Vardy V Rooney, the theatrical take on the trial that had the country enthralled, transfers to the Ambassadors Theatre for a limited run before embarking on a UK tour. But what have critics had to say about it?
‘If our pub landlord closes, where will the theatre go then?’: Artistic director Lisa Spirling on dual threats to Theatre503
‘In terms of the future, we want 503 to be resilient and it feels like our community of audience and artists believe in the necessity of an organisation such as ours. At the same time, there are no guarantees.’
‘Big ideas & goals underpin the writing’: WOLFIE – Theatre503
Despite Wolfie at Theatre503 being the first play from Ross Willis and certainly not a flawless one, it demonstrates a laudable ambition and sense of scale.
‘A dark tale that positively throbs with excitement’: WOLFIE – Theatre 503
Ross Willis’ dazzle-bright debut play Wolfie is wild and wonderfully imaginative: innovative fringe theatre triumphs again.
‘This is a great story brilliantly told’: CATERPILLAR – Theatre503
Alison Carr’s Caterpillar, a finalist in the Theatre 503’s Playwriting Award, gets an excellent staging and will later tour to the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.
Pint-sized Playwriting Podcast: Lisa Spirling of Theatre503
The Pint-Sized Playwriting Podcast exists to help emerging playwrights understand how to get ahead in the world of new theatre. This latest episode is with the incredible Lisa Spirling, artistic director of Theatre503.
In House podcast: Theatre503 artistic director Lisa Spirling on finding new writers & capturing the zeitgeist
Have you bookmarked Stagedoor’s new weekly theatre podcast In House? This week’s episode sees poet, journalist and Critics of Colour founder Bridget Minamore interviewing Theatre503’s Lisa Spirling. We’ve picked out some of our favourite highlights but be sure to listen in full…
NEWS: Casting is announced for Hampstead Theatre’s Describe the Night & The Phlebotomist
Casting has been announced for Hampstead Theatre productions of Describe the Night on the Main Stage and The Phlebotomist Downstairs, including actors David Birrell, Ben Caplan and Jade Anouka.
‘A good dose of nostalgia for those who remember Ken Campbell’s work’: KEN – Bunker Theatre ❤❤❤
This warm-hearted tribute to Ken Campbell offers a good dose of nostalgia for those who remember his work – but can feel slightly self-indulgent towards the end.
NEWS: Lisa Spirling makes directing debut as Theatre503 chief in autumn season
Lisa Spirling will make her directing debut as artistic director of Theatre503 with In Event of Moone Disaster, winner of the theatre’s International Playwriting Award 2016.
DEPOSIT – Hampstead Theatre
In this general election, the intergenerational conflict between youth and old age is never far from the surface. The oldies have never had it so good; the young ones are Generation Rent, crippled by debt and zero hope of owning their own homes. This aspect of the housing shortage is the subject of Matt Hartley’s play, Deposit.
NEWS: Michael McLean’s Years of Sunlight premieres at Theatre503
After this weekend’s Top Trumps mini-festival in response to the US presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, Lisa Spirling’s inaugural season as artistic director of London’s Theatre 503 officially gets under way next week with the world premiere of Years of Sunlight, a new play by Michael McLean presented by Seared Productions in association with Theatre 503.
NEWS: Lisa Spirling appointed as new Theatre503 artistic director
Theatre503 is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Spirling as their new Artistic Director. Lisa is currently the Artistic Coordinator of the JMK Trust’s Regional Directors Program and was previously programming director at Theatre503. She will take up the post in August 2016.