Inspired by her own experience of clothes hoarding, the monologue Breathless by Laura Horton at Pleasance Courtyard is a gentle story of accepting and managing mental health issues.
VIDEO: How do you gig up your Shakespeare? Wildcard’s Tempest post-show Q&A
Wildcard Theatre promises “Shakespeare like you have never experienced it before”, and they deliver in spades with this new gig-style reinvention of The Tempest in the perfect setting of the Pleasance’s cabaret-configured main house.
‘It’s inspired by Jim Henderson’s Labyrinth, Mad Max & Burning Man’: Luke W Robson on the design for Wildcard’s gig-theatre Tempest
Wildcard Theatre’s new gig-theatre reimagining of Shakespeare’s Tempest opens this week at London’s Pleasance Theatre. Designer Luke W Robson took a break from preparations to help us hyphenate gig-theatre and talk about sundials, sustainability and sexiness in creating the show’s look and feel.
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for Wildcard’s new Tempest, Shakespeare done gig-style
As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion at Wildcard Theatre’s radical reimagining of Shakespeare classic The Tempest at the Pleasance Theatre on Tuesday 22 March 2022.
NEWS: After Electrolyte success, Wildcard presents new gig-style Tempest at Pleasance
Wildcard Theatre, the multi-award-winning company behind Edinburgh Fringe hit Electrolyte, mounts a highly anticipated new production of Tempest, coming to London’s Pleasance Theatre from 11 March to 3 April 2022. Time to get booking!
VIDEO: How did RuPaul inspire a queer canine cabaret? Dog Show post-show Q&A
The premise for the new show is sillier than ever: set (loosely) at Crappersea Dog Pound, the pooches are putting their best paw forward in preparation for the Annual Rehoming Show. Which of them will find a human to accept them into their home?
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for drag canine cabaret Dog Show
As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion following the evening performance of drag Christmas cabaret comedy Dog Show at London’s Pleasance Theatre on Thursday 2 December 2021. Time to get booking!
‘Lots of fun!’ REVENGE: The Horror Cabaret – Pleasance Theatre
A fun-filled hour of horror-themed musical theatre numbers comes wonderfully unstuck as its creator can’t bring herself to share the spotlight with the other cast members.
‘There is a realness to the story’: PRISON GAME – Pleasance Theatre
Marcus Hercules’ Prison Game is a deeply human story, showing the devastating ripple effect of that first, flawed, guilty verdict.
‘Warms the heart as much as it makes you laugh’: BLOWHOLE – Pleasance Theatre ★★★★
Blowhole is a hilarious and surprisingly moving solo show about life as a 20-something gay man looking for love, and the ultimate fabulous gay lifestyle.
‘A celebration of human indomitability’: LOOK, NO HANDS – Edinburgh Fringe (Online review)
A warm and entertaining solo play, Lila Clements’ Look, No Hands has some distinctive features which marks it out from many other confessional shows of a similar type.
‘You cannot help but smile at the narrator’s energy’: PRISON GAME (Online review) ★★★★
Written and performed by Marcus Hercules, Prison Game is a monologue that tells the story of an innocent young man who finds himself in prison for a crime that he did not commit.
Reviewed by Aimee Liddington.
Written and performed by Marcus Hercules, Prison Game is a monologue …
‘Never defaults into a tale of woe is me’: HEAD/LINING – Pleasance Theatre ★★★★★
Hard-hitting autobiographical theatre such as head/lining offers audiences an insight into the harsh and angry struggles that go unspoken behind many homes throughout the country.
FEATURED SHOW: ★★★★★ reviews are in for ‘painfully relevant’ & ‘life-affirming’ Drip Drip Drip
Pipeline Theatre’s “love letter to the NHS” – and, boy, does it deserve our love now more than ever – has won over London critics just as it did in Edinburgh around the country. We’ve rounded up review highlights – and audience reactions.
‘A masterly exercise in exploring the grey’: DRIP DRIP DRIP – Pleasance Theatre ★★★★★
At a time when headlines reduce the debate around racism to good or bad, black or white, Drip Drip Drip is a masterly exercise in exploring the grey… It’s theatre at its best.
‘Many of us are disturbed & distressed about the state of the world’: Actor Lydia Bakelmun on her role in Drip Drip Drip
Following its post-Brexit Day tour, Theatre Pipeline’s Drip Drip Drip has transferred to London’s Pleasance, where it runs until 21 March 2020. We caught up with cast member Lydia Bakelmum about joining the debate on the NHS, immigration and xenophobia. Time to get booking!
‘The NHS is a true melting pot’: Writer-director Jon Welch on Drip Drip Drip & Pipeline’s trio of theatremakers
Drip Drip Drip transfers to London’s Pleasance Theatre next week. Writer-director Jon Welch explains how the fast-shifting new world order inspired the play, set on an NHS oncology ward, and how he works with his Pipeline Theatre co-founders, designers Jude and Alan Munden.
PHOTOS & VIDEO: What’s the Drip Drip Drip effect of far-right ideology on our society?
After launching last week in Plymouth, Pipeline Theatre continues its new tour of NHS love-letter play Drip Drip Drip in Bristol this week ahead of its London transfer. Sneak a peek at production shows and teaser trailer – and then get booking!
Meet the cast: Who’s who in Pipeline Theatre’s NHS-set play Drip Drip Drip?
Who’s who in Pipeline Theatre’s new post-Brexit staging of Drip Drip Drip? The taboo-busting play shines a light on the NHS’ dependence on immigrants. Check out full bios and rehearsal photos – and then get booking!
NEWS: Drip Drip Drip, Pipeline Theatre’s taboo-busting play about the NHS, launches post-Brexit tour & London transfer
As the UK prepares to exit the EU this week, five-star Pipeline Theatre readies a new tour and London season for Drip Drip Drip, its taboo-busting play set in the NHS.