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?
Pentire Productions follows success with Rubber and Spiders with the world premiere of Tom Powell’s Little Echoes, which runs at London’s Hope Theatre from 19 February to 9 March 2019, with a press night on 21 February. Full casting, creatives and a charity partnership with Beyond the Streets have been announced. Time to get booking!
Dark, stern uniforms, bright haired TV hosts and ominous aprons – they’re all perfectly placed in the dystopia of The Empire Has Fallen, as you can see from these newly released production shots.
Come the revolution, there will be lots of boxes and tiny toy soldier… certainly if rehearsals for new dystopian comedy The Empire Has Fallen is anything to go by. Check out these candid behind the scenes snaps, then book your tickets for this hilarious new play!
Esme Lonsdale, co-founder of UnTied Productions, is one of a growing breed of performers who don’t want to wait around for the chance to work so create the work themselves. As UnTied Productions prepares to stage its first show, familial comedy Out of Step, at Drayton Arms Theatre, she tells us about the show and what she’s learned in her first job as a producer…
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.