him about camaraderie, creativity and small-town underdogs.
Meet the cast: Four Ryans are ready for Flashbang, Proforca’s latest at Lion & Unicorn
Four up-and-coming actors will star in the world premiere of Proforca Theatre’s latest explosive new play Flashbang, which has a strictly limited run at the start of the new autumn season at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Meet the cast below – and then get booking!
NEWS: Proforca Theatre premieres Flashbang, its fifth new play by James Lewis
After lauded productions of Feel, At Last, Lately and Volcano, Proforca Theatre premieres Flashbang, its latest new play by James Lewis at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre this autumn. Time to get booking!