Simon Stephens’ 2017 one-act play Nuclear War gets its first revival in March as part of a new triple bill at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington under newly appointed artistic director Alexander Knott.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 19 January 2020), including Aleks Sierz’s view that the new production of Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre is marching on to victory.
“Occasionally, a piece of theatre comes along which leaves you blindsided” – Bloggers have been full of praise for Rosalind Blessed’s pair of plays exploring mental health, The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People and Lullabies for the Lost. Take a look at what they’ve been saying, then book your tickets!
Lullabies For the Lost is one of two plays by Rosalind Blessed about mental health that are being performed in rep at the Old Red Lion.
The content of Lullabies for the Lost and The Delights of Dogs and the Problems of People is intensely real and raw and shines a spotlight on a variety of mental health issues in a very personal but accessible way.
Weeping at her mother’s performance, having her plays produced by her father and writing plays inspired by her own mental health troubles – watch Rosalind Blessed opening up about her productions The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People and Lullabies for the Lost then book your tickets!
After Tania Amsel’s new play Blood Orange the night before, I returned to the Old Red Lion Theatre for Paragon Theatre’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ghost story The Signalman. Dickens in December and it isn’t A Christmas Carol? This is a must-see for aficionados and newcomers alike.
What can you expect from Rosalind Blessed’s tale of lost souls, Lullabies for the Lost, which comes to the Old Red Lion Theatre alongside The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People next year? There’s a hint in these brand new rehearsal images. Take a look, then book your tickets.
How worried are you about the myriad pressures on the NHS today? Were you be thinking about the future of the NHS when you go to the ballot box?
Asides from being a love letter to the NHS, Tania Amsel’s Blood Orange makes clear how stressful and demanding on one’s mental health working in the caring professions is.
As she prepares to bring two plays, The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People and Lullabies for the Lost, to the Old Red Lion Theatre, Rosalind Blessed tells us about the personal experiences that inspired them and why dogs are so important to her. Read the interview, then book those tickets.
Is the NHS “on the table” in trade negotiations with Donald Trump if Boris Johnson wins a majority at the ballot box next week? Terri Paddock chairs a special pre-election post-show Q&A at Tania Amsel’s Blood Orange.
“Uplifting” and “small in stature but big in heart” – see what reviewers have said about Theatrical Niche’s pacey, new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Take a look at what they said, then book your tickets.
Two sisters have to deal with the effects of their toxic childhood in new drama Poisoned Polluted. Find out more about the hit production with this behind the scenes trailer, then act fast to book tickets for the final performances.
A tale of two sisters and a bond forged through childhood adversity, Poisoned Polluted has drawn acclaim and plaudits during the first weeks of its run at the Old Red Lion Theatre. Take a look at production images then book your tickets for the show’s final weeks.
Take a peek at Theatrical Niche’s new, environmentally engaged version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, which comes to London next week. Explore the gallery, then book your tickets.
When helping others is at the heart of your career, what happens when you’re the one who needs help? We talked to Tania Amsel about her new one-woman play Blood Orange, told from the perspective of an overwhelmed junior doctor at Christmas.
Two plays by Rosalind Blessed, The Delights of Dogs and The Problems of People, and Lullabies for the Lost, will open the Old Red Lion Theatre’s 2020, featuring a cast including the playwright and her mother Hildegard Neil. Book those tickets now!
Kathryn O’Reilly’s second play Poisoned Polluted focuses on the fragmenting relationship between two women – in this case, sisters.
How does the working of a beehive related to Chekhov’s masterpiece Uncle Vanya? Venetia Twigg, who adapted the play for Theatrical Niche, gets busy, telling us about it. Read he interview then book your tickets.