The concept of the piece was fascinating, with the production beginning with an introduction of the actors in a travelling performance group tasked with telling the story of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Just as much as the emotional impact, though, it’s the unique and original approach to the subject matter that makes this debut production from Turn Point Theatre particularly memorable.
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.
It’s Fespian Init Productions makes its debut at Camden Fringe with a brand-new production of Our Walk Through the World, Ross Howard’s collection of six short plays, running 11 to 14 August 2019 at The Water Rats. We caught up with multi-tasking company founder Christian Sokolov. Time to get booking!
I love the ludicrous concept of the Shit-faced Shakespeare shows. Having now experienced one first-hand, I can report that Shit-faced Hamlet is a genuine joy to watch, an evening of broken boundaries, teasing, audience participation, endless laughter and spontaneity. Highly recommended!
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.
Steve Thompson is best known as an award-winning writer, most recently for television. But he’s returning to the stage this month to make his directorial debut with Sense of Place Theatre’s revival of tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ!, written by his Bush Theatre-contemporary Mike Packer. Thompson told us what about this post-punk play attracted him. Time to get booking!
If Sid Vicious had lived, could The Sex Pistols be about to reform? To cut a version of “Anarchy in the UK” for a corporate jingle? We’re looking to Sense of Place Theatre’s revival of Mike Packer’s tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ! to imagine how that might have turned out. See what Billy Abortion, Mark Faeces and their old punk mates have been up to in rehearsals – and then get booking!
I spend far too much time thinking about Donald Trump. As a thankful respite from trying to read the 448 pages of the Mueller Report recently, it was for positive reasons on the night at Southwark Playhouse.
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.
From the Wild West to the wildness of punk. Following its debut last autumn with Jethro Compton’s The Frontier Trilogy, Sense of Place Theatre returns to the Hen & Chickens Theatre to revive another play by a modern British playwright: Mike Packer’s 2007 comedy tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ!.
While the reign of Charles II ushered in a libertine ambience in 17th century Britain, the two people who exemplify the spirit of the age were women – and ‘known’ to the king himself.
Lionel Bart and Alun Owen’s musical Maggie May first opened in London 55 years ago, when it made its debut at the Adelphi Theatre in September 1964 – despite its success it hasn’t been seen since.
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, […]
The revival of James Saunders’ relationship drama Bodies at Southwark Playhouse has garnered a host of four and five star reviews. As it heads towards its final week, take a look at these fantastic production images, then book your tickets!
It was a great big family affair for my post-show Q&A at Call Me Vicky at the Pleasance Theatre this past weekend. The new one-act comedy-drama marks the playwriting debut for sisters Stacey and Nicola Bland, who also perform in the cast, and their mum, dad and nan were in proud attendance.