The Park Theatre has been absolutely buzzing with two sell-out shows, including in Park 90, Tom Wright’s debut play My Dad’s Gap Year, which has nearly sold out the rest of its run too. What’s the secret alchemy between Wright and his director Rikki Beadle-Blair?
Why do so many plays about depression and suicide miss the spot? Because they’re not written from a perspective of real, lived experience, says Monty Jones. Watch this incredibly open and honest video from Jones about how he came to writing new black comedy Schrödinger’s Dog from “the absolute pits of depression” released his creativity and kept him alive. Time to get booking!
After its critically acclaimed debut success last autumn with threesome comedy Mouldy Grapes, Break the ‘Verse returns to London’s White Bear Theatre this month with the premiere of co-founder Monty Jones’ new black comedy Schrödinger’s Dog, inspired on his own experience with depression. Full casting – including Jones and co-founder Ellie Sparrow – is now announced.
Before the performance at Tristan Bates Theatre, the 16-strong company of San Domino entertain theatregoers in the bar with some jaunty patriotic songs, with which they lead them into the auditorium. It’s somewhat akin to the chilling scene in Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret when the Hitler Youth sings “Tomorrow Belongs to Me”.
Tom Mack, currently studying for an MA in Creative Producing at Mountview, shared this piece with the Mates on why, as a young gay man, it’s so gratifying to see out-and-proud stories like those in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and the recent film Love, Simon onstage and screen. “Yeah…” My answer in response to my brother saying to me “You’re …