With Crystal Clear, “White Deer have mounted something big theatres don’t even try and attempt”. The company’s efforts to ensure the production is accessible to visually impaired audiences – including “fully integrated” audio description – have impressed critics and audiences alike. Check out review highlights and show photos – and then get booking!
The performances are the strongest feature of this production of Crystal Clear at the Old Red Lion Theatre, along with its access provisions.
How much has theatre changed in its depiction of and access for blindness since Crystal Clear premiered in 1982 at the Old Red Lion Theatre? Gillian Dean, who stars in the three-hander’s first major revival this month, shares her experiences as a visually impaired performer and theatregoer. Time to get booking!
Crystal Clear was an early hit – and West End transfer – for London’s Old Red Lion Theatre. Now, as the theatre celebrates its 40th anniversary, Phil Young’s devised play about blindness prepares for its first major revival and a return home. Sneak a peek behind the scenes with our rehearsal photos and video – and then get booking!
Nearly 40 years after it premiered at the then-new Old Red Lion Theatre before transferring to the West End, Phil Young’s devised three-hander about one couple’s experience with blindness, Crystal Clear, returns next month as part of the fringe venue’s 40th-anniversary season. Time to get booking!
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.
Written and performed by Maroussia Vladi, In Search Of Applause examines the choices a young woman makes regarding fulfilment and ‘happiness’ – from her initial idealism to ‘lying in the bed she’s made’.
Inspired by a mother’s true account, Rachel Harper’s one-woman play Rattled is a short but punchy production tackling the sensitive topics of childhood trauma and postnatal mental health.
Writer Tom Ratcliffe spoke to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about his debut play Circa at the Old Red Lion Theatre.
Writer Rachel Harper spoke to Love London Love Culture about her new play coming to the Old Red Lion Theatre from the 12 February 2019.
There’s a staggering amount of up-and-coming talent on display with the world premiere of “post-Weinstein, post-Spacey drama” Anomaly, now running at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre.