Even lockdown couldn’t stop some of the creative minds behind the recently launched S&S Theatre Productions (previously the S&S Award) getting together to talk about the new company, via Zoom of course.
Jenny Eastop, the multiple Offie-nominated director and producer for London-based Mercurius Theatre, will be playing a vital role in the transformation of the prestigious S&S Award into S&S Theatre Productions, dedicated to producing radical new musical theatre with partnerships between the UK and the USA.
Since the early days of the S&S Award – given to the best new unproduced musical of the year – its founders, literary agent Caroline Underwood and writer Warner Brown, have longed to encourage links between the UK musical writing scene and that of the US. Now, with the Award becoming S&S Theatre Productions, Caroline and Warner will have the opportunity to do just that, presenting co-productions of new, radical musical theatre both Off-West End and Off-Broadway.
In an exciting development the prestigious S&S Award has turned producer to become S&S Theatre Productions, dedicated to producing radical new musical theatre with partnerships between the UK and the USA. Literary agent Caroline Underwood and writer Warner Brown (who originally co-founded the Award in 2011) have joined forces with London-based, multiple Offie-nominated Mercurius Theatre and Kent Nicholson, doyen of new musical theatre …
The S&S Award is turning producer to become S&S Theatre Productions, dedicated to producing radical new musical theatre with partnerships between the UK and the USA.
As her acclaimed premiere of Claudio Macor’s Different From the Others continues at the White Bear Theatre, director Jenny Eastop transfers her Mercurius revival of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days to Drayton Arms Theatre with a cast of recent Drama Studio graduates. She told us why she likes being in control. Time to get booking!
Five- and four-star reviews are in for “certain and sure-fire hit” Different From the Others … but there’s only a fortnight left to see this world premiere play, which must finish on 16 November 2019 at London’s White Bear Theatre. We’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite review highlights.
Hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed premiere of Claudio Macor’s new play Different From the Others, director Jenny Eastop’s production of Jules Verne’s globe-trotting romp Around the World in 80 Days transfers this month to Drayton Arms Theatre.
The past often offers a convenient intellectual space which we can all look down upon and feel smug about how far we have come in moral terms. Different From The Others gleefully kicks us off our moral high ground.
The reverence Claudio Macor clearly has for the history he is sharing comes through strongly and adds to the overall emotional impact of the play. I defy anyone not to be moved by Dr Magnus Hirschfield’s passion and commitment to changing the world for gay men.
A hundred years after the release of the first-ever pro-gay film, Claudio Macor’s new play telling the story behind its making, Different From the Others, has premiered at London’s White Bear Theatre. “A well-crafted look at a bygone era and a story from gay history that demands to be told,” says Boy Magazine.
Claudio Macor’s new play Different From the Others, which runs at London’s White Bear Theatre from 29 October to 16 November 2019, tells the story behind the making of the first-ever pro-gay film, 100 years after it was released. Have the cast been making history in rehearsals? Time to get booking!
How much do you know about “the Einstein of sex” Magnus Hirschfeld and his film Anders als die Andern? Discovering this 1919 silent gem one night on YouTube inspired playwright Claudio Macor to pen his new play about another little-known corner of cinematic and LGBTQ history.
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Claudio Macor’s new play Different From the Others, which tells the story behind the first pro-gay film ever made and premieres 100 years after the film itself. It runs at London’s White Bear Theatre from 29 October to 16 November 2019. Time to get booking!
Claudio Macor’s latest play Different From the Others premieres 100 years after the film that inspired it. Have you heard of Anders als die Andern, the first-ever pro-gay film? Watch below – and then get booking!
Dramatist Claudio Macor, renowned for his dramas centred around little-known historical records, returns to the White Bear Theatre with his latest play. Different From the Others tells the story behind the first pro-gay film ever made – and it premieres 100 years after the film itself. Time to get booking!
Possessing the wit of Wilde and the sexual frankness of a Restoration play, George Farquhar’s The Recruiting Officer has been a firm favourite since its first performance in 1706. Jenny Eastop’s latest production is set in present-day Shrewsbury, and from the off, the satirical nature of the original is present.
Written by Charlotte Ryall and directed by Jenny Eastop, Indebted To Chance follows the life of Charlotte Charke (née Cibber), a forgotten 18th-century pioneer who showed that not only can women run theatre companies, they can play ‘men’s’ roles too.
The Biograph Girl, directed by Jenny Eastop is a surprisingly progressive look at the silent film industry, focusing on the women who lead the way.
I find myself bemoaning weak material in The Biograph Girl while applauding excellent performances. In the cast of nine, everyone is engaging, focused and talented with tremendous collective energy.
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