Actress Kellie Batchelor chatted to Emma Clarendon about starring in Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis.
Acceptance, laughter and falling in snowdrifts – director Robert Wolstenholme tells us about staging Charlotte Jones’ award-winning comedy, Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis, at Park Theatre this Christmas. Read what he tells us, then book your tickets.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre including Ben Dowell (for theatreCat) giving his verdict on the much-anticipated arrival of Dear Evan Hansen at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
It’s officially party season, but the gathering in Charlotte Jones’ award-winning comedy Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis is a little different. Take a look at the party preparations with our rehearsal gallery, then book your tickets.
Olivia Olsen’s new play about Anna Akhmatova, the Russian poet who voiced the suffering of the people in Stalin’s Russia is heartfelt but flawed.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 10 November 2019) including Aleks Sierz’s thoughts on Caridad Svich’s “excellent” adaptation of Isabel Allende’s 1982 modern classic The House of the Spirits at Cervantes Theatre.
Black comedy Sydney & The Old Girl is occasionally entertaining, but much too dark and dispiriting for its own good.
Sydney & the Old Girl features commendable performances and there is a good dose of humour, however ultimately this sinister play which intends to shock simply leaves you feeling deflated.
Sydney & the Old Girl is a refreshing breath of foul air, a dark comedy with deeply unpleasant characters which manages to echo Pinter and Joe Orton in its macabre domestic antagonism.
Casting has been revealed for the first London run of Charlotte Jones’ award-winning comedy, Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis, with Sioned Jones and Kellie Batchelor taking the title roles in the alternative Christmas treat. Book your tickets now.
Based on a true story, Kate Barton’s play Fast invites its audience into the disturbing world of “Dr” Linda Hazzard (Caroline Lawrie), whose controversial fasting diet method claimed the lives of multiple patients in the early 20th century.
While Fast did feel like it dragged at some points, the clever use of a projector screen and off-stage narration works hard to bring the audience back.
Park Theatre’s new 2020 season highlights include the first major London revival of Bruce Norris’ multi-award-winning play Clybourne Park, the transfer of Hope Mill Theatre’s musical hit Rags and Simon Callow’s play adaptation of La Cage aux Folles.
Scrupulous revival of Black Chiffon, an almost forgotten psychological thriller about class and unconscious desire.
Mother of him is an emotional journey and a deep exploration of how far can the love of a mother go.
Black Chiffon, first performed in the West End in 1949, is very much of its time, but this classy production is intriguing and entertaining.
Black Chiffon is an interesting play, slowly building enough psychological intrigue and drama to keep you hooked.
Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on Appropriate, The Doctor, Cabaret & more.
“A meaningful play about a really important subject”. As I left the Park Theatre having watched Eugene O’Hare’s play The Weatherman, these were the sort of (overheard) comments I heard. Unfortunately, I could not altogether agree.