Inspired by his memories of growing up in South East London, Michael Head’s Worth a Flutter is an enjoyable comedy with hidden depths – a love story whose protagonists are simultaneously too flawed to be heroes and too likeable to be villains.
Two hours of sexist lad ‘humour’ that all too often veers into soap territory, with performances of varying quality – more of a rank outsider than a dead cert.
Got your tickets yet for Broken Silence Theatre’s “utterly phenomenal” Adam & Eve? After a run last year at Brockley Jack, this modern-day Garden of Eden story transfers to London’s Hope Theatre for a strictly limited season from 22 May to 9 June 2018. Watch the chilling new trailer – and then get booking!
Casting has now been announced for the return of Broken Silence Theatre’s critically acclaimed modern-day, feminist update on the Garden of Eden story. Adam & Eve runs at the Hope Theatre from 22 May to 9 June 2018.
The writer and producer spoke to Love London Love Culture about Cream Tea and Incest, now playing at The Hope Theatre following a run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For those who are coming along – what is Cream Tea and Incest all about? Going in expecting Wodehouse might leave you feeling a bit empty… Read More
Broken Silence Theatre’s critically acclaimed feminist take on the Garden of Eden returns to London next month. After success last year at west London’s Brockley Jack Theatre, Adam & Eve transfers north to Islington for a strictly limited season. The modern-day Genesis story will run at the Hope Theatre from 22 May to 9 June 2018, with a press night on 24 May.
How much does new Edwardian spoof comedy Cream Tea and Incest, with its aristo Eddie Spangler and his servant Jeffrey, owe to PG Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster? Writer and star Benjamin Alborough answers our questions on the script and the 2.5 dimensional set. Have a read – and then get booking for the Edinburgh Fringe hit coming to London’s Hope Theatre next week!
While the play is set 13 years ago, many of the issues that Our Big Love Story raises are very pertinent today, as they have never really gone away. It offers a sombre and timely perspective on the individual versus society, and the struggle to retain one’s humanity.
Got your tickets yet for Cream Tea and Incest? This spoof Edwardian comedy – billed as “The Play That Goes Wrong meets Jeeves and Wooster meets Diary of a Nobody… with a little bit of American Psycho thrown in for good measure” – comes to London’s Hope Theatre in April after a sell-out run at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe. The four-strong cast are clearly a hoot in rehearsals. Check out our gallery below – and then get booking!
Fans of Jeeves and Wooster, The Diary of a Nobody and The Play That Goes Wrong, mark your diaries now! Edinburgh Fringe hit spoof comedy Cream Tea and Incest gets a limited London season next month at the Hope Theatre, where it runs from 10 to 28 April 2018. Gen up – and then get booking! “Remember what it says in the …
Initially, Foul Pages has a surfeit of innuendo, as the actors revel in saucy banter. However, once things settle down, Foul Pages reveals itself to be about the love of acting and what it was like for the boys who played all the female roles.
The narrative arc of Foul Pages at the Hope Theatre is woolly and lacks clear authorial intent, making for a frustrating experience of unfulfilled potential.
I’ve been raving about Julius Caesar to everyone over the past few weeks, and particularly the experience of seeing it in the pit of the staggeringly versatile Bridge Theatre.
In its exploration of artistic compromise and the perils of pursuing both sexual and political freedom, Foul Pages makes for strange eventful history.
If the conflicting obsessions of the characters and the murkiness of the plot in Foul Pages at the Hope Theatre were more brightly illuminated, this could be a sustained and hilarious evening, but the author has given it pretentions also to be a serious drama.
On the strength of Pennyworth Productions’ latest offering, it won’t be long before it is as well-known as the more seasoned theatre companies working in the UK today.
Any number of shows could have been included in this post; frankly it’s ludicrous that I decided to stick with my whole top 12 idea… As I’ve seen about 90 more individual shows than last year.
A sadness that is at first unspoken, then as the letters they read take a poignant turn – revealing a year’s worth of bad news in some cases – their melancholy bleeding out to force them to reflect on their own lives, their own experiences. At just an hour, this is done with a light touch but still manages a gut-punching level of emotion.
Absurdist: Like a Lynchian movie, Gregg Masuak’s Flycatcher doesn’t spoonfeed answers, but it gives its audience plenty to think about.
What were the reviews and other blogs that got readers clicking most? Any surprises? Our Top 25 Mates Blogs from October 2017 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.