With Windrush Day being 22 June, last week was originally going to be the opening night of Roy Williams’ new Hampstead Theatre play, The Fellowship, until plans had to be changed because Lucy Vandi, who was to play the main character, fell sick and performances were postponed. Cherrelle Skeete bravely takes on this major role and her dynamic stage presence, partly with script in hand on press night, is one of the evening’s highlights.
First female friendship is the focus of Roy Williams’ latest play The Fellowship, premiering at the Hampstead Theatre as class, race and past activism haunts this family saga.
I love Christopher Marlowe. I love the raciness and rebel in him. And sometimes, particularly in Paulette Randall’s reframed version here at Shakespeare’s Globe with Doctor Faustus.
Doctor Faustus at Shakespeare’s Globe certainly provides an entertaining evening and, if it raises questions as well as providing answers, its approach is fresh, important and fascinating.
October is Black History Month. And this Black History Month, in the year marking two major UK milestones – the centenary of women’s suffrage and the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush generation – Ovalhouse launches a new annual event for Black Women in Theatre.
Ovalhouse recently announced its new Summer Season 2018 ahead of the demolition of Ovalhouse’s current home and the theatre’s move to a new, purpose-built facility in 2020. Owen Calvert-Lyons, Ovalhouse’s Head of Theatre & Artist Development, told us more.
Paulette Randall directs this production of Denise Deegan’s parody of 1920s schoolgirl novels. Here Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.
This spirited, age-blind revival at the Park Theatre of Denise Deegan’s 1983 girls’ boarding school classic is a bit too boisterous for its own good.
Ian McKellen and Ian McDiarmid headline Park Theatre’s new winter 2017 season, which also features a never-before-seen play by Kevin Elyot and revivals of Daisy Pulls It Off and Joe Orton’s Loot.
Energetic: Boisterous enjoyment and foot-tapping music compensate for outdated attitudes in Underbelly’s revival of Five Guys Named Moe, at the Spiegeltent in Edinburgh’s Festival Square until January.
Jackson’s Lane; 1st July 2015 In this second full length show from Silver Lining, commissioned by Jackson’s Lane as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, our collective memory banks are reinvisioned as a sparse teenage bedroom, pasted in coloured post-it notes and pinboards full of photographs, peopled with daring acrobatic expressions of feeling. Nostalgia and […]