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.