Abigail Thorn’s new play The Prince takes inspiration from Shakespeare and time travel to deliver a funny and deeply original take on gender norms and expectations.
‘Pulses with music, energy & intrigue’: ROMEO & JULIET Creation Theatre (Online review)
The unstoppable Creation Theatre has been one of the highlights of digital theatre production during this 14 months of uncertainty, and for their new show they return to the works of William Shakespeare and Romeo and Juliet.
‘Visually the production is a treat’: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI – Creation Theatre (Online review)
Despite the general negativity inherent in John Webster’s work, Creation Theatre has managed to give us something which is full of positive creativity in the company’s production of The Duchess Of Malfi.
‘A masterclass in storytelling’: Grimm Tales for Fragile Times & Broken People – Creation Theatre (Online review)
With the gimmicks stripped away, what’s left in Creation Theatre’s Grimm Tales for Fragile Times & Broken People is a masterclass in storytelling which, while not exactly heartwarming, does manage to leave the audience with a reminder that even in the darkest of times, we are not alone.
‘Expect the unexpected’: Grimm Tales for Fragile Times & Broken People – Creation Theatre (Online review)
Calling their collection Grimm Tales For Fragile Times And Broken People, Creation have woven together five of the Grimm brothers’ stories which have resonances with the current lockdown situation and the issues of confinement and mental health.
‘A different, special atmosphere’: Grimm Tales for Fragile Times & Broken People – Creation Theatre (Online review)
Fresh from winning an ONCOMM Award for their inventive reinvention of Wonderland in Alice – A Virtual Theme Park, Creation Theatre is continuing its exploration of the digital auditorium with their newest production Grimm Tales for Fragile Times and Broken People.
NEWS: Creation Theatre’s latest online production is Grimm Tales for Fragile Times & Broken People
Oxford-based Creation Theatre is presenting its online production of Grimm Tales for Fragile Times & Broken People, a deliciously dark and twisted set of fairy tales, from 28 January to 14 February 2021.
PERCY – Southwark Playhouse
The highlight of the evening was Tom Collinson’s Percy, directed by Natasha Rickman. Percy, a man in his 50’s, has dedicated his working life to one store, and one section; The Kitchen. Every item known and loved with intricate detail, Percy’s loyalty and routine is what ends up getting him into trouble with the new boss.
Women Centre Stage: Power Play Festival – Sphinx Writers Group
The Sphinx Theatre Writers Group have been developing new ideas for six months now and the penultimate session of the Women Centre Stage: Power Play Festival allowed us to peep at the fruits of their labour.
TWELFTH NIGHT – Rose Playhouse
Shakespeare liked to play around with ideas of male and female. From cross-dressing to multiple identities, appearances are never quite what they seem on his stage. So it’s fitting then, that Natasha Rickman decided to run a little gender experiment. Each night, the cast take on either a role of their own gender, or the opposite. Add to that, the cast jump between different parts as the show goes on, sometimes within the same scene. All in all, in order to make it an effective performance, the acting needs to be impressive in order to break down the walls of believability to make the audience buy into the shifting identities of the people before us. And they do.