Rachel Bright, best known as her role as Poppy Meadow in TV’s EastEnders, returns to the stage as part of the stellar ensemble cast for next month’s world premiere of The Beast of Blue Yonder, Philip Ridley’s new time-hopping black comedy.
How did a meeting at the school gates lead to the premiere of a new play at London’s Playground Theatre. Director Yasmeen Arden tells us why she’s so excited to the direct MUM, Juliet Cowan’s first full-length play, inspired by her own mother’s experiences with dementia. Time to get booking!
Pipeline Theatre’s “love letter to the NHS” – and, boy, does it deserve our love now more than ever – has won over London critics just as it did in Edinburgh around the country. We’ve rounded up review highlights – and audience reactions.
Ahead of the forthcoming European premiere of Michael Melski’s Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad at the Finborough Theatre, stars Kristin Atherton and Sean Rigby got in character with a visit to the ice rink.
At a time when headlines reduce the debate around racism to good or bad, black or white, Drip Drip Drip is a masterly exercise in exploring the grey… It’s theatre at its best.
Following its post-Brexit Day tour, Theatre Pipeline’s Drip Drip Drip has transferred to London’s Pleasance, where it runs until 21 March 2020. We caught up with cast member Lydia Bakelmum about joining the debate on the NHS, immigration and xenophobia. Time to get booking!
Stellar ensemble casting has been announced for Philip Ridley’s new time-hopping black comedy The Beast of Blue Yonder, which receives its world premiere at London’s Southwark Playhouse next month. Time to get booking!
What would happen if John Milton’s Paradise Lost got a dark, horror-infused make over? The answer comes to The Hope Theatre, in Thomas Arensen’s The Fall, later this month. Book your tickets now!
Preparations are underway for the premiere of MUM, Juliet Cowan’s new play inspired by her own mother’s experiences with dementia. What has the cast been getting up to in rehearsal? Take a look at our photo gallery – and then get booking!
Earth: A Children’s Story for Adults, a climatological allegory written by acclaimed Indian playwright Kashyap Raja, will premiere in London on the 50th-anniversary Earth Day on 22 April 2020. It runs for four performances only at The Vaults until 25 April. Time to get booking!
After a sold-out performance of Sinners, I was joined by writer Joshua Sobol, director Brian Cox and stars Nicole Ansari and Adam Sina about the development of this shocking play about a woman, about to be stoned to death, and her lover.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock heads to London’s Omnibus Theatre tomorrow (6 March 2020) for the premiere of Can I Help You?, the final play by pioneering British theatremaker Philip Osment. Got any questions?
Why has new play Little Wing taken its title from a renowned guitar solo by Jimi Hendrix? In the second of a two-part interview, writer-director Juliette Quenin tells us about her inspirations, the best time to write and why she wanted to stage her inaugural production at London’s Brockley Jack Theatre.
MUM, a new play about love, loss and dementia by actor-turned-playwright Juliet Cowan, receives its world premiere this month at London’s Playground Theatre, starring Amanda Boxer in the title role.
Writer Gillian Greer confidently addresses nuances and problems around sex and consent in Meat at Theatre 503 and director Lucy Jane Atkinson ensures tensions consistently run high.
Drip Drip Drip transfers to London’s Pleasance Theatre next week. Writer-director Jon Welch explains how the fast-shifting new world order inspired the play, set on an NHS oncology ward, and how he works with his Pipeline Theatre co-founders, designers Jude and Alan Munden.
Casting has been announced for the European premiere of Michael Melski’s hit Canadian two-hander Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad, which runs at London’s Finborough Theatre from 31 March to 25 April 2020. Time to get booking!
French writer-director Juliette Quenin launches new production company Five Minutes Before the Miracle with the premiere of her play Little Wing at Brockley Jack Theatre in April. In the first of a two-part interview, she tells us about her influences, mission and cultural differences.
Netflix & Chill bristles with promise from the off. Ben’s a working-class boy who’s been to university and is saving for a masters by working as a chef in the local pub. He’s gentle, he’s kind, and he’s making the best of a bad hand.
Can poetry help us in troubled times? How do you take it off the page and onto the stage? What can it tell us about the music industry? We caught up with poet and performer Genevieve Carter about her new genre-busting show A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy. Time to get booking for dates at Camden People’s Theatre and VAULT Festival!