Michael Black’s two-hander Starved is a quietly challenging and impactful play, which provides an eye-opening insight into what it’s like to live in poverty in Britain today.
‘Powerfully uncomfortable play’: STARVED – Bread & Roses Theatre ★★★★
Starved is yet another good example of the great work being performed within pub theatres at the present time.
FEATURED SHOW: The reviews are in for ★★★★★ hit Starved
Reviewers are calling Michael Black’s new squat-set play Starved a “must see show”, while audiences have taken to Twitter to say they are “totally blown away”. We’ve rounded up some of the best responses – take a look then book your tickets!
PHOTOS: Peek behind the scenes at rehearsals for the premiere of Starved
The rehearsal room for new play Starved looks far too luxurious for the setting of a new dark comedy set in a squat in Hull… but needs must. Take a look at performers Michael Black & Alana Connaughton in action, then book your tickets!
‘I just felt like there was a story in me I could tell’: Michael Black brings his play Starved to the London Fringe
Recently I was lucky enough to catch up with Michael Black whose latest play Starved will be coming to the Bread and Roses Theatre at the end of the month (30 April to 11 May 2019).
‘We need to be casting the net further afield’: Playwright Michael Black on writing Starved and encouraging working class communities into theatre
“The North of England is full of such interesting and spirited communities, loads of wonderful, surreal, striking people. I’ve known so many, yet I don’t really seem to see them in the theatre as audiences or characters.” Playwright and performer Michael Black is trying to change that with Starved. Read what he told us then book your tickets!
NEWS: Tale of toxic couple Starved premieres at Bread & Roses Theatre
New production about a couple on the run, holed up in a squat on a northern estate, Starved, the latest show from Faded Ink Productions, premieres at the Bread and Roses Theatre later this month. Grab your tickets for the gritty dark comedy now!
‘A classic drama feel’: MOSLEY MUST FALL – Lion & Unicorn Theatre
With tighter and more consistent direction, Mosley Must Fall could become of the finest new plays of the year. Kudos to Martin McNamara for another solid and moving production that will stay with me for a long time.
MACBETH KILLS THE DUCHESS – #EdFringe ★★★★
A plot to murder a member of the royal family takes centre stage in the debut run of the tragic comedy Macbeth kills The Duchess.
ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD – Edinburgh (not the one with Daniel Radcliffe!)
Tense, byzantine and thoroughly hilarious, the EUTC’s production of Tom Stoppard’s breakthrough play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, at Edinburgh’s Bedlam to Saturday, is a properly entertaining affair.