It is always exciting seeing van Hove’s work for the Internationaal Theater Amsterdam with its cinematic vision encapsulated in theatrical form. Here in Who Killed My Father at the Young Vic Theatre there is both intimacy and scale that neatly capture the contradictions and complexities of loving a family member. The title of this work may not be a question but it certainly makes a statement.
‘Incredibly engaging throughout’: INSTRUCTIONS FOR A TEENAGE ARMAGEDDON – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★
At 75 minutes long, it’s quite impressive how much Rosie Day is able to fit into this painful coming-of-age story – it really is an intense rollercoaster.
New work, new voices, hybrid approaches: How theatre changed in 2021
It has been another complicated year for theatres with venues unable to welcome in-person audiences for more than five months of 2021 and the tail end of the year returning to enforced closure and performance cancellations.
‘Celebrating the breadth & creativity of the theatre industry’: THE MEANING OF ZONG / AFTERPLAY – BBC Sounds
The Meaning of Zong and Afterplay showcase the power of audio drama to transport an audience’s imagination and to see the familiar a little differently.
With light at the end of the tunnel for live performance and some of our biggest institutions announcing summer programmes at their venues, the BBC’s new Lights Up Festival has arrived at a moment of optimism, not just acting as a reminder of all …
‘A play we are sure to see again & again’: THREE KINGS – Old Vic (Online review)
Good things come to those who wait, an axiom that applies in duplicate to Stephen Beresford’s latest play Three Kings screened via the Old Vic’s innovative In Camera series for just five performances.
FEATURED SHOW: The ★★★★★ reviews are in for “outstanding” Moment of Grace
“Sensitive and engaging,” “beautiful,” immensely thoughtful”: Take a look at the incredible reviews for new online play Moment of Grace, then watch for yourself at The Actors Centre website until 9 August.
NEWS: Moment of Grace to be streamed by The Actors Centre
Moment of Grace, a new drama inspired by the monumental action taken by Princess Diana when she visited a London AIDS ward in the 1980s, will be streamed by The Actors Centre later this month. The production premieres on 31 July and will be available to watch until 9 August.
WATCH: Moment of Grace releases evocative new teaser trailer
When to touch was to heal. At a time when shaking hands feels like a distant memory, Bren Gosling’s play, inspired by a symbolic act of taboo-breaking compassion, has defied its own challenges to transform from acclaimed stage production to film. Watch the trailer and find out more.
“Moment of Grace is a play about a pandemic, and here we are in the midst of another one” Bren Gosling on his new drama
“We have grabbed this opportunity with both hands to make something original – not a film of a staged version of the play BUT a new hybrid production.” When COVID-19 ended hopes of a London season for new HIV drama Moment of Grace, writer Bren Gosling set about recreating it for the screen. Find out more in his fascinating interview…
COVID-cancelled show Moment of Grace searches for streaming partner
Moment of Grace, a new drama exploring the monumental action taken by Princess Diana when she visited a London AIDS ward, has been transformed from an award-winning stage show into a film in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Producers are hoping to bring it to screens soon.
Frankenstein vs Frankenstein: Was role swapping any more than a gimmick?
This is the theatre at its very best and on screen, both productions are gripping, using the camera work to richly convey the abstract shapes and grand vision of its boldly beautiful staging, while allowing the connection between the lead actors to shine.
‘A superb choice to lift a nation’s spirits’: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS – National Theatre (Online review)
The first show in the National Theatre at Home programme was the 2011 smash-hit One Man, Two Guvnors, one of the great success stories of the Nicholas Hytner era, a cheeky farce written by Richard Bean and starring National Theatre favourites James Corden and Oliver Chris.
‘It transported me away from the grim news & into another world’: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS – National Theatre (Online review)
Just as Hollywood produced slickly sweet, happiness-filled films during the Great Depression, this was the National’s attempt at lifting the nation’s spirits during the darkest times most of us have ever known – and it was a great success.
FIRST LOOK: Peek into the surreal world of a war veteran struggling with his past with Delivery production images
Slugs, fruit flies, sheep and rifles; quite an unusual collection, but one that comes together in Andy Walker’s tale of a former paratrooper preparing for fatherhood, Delivery. Take a look, then book your tickets for the show at Chiswick Playhouse!
NEWS: Tale of a paratrooper preparing for parenthood, Delivery returns to London at Chiswick Playhouse
Following a hit season at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre last November, Andy Walker’s tale of a soldier trying to cope with his fast as he prepares for the future, Delivery, returns to London at the Chiswick Playhouse. Book your tickets now!
FIRST LOOK: Travel to Uganda with images of VAULT Festival drama, Far Gone
Grab a first look at John Rwoth-Omack’s acclaimed tale of a Ugandan a child soldier, Far Gone, a check out what Sheffield audiences thought of the show, then book your tickets!
‘A pin-drop silence falls over the auditorium’: ENDGAME / ROUGH FOR THEATRE II – The Old Vic
Much is to be taken from the strangeness of the settings and fine characterful performances in Endgame and Rough For Theatre II which should please Beckett fans and providing plenty of thoughtful material for the journey home.
NEWS: John Rwoth-Omack brings tale of boy soldier Far Gone to VAULT Festival
Gut-kicking physical performance with humour, poetry and the horrors of being a child soldier, Far Gone comes to the VAULT Festival later this spring. Book your tickets now!
FEATURED SHOW: Reviews are in for new drama about journalistic responsibility, For the Sake of Argument
“Refreshing,” “talented” and “fabulous – take a look at what critics have been saying about Harry Darell’s new play about a journalist who discovers the devastating impact of her words For the Sake of Argument, then book your tickets!
BEHIND THE SCENES: Take a look into the rehearsal room for timely new drama For the Sake of Argument
New play about journalism, polemic, the power of words and the very real consequences of publishing, For the Sake of Argument, premieres at the Bridewell Theatre later this month. Check out how it’s coming together in rehearsals, then book your tickets!