Insightful, relatable and beautifully performed, let’s hope, unlike the eponymous hedgehog, Hedgehog has a long life ahead.
‘We need to talk about everything’: Jack Albert Cook on creating his new play Fast Love
How did an Adele song and a playwright’s own mental health experiences come together to inspire Fast Love, a new piece of writing about a 25-year-old struggling to cope? Jack Albert Cook explains all below. Read his interview then book your tickets!
Best of the Blogs: From Brexit via Plenty to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Amidst editor Lisa Martland’s seven Top Picks from the last week of theatre are Libby Purves’ description of her blissful time at Nicholas Hytner’s immersive production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre and Aleks Sierz’s thoughts on the Kiln Theatre’s new opening, Samuel Adamson’s take on A Doll’s House in Wife.
FEATURED SHOW: The ★★★★★ reviews are in for ‘Brilliant’ Hedgehog at Lion& Unicorn Theatre
“Hedgehog is exquisitely written, viscerally performed, and splendidly staged.” Critics and audience have fallen for BoxLess Theatre’s coming-of-age tale and its central character Manda. Find out why in the reviews below, then book your tickets for the final week of performances!
‘Raw approach pays off’: HEDGEHOG – Lion & Unicorn Theatre ★★★★
Coming of age plays very often travel through similar storylines and themes. Hedgehog takes a raw approach to this epiphany.
FIRST LOOK: Take a peek at the view from the edge of the dancefloor with images of BoxLess Theatre’s Hedgehog
Drinking, dancing, matching outfits and small puppet people, these production photos give a hint at what to expect from BoxLess Theatre’s Hedgehog, which is already turning heads at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre. Take a look, then book your tickets.
NEWS: Jack Albert Cook makes Lion & Unicorn debut with first full-length play, Fast Love
Associate Artist, Jack Albert Cook, makes his Lion and Unicorn Theatre debut in July, when his tale of mental health within the gay community, Fast Love, runs at the Kentish Town venue. Book your tickets now
‘Fantastic piece of writing’: HEDGEHOG – Lion & Unicorn Theatre
The writing is brilliant, the production is brilliant and it is brilliantly performed. I would love it if Hedgehog at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre were picked up a venue like The Bush and given a chance to find a bigger audience at a theatre where you can’t hear bar chatter through the floor.
FIRST LOOK: Check out the shellfish-tastic production images from hit show Blue
A cuddly lobster, shadow puppets, stars, glitter – they’re all here in the production images of Sycorax Collective’s hit one-woman show Blue. Take a look, then book your tickets!
WATCH: Hit the dancefloor with this new trailer for BoxLess Theatre’s Hedgehog
The new trailer for BoxLess Theatre’s Hedgehog takes you onto the dance floor and inside the mind of lead character Manda, who’s not, despite her best efforts, having a good time. Check out the trailer, then book your tickets!
NEWS: Camden Fringe hit Blue returns with shows in Oxford & London
Blue, Sycorax Collective’s hit one-woman show, returns to the stage this summer following a five-star debut at last year’s Camden Fringe. Book your tickets now.
“Making theatre is nowhere near as daunting as it can seem” BoxLess co-director Alexander Knott on what inspired new play Hedgehog and taking control of his career
What sparks the creativity in a writer’s mind? In the case of Hedgehog writer Alexander Knott it was a blog post written by BoxLess Theatre’s Artistic Director Zoe Grain about “struggling just to get through the day”. Knott tells us about how it inspired him, how a piece for a solo female voice ended up with a cast of three and what triggered his writing career.
‘So few people get told that it’s okay to be yourself’: Robert Pearce on how & why he created panto dame Mama G
“The only thing you need to improve is your trust that you are fabulous!” That’s the message at the heart of Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow, the one-Dame show that comes to the Lion & Unicorn Theatre from 21 to 26 May 2019. Read what performer Robert Pearce told us about creating the character and spreading her important message, then book your tickets!
PHOTOS: Peek into the glamorous world of Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow
Boas, beehives, blusher and… glove puppets. Discover the world of Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow with these fantastic production images, the book your tickets for this celebration of being who you want to be.
NEWS: BoxLess Theatre premiere new tale of coping Hedgehog at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre
Physical theatre company BoxLess Theatre will debut their new drama Hedgehog at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre next month. It will be their first show as Associate Artists of the newly relaunched venue. Book your tickets now!
WATCH: Enter the glitter-filled, twerking world of Mama G with the trailer for her Story Time Roadshow
If daily life has you hankering for a touch of sequins, a ruffled feather boa and a lot of sparkly, judgement-free love, check out this trailer for Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow, then book your tickets to see Mama G in person.
NEWS: Panto dame Mama G brings her Story Time Roadshow to London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre
Mama G, the fabulous panto alter ego of actor Robert Pearce, will spread her message of love and acceptance of all at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre this spring, when she brings her own show, Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow to London in May. Book your tickets now!