Week One of this year’s Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, features new plays set in Israel, Turkey and your local pub, care of Einat Weizman (and Palestinian political prisoners), Melis Aker and Stewart Pringle. We caught up with each of them in the first of our three-part festival interview series. Time to get booking!
Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the Finborough Theatre’s annual explosion of new writing, returns this week for its eleventh consecutive year, presenting nine new plays on Sundays, Mondays and Thursday from 16 June to 4 July 2019.
My recent theatre trips have included Dante or Die’s User Not Found and Blueprint Medea, written and directed by Julia Pascal. Here’s a round-up of my on-the-night reactions to each.
they have made a noticeable effort to share the experiences of many, to both hilarious and humbling effect in word, movement and dance.
My recent theatre trips have included Like You Hate Me and The Amber Trap, two world premieres with women at their core. Here’s a round-up of my on-the-night reactions to each.
This charming kaleidoscope takes the model invented by Craig Taylor in his landmark play One Million Tiny Plays About Britain to present a few dozens vignettes about daily life in Reading.
Why is intimacy so hard? In the bedroom, when can drugs be a help and when a hindrance? How much should we reveal to a new partner? What new demons do today’s young gay men carry with them into relationships? After the fun we had last month with My Dad’s Gap Year at the Park Theatre, […]
Monolog makes a dramatic contrast to Chickenshed’s recent Christmas production, which – as is traditional – featured a cast of hundreds. But despite the simple staging and intimate venue, there’s just as much diversity, talent and food for thought to be found in this very enjoyable showcase championing powerful new writing.
A drunken cycling accident inspired Tom Powell to become a playwright; an Easyjet flight to Bulgaria inspired his latest play Little Echoes, premiering this month at London’s Hope Theatre. He tells us more about other unlikely connections, observations and being wowed by others’ creative talent. Read our interview with him – and then get booking!
The Park Theatre has been absolutely buzzing with two sell-out shows, including in Park 90, Tom Wright’s debut play My Dad’s Gap Year, which has nearly sold out the rest of its run too. What’s the secret alchemy between Wright and his director Rikki Beadle-Blair?