The true story of a British intelligence operation is told with plenty of panache and satirical social commentary (and heaps of high camp) in smashing new show Operation Mincemeat.
Overall, Kandinsky showcases a fascinating story delivered with great imagination in Dinomania, but it feels too rushed and needs further development to cover the story and Mantell’s discovery in more detail to make more of an impact.
Dinomania at the New Diorama Theatre is a compelling, musical story of a man willing to lose everything in the fight for scientific progress.
Orson Welles’ 1938 broadcast of The War of Worlds caused widespread panic with its reports of an alien invasion in New Jersey. Or did it? Did the newspapers exaggerate the reaction to sell papers, the way websites now use clickbait for hits?
Written by Isley Lynn and devised by Rhum & Clay, War Of The Worlds uses the original broadcast as jumping off point to ask certain questions – particularly in relation to the veracity of news and the ethics of journalism.
It’s a dangerous world out there but this engaging, entertaining and brilliant War of the Worlds couldn’t come at a better time as a reminder to practise caution and scepticism before buying into any hyped up scenario.
Growing global discontent has been the hallmark of 2018, and 2019 is looking even worse. The last few years have marked a rise of the far-right, but theatremakers in opposition are letting audiences know it from the stage. Some of the best shows of this year show anger, fear, uncertainty or simply let the world know that enough is enough – it’s time for a fairer, more peaceful society that pays homage to all of its people.
Lost Watch Productions has always been entertaining and had their finger on the pulse of today’s burning issues, but Left My Desk is something special.
Excellent writing and grounded performances give this necessary piece a vibrancy that elevates and exposes the chaos resulting from Tory disdain for anyone but the rich and powerful.
Unencumbered by ambition or expertise, Secret Life Of Humans – which is written and co-directed by David Byrne – straddles the political and the personal. It’s inspired by the true story of Jacob ‘Bruno’ Bronowski, mathematician and broadcaster – and enigma.
A Girl in School Uniform (Walks Into a Bar) at the New Diorama Theatre may appear like a simple, dystopian thriller on the surface, but the commentary about life as a woman, and how people cope with stress and fear, has much more power.
Theatre company Kandinsky has created a play in Still Ill that not only shows what it’s like to experience a neurological disorder, but also the rigmarole one faces when trying to get answers.
Directed by Alice Hamilton, Thirty Christmases brings the external peculiarities of the holiday season to the fore, plus the bittersweet nature of spending time with family at the close of the year.
As many of us lurch from swapping random Secret Santa gifts at office parties to necking eggnog at pantos (just me?!) in preparation for the culinary bliss that is my dad’s Christmas dinner, it is easy to forget that the festive season is necessarily a happy one for everyone.
Jonny Donahoe’s hit comedy play-with-songs THIRTY CHRISTMASES receives its London premiere this week to warm up your festive season, running at the New Diorama Theatre from tonight (Monday 4 December) to 23 December 2017, with a press night 8 December. Check out our pictures – and then get booking!
Ava is fascinated by human beings. Not just generally, but in the academic, evolutionary sense. She’s also going through a tough time and needs a break, so she’s on the pull.
Incoming Festival has quickly become synonymous with this safe environment and is back for a fourth year of shows by emerging theatre companies that push boundaries, ask questions and challenge pre-conceptions.
Industry newspaper The Stage, the world’s oldest theatre publication, has announced the shortlist for its annual industry awards, celebrating success within the performing arts. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held on 27 January 2017 at the West End’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child producer Sonia Friedman (pictured, photo by Alex Brenner) is shortlisted for …
Even though Kit now feels happier than ever before, he is still an outsider, desperate to be part of the gang. But then, when looking around the locker room, who isn’t seeking approval from the leader of the collective?
Voyager is a play that literally throws everything into one great mix and hopes for the best – from grief , relationships and of course a space mission to create a show which doesn’t seem to carry out its message effectively enough for the audience to appreciate fully.
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