A treat here in the premiere of Mike Bartlett’s first-ever play, never seen before in a theatre. But something of a qualified treat, because 2005’s Not Talking was written as a radio play and as sumptuously cast as James Hiller’s production is, it’s a drama that never really escapes these origins.
Gemma Lawrence spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about the world stage premiere of Mike Bartlett’s Not Talking. The production at the Arcola Theatre, London continues until 2 June 2018.
David Horovitch, Gemma Lawrence, Kika Markham and Lawrence Walker will lead the cast of the world stage premiere of Mike Bartlett’s Not Talking, directed by James Hillier and playing at London’s Arcola Theatre from 25 April to 2 June 2018.
The RSC may have Simon Russell Beale and cutting-edge digital technology but the Southwark Playhouse has real heart when it comes to The Tempest.