Kiss Me, Kate is full of moments, that remind you of the magic of Cole Porter’s timeless music when performed by a truly remarkable cast and orchestra. Opera North has a triumph on its hands, which will enthral audiences lucky enough to see this classy production.
Fundamentally In The Shadow Of The Mountain is about a couple, conceived in two people’s mental health struggles with BPD and depression, but it is also about what it means to be human and all its fragilities.
Happiness is a Cup Of Tea was a definite highlight of the Camden Fringe last year. As a drastically shorter piece of work, the one woman play performed and written by Annie Mckenzie left a lasting impression, after it’s performance at Canal Café Theatre as part of a night of short works called Indelible Images. Now a much extended piece at just under an hour at Vault Festival the high standard of writing and delivery is every inch identical, with every aspect of grief covered.
Being only playwright Daniel Foxsmith’s third full length play is rather a surprise, as WEALD is a work that radiates expert craftsmanship, which obviously shows experience is not a necessary component in comparison to sheer talent when constructing a masterpiece. Finborough Theatre, one of London’s leading venues for new works, is no surprise to be the theatre showing this very classy two hander.
As part of King’s Head Theatre‘s #Festival45 which is celebrating new writing, R J Wilkinson‘s new play The Smallest Story Ever Told has been one of the new works selected and it’s very obvious to see just why. R J Wilkinson describes the play as a ‘comedy-drama about how to survive grief’ as it displays everything that is so joyous about living.