A rediscovered Edwardian problem play gives a clear picture of marriage and morals in a bygone era.
‘It feels to me like, with The Great Gatsby, we had an opportunity, and resulting from that a duty, to use the show to work out some of the key things that might help the industry as a whole.’
Head of theatre and artist development at Brixton House (formally Ovalhouse*) Owen Calvert-Lyons talks about life during the lockdown, the post-Covid future for fringe theatre and streaming.
Between Ben Yeoh and David Finnegan, there’s an impressive array of interests, knowledge and skills. Theatre, economics and climate change are among them.
I, Malvolio is Tim Crouch’s retelling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night through the eyes of the blighted and picked-upon puritan, Malvolio. It’s the fourth time Crouch has written such an adaptation, which he hopes will “unlock Shakespeare for young audiences”.
Visit Bethlehem is a short, sharp, site-specific show which imaginatively blends fun into a personal tale about the brutal reality of living under military occupation.
As a child of an immigrant mother, the double-bill is Lòng Mẹ like a beloved jumper that’s scratchy but warm, you embrace the small pains because the comfort and love is so much stronger.
Breffni Holahan delivers Margaret Perry’s script for Collapsible with an unrelenting energy that starts high and reaches stratospheric levels.
Dad’s Army Radio Show is every bit as quaint as Godfrey’s sister’s cucumber sandwiches and every bit as cosy and comfortable as one of Pike’s scarves.
Through movement, moments of perfect clowning, and almost-unending feasting, the Drop Dead Gorgeous ensemble transpose the female experience and made it a tangible thing that you feel you could physically wrestle with.
Push is a one-woman show centred on one woman’s story, and its sense of universality will be welcome to those who experience the pressure to have, or not have, children.
If a piercing performance of the mind is something you are after, you will not be disappointed with VOiD at the Vault Festival, London.
Whilst the script for Faces In The Crowd demands unwavering focus and attention in order to not get lost, women’s individuality, voice and their suppression by patriarchal systems are profoundly resonant.
I Wanna Be Yours at the Bush Theatre speaks to younger and older people navigating an unjust world, and reminds the privileged among us of the constant learning we have to do.
Homing Birds is a rich and evocative play that is well worth seeing.
The reverence Claudio Macor clearly has for the history he is sharing comes through strongly and adds to the overall emotional impact of the play. I defy anyone not to be moved by Dr Magnus Hirschfield’s passion and commitment to changing the world for gay men.
Seeing a group of trans and non-binary people claim space like this in We Dig at Ovalhouse and openly share and reflect on the lives of trans people past and present is beautiful and important.
Wild eyes, grasping hands, looks of abject fear – they’re all there in the production images for Trial of Love , the new supernatural comedy currently running at the Bread & Roses Theatre. Take a look, if you dare, then book your tickets!
Finding humour in darkness and exploring the meeting of Eastern and Western influences – watch the young cast of HiddenViewz new production Trial of Love discussing the new play. Time to get booking!
Otherworldly entities interfere with the life of a successful Chinese businessman in Trial of Love, the new production from company HiddenViewz, which comes to the Bread & Roses Theatre next week. Book your tickets now!