In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 2 February 2020), ranging from Ian Foster’s praise of the Orange Tree Theatre’s fine revival of Lucy Prebble’s first play The Sugar Syndrome.
Carrying on a new series, our editor Lisa Martland has picked out her Top Picks from the last week including Anne Cox’s thoughts on Present Laughter, while Aleks Sierz reports from Bitter Wheat.
After premiering his play The Greater Game’s at Southwark Playhouse in 2016, Michael Head had no plans to revive it. But then another director and Football Remembers came knocking, and the opportunity to tell this incredible true-life story about footballers in the First World War, at the centenary of the Armistice, proved impossible to resist.
Harry Potter’s James Phelps is changing a wizard wand for a rifle as he moves from the Battle of Hogwarts to the Battle of the Somme in The Greater Game at the Waterloo East Theatre. Self-confessed Harry Potter fan Entertainment Views‘ Helen McWilliams interviewed him.
Dark Vanilla Jungle is running at Theatre N16 from 25 March to 31 March 2017. Break A Leg chatted to Director, Samson Hawkins about the production.
Les Petits Theatre Company are currently touring with a stage version of The First Hippo On The Moon which is a number one best selling children’s book by David Walliams. The story takes young readers on a wonderful journey as two hippos race to be the first hippo on the moon.
Kara Tointon plays Bella Manningham; it is evident from the opening scene that she is a troubled, anxious soul who dotes on her husband, Jack (Rupert Young).
Gaslight is a play written by Patrick Hamilton written in 1938 and I play Bella Manningham who has been married for seven years.
I play Norman Wisdom in a one man play called Wisdom of a Fool, It looks at his early life and career taking you from childhood up until the making of his first feature film, Trouble in Store.
Bunny is the story of Katie, a young girl struggling to find where she ‘fits’ into the world. In her own words she is the ‘unfit fitter’.
Matthew (who wrote the play and stars in the role of Arthur) gave an exclusive interview to Break A Leg, here’s what he has to say about this new piece of writing that is set to take The Hope Theatre by storm.
Nigel Harman has become a familiar name and face following his popular appearance in EastEnders as Dennis, the Son of Dirty Den. Since then he has gone on to appear on stage and screen as well as turn his hand to directing and producing.
After reading the play, I was struck by how the play accurately brings loneliness to the surface and the transaction of contact – are we ever really equals when we have sex?
Naomi Westerman is a playwright and actress; she has written a piece called Puppy in VAULT Festival this year on Thursday 23 February and Thursday 2 March.
Evita is one of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s classic musicals and ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ is widely known. This particular incarnation of the production was fast, furious and had a distinct Argentinian flavour running through it.
Jo Wickham is taking a few roles in Puppy, written by Naomi Westerman; this is part of VAULT Festival 2017. In an exclusive interview with Break A Leg, Jo tells us about the latest piece she’s starring in and discusses her various credits to date, including her career highlights.
Anita and Me is set in 1970s and yet the topics, issues and heart of the piece are all remarkably current given the political times we are living.
When you arrive at Hotel Europe, where you’re from doesn’t matter. But your key could take you anywhere.
Mezzo Soprano Flora chatted to Break A Leg about Carmen and what it means to be playing the title role.
I am not a fan of ballad singers as a rule, I certainly wasn’t interested in a slow and emotional number when I was in my pre-teens/teens, however there was one singer who crossed that boundary and has remained a firm favourite of mine.