The Mikvah Project by Josh Azouz had originally got quite a way into its run at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond before lockdown took place.
Award-winning theatre company Headlong, in association with the BAFTA-winning Century Films, have announced Unprecedented: Real Time Theatre From a State of Isolation, a major new digital project, bringing together celebrated playwrights to create a series of short digital plays, as a response to the current global crisis.
Paul Roseby, artistic director and chief executive of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) has today announced the company’s summer and autumn programme for 2018, including its season in the West End.
It is a huge credit to Josh Azouz that he has managed to wield and weave such fundamental truths about contemporary society into a play so damn surreal. Credit to him. And credit to the actors and all the creatives. This is one hell of a show.
Although the temptation might be to dismiss Buggy Baby as an oddity, that would be a mistake. Both the originality of the writing, its rapidity, its mix of the mundane and the surreal, and the explosive excitement of the staging suggest a fertile way forward for British new writing.