Columbian performer and Royal Ballet principal Fernando Montano on what moved him to create an evening of performance supporting the Marine Conservation Society, shooting incredible underwater images and an unsung hero of British theatre. Read the interview then book your tickets for Fernando Montano and Friends – Dance for the Sea.
Leading Latin American dance star and Royal Ballet soloist Fernando Montano will stage Fernando Montano and Friends – Dance for the Sea, an evening of music and dance, later this month to raise both awareness and funds for the Marine Conservation Society. Book your tickets now!
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
In Kenneth Emson’s superbly crafted new play, Plastic, a small town along the Thames Estuary in Essex smoulders its hormonal slow-burns until a teenage disagreement escalates into a tragedy.
Kenneth Emson’s script for Plastic is unusual, a rapid-fire rhyming verse that somehow still feels very natural in the mouths of teenagers, and which is brought brilliantly to life by an excellent cast.
What is so good about this play is how it lulls you into a false sense of security. The informality of how the characters address the audience, speaking in verse (sometimes rhyming, sometimes not), hooks you in from the second the lights are up.
Brutal and bleak, Kenneth Emson’s Plastic is uncompromising about how desperate life can get for those feeling left behind.
When putting on a piece about violence against women, theatres must find one that is written by a woman. It’ll say something much more powerful, rather than simply telling people that it does happen and that it really affects men too.