Since last March, going to the theatre – like, actually going to the theatre – has become a rare and magical experience. But even by that standard, there’s something truly enchanting about Queen Mab, the first show in Iris Theatre’s 2021 Summer Festival.
Do you recognise the London depicted in Penelope Skinner’s acclaimed play Eigengrau? Check out our bumper gallery of new productions shots for Georgie Staight’s revival at Waterloo East. Time to get booking – running until 22 September only!
Do you know what the definition of “eigengrau” is? We reckon the cast have been discussing its nuances and symbolism in the rehearsal room for Penelope Skinner’s play named after it. Sneak a peek behind the scenes with our photo gallery. Time to get booking!
Penelope Skinner’s 2010 “modern urban fairytale” Eigengrau is revived at London’s Waterloo East Theatre this month. CentreStage’s Chloe Fry caught up with director Georgie Staight about why the play is so relatable, particularly for twenty-something Londoners. Time to get booking!
In the wake of the UK government’s launch of its “Let’s Talk Loneliness” campaign, Dark Skies Theatre is mounting a brand-new production of Penelope Skinner’s 2010 “modern urban fairytale” Eigengrau for a strictly limited season next month. Time to get booking!
This year’s Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights concludes in Week Three, featuring three new plays that shine a light on challenges in modern Britain care of ETPEP Award winner Abigail Andjel, Olivier Award nominee Athena Stevens and Hannah Morley. We caught up with each of them in the last of our three-part festival interview series. Time to get booking!
Week Two of this year’s Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, features new plays set in Quebec, New Zealand and the bedroom, care of Colleen Murphy, Albert Belz and Sharmila Chauhan. We found out more about each of them in the second of our three-part festival interview series. Time to get booking!
Week One of this year’s Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, features new plays set in Israel, Turkey and your local pub, care of Einat Weizman (and Palestinian political prisoners), Melis Aker and Stewart Pringle. We caught up with each of them in the first of our three-part festival interview series. Time to get booking!
Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the Finborough Theatre’s annual explosion of new writing, returns this week for its eleventh consecutive year, presenting nine new plays on Sundays, Mondays and Thursday from 16 June to 4 July 2019.
Written by Reece Connolly and directed by Georgie Staight, Chutney is a black comedy that examines the ‘less-civilised’ aspects of human nature and whether we can – or should – curb our ‘baser’ instincts.
An important hour of theatre that moves, amuses & informs in equal measure – exquisitely written and brilliantly performed.
It’s now just under a month to go until the Breaking Out season begins at The Bunker Theatre, so I took the opportunity to chat to Alex Da Silva (Kay) and Esmé Patey-Ford (Rachel) who will be appearing in Paper Creatures’ Section 2.
“You worry (especially with fringe theatre): are you going to put bums on seats? Is it going to be able to portray the message you want? Will the audience get much out of it?”
What an incredibly brave, brilliant and inspiring woman Iris Chang was. What an unimaginably horrific atrocity the Nanking Massacre was. How ashamed I am to have known next to nothing about either before INTO THE NUMBERS.
Georgie Staight directs the European premiere of Christopher Chen’s acclaimed American play Into the Numbers, which commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Wednesday 10 January 2018 at London’s Finborough Theatre, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the director and cast of Christopher Chen’s play Into the Numbers, which revolves around the Nanking massacre, one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. Got any questions?
My thoughts, live-tweets and ticket links from recent plays I’ve seen: Around the World in 80 Days, The Wasp, Flood (now closed) and Sari: The Whole Five Yards.
Tom Hartwell’s new play FLOOD premieres this summer at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre. The premiere production, directed by Georgie Staight for Paper Creatures Theatre during Camden Fringe, runs for one week only from 31 July to 5 August 2017. Watch the very cool, and very stormy, show trailer below.
Set in Dubai, the glowing capital city of the United Arab Emirates, it tells two parallel stories: one is the conflict between two English twentysomethings, Jamie and Clara, who travel to the Gulf for opposite reasons.
A new play about neurological disorders, Dreamless Sleep, which is written and directed by Georgie Staight, will play at the West End’s Arts Theatre from 12 to 21 September 2016.