A treat here in the premiere of Mike Bartlett’s first-ever play, never seen before in a theatre. But something of a qualified treat, because 2005’s Not Talking was written as a radio play and as sumptuously cast as James Hiller’s production is, it’s a drama that never really escapes these origins.
Gemma Lawrence spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about the world stage premiere of Mike Bartlett’s Not Talking. The production at the Arcola Theatre, London continues until 2 June 2018.
David Horovitch, Gemma Lawrence, Kika Markham and Lawrence Walker will lead the cast of the world stage premiere of Mike Bartlett’s Not Talking, directed by James Hillier and playing at London’s Arcola Theatre from 25 April to 2 June 2018.
Chichester Festival Theatre’s Festival 2018 season, announced today, will feature new plays by Laura Wade and Charlotte Jones and revivals of Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen and musical Flowers For Mrs Harris.
Paines Plough, a new writing touring company led by James Grieve and George Perrin — in a co-production with Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre — have brought a trio of new work in repertory to this Richmond venue.
Albion has strong writing, intriguing characters and one barn-storming lead role. However, it is also flabby, predictable and clichéd so, despite its various strengths, it amounts to a frustrating evening.
I may not be a Deaf Critic but I am a critic who is partially deaf, a state of affairs positions me rather uniquely when it comes to appreciating Deafinitely Theatre’s latest production – a bilingual version of Mike Bartlett’s 2008 two-hander Contractions.