12 at the Greenhouse Theatre draws a line between language, environment and memory in a tender story of hope and deep affection that questions what is worth preserving as we lose our grasp of the world around us.
An all-female cast and creative team bring Chloe Yates’ electric new play A Rat, A Rat to the stage at south London’s new Golden Goose Theatre, in association with mental health theatre company Stepping Out.
After acclaim at Brighton Fringe, Unfiltered Productions’ work-in-progress The Doll Who Came to Tea, examining the voices that remain in your head after childhood trauma, transfers to Camden Fringe this month.
Romantic comedy sketch Meet Cute, created by two LAMDA students who graduated into a shuttered theatre industry during lockdown, gets its world premiere at London’s Etcetera Theatre as part of this month’s Camden Fringe.
Returning after sell-out development dates in 2019, Swimming, Alex Bower’s new play about bisexuality and “choosing lanes”, returns this month to London’s White Bear Theatre for its world premiere in a three-week season, running from 3 to 21 August 2021.
The music of Leonard Cohen, and a visit to Broadstairs Folk Festival, inspired journalist Emma Burnell to write – and then direct her debut play. No Cure for Love premieres at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre during Camden Fringe.
Theatre Peckham’s artistic director Suzann McLean hits the target as she notes that …cake is a bold new play which honours intersectionality.
by Laura Kressly Whilst feeling uncertain and lost may well be something everyone goes through at least at one point in their life, thats no consolation in the moment. Everyone else seems to have purpose, direction and a place, and the sense of not having that can be debilitating. That’s certainly the case for Myah. […]
A mocking tweet over the veracity of the ‘self-made’ adjective launches Jasmine Lee-Jones’ play Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner, now transferred to the Royal Court’s Downstairs main house after its premiere in the Upstairs studio two years ago.
Although some theatres are tentatively reopening, the creative vigour of other companies like Clean Break is undimmed.
Set in an isolated Direct Provision Centre in Ireland in 2017, I and The Village is a powerful piece of theatre, telling the story of three asylum seekers waiting to find out if they will be given permission to stay in Ireland. Jeta, Keicha and Hannah are stuck in limbo, waiting, struggling with trauma they can not directly express, all while barely existing in a state of long-term confinement and isolation.
Harm, which has already been screened on BBC Four with Leanne Best, is a new monologue by Bruntwood Prize-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell and now the one-woman show stars Kelly Gough, familiar most recently from the BBC’s Casualty.
The camera can take you to places where the naked eye rarely goes. Like close. Very close. Close up. And then some. This is exemplified by Fraser Watson’s brilliant filming of The Separation, a 17-minute short written by Dan Horrigan and Haven Taranta.
An excellent set of seven short plays made their debut on Monday night in a Zoom presentation called Hear Me Roar, produced by Burn Bright.
The latest example of this problematic switch from stage to screen is the strongly acted Shook, Samuel Bailey’s debut play, which won the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize and had a run at the Southwark Playhouse in November of that year.
With S-27, the Finborough once again punches well above its weight, making another compelling contribution to the brave new world of streamed theatre.
Despite the show only having a week’s run and now closed due to London’s descent into Tier 3, Frostbite: Who Pinched my Muff? deserves recognition.
“Sensitive and engaging,” “beautiful,” immensely thoughtful”: Take a look at the incredible reviews for new online play Moment of Grace, then watch for yourself at The Actors Centre website until 9 August.
Moment of Grace, a new drama inspired by the monumental action taken by Princess Diana when she visited a London AIDS ward in the 1980s, will be streamed by The Actors Centre later this month. The production premieres on 31 July and will be available to watch until 9 August.
If you can afford your own private performance, Bard in the Yard is a wonderful, gentle re-introduction to live theatre and a reminder of why we love it so much.