The Royal Court’s Living Newspaper continues with edition #5 which feels a little less reactive to the headlines and a little more reflective on the state of the world as we find it today.
‘Startling piece of work’: SMALL WONDERS – Edinburgh ★★★★★
World renowned immersive theatre company Punchdrunk makes its first ever foray to Scotland with a comprehensively startling piece of work, Small Wonders, as part of the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.
‘It is achingly done’: SUNDOWNING – Tristan Bates Theatre
The latest dementia play is Nessah Muthy’s Sundowning, currently showing at the Tristan Bates Theatre and based as it is, in part at least, on Muthy’s own family history, it is achingly done.
‘My experience of dementia has reared unimaginable pain, fear & anger’: Arabian Nights playwright Nessah Muthy on her latest drama Sundowning
Award-winning playwright Nessah Muthy follows Arabian Nights, staged by Iris Theatre at Hoxton Hall, with the premiere of her latest play Sundowning. The contemporary drama, produced by Kali Theatre, examines the true cost of social care in the UK.
PHOTOS: Peek into the rehearsal room for Kali Theatre’s new drama, Sundowning
What’s been happening in the rehearsal room for Kali Theatre’s Sundowning, the new drama from playwright Nessah Muthy, whose Arabian Nights is currently entertaining audiences at Hoxton Hall? Take a look at our candid images, then book your tickets! Kali Theatre presents Nessah Muthy‘s frank and intensely moving new play Sundowning this autumn. The premiere production, helmed by Kali artistic director Helena Bell, runs …
‘A gloriously colourful adaptation’: ARABIAN NIGHTS – Hoxton Hall ★★★★
Iris Theatre’s Arabian Nights is a gloriously colourful adaptation of a well-known collection of tales, freshened up by Iris Theatre – the puppetry is a highlight of the storytelling.
FEATURED SHOW: Arabian Nights at Hoxton Hall, first ★★★★ reviews are in!
Iris Theatre has made its first family show foray outside Covent Garden in years and, judging by initial critical reactions to its adaptation of Arabian Nights and transformation of historic Hoxton Hall, the risk has paid off. We’ve collected some of our favourite highlights from the reviews to date below – in short, people are going potty for the puppets!
‘The evening is full of invention’: ARABIAN NIGHTS – Hoxton Hall
It is in the telling of the tales, though, that Arabian Nights really comes alive. Iris Theatre uses a spectacular array of puppets, from a towering, glowing-eyed King Shahryar to birds, ships and sea monsters.
‘A captivating world of magic and mystery’: ARABIAN NIGHTS – Hoxton Hall
Arabian Nights is highly recommended for an evening of high-quality escapism and entertainment, presented by a talented and incredibly hard-working cast – with a little help from some seriously cool puppets.
NEWS: Nessah Muthy follows Arabian Nights with Sundowning premiere for Kali Theatre
Following this week’s opening of Arabian Nights, her adaptation of ancient Arabic folk tales One Thousand and One Nights, award-winning playwright Nessah Muthy premieres her new, contemporary play Sundowning, exploring the true cost of social care in the UK, with Kali Theatre. Time to get booking!
’A clever, engaging production of a classic’: ARABIAN NIGHTS – Hoxton Hall
This was the first time I have visited Hoxton Hall, one of the last remaining music halls in London, and it seemed a very fitting venue for this economic production of Arabian Nights.
FIRST-LOOK PHOTOS: Iris Theatre’s Arabian Nights enchants at Hoxton Hall
It’s tonight! Iris Theatre’s stunning adaptation of Arabian Nights premieres tonight at Victorian London landmark Hoxton Hall, where its limited season continues until 13 October. Check out our gallery of stunning production photography – the costumes! the colours! the puppets! – and then get booking!
WATCH: Puppets in action in new trailer for ‘epic & mystical’ Arabian Nights
We’re counting down to the official opening (on 19 September 2018) of Iris Theatre’s brand-new adaptation of Arabian Nights at Victorian London landmark Hoxton Hall. We already feel swept away in the storytelling magic with the show’s new trailer – including stars Pravesh Rana and Sharon Singh, interviews with the director and designer and lots of puppets. Watch here – and then get booking!
NEWS: Arabian Nights cast announced as Hoxton Hall transformed into ancient Middle East
Grade II-listed Victorian London landmark Hoxton Hall is this week transformed into the ancient world of the Middle East as Iris Theatre moves in to premiere its brand-new adaptation of Arabian Nights. Full casting is now announced. Time to get booking!
‘A witty & succinct glimpse into what could be our future’: SEX WITH ROBOTS & OTHER DEVICES – King’s Head Theatre ★★★★★
Sex With Robots and Other Devices gives us a glimpse into what could be our future, wittily and succinctly exploring whether or not we should be okay with it.
‘A compelling combination’: SEX WITH ROBOTS & OTHER DEVICES – King’s Head Theatre
Whether you like or not, time and technological developments are marching on. Nessah Muthy’s new play proposes that soon the technology behind life-like robot Sophia will combine with hyper-realistic sex dolls already incorporating AI.
THE HOST – Yard Theatre
Picking at the scab of the Brexit vote and the ongoing refugee crisis, Muthy reveals the kind of festering wound that is shocking to see, even as it has infected so many levels of our society.
NEWS: HighTide returns to Aldeburgh then transfers to temporary theatre in east London
After its annual festival in Suffolk, HighTide will transfer a selection of new writing for a London run at a new temporary theatre in Walthamstow.
HOME TRUTHS – Bunker Theatre
Cardboard Citizens are a remarkable success story, especially dealing as they do with those at the sharp end of society, the ones who have fallen through the cracks. For 25 years, Adrian Jackson, CC’s founding father has pioneered theatre that will not let us forget what it is like to be homeless, to have lost everything including your dignity and identity.