In new two-hander 20:40, Alastair Hill and author David Kerby-Kendall are onstage together as the same man at two different points in his life. Sneak a peek into their preparations ahead of the play’s premiere at the Omnibus Theatre next month. Time to get booking!
After years of writing success, including adaptations of David Walliams’ children’s novels, David Kerby-Kendall returns to acting to star in his new two-hander 20:40, coming to London’s Omnibus Theatre for 12 performances only next month. He told us more about his inspiration for the piece. Time to get booking!
20:40, David Kerby-Kendall’s new play looking at one man’s mental health over twenty years, gets its world premiere at London’s Omnibus Theatre, running for 12 performances only from 4 to 16 June 2019, with a press performance on 6 June. Time to get booking!
“Brilliant”, “Moving and engaging”, “Ingenius” – audiences of Tiny Room’s drama Loop have taken to Twitter to sing the praises of Peter Mulligan’s drama about a barman considering his life. We’ve rounded up some of the best tweets
Pub theatre, The Lion and Unicorn, kicks of 2019 with, appropriately enough, drama about a barman, Loop. But for this pub worker, life has become a constant, repetitive source of depression. Take a look at the trailer created by theatre company Tiny Room
Peter Mulligan wrote Loop in reaction to his own experiences of working in a bar, coping with depression and considering taking his own life. Here he tell us more about this time in his creative life and how the piece has grown since its Camden Fringe premiere.
Many of us will recognise the inside of a pub, especially during the festive season… but how does the boozer at the centre of Peter Mulligan’s Loop look and what’s going on in his bar-set drama? Find out with a look at our new production shots gallery.
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.
Why has the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) got involved with the play? Why did the director choose not to relocate the play to the UK? How have the actors visualised the absent but ever-present Joel and their characters’ relationships with him?