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).
Many in the audience at Clapham’s Omnibus Theatre knew and were influenced by Tony Benn and were happy to share memories and thoughts on what he would think about the play as well as today’s political situation.
Tony’s Last Tape arrives at Clapham’s Omnibus, four years after Andy Barrett’s perceptive work first played at the Nottingham Playhouse. A one-act monologue that lasts a little over an hour, Philip Bretherton plays an 87-year-old Tony Benn, surrounded by gadgets and looking back upon aspects of his life.
Even if you weren’t a card-carrying Labour Party member, you’d be hard put not to come away from Tony’s Last Tape at the Omnibus Theatre with the light of idealism burning a little bit brighter in the heart and soul.
Andy Barrett’s play Tony’s Last Tape is a sympathetic and respectful portrayal of a man who went into politics for the right reasons and who never wavered from his convictions.
Director Giles Croft chatted to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about his production of Tony’s Last Tape, which returns for a London season at the Omnibus Theatre from 2 to 20 April 2019.
Mixing the more colourful and camp with the harsh realities of inequality and creative restraint for Iranian women is a powerful storytelling device in Lipstick: A Fairy Tale of Iran at the Omnibus Theatre.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Friday 5 April 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock returns to London’s Omnibus Theatre for the timely return of the one-man play about the late political titan and “most dangerous man in Britain” Tony Benn. Got any questions?
Terri Paddock hosts a post-show Q&A at The Orchestra at the Omnibus Theatre with Jeremy Sams, cast members Toph Enany & Stefania Licari, director Kristine Landon-Smith & composer Felix Cross.