Warheads, a new play about PTSD, features its co-author on stage in a powerful production which is basically a medical case study.
A quick show of hands at this week’s Q&A at the Park Theatre confirmed my suspicion: most people, even left-leaning people, have not heard of Howard Zinn. Like those in the audience, before this show, I counted myself amongst them. So by that measure alone, Bianca Bagatourian’s The Time Of Our Lies is a success.
In Ché Walker’s dynamic, scarlet splashed, viscerally staged production, The Time of Our Lies is nothing if not a battle cry against those who govern the USA and its militaristic and foreign policies.
As the world feels like it teeters on the edge of a war what with the rise of fascism and the far right, this collage of extracts from Howard Zinn’s writings, music, and original text in The Time Of Our Lies reminds us of the importance of activism and avoiding war at all costs.
While it would probably go down well at, say the Edinburgh Fringe, The Actor’s Nightmare’s maverick style and piecemeal production, not to mention a reliance on a clued-up audience, makes it a bit rough and ready for the London mainstream stage.
The Actor’s Nightmare is six short plays, linked by themes of acting, theatre and performance and brought together for the first time at the Park Theatre.
Last night I had the great pleasure of seeing Whodunnit (Unrehearsed) at the Park Theatre. Today my mouth feels a whole lot wider from excessive laughing and smiling. That is a thing right? Aching mouth aside, this is a much needed dose of pure silliness.
Carrying on a new series, our editor Lisa Martland has picked out her Top Picks from the last week including Anne Cox’s thoughts on Present Laughter, while Aleks Sierz reports from Bitter Wheat.
Actress and writer Tuyen Do’s first full length play Summer Rolls brings a story about a British Vietnamese family to a UK stage for the first time.
In Kristine Landon-Smith’s accomplished production, Tuyen Do’s Summer Rolls emerges as not just a saga of one individual family and effects of War on individuals but one that carries a broader, critical political comment.
Tuyen Do is no stranger to the London stage having appeared most recently in The Great Wave at the National Theatre and Pah-Na at the Royal Court, but next week she’ll be sitting in the audience watching her first full length play Summer Rolls performed at the Park Theatre.
“Powerful and sensational”, “engrossing”, “definitely one to see” – the critics and bloggers have aired their views on Original Theatre’s production of Meghan Kennedy’s drama, Napoli, Brooklyn. Take a look at what they had to say, then book your tickets!
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the European premiere of Meghan Kennedy’s play Napoli, Brooklyn, now playing at the Park Theatre.
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.
Actor Robert Cavanah spoke to Emma Clarendon about starring in Napoli, Brooklyn which plays at the Park Theatre from 13 June until 13 July 2019.
“Tina has his strength. Vita has his tongue. Francesca has his spirit.” So speaks Ludovica about her daughters in Meghan Kennedy’s Napoli, Brooklyn. Take a first look at those daughters in our production gallery, then book you tickets for the show’s London run at Park Theatre.
Beneath the Blue Rinse, running at London’s Park Theatre – along with a Glover short called The Answer – is a morality tale where the elderly get their own back on a society that would rather forget they existed.
Tom Glover’s play Beneath The Blue Rinse successfully and hilariously breaks through stereotypes relating to how people see the elderly.
The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, currently playing at the Park Theatre, is a rollicking political comedy which leaves the audience in stitches.
As Napoli, Brooklyn continues its acclaimed tour around the UK, get a flavour for the hit show, with this rousing, emotional trailer. Have a watch then book your tickets for the summer run at London’s Park Theatre!