It was just about a month ago that I observed that considering the dominant story of all our lives for the last 18 months has been the pandemic, there haven’t really been all that many direct responses to it in the form of theatre pieces. A new addition to the Scenesaver platform looks to rectify that particular shortfall with three monologues about individual experiences and response. Called starkly The Covid-19 Trilogy it comes from Elysium Theatre Company which is based in Durham. During the pandemic they released two sets of five monologues and the three pieces in this set are taken from these. Presumably they are a “best of” collection to whet the appetite; the rest are available on the company’s You Tube channel
‘A compelling pair of lead performances’: CRY HAVOC – Park Theatre
Cry Havoc tackles a powerfully emotive subject and with James El-Sharawy and Marc Antolin, Pamela Schermann’s production finds a compelling pair of lead performances.
‘A scarily relevant play exploring the nature of cultural identity’: CRY HAVOC – Park Theatre ★★★★
“What’s your relationship with this man?” It’s a question that Nicholas has heard a lot recently, to which he still hasn’t found a satisfying answer.
‘The perfect show for right now’: I HAVE A MOUTH & I WILL SCREAM – Vault Festival
The publicity for Abi Zakarian’s I Have A Mouth and I Will Scream at The Vaults puts it better than I ever could – it’s “a play-performance-art-protest-thing”.
INTERVIEW: Spotlight… Festival 47’s God’s Waiting Room
Finally in our Spotlight feature is God’s Waiting Room, which plays Festival 47 on 22 July 2017 at 18:30. I caught up with writer and actor Karen Bartholomew.