I had just enough time to wipe away my tears – I was sobbing – at the end of The View Upstairs before jumping up after the curtain call to announce this post-show Q&A at Soho Theatre.
Discover what critics have made of the the European premiere of new musical The View Upstairs now playing at the Soho Theatre…
The View Upstairs at the Soho Theatre was reminded me just how transformative theatre can be.
Jonathan O’Boyle has directed a moving production of The View Upstairs which feels like an homage to those fighting for gay rights in the past, those fighting now and those who are yet to realise they need to fight.
Max Vernon’s musical The View UpStairs making its European debut at the Soho Theatre and running for just five weeks, commemorates the 1973 arson attack on a gay bar in New Orleans which was the most significant event of its kind until 2016’s Florida shootings.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Saturday 3 August 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock returns to Soho Theatre for the European premiere of Max Vernon’s acclaimed Off-Broadway musical The View Upstairs. Got any questions?
Over 50 years on and the Age of Aquarius is still providing a relevant, controversial (in parts) and – eventually – thunderously entertaining piece of musical theatre in Hair.
Streamlined staging and a strong ensemble cast allow Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love to be seen in a favourable light.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of Aspects of Love which has transferred to London from Manchester.
Aspects of Love may perhaps benefit from a modern reworking to iron out the more distasteful elements, but it should be fondly remembered.
The wonderful thing about going to the theatre to see a family-orientated show such as Peter Pan is seeing just how the children in the audience react to what they are watching.
In an exciting and ambitious move for one of London’s leading Off-West End venues, the Park Theatre splashes the cash on its Christmas production and with flying experts Foy on board, have arranged for Peter Pan and Wendy to soar through the space of the Park 200. And if the look of wonder in the eyes of the kids in the audience on press night is anything to go by, it has been money well spent.
December can be a slightly overwhelming time to pick a show to go and see – luckily Love London Love Culture has selected seven of the very best opening next month…
Ken Urban’s A Guide for the Homesick received its European premiere last week at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios. This “blisteringly intense evening” is “simultaneously warmly funny and deeply moving”, said Rachel Halliburton in her Arts Desk review. What have other critics been saying? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights below. Time to get booking!
The night after they faced the press, the team behind the European premiere production of A Guide for the Homesick faced a packed audience, most of whom stayed on to take part enthusiastically in our post-show discussion.
Ken Urban’s intense and revelatory two-hander is powerfully performed by Clifford Samuel and Douglas Booth. Whatever you compare it with, A Guide for the Homesick thrills both the nerve ends and the grey cells. It’s a masterpiece.
Ken Urban’s A Guide for the Homesick received its European premiere last night. This “blisteringly intense evening” is “simultaneously warmly funny and deeply moving”, Rachel Halliburton says today in her four-star Arts Desk review. And, tonight, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs a post-show Q&A with the writer, director and stars. Sneak a peek at new production photos – and then get booking!
Southwark Playhouse has announced its new 2019 season, running from January to June, one of the final programmes in its current home before it moves into two custom-built facilities for its long-term future.
With a new play, the collaboration between writer and director is paramount. Jeremy Stoller, who dramaturged Ken Urban’s A Guide for the Homesick prior to its world premiere in Boston in 2017, interviews Urban and director Jonathan O’Boyle as the play readies for its European premiere next week at Trafalgar Studios. Time to get booking!
There are probably enough fans of the original movie to sustain The Classic Screen to Stage Company’s touring version of Rain Man. However, as a piece of theatre, it never makes a successful case for itself.