Simon Stephens’ 2017 one-act play Nuclear War gets its first revival in March as part of a new triple bill at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington under newly appointed artistic director Alexander Knott.
As the UK prepares to exit the EU this week, five-star Pipeline Theatre readies a new tour and London season for Drip Drip Drip, its taboo-busting play set in the NHS.
Scenes with Girls at the Royal Court is like an exciting blast of fresh air blowing through the often stale world of contemporary new writing.
Whilst the script for Faces In The Crowd demands unwavering focus and attention in order to not get lost, women’s individuality, voice and their suppression by patriarchal systems are profoundly resonant.
A new play about optimism, You Stupid Darkness! is compassionate in conception, but repetitive and frustrating in performance.
Janice Okoh’s “enthralling” new Black British history play The Gift has premiered to a tranche of ★★★★ reviews at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre at the start of a UK-wide tour. We’ve rounded up our selection of favourite review highlights. Time to get booking!
Janice Okoh’s new Black history play The Gift juxtaposes a story from Queen Victoria’s 19th-century royal circle with the present day. Just opened at Belgrade Theatre, it now transfers to London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East as part of a UK-wide tour. Take a look at our production shots gallery – and then get booking!
How have director Dawn Walton and the cast of Janice Okoh’s new play The Gift been getting to grips with a little-known chapter of 19th-century British history? Check out our bumper gallery of rehearsal photos. Time to get booking for this month’s premiere at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre, subsequent London transfer and tour!
Watching a stretch of the London Marathon near his home in Wapping got writer-director Mark Heywood wondering about what’s happened to the city’s East End and inspired his new play Rhubarb Ghetto. It premieres next month at VAULT Festival. Check out our interview and behind-the-scenes photos – and then get booking!
The Gift, partly inspired by the remarkable true story of an orphaned African princess adopted by Queen Victoria in the 19th century, receives its world premiere this month at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre ahead of a UK tour. Time to get booking!
It’s a reality that confronts Londoners every day, but how much do you notice the inequality existing side by side in the capital? Rhubarb Ghetto, premiering at next month’s VAULT Festival, captures the city’s stark contrasts in a raw, explosive story about life on either side of a London underpass.
Unleash the Llama’s acclaimed, sell-out romantic comedy JEW…ish returns to London this month for six performances only at the King’s Head Theatre, running from Tuesday 14 January to Sunday 19 January 2020.
When helping others is at the heart of your career, what happens when you’re the one who needs help? We talked to Tania Amsel about her new one-woman play Blood Orange, told from the perspective of an overwhelmed junior doctor at Christmas.
How much do you know about gestational surrogacy? Jane Cafarella’s comedy-drama e-baby explores a relationship between a would-be mother and her surrogate. Sneak a peek inside rehearsals as Aequitas Theatre prepares for the UK premiere, which runs 19 to 30 November 2019 at Brockley Jack Theatre. Time to get booking!
Five- and four-star reviews are in for “certain and sure-fire hit” Different From the Others … but there’s only a fortnight left to see this world premiere play, which must finish on 16 November 2019 at London’s White Bear Theatre. We’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite review highlights.
As we head towards another annual winter crisis for the over-stretched NHS, new play Blood Orange, written and performed Tania Amsel, explores the extra pressures heaped on junior doctors at Christmastime. It runs at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre from 10 December 2019 to 4 January 2020, with a press night on 12 December.
The past often offers a convenient intellectual space which we can all look down upon and feel smug about how far we have come in moral terms. Different From The Others gleefully kicks us off our moral high ground.
The reverence Claudio Macor clearly has for the history he is sharing comes through strongly and adds to the overall emotional impact of the play. I defy anyone not to be moved by Dr Magnus Hirschfield’s passion and commitment to changing the world for gay men.
A hundred years after the release of the first-ever pro-gay film, Claudio Macor’s new play telling the story behind its making, Different From the Others, has premiered at London’s White Bear Theatre. “A well-crafted look at a bygone era and a story from gay history that demands to be told,” says Boy Magazine.
e-baby, Jane Cafarella’s 2015 comedy-drama about surrogacy, gets its UK premiere in a brand-new production at London’s Brockley Jack Theatre. Presented by Aequitas Theatre, it runs from 19 to 30 November 2019.