Two Off-West End plays have recently inspired my other half Peter Jones to compile Spotify playlists of his youth
Never too old: Sonja Linden and director Anna Ledwich have framed it as circus – a pun on ‘ronde’ – as we surround the action and are lectured, whip-cracked and threatened by a Weimaresque ringmistress in fishnets and top hat, who introduces each section as an act.
Here is Love London Love Culture’s guide to five of the best shows closing in the capital in March 2017 that you might want to see before it’s too late… Click on links to BUY tickets in the Mates Ticket Shop.
After reading the play, I was struck by how the play accurately brings loneliness to the surface and the transaction of contact – are we ever really equals when we have sex?
The Bunker, London – until 11 March 2017 Last year, Elon Musk suggested it’s likely that our entire existence is a computer simulation made by some highly evolved species. The simulation might be programmed randomly, or might not. Max Gill’s La Ronde gives credence to the idea that our lives are dictated by a power higher than ourselves. This production …
‘Wheel of Fortune’ gimmick and great performances distract the audience from the pedestrian storylines. This play must have been bold and daring in its 1920 premiere but for a 21st century audience it fails to shock.
Arthur Schnitzler’s 1897 play of 10 interlinked intimate encounters has proven enduringly popular over the years – adapted for the gays, for fans of musicals, for Charlie Spencer’s libido – and now Max Gill has taken a decidedly 21st century gender-neutral approach to La Ronde for the opening salvo in the Bunker’s second season.
Everything that happens in this wonderfully quirky and raunchy production is put in the hands of fortune – meaning that the actors are also never sure which direction the show is going to take…
Welcome to 2017! Here’s a guide to some of the reviews to look out for (so far) from Emma (LoveLondonLoveCulture) Clarendon in the coming months.
Joe DiPietro’s cult hit is enjoyable enough, but rather predictable in both form and content.
David Hare’s latest is a superb adaptation of a Simenon thriller that is set in the United States.
All the reviews of F*cking Men at the King’s Head referred to its setting ‘in the gay community’. If it does nothing else, Memphis writer Joe diPietro’s re-working of Arthur Schnitzler’s 1897 Viennese cycle of illicit courtship La Ronde proves there’s no such thing.