More an avant-garde exercise on a theme than anything particularly ground-breaking, certainly, but enjoyable performances and affecting writing help to bring everything together into a consistently interesting, reflective evening of theatre.
“We all of us write our own history to some extent.” So says writer/director/actor Clive Moffatt. In his case, he’s has done this very literally; Nostalgia, the revue he brings to the White Bear Theatre next week, is based on his own life story. Discover more in the interview below, then book your tickets.
What’s going on in the rehearsal room for Nostalgia, a new revue coming to the White Bear Theatre later this month? There’s only one way to find out – take a look at our gallery… then book your tickets!
“The encounter between the powerful and the powerless, and being faced with having to do all sorts of things in order to survive – this is universal.” Playwright James Martin Charlton tells us about his new historical play telling a recognisably modern story, Reformation. Read the interview then book your tickets!
Blending fact and fantasy, Nostalgia, the latest creation from Nomadic Theatre, tells a compelling and entertaining story at the White Bear Theatre later this month. Book your tickets now!
To see Andy Bell as Torsten in Queereteria TV, relatively up close, in the flesh, was for me a piece of pop history, big deal again, nostalgia.
The inter-continental spectacle of Circus 1903 is a nostalgic dream of popular imagination, merging half-remembered histories with modern-day acts more usually seen inside a Big Top or dedicated circus building than in the theatres receiving this tour.
Powerful revival of Jim Cartwright’s 1986 modern classic comes alive in all its noisy, vulgar and transcendent glory.
The story starts in 2009 with Paul, a fortysomething professional who works in computing, returning to his home town, Skelmersdale, a 1960s overspill from Liverpool. Now living in Dublin, he’s come to see his mother, Hazel, who migrated to Britain from Ireland because she was an unmarried mother.
New play about two friends who grow up together is well structured, if a bit slender.
Why is comedy, in the words of the cliché, such a serious business? One reason is that what we laugh at says a lot about who we are as a nation; another is that the simple “joy of laughter” drowns out the anxieties of life’s little, and not so little, agonies.
Can you remember rationing? Fondly? Do you perhaps have in your attic a lavender-scented aunt who likes to bang on about how good life was before the internet/microwave pizza/non-stick pans? Are you addicted to that BBC ‘dramumentary’ where a suburban family eats Christmas dinner of ox heart and potato peel pudding? Or a hipster vintage surrealist who frequents cocktail bars in disused air raid shelters in Soho or cafés themed like the station buffet in Brief Encounter. For you this show is perfect so get on that Bakelite phone and book The Fitzrovia Radio Hour Christmas Special.
The atmosphere of ‘Platform Nine and Three Quarters’ may be recreated at King’s Cross tomorrow (Saturday 28 November) with the rare arrival of a vintage steam train. The Sir Nigel Gresley was a ‘streamliner’ class locomotive built in Yorkshire in 1937 for the London-Newcastle-Edinburgh service, heralding a departure from the British Railways’ standard boiler-on-wheels look […]
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