I wanted to try out something from The Yard Online’s day of fun, and chose No Show, a Zoom performance which sounded something a bit different.
This play, written especially for Zoom by John Knowles, looks at a group of people trying to make a seance work when they can’t hold hands.
During a 90-minute livestream, viewers were treated to some iconic performances from around the world in isolation.
Lockdown occasionally spawns some real delights. Like the surprise appearance of a strange creature from the profoundest depths. One of these must be Andrew Scott’s superb performance in Simon Stephens’s Sea Wall.
You can’t beat the experience of sitting in a theatre watching a live performance, but one of the lockdown-positives is a chance to watch stuff I sadly missed and Barber Shop Chronicles is one of those.
Tim Crouch’s series of performances as overlooked characters in Shakespeare is a fascinating body of work. He has been developing these one-man shows (with assistance) for more than 15 years.
This is a gloriously funny and heartfelt play that offers a fascinating insight into how the barbershop is a place of vital importance for African men.
A young man whose life was cut short by the First World War, Charles’ poems marked him out of as one the pre-eminent wordsmiths of his time.
“Fleabag Live”, creator Phoebe Waller Bridge’s on-demand performance of her original stage hit, brilliantly mirrors the comedy and unique factors of the hit television show it spawned.
History shows that right up to the 20th century, women were ‘sectioned’ on all sorts of non-medical pretexts.
If men were the people expected to plan their lives around having children with any expediency, there would be no gender wage gap.
Five minutes ago, I finished watching Cyprus Avenue and I am bursting to write something, anything, down.
Howard Brenton’s docu-drama about the harassment of the Chinese artist is imbued with fresh urgency and relevance.
The megahit NT Live version of this iconic tale of creative hubris features a dynamic acting duo, but it is not perfect.
It’s a brilliant piece of theatre which will no doubt capture the imagination of anyone interested in space, and is one of those shows which genuinely works as well (if not better) for the adults as it does for the kids.
Edalia Day brings their mix of observational comedy, music, and Shakespearean interpretation to the video game space in the show Super Hamlet 64.
There’s even a cute section where viewers are encouraged to show off their pets. It’s these moments in particular which bring a smile to your face.
Original Theatre’s touring production of The Habit of Art was one I missed in 2018. It was due to return this year, but circumstances being as they are, here is a streamed version available to purchase for a small donation.
I couldn’t think of a play more apt to raise awareness of the health crisis we now find ourselves in. Tiger Country is a blunt and beautiful portrayal of the real lives in an NHS hospital.
Making a dramatic property based on a book into a musical can sometimes be hit and miss, whatever the quality of the source material or the best intention of the adaptor.