David Farr’s new play A Dead Body In Taos, briefly in London following performances in Bristol and Plymouth and before moving on to Warwick Arts Centre, is an earnest addition to an underpopulated genre. Undeniably ambitious, but more ponderous than engaging, it doesn’t make a great case for creating stage dramas in this mould.
NEWS: Bridge Theatre extends season as Talking Heads shows visit Sheffield & Leeds
Additional performances have gone on sale for David Hare’s Beat the Devil and Inua Ellams’ and Fuel’s production of An Evening with an Immigrant, the one-person plays at London’s Bridge Theatre now extended until 7 November 2020.
NEWS: Bridge Theatre announces plans to reopen with star-studded rep season
London Theatre Company has announced its repertoire plans to reopen the Bridge Theatre during September and October 2020, “assuming that the Government gives the go ahead for indoor performances with socially distanced audiences”.
NEWS: The Stage Awards 2020 shortlist is announced
The production team that ensured the show could go on after part of a West End theatre ceiling collapsed and the revival of much-loved pop magazine Smash Hits are among the nominees for The Stage Awards 2020.
‘As finely-tuned a theatrical machine as you are likely to see’: BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES – Touring ★★★★
There is a winning combination of the playful and the profound in Barber Shop Chronicles which allies serious stagecraft and knowledge to sheer enjoyability.
‘The kind of work that should open some doors’: BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES – Touring ★★★★
Theatre is tackling a constant diversity issue, a key component being how to attract an audience that rarely feels the theatre is open to them. Barber Shop Chronicles is the kind of work that should open some doors.
‘Geographical & emotional odyssey’: BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES – Touring
Barber Shop Chronicles is a bold and inexorable march towards changing the way we share stories, shifting the mainstream narrative and dealing with both joy and pain in equal measure.
‘Flies because of the vigour of the text & the electricity of the staging’: THE HALF GOD OF RAINFALL – Kiln Theatre
Poetic two-hander The Half God of Rainfall combines epic myth, family relationships and gender politics in an exciting evening.
NEWS: Inua Ellams’ The Half God of Rainfall is a new addition to the Kiln Theatre’s inaugural season
Kiln Theatre’s artistic director Indhu Rubasingham has today announced that Inua Ellams’ The Half God of Rainfall joins the line-up for the opening season.
WATCH Jesse Fox on This Restless State: ‘Growing up in the 1990s, I had the feeling anything was possible’
Got your tickets yet for This Restless State, Jesse Fox’s new one-man show, which starts performances tonight (14 March 2018) at London’s Ovalhouse ahead of a regional tour? Watch our videos with Jesse Fox and director Jemima James about how the show came about, trying to capture this moment in history, right now… and then get booking!
FEATURED SHOW: This Restless State examines our European identity at Ovalhouse & on tour
How did we get here? What does the future hold? What can we learn about from personal and political choices? This Restless State, a collaboration between writer Danielle Pearson and performer Jesse Fox, examines our European identity at three different points in time: 1989, 2017 and 2052. This brand-new show, a co-commission between Fuel Theatre and Ovalhouse, launches this week in London ahead of a regional tour. Got your tickets yet?
BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES – National Theatre
Black theatre used to be one of most creative aspects of contemporary British drama. But recently a lot of the impetus behind plays by black playwrights seems to have dried up. The great names of the past couple of decades are either silent, or, which is worse, merely repeating themselves.