Original Theatre Company, the production company behind the critically-acclaimed lockdown productions of Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong Online and Louise Coulthard’s Watching Rosie, have announced a new commission by Torben Betts, Apollo 13: The Dark Side of The Moon.
In light of the closure of theatres across the UK due to COVID-19, the Original Theatre Company’s productions of Alan Bennett’s The Habit Of Art and Ali Milles’ The Croft, both of which were touring the UK, will now each have an online launch performance.
In light of the most recent government advice due to COVID-19, The Original Theatre Company’s production of Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art, which was due to open at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne on 18 March 2020, will now perform a closed filmed performance on the same day 2pm.
Writer Ali Milles’ debut play The Croft starring Gwen Taylor gives a promise of some great work yet come.
The Night Watch, adapted by Hattie Naylor, is The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal’s production of Sarah Waters’ 2006 novel of the same name.
Overall it is a good, if uneven, workman-like production of The Importance of Being Earnest that struggles, at times, to be funny. It delivers the goods without any flourishes of inspiration.