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.