The problem with creating theatre in an era of lockdown is that the constraints of working online tend towards a uniformity of creativity
Gloriously surreal monologue about everyday anxieties in extraordinary circumstances: welcome back the glittering dark!
While The Beast of Blue Yonder, Philip Ridley’s new play which was due to premiere this week at Southwark Playhouse, will not be going ahead during the coronavirus crisis, audiences will have a chance to see new work by Ridley in a collection of monologues, written in response to the current pandemic and performed by the cast.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A programme, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will host a series of three discussions during the course of the world premiere run of Philip Ridley’s ANGRY, starring Georgie Henley and Tyrone Huntley at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Got any questions?
This earthy and edgy production keeps you on your toes, as people often rise to their feet and go and order drinks at the bar and interaction between the cast and the regular audience members is frequent.
Just off the Elephant and Castle roundabout, it’s no surprise to come across a grotty pub filled with strange and aggressive drunks. It is a delightful surprise to find it recreated so realistically inside Southwark Playhouse’s ‘The Little’ space which feels trebled in size as well as engaging its audience who are chatty and sociable well ahead of opening time.
I pretty much bullied my way in. I was an unpaid extra for a promo shoot for a film with Jack Silver (director) and was impressed at how quickly he had brought together a great team, with a central London location and thought to myself he is going places.
Mostly everything in the play has either happened to me or to someone I know. I wanted to apply rich life experiences to each character because, even though I know that life can be tragic, there are ways to which you can live your life that is also extraordinary.