Lately is the third new play premiered by and specially created for new writing company Proforca Theatre to be performed at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Terri Paddock hosts a Q&A.
Proforça Theatre’s Lately doesn’t directly address the pandemic, but the emotions it portrays – loneliness, loss and a longing for escape – are feelings audiences will relate to perhaps even more powerfully given the extraordinary events of the past eighteen months.
Proforca’s Lately was definitely worth the wait, I was crying by the end. I can only hope this production has a life beyond this short London run, as it is a show that would resonate with audiences nationwide.
Callum and Alison are instantly drawn to each other when they meet at school. Or it could be university. We never know. We’re in Shithole-on-Sea and our sense of place is, fittingly, all at sea.
Which Cal & Alf will you get? Two different pairings take to the stage this week in James Lewis’ new two-hander Lately at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Check out our head-to-head photo galleries!
In AAAAA writers David Brady, Jack Albert Cook, Gabrielle Nellis Pain and Kim Scopes weave a sharp and intriguing journey into how the world might look to someone who finds themselves grasping onto the fragile thread between life and death.
Talking Gods sees Arrows & Traps move online with a creative hybrid of theatre and film hoiking Ancient Greek mythology into the modern age.
All this week, you can find a free premiere each night from Ross McGregor’s Talking Gods series of new plays on the website of theatre company Arrows & Traps, who specialise in classic adaptations and historical new writing.
In an ongoing collaboration, Proforca Theatre premieres James Lewis’ new play Lately, which will have a strictly limited season at its resident home, London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre, from 28 April to 9 May 2020, with a press night on 30 April. Time to get booking!
Arrows & Traps’ queer noir take on The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde is a contemporary adaptation that speaks to the ages at the Brockley Jack Theatre.
Arrows & Traps’ 18th production in its five-year history is also its tenth at London’s Brockley Jack Theatre, where it is now an associate company, and its third in a Gothic trilogy. And it’s a corker.
Arrows & Traps’ track record adapting classics is second to none, and with this new production of The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde Ross McGregor has created something startlingly modern and original that still embraces its Victorian origins.
Arrows & Traps’ The Strange Case Of Jekyll & Hyde is one for a new generation: an endlessly thought-provoking, unsettling, enthralling production that’s not to be missed.
It’s no less radical a reinterpretation – the two lovers are reconceived as gay footballers here – but where Andy Bewley’s production really succeeds is in capturing the exultant highs of heady teen romance and the troubling lows of battling a world that doesn’t accept you.