if you buy a ticket you will not see That Is Not Who I Am by Dave Davidson (who doesn’t exist), but instead you will experience Rapture by Lucy Kirkwood, who is an established playwright. It’s a kind of postmodern, post-truth gimmick. But does it work?
Eyam, the final production of The Globe’s summer season, drags in the autumn with a grim tale of human endurance and sacrifice, reimagining for the stage the true story of a plague-ridden parish in 1655.
Priyanga Burford spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about her role as Hermione in The Winter’s Tale at the Shakespeare’s Globe and her upcoming role in BBC’s new drama Press.
Shakespeare’s Globe has announced full casting for Matt Hartley’s new play. Eyam, directed by Adele Thomas, runs from 15 September to 13 October 2018.
This is a superb and brilliantly performed production of Shakespeare’s ‘problem’ play. If you know the Globe, this Winter’s Tale is a terrific summer show. If you don’t know the venue, then what an introduction.
Uneasy lies the head that waits for the crown. Mike Barlett’s King Charles III was a deserved award-winning success when it took the Almeida by storm in 2014, transferring into the West End and then Broadway, later touring the UK and Australia too.
It’s black and white – no means no. That should be enough right? Except all too often, sadly it isn’t, and the many different ways in which this is true form the bedrock of Consent, Nina Raine’s new play for the National Theatre, co-produced with Out of Joint.
Rape is such a serious social issue that it’s hardly surprising that several recent plays have tackled it. I’m thinking of Gary Owen’s Violence and Son, James Fritz’s Four Minutes Twelve Seconds and Evan Placey’s Consensual. All of these discuss, whether implicitly or explicitly, the notion of consent, which is the name of playwright and director Nina Raine’s latest drama about the subject.