Despite the best of intentions, working with friends doesn’t always turn out well. It can lead to crossed boundaries, arguments, and environments that make others uncomfortable.
A Rat, A Rat premieres this month as one of the flagship productions at south London’s new Golden Goose Theatre. We talked to artistic director Georgia Leanne Harris about the play, leading an all-female team and launching a brand-new theatre during a pandemic.
As much as I was looking for any excuse to return to Southwark Playhouse, it was the show that lured me back. Or to be more precise, Rachel Tucker starring in the show, musical two-hander John & Jen.
An all-female cast and creative team bring Chloe Yates’ electric new play A Rat, A Rat to the stage at south London’s new Golden Goose Theatre, in association with mental health theatre company Stepping Out.
Romantic comedy sketch Meet Cute, created by two LAMDA students who graduated into a shuttered theatre industry during lockdown, gets its world premiere at London’s Etcetera Theatre as part of this month’s Camden Fringe.
The lava in the title of Benedict Lombe’s new, fierce, autobiographical play is anger. It flows over the stage, filling the crevasses of the set, and through Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo’s smouldering performance, which soon bursts into flame.
Fabulett 1933, a new queer one-person musical set in Weimar Berlin, gets its postponed premiere at Camden Fringe, running at London’s Canal Cafe Theatre from 8 to 14 August 2021.
Forgotten music hall star Nelly Power makes her Camden Fringe debut care of Blue Fire Theatre Company in Marie Lloyd Stole My Life, running for three festival dates only.
The Camden Fringe is back this August after an enforced year off because due to Covid. The festival of theatre and comedy, which was established in 2006, runs from 2 to 29 August 2021 across 21 London venues, with 15 shows available to view online.
The current circumstances mean that there are questions about whether there will even be a usual theatre awards season next winter/spring, especially as there may, ostensibly, be little to give awards for. However, one scheme has stepped blinking into the light.
‘In terms of the future, we want 503 to be resilient and it feels like our community of audience and artists believe in the necessity of an organisation such as ours. At the same time, there are no guarantees.’
Between Ben Yeoh and David Finnegan, there’s an impressive array of interests, knowledge and skills. Theatre, economics and climate change are among them.
My Theatre Mates have been collecting official announcements of theatre closures up and down the country in the Twitter thread below and will continue to add updates as they come in.
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.
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!
Do you remember The Princess and the Pea from childhood? Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy-tale kingdom has now come to musical life with Mark Giesser’s revival of Broadway classic Once Upon a Mattress at Upstairs at the Gatehouse.