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.
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?
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!