The embodiment of glamour from start to finish, White Christmas whisks you away and takes you to a wintery wonderland where lullabies and tap dances reign supreme.
Melly Still’s reworking of April De Angelis’ adaptation of My Brilliant Friend gives the show both a flowing and episodic quality as the interior monologue of the protagonist in the books is replaced by fully dramatised scenes.
An isolated woman, a pest controller and a talking cat… but which is which? We think we’ve got one character sussed! Take a look at these candid images from the rehearsal room of new darkly comic tale Mites for a hint of what to expect from James Mannion’s latest play, then book your tickets!
Wild eyes, grasping hands, looks of abject fear – they’re all there in the production images for Trial of Love , the new supernatural comedy currently running at the Bread & Roses Theatre. Take a look, if you dare, then book your tickets!
Finding humour in darkness and exploring the meeting of Eastern and Western influences – watch the young cast of HiddenViewz new production Trial of Love discussing the new play. Time to get booking!
With an influx of Broadway transfers and film/book to movie adaptations dominating the London theatre scene, it’s always wonderful to see new British theatre developing. The Feeling by Kyra Jessica Willis is a good example of this, as it brings social troubles to light in a headstrong way that feels authentically British.
Otherworldly entities interfere with the life of a successful Chinese businessman in Trial of Love, the new production from company HiddenViewz, which comes to the Bread & Roses Theatre next week. Book your tickets now!
Bleakly comic, psychological thriller Mites, which tells the story of a vulnerable woman, a pest controller and a talkative feline, will receive its world premiere at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre this autumn. Time to book your tickets!
The Werewolf of Washington Heights is a play by Christie Perfetti Williams that was first staged in the US in 2017.
Mary Jane Figtree’s play is based on the concept of an Italian 90s play called Orgasmo e Pregiudizio. With this, her first play, she has written something that succeeds in being both funny yet emotionally resonant.
The Geminus is an atmospheric new play by Ross Dinwiddy and is based on Joseph Conrad’s novella The Secret Sharer. By incorporating a romantic twist, Dinwiddy creates an emotional centre to the piece, which is so important when translating prose to the stage.
One test of biography jukebox musicals is how much an uninitiated audience member ends up learning about the artist through the course of the show.
Just as much as the emotional impact, though, it’s the unique and original approach to the subject matter that makes this debut production from Turn Point Theatre particularly memorable.
One thing I’m really loving about the Camden Fringe is the breadth of creativity and experimentation. Scenic Reality is a prime example of a fresh piece of new writing that explores different storytelling techniques.
Touching on themes of religion, sexuality and more than one form of mental illness, the play asks some difficult questions and frequently makes for unsettling viewing, and yet Ned Bennett’s production remains utterly compelling from start to dramatic finish.
With plenty to say about the shallow foundations of political leaders hiding behind their PR machines, Jamie Lloyd’s triumphant Evita is raw, fresh and intense – “oh what a show!”
suspect this show will have a future, evolving life, and it is well worth checking out if it appears on your radar. I’d certainly be interested in seeing what they do with it next.
Full disclosure, I was not excited about seeing a show about Boris Johnson. Frankly I’m feeling a tad Boris-ed out these days, but fortunately, given a lively and plentiful audience, not everyone seems to be turned off by the subject matter.
This year I have the great privilege of getting to cover lots of the Camden Fringe shows, my only regret is that I can’t see them all (literally impossible, so many shows running, Londoners check it out, it is a treasure trove of varied goodies).
“This is my first step into the realm of truly professional theatre-making, and, I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect it to be this tough!” Exciting young theatremaker Patrick Bayele doesn’t pull any punches as he tells us about creating new production How To Save The World. Read his fascinating interview, then book you tickets.