Timed to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, the full-length premiere of Rachel Tookey’s award-winning new play Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem is now running at the Old Red Lion Theatre. I got to speak to Rachel and her producer-sister Hannah about how their own family inspired this story exploring how trauma and mental illness can be passed from one generation to the next.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 7 May 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock talks to writer Rachel Tookey and the company of Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem. Got any questions?
Written and directed by mother-daughter duo Jacqueline and Tamar Saphra, The Noises is an intimate tale that illustrates the Venn diagram of relationships involving the family dog.
The Noises is about a dog, played by Amy McCallister, whose physicality of performance is unwavering and really serves to underline the canine nature of the character she is playing. She embodies Luna as a textured, multi-faceted character (and dog), and it’s very impressive.
Here are a few reads from Emma Clarendon’s Love London Love Culture that proved particularly popular in March.
Raw, insightful and brutally honest, Tom Ratcliffe’s play Circa returns to London following its premiere at The Vaults Festival in 2016.
Return of Tom Ratcliffe’s play Circa about gay life in today’s Britain: but it’s better at generalisation than at being specific.
Here is LLLC’s guide to some of the best theatre productions opening in the capital in March.
Maroussia Vladi’s In Search of Applause is an intriguing one-woman show, a quiet and reflective piece about what drives us to make the decisions we do (or not), presented with charm, creativity and gentle humour.
Something that always impresses me is when a play manages to get the line between tragedy and comedy exactly right; Rattled is disturbing and gripping, but it’s also very, very funny.