Powerful, poetic and profound: this well-deserved winner of the 2020 Papatango New Writing Prize now gets a cracking production on the main stage at the Bush Theatre.
The latest example of this problematic switch from stage to screen is the strongly acted Shook, Samuel Bailey’s debut play, which won the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize and had a run at the Southwark Playhouse in November of that year.
The underground Vaults is a perfect venue for the darkness at the heart of The Chaos Theory Play – the fact that its entrance, via a tunnel on Leake Street, is almost hidden further chimes with the play’s themes.
Lisa Carroll’s Cuckoo, her new debut play about Irish teens, has some exciting dialogue but its production doesn’t quite deliver.
Small is beautiful. And that is because two-handers can sometimes reach parts that other, bigger, plays fail to touch. This is certainly the case with Stewart Pringle’s Trestle.