It could be said that Bitter Wheat lifts the lid on the exploitation of power in the film industry, but it eaves an unpleasant taste in the mouth. Perhaps that was also part of David Mamet’s intention.
Bitter Wheat is not only frustratingly irresponsible in its treatment of the events that led to the #MeToo movement, it is also a poorly constructed drama.
Two days after Shakespeare’s birthday (23 April), I’ll still be celebrating the bard myself as I make my Royal Shakespeare Company ‘debut’ chairing a panel discussion in Stratford-upon-Avon connected with their new production of The Taming of the Shrew.
There’s a staggering amount of up-and-coming talent on display with the world premiere of “post-Weinstein, post-Spacey drama” Anomaly, now running at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre.
“A gripping production” and an “important play” featuring “top notch performances” – critics and bloggers have been full of praise for WildChild Productions’ #MeToo drama Anomaly at the Old Red Lion Theatre. Take a look at what they had to say, then book your tickets for this “pacy, perceptive debut play”.
Following on from recent allegations, the #MeToo hashtag reappeared and the Time’s Up initiative was set in motion. Liv Warden’s new play, Anomaly, looks at a fictional scandal and its effect on the women in the accused man’s life.
While many of us have been eating far too many mince pies and celebrating the turn of the year, the team creating new drama Anomaly, have been hard at work preparing the play that opens at the Old Red Lion Theatre next week.
New play Anomaly shines a light on three women affected by an abuse scandal – not those that have been abused, but the daughters of the abuser. Director Adam Small told us why he felt this was a challenging but important story to tell.
What happens to the families of high profile men arrested for their abuse of power? That’s the question posed by new play Anomaly, which premieres at the Old Red Lion Theatre from 8 January to 2 February 2019.
Dealing With Clair at the Orange Tree Theatre is a brilliant revival of Martin Crimp’s savage satire on human greed and male attitudes to women.
Kevin Mandry’s new play EROS, exploring female objectification, has been attracting a wide range of responses at London’s White Bear Theatre. In addition to reviewers – we’ve rounded up selected highlights below – the show’s producers have invited writers to respond via their “SideSwipe” series. Three new short plays were selected…
Kevin Mandry’s new photographer studio-set play EROS, now in previews ahead of its world premiere tomorrow (30 August 2018) at London’s White Bear Theatre, captures the moment in time when the Internet and digital imagery first started to change our perceptions of reality. Check out our own first-look digital images of the production onstage… and then get booking!
What would you do if you lost your smartphone? Are we all in need of a digital detox? In our interview with EROS author Kevin Mandry, he discusses screen addiction, Herbert Lom onstage, his favourite playwrights, the kiss of the camera, digital detox ambitions and more. Read up… and then get booking!
We’re counting down to the world premiere of Kevin Mandry’s EROS, running at the White Bear Theatre from 28 August to 15 September 2018. This brand-new play is set in a photographers’ studio – and we’ve got the pictures to prove it!
Are we all now addicted to the internet? How has this shaped our body images? And the boundaries between fantasy and reality? What’s any of that got to do with the Irish poet WB Yeats? In the videos below, Kevin Mandry, author of new play EROS explains all. Watch, contemplate, discuss – and then get booking!
After success at the White Bear Theatre with folk-song homage Flowers of the Field in 2014, award-winning playwright Kevin Mandry returns this month to premiere EROS. The brand-new play – an urgent topical drama about “the female body, consent and agency” – runs 28 August to 15 September 2018, with a press night on 30 August.
As part of our Camden Fringe Featured Shows, we’re counting down to the #MeToo premiere of Pomegranate Season, running at London’s Cockpit Theatre from 20 to 22 August 2018. In our interview, author-actor-activist Victoria Cano tells us about the real-life rape that ‘forced’ her debut play out of her, why London is better than New York and how travelling restores her faith in humanity. Time to get booking!
What is an intimacy director? How do they change the power dynamic on a production? Why have we had to wait for the #MeToo backlash to get them?
Another one of our Camden Fringe Featured Shows, American actor and activist Victoria Cano’s playwriting debut Pomegranate Season premieres at the Cockpit Theatre from 20 to 22 August 2018. The festival run of this timely #MeToo movement play, exploring the aftermath of a rape, will also raise funds for two charities addressing sexual abuse.
Joe Penhall’s new play Mood Music is set in the music industry and examines the complex and tricky personalities whose deep and longstanding knowledge of how the ‘business’ works means they have become adept at manipulating every system.
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