Playwright Sam Ra tells us why Sleuth inspired her to create new thriller You Game and what difference it makes switching the gender of one of its characters. Read the interview, then book your tickets.
“My father would mischievously try and shock people at social gatherings by telling them that he met his wife ‘in bed’”. Playwright Simon de Cintra tells us the truth behind that story and how it inspired his first play, Bed Seven.
How does the working of a beehive related to Chekhov’s masterpiece Uncle Vanya? Venetia Twigg, who adapted the play for Theatrical Niche, gets busy, telling us about it. Read he interview then book your tickets.
“We were determined that our final season should not be full of rose-tinted reverence for the theatre’s past; we wanted to ensure that we continued to tell the most urgent stories of our time.” Owen Calvert-Lyons, Ovalhouse’s Head of Theatre & Artist Development, tells us about creating the Demolition Party season that will close the south London venue with a bang.
‘How can I be a father, what with everything that’s happened?’ As Delivery comes to the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, leading man Alex Walton shares his thoughts on the play about a paratrooper preparing for parenthood. Watch what he has to say, then book your tickets.
“Expect scares, laughs and perpetual darkness.” It’s a description of new horror theatre piece Haunted that should fill audiences with trembling, nervous excitement. As Uncanny Collective prepare to stage the piece at Peckham’s Asylum Chapel, co-creator Steve Fitzgerald tells us more about the show. Read his interview, then book your tickets!
As actor Eilidh Loan prepares to brings Frankenstein to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre, she talks about her first connection with the story, discovering more about Mary Shelley and overcoming a fear of reading created by dyslexia. Have a listen, then book your tickets!
Three decades in the future, when Donald Trump has bought the UK, all that remains is one giant golfing resort. This terrifying dystopian picture is the one drawn by new thriller The Open, which begins its run at The Space this week. Take a look at the trailer, then book your tickets.
How do you go from the trauma of the Falklands War to sex-obsessed slugs via being a new father? Playwright Andy Walker explains all in his interview below. Have a read, then book your tickets for Delivery.
Finding humour in darkness and exploring the meeting of Eastern and Western influences – watch the young cast of HiddenViewz new production Trial of Love discussing the new play. Time to get booking!
Female liberation, the American Dream, US playwrights, hopelessness, self-betterment and more – Lone Star Diner playwright Cameron Corcoran covers a lot of ground as he tells us about his new play. Read his blog, then book your tickets!
‘It’s a very hyper-masculine world and the conversation isn’t being had by a lot of clubs.’ How would an openly gay footballer cope in the Premier League? Mark Starling explores the idea in his new play Target Man. Starling, and star Mateo Oxley, discussed the drama with London Live. Check out the interview then book your tickets!
Why was clowning the perfect medium for the tale of almost-30 American girl desperately trying to find love? Performer Carly Jurman explains all about innocence, performing solo, Steven King and her Camden Fringe show Unlovable in our interview. Have a read then book your tickets!
“We are falling down the most extraordinary rabbit hole,” writer James Kenworth and director James Martin Charlton tell us about bringing East End Wonderland adaptation, Alice in Canning Town. to a Newham playground. Read the interview then book your tickets.
As River In The Sky opens at The Hope Theatre for three weeks, Lindsey Cross and Howard Horner, who play Ellie and Jack, talk about their experiences during rehearsals and what it means to show this new play about dealing with grief to an audience. Book your tickets now!
‘The work we do in times of crisis as healers, storytellers and carers is lost because for years this work has never been associated with strength and power.’ Camden Fringe drama The Net explores four women on opposite sides of a divide but caught in the centre of a war. The play’s writer Zoë Guzy-Sprague and producers Caley Powell & Marta da Silva told us about its inspiration, the importance of an all-female team and more.
“The question shouldn’t be so much, ‘Why should Damien be non-binary?’ as ‘Why shouldn’t they be?’” JB Pichelski’s Camden Fringe show Scenic Reality is a coming-of-age tale of mental health and finding your place in the world whose central character just happens to be non-binary. Read what the playwright, and director Samantha Wright told us about the play, then book your tickets!
“I was struck by how arbitrary the borders and walls felt”. A trip to Israel sparked Zoë Guzy-Sprague’s imagination to create drama about women on opposite sides of a border, The Net. Watch what she has to say about the show, and what the producers say about the importance of an all-female creative team, then book your tickets.
As playwright Khairul Kamsani puts it, international production Discord of Discourse explores the “conundrum between communication and perception”. Check out what he told us about the Camden Fringe show, then book your tickets.
“There is nobody this is not relevant to.” It’s a bold claim, but when your new play concerns looking death in the face, it’s hard to argue with. Take a look at the cast and creators of The Colours talking about their new production, and explaining why they use headphones during the show, then book your tickets!