Timed to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, the full-length premiere of Rachel Tookey’s award-winning new play Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem is now running at the Old Red Lion Theatre. I got to speak to Rachel and her producer-sister Hannah about how their own family inspired this story exploring how trauma and mental illness can be passed from one generation to the next.
The new play One Jewish Boy about anti-semitism is viscerally powerful and raises some troubling issues about insidious racism.
Director Sarah Meadows and designer Georgia de Grey have created a detailed and often humorous world in Alkaline in at the Park Theatrewith a cast that is agreeably bright and pretty convincing
John O’Donovan’s two-hander If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You returns to London as part of this year’s Vault Festival.
The story of this work of art is that of the strength and beauty that lies in the hearts of all female siblings. Women of all backgrounds contribute, their words form the basis of the dialogue, as they spin tales of heartbreak and triumph; salvation and disaster. Around fifty were interviewed, and their words form the raw material for the show.
New two-hander about petty criminal youth in Ireland packs a strong emotional punch amid its hilarity.