Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon takes a closer look at what is being said about the Playground Theatre’s production of Grenfell: System Failure, based on the Grenfell enquiry.
‘Narcissistic behaviour is central to the performance’: PICASSO – Playground Theatre
Grandeous narcissistic behaviour is central to the performance throughout Picasso, which brings the world renowned artist Pablo Picasso to life in the production currently playing at the Playground Theatre.
‘Both sensitive & brutal in its exploration of a difficult topic’: APPLES IN WINTER – Playground Theatre
All I can really say about Apples in Winter at the Playground Theatre is that it’s really, really good, with an immensely powerful one-woman performance from Edie Campbell that will leave you feeling shaken and devastated and furious. An absolute must-see.
‘Enthralling, emotional & impactful play’: APPLES IN WINTER – Playground Theatre
Apples in Winter is an enthralling, emotional and impactful play which will no doubt appeal to anyone with an interest in the criminal justice system but will resonate for so many more. A remarkable piece of theatre which offers a voice to an often-ostracised group of people and will hopefully open up important conversations about justice and forgiveness.
NEWS: Award-winning play Apples in Winter receives its European premiere at London’s Playground Theatre
Surrey-based LynchPin Productions will be staging the European premiere of the award-winning play Apples in Winter by Jennifer Fawcett, directed by Claire Parker, at London’s Playground Theatre from 5-15 October 2022 (press night is 6 October).
‘There’s a fabulous new musical in town’: REHAB THE MUSICAL – Playground Theatre ★★★★
There’s a fabulous new musical in town at the Playground Theatre. Several years in the making, Rehab The Musical is written and composed by Grant Black (whose dad Don was in the house on press night – himself no slouch when it comes to crafting musicals) and performance poet Murray Lachlan Young.
NEWS: Female Ukrainian artists versus male dictatorship in the topical Love & Destruction at the Playground Theatre
In association with The Ukrainian Cultural Association in the UK (UCA-UK) London’s Playground Theatre is presenting Love & Destruction, celebrating the work of female Ukrainian artists through piano music and poetry and questioning the role of authoritarian male dictatorship through drama, running from 25 May to 28 May 2022 and on 29 May 2022.
‘It’s a lesson about making assumptions’: ALBATROSS – Playground Theatre
Isley Lynn’s complex and clever play, albatross, is revived by the represent theatre company as the first of two productions in their inaugural season.
‘Good intentions & a fascinating central figure’: IDA RUBINSTEIN – Playground Theatre ★★
Disparaging somebody else’s passion project is a bit like telling a doting parent that their baby is ugly. This stage tribute to Art Nouveau darling Ida Rubinstein is one such endeavour.
NEWS: Coronavirus pandemic – An update on theatre closures in the West End & across the country
My Theatre Mates have been collecting official announcements of theatre closures up and down the country in the Twitter thread below and will continue to add updates as they come in.
‘I was so honoured to read such a raw & honest play’: Yasmeen Arden on directing the premiere of Mum
How did a meeting at the school gates lead to the premiere of a new play at London’s Playground Theatre. Director Yasmeen Arden tells us why she’s so excited to the direct MUM, Juliet Cowan’s first full-length play, inspired by her own mother’s experiences with dementia. Time to get booking!
PHOTOS: Behind the scenes for the premiere of Mum at the Playground Theatre
Preparations are underway for the premiere of MUM, Juliet Cowan’s new play inspired by her own mother’s experiences with dementia. What has the cast been getting up to in rehearsal? Take a look at our photo gallery – and then get booking!
FEATURED SHOW: Check out the fantastic ★★★★ reviews for Playground Theatre hit, Sinners
Nicole Ansari gives an “incandescent” performance in Sinners – The English Professor at Playground Theatre. Take a look at some of the brilliant reviews for Joshua Sobol’s play, then book your tickets!
WATCH Sinners post-show Q&A video: How did Brian Cox approach directing his wife Nicole Ansari?
After a sold-out performance of Sinners, I was joined by writer Joshua Sobol, director Brian Cox and stars Nicole Ansari and Adam Sina about the development of this shocking play about a woman, about to be stoned to death, and her lover.
FIRST LOOK: Grab a glimpse of dramatic love story Sinners – The English Professor
Blood, sand and euphoria – take a look at these stunning production images from the UK premiere of Sinners – The English Professor, then book your tickets!
NEWS: Amanda Boxer stars in MUM, actor Juliet Cowan’s first full-length play, at Playground Theatre
MUM, a new play about love, loss and dementia by actor-turned-playwright Juliet Cowan, receives its world premiere this month at London’s Playground Theatre, starring Amanda Boxer in the title role.
‘A very thoughtful, provocative & passionate night at the theatre’: Actor Adam Sina on Sinners at the Playground Theatre
Actor Adam Sina chatted to us about starring in Brian Cox’s production of Sinners at the Playground Theatre.
BEHIND THE SCENES: Peek at what Brian Cox has been doing in rehearsals for Sinners – The English Professor
Intrigued by the impending UK premiere of Sinners – The English Professor, directed by Brian Cox? Feed that interest with behind the scenes pictures of rehearsals, then book your tickets!
NEWS: Golden Globe winner Brian Cox directs tale of love and religion Sinners – The English Professor at Playground Theatre
Brian Cox, star of acclaimed HBO drama Succession, steps behind the scene to direct the UK premiere of love story Sinners – The English Professor when it runs at the Playground Theatre later this month. Book your tickets now!
Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on Lungs, Botticelli in the Fire, Sinatra: Raw, Ages Of The Moon & more
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 27 October 2019). Maryam Philpott is gripped by the work of Claire Foy and Matt Smith in Lungs at The Old Vic…