Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, hate crime targeted at East and South-East Asians has tripled. We R Not Virus is a series of monologues, films and poetry responding to that.
Can I Help You? is a sensitively and engagingly performed play that tells an all-too-familiar tale of the battle for hope when all seems lost.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock heads to London’s Omnibus Theatre tomorrow (6 March 2020) for the premiere of Can I Help You?, the final play by pioneering British theatremaker Philip Osment. Got any questions?
A 65 minute tour de force, The Apologists certainly deserves a longer life than the few performances at Omnibus.
In Flights, which is written by John O’Donovan and directed by Thomas Martin, a protracted period of grieving is examined for the first time, leading to an uncomfortable night of self-examination.
There are no superfluous gimmicks in The Glass Will Shatter, this is a piece where all the creative elements come together to amplify the whole.
The Little Prince is a beautiful show for all ages, with a heart-warming message about friendship and love that will make anyone nostalgic for being a child.
What Is It? Fiji is inspired by true events that occurred in Germany in 2001. It is a modern, unique, and taboo love story of two people with a very peculiar type of… lust.
Female liberation, the American Dream, US playwrights, hopelessness, self-betterment and more – Lone Star Diner playwright Cameron Corcoran covers a lot of ground as he tells us about his new play. Read his blog, then book your tickets!
Modern America, misogyny, money making and muffins – they can all be found at the Lone Star Diner, the new play from Cameron Corcoran that brings the US to the Omnibus Theatre next week. Book your tickets now.
In touching on topical issues like knife and gun crime, drugs, discrimination, misogyny and the disaffection of young people in the UK today, Othello: Remixed demonstrates how Shakespeare’s work speaks for, and should therefore be available to, everyone.
Marie McCarthy’s Clapham Omnibus venue never ceases to surprise. Dedicated, as befits its previous life as a library, to storytelling in all its various forms, Scott Le Crass’ revival of Simon Stephens’ Country Music is itself a revelation.
Carrying on a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (2-9 June 2019). Amidst her top choices are Maryam Philpott’s journey back to a time of political optimism in The Wardrobe Ensemble’s Education, Education, Education at Trafalgar Studios.
There is much to be gleaned from the subtlety of Country Music but it requires work and attention to seek it out.
The plot of Country Music may at times be slightly muddled, but the sense of waste and irretrievable loss at its heart comes through powerfully in this excellent revival.
The director Scott Le Crass chatted to us about reviving Country Music by Simon Stephens at the Omnibus Theatre from 29 May 2019.
In new two-hander 20:40, Alastair Hill and author David Kerby-Kendall are onstage together as the same man at two different points in his life. Sneak a peek into their preparations ahead of the play’s premiere at the Omnibus Theatre next month. Time to get booking!
After years of writing success, including adaptations of David Walliams’ children’s novels, David Kerby-Kendall returns to acting to star in his new two-hander 20:40, coming to London’s Omnibus Theatre for 12 performances only next month. He told us more about his inspiration for the piece. Time to get booking!
20:40, David Kerby-Kendall’s new play looking at one man’s mental health over twenty years, gets its world premiere at London’s Omnibus Theatre, running for 12 performances only from 4 to 16 June 2019, with a press performance on 6 June. Time to get booking!
Carrying on her new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out five of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (8-14 April 2019).