This revival of a 2011 HighTide hit, reconceived for streaming, stars Diana Quick and is intimate and quietly moving.
A weekend in Suffolk at the HighTide Festival is a treat. An even bigger treat? Combining it with this opportunity to chair an event with one of the country’s leading directors, of whom I’ve long been an admirer.
New play Rust at the Bush, about an extramarital affair, is short but emotionally truthful and invigorating.
HighTide returns to Aldeburgh in Sussex for their 13th festival, running from 10 to 15 September 2019, with a world premiere and new work from homegrown talent.. It is found Steven Atkinson’s final festival as artistic director.
Should country of birth define your identity or determine where you end up? Set in the near-future, Stand and Be Counted Theatre’s highly political new play Where We Began imagines a world where a new universal law mandates that everyone must return to where they were born and stay there.
Written as a response to their previous play Tanja, which explored life in immigration detention centres such as Yarl’s Wood, Stand and Be Counted Theatre’s latest show Where We Began looks at a cross-section of people who have – or will – fall foul of the government’s current immigration policies.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Sunday 23 September 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs a discussion with Stand and Be Counted Theatre, the UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary, as they bring their highly political, and deeply personal, new play Where We Began to HighTide’s Walthamstow Festival as part of a national tour. Got any questions?
The full line-up for the 2018 HighTide Festivals in Aldeburgh and Walthamstow has been announced, alongside the news that artistic director Steven Atkinson will stand down in 2019 after 12 years of successful leadership.
After its annual festival in Suffolk, HighTide will transfer a selection of new writing for a London run at a new temporary theatre in Walthamstow.
Ahead of rounding up various publications #theatre2016 highlights, I’m taking a moment to reflect on my own theatregoing year and my favourite plays, musicals, performances and other events.
Richard Twyman’s production of Harrogate proves to be rather unsettlingly brilliant, anchored by two expertly slippery performance from Sarah Ridgeway and Nigel Lindsay.
Al Smith’s debut play about love, perversion and memory is both electrifying and emotionally satisfying.
Listen to the podcast from the post-show Q&A chaired by Mates co-founder Terri Paddock with multi award-winning debut playwright Theresa Ikoko and the cast of GIRLS at Soho Theatre.
As part of her post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to award-winning author Theresa Ikoko and the cast of Mates-acclaimed GIRLS at London’s Soho Theatre after the matinee performance on Saturday 22 October 2016. Got any questions?
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Haleema, Ruhab and Tisana have been friends for their whole lives. Like other girls, they enjoy chatting about celebrities, boys, and their future plans whilst doing each others’ hair.
New captive drama is well-written in a symbolic vein that helps to humanise the story behind the headlines.
Critic Matt Trueman described Elinor Cook‘s Pilgrims, about a pair of young mountain climbers, as the “peak of playwriting”. I got to talk mountain climbing, metaphors and much more with this whipsmart George Devine Award-winning playwright at last night’s Q&A after the performance of Pilgrims at London’s Yard Theatre.
The metaphor of mountain climbing resonates with the crisis of masculinity in new sex-war drama.
The faces of Nigerian Chibok schoolgirls – kidnapped en masse from school or in smaller village raids – haunt the world. Bright teenage faces compulsorily veiled look out of the bullying videos: destined for prisoner exchange if they’re lucky, for rape, enslavement or suicide bombs if not.
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