As I settled to watch Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing yesterday, I wondered whether it might also fall into the category of an historical artefact that had had its day; as it was, I was pleasantly surprised.
You know you’ve been in lockdown for far too long when you reattend a show you’ve already seen and they have had time to restructure the original into a new improved version. That’s what’s happened though with CtrlAltRepeat’s online interactive problem solver now rebranded as Viper Squad Remastered. I
Choose your own programme with some mini delights in and around the Theatre Royal Stratford East building thanks to Press Play Here.
Donna Kay Yarborough and Ted McGrath are to be applauded for putting their monologues Rosegold and Good Enough about coming through the rigours of addiction online.
Two short plays about a difficult subject, Bloom Theatre’s Avalanche and Glass Half Full’s Walk Of Shame.
Festivals are a vital part of the theatre ecosystem, a place to try out new material, explore form and style while giving a valuable platform to all kinds of performance. These activities have been among the hardest hit during the period of closur…
Public Domain is a verbatim musical winner which lifts the lid on life online and joins an august group of productions streamed from Southwark Playhouse. Strongly recommended.
Michael Mears’ committed and well thought out piece This Evil Thing about a tricky subject is dealt with empathetically and entertainingly.
The RSC, Young Vic and Theatre for a New Audience have a difficult but fascinating task ahead in re-creating lost work Swingin’ the Dream that honours the original while offering something new to modern audiences.
There is something essentially life affirming about the whole idea of Letters Live and these documents will prove an invaluable way of connecting with others as the dark times close over us once again.
Prominent among other commemorative David Bowie events is a three-day streaming of Lazarus, the theatre piece that he was working on towards the end of his life and which was ultimately produced to extremely mixed reviews.
Quirky in the extreme but great fun, Theater In Quarantine takes limited space performance to a new level in The Neighbor and The 7th Voyage Of Egon Tichy.
Sabrina Mahfouz’s play A History Of Water In The Middle East highlights an ages old and still ongoing tale of colonialism and gives an entirely new slant to this exploration of “landscape, lies and legacies”.
Watching the powerful set of monologues Until The Flood brings back powerful memories of the shared experience which we can only hope will return soon.
Powerful set of monologues stirs reflections on one of the other big events of 2020
The Finborough is to be congratulated for delving back and finding thought-provoking piece S-27 to release and extend its winning run of past triumphs.
With director Stanley Kramer’s making of the groundbreaking film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner as its subject matter, Tracy-Ann Oberman and David Spicer’s new radio drama has a compelling contemporary relevance.
I’ve selected 20 of the things that inspired, moved, amused and delighted, which have pushed the boundaries of what it possible and continued to fly the flag for theatre in the UK.
Potted Panto is a quick and jolly canter through Pantoland hosted by a couple of energetic and resourceful performers.
An inventive and compelling retelling of a Christmas classic, the Polka Theatre’s A Christmas Carol is a great introduction to the tale of Mr Scrooge for audience members young and old.
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland is being freestreamed by Chickenshed, the north London youth-oriented community theatre, and is the latest in a long line of releases from them this year.