Originally written in 1941 by Bertolt Brecht, The Good Person of Szechwan was first performed in 1943 – and this year celebrates its 80th birthday with an update by Nina Segal.
‘The general tone is that of history lite’: THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT – West End
This is a labour of love. Hilary Mantel has adapted The Mirror and the Light, the third novel of her Tudor trilogy, in collaboration with actor Ben Miles.
‘You won’t regret it!’: Playwright Amy Ng discusses her beautiful & brutal adaptation of Miss Julie, heading to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre
Don’t miss your chance to see British-Hong Kong playwright Amy Ng’s politically-charged production of Miss Julie, presented by New Earth Theatre and Storyhouse, at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre from 8-10 July 2021.
NEWS: New Earth Theatre & Storyhouse bring Amy Ng’s acclaimed adaptation of Miss Julie to the Belgrade Theatre Coventry
Following its acclaimed run last year, New Earth Theatre and Storyhouse are presenting August Strindberg’s Miss Julie, adapted by Amy Ng and directed by Dadiow Lin, to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre from 8-10 July 2021.
‘What better time to redress this’: FORGOTTEN 遗忘 – Arcola Theatre
It is still a shock to discover the history lesson that Daniel York Loh has in store for us in Forgotten 遗忘 at the Arcola Theatre.
‘Hugely affecting play’: THE GREAT WAVE – National Theatre
Thanks to two blisteringly good performances from Kae Alexander and Kirsty as the two sisters, the key themes of faith, loyalty, and the role of sacrifice and self-sacrifice for the ones we love, are dramatised beautifully by director Indu Rubasingham who builds up the tension wonderfully in The Great Wave.
‘Really roars’: THE GREAT WAVE – National Theatre
Based on the eye-opening true stories of Japanese people abducted by the North Korean regime, in order for them to train spies and saboteurs, Great Wave expresses thrilling feelings of loss, guilt and partial redemption. The Great Wave really roars.
TAMBURLAINE – Arcola
I’m fully on board with Yellow Earth Theatre’s objectives of identifying and investing in British East Asian emerging and established actors, writers and directors, so it does pain me a little that their production of Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine didn’t quite do it for me.
THE SUBTERRANEAN SEASON – Vault Festival
PLAY – The Subterranean Season takes in plays 23-26 in their ever-growing programme of short plays, devised in just two weeks by a collaboration of writers, directors and actors up for the challenge of creating something sparklingly, spankingly, brand new and fresh.
What should you see at this year’s VAULT Festival?
Established now as one of the major arts festivals in London, VAULT Festival returns from 25 January to 5 March 2017 at its original home beneath Waterloo Station and, for the first time, at satellite venues Network Theatre and Morley College.