Trafalgar Studios, London – until 23 November 2019 We can only judge the dead through the narratives of others. When those narratives contain a level of both culpability and finger-pointing, who are we to believe? And should it matter when the dead girl at the heart of their concerns is a 15-year-old who committed suicide by jumping from a road …
Claudio Macor’s new play Different From the Others, which runs at London’s White Bear Theatre from 29 October to 16 November 2019, tells the story behind the making of the first-ever pro-gay film, 100 years after it was released. Have the cast been making history in rehearsals? Time to get booking!
How much do you know about “the Einstein of sex” Magnus Hirschfeld and his film Anders als die Andern? Discovering this 1919 silent gem one night on YouTube inspired playwright Claudio Macor to pen his new play about another little-known corner of cinematic and LGBTQ history.
“Expect scares, laughs and perpetual darkness.” It’s a description of new horror theatre piece Haunted that should fill audiences with trembling, nervous excitement. As Uncanny Collective prepare to stage the piece at Peckham’s Asylum Chapel, co-creator Steve Fitzgerald tells us more about the show. Read his interview, then book your tickets!
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Claudio Macor’s new play Different From the Others, which tells the story behind the first pro-gay film ever made and premieres 100 years after the film itself. It runs at London’s White Bear Theatre from 29 October to 16 November 2019. Time to get booking!
Claudio Macor’s latest play Different From the Others premieres 100 years after the film that inspired it. Have you heard of Anders als die Andern, the first-ever pro-gay film? Watch below – and then get booking!
Dramatist Claudio Macor, renowned for his dramas centred around little-known historical records, returns to the White Bear Theatre with his latest play. Different From the Others tells the story behind the first pro-gay film ever made – and it premieres 100 years after the film itself. Time to get booking!
Where better to take in a ghostly tale this October than in a distressed chapel in South London? That’s exactly the setting for Haunted, the debut production from Uncanny Collective. Book your tickets now!
Female liberation, the American Dream, US playwrights, hopelessness, self-betterment and more – Lone Star Diner playwright Cameron Corcoran covers a lot of ground as he tells us about his new play. Read his blog, then book your tickets!
Modern America, misogyny, money making and muffins – they can all be found at the Lone Star Diner, the new play from Cameron Corcoran that brings the US to the Omnibus Theatre next week. Book your tickets now.
The Paines Plough Roundabout is the most reliable, new writing venues at the fringe. With a collection of work that represents the width and breadth of the UK both geographically and thematically, this year’s offerings are universally strong.
One thing I’m really loving about the Camden Fringe is the breadth of creativity and experimentation. Scenic Reality is a prime example of a fresh piece of new writing that explores different storytelling techniques.
Guided by a web app, participants have 80 minutes to earn as much money as possible by answering cryptic puzzles. They must choose what equipment to spend their cash on before returning to the meeting place.
Full disclosure, I was not excited about seeing a show about Boris Johnson. Frankly I’m feeling a tad Boris-ed out these days, but fortunately, given a lively and plentiful audience, not everyone seems to be turned off by the subject matter.
The underground Vaults is a perfect venue for the darkness at the heart of The Chaos Theory Play – the fact that its entrance, via a tunnel on Leake Street, is almost hidden further chimes with the play’s themes.
This year’s Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights concludes in Week Three, featuring three new plays that shine a light on challenges in modern Britain care of ETPEP Award winner Abigail Andjel, Olivier Award nominee Athena Stevens and Hannah Morley. We caught up with each of them in the last of our three-part festival interview series. Time to get booking!
Week Two of this year’s Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, features new plays set in Quebec, New Zealand and the bedroom, care of Colleen Murphy, Albert Belz and Sharmila Chauhan. We found out more about each of them in the second of our three-part festival interview series. Time to get booking!
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.