Returning to the not-so-distant past when same-sex relationships were illegal, this is a thought-provoking revival of Charles Dyer’s Staircase at Southwark Playhouse.
Set in 1965, Staircase takes us back to a time when homosexuality was still criminalised in Britain. Written by Charles Dyer (who only passed away recently in January 2021 at the age of 92), this play was first performed in 1966, directed by Peter Hall for the RSC.
Winners of the Offies 2020 Awards, held at Battersea Arts Centre, have been announced. It was the tenth anniversary year of the awards presented by Off West End.
With Go Bang Your Tambourine, the Finborough Theatre has once more succeeded in digging out a purportedly dated play and bringing it to life in a manner which is faithful to the playwright but does not alienate a modern audience. Kudos to them.
“Compelling, concise, and heartbreaking,” “powerfully acted” – Take a look at the brilliant reviews for Two’s Company’s revival of Philip King’s Go Bang Your Tambourine, then book your tickets for the final weeks of the show’s run at Finborough Theatre.
First performed in 1970, Tricia Thorns’ revival of Philip King’s Go Bang Your Tambourine is remarkably the first time the play has ever been performed in London
From tuneful trumpet practice to to rather more violent domestic exchanges, check out these fantastic production images to get a taste for the new revival of Philip King’s 1970s drama Go Bang Your Tambourine at Finborough Theatre. Time to book your tickets.
Rare Philip King play tries to turn a farcical situation into a serious drama – and it doesn’t quite work.
Tuneful trumpets and candlesticks wielded in anger – take a look at our gallery of rehearsal images to get a hint of what you might expect from Philip King’s 1970 drama Go Bang Your Tambourine when it opens at Finborough Theatre next month. Book your tickets now!
Nearly 50 years after it was first staged in 1970, Philip King’s drama Go Bang Your Tambourine will get a London premiere next month at the Finborough Theatre. Book your tickets now!
This is a substantial, gently-moving play – 2 hrs 45 minutes – but in its meditation on life, attrition, middle-aged disappointment, family entanglements and memory it is as engrossing as Chekhov can be. But it is set nearer in time – 1953 – and closer to home: NC Hunter was a West End monarch in the age of Rattigan
Classic 1953 play by the English Chekhov is fascinating, but rather dated in its values and too clumsy in its production.