Lazarus’ production of Hamlet at the Southwark Playhouse (Borough Road branch) strips the older generation from the play, leaving us with only the younger characters. Battered, used and confused, the play reveals how focusing on their experience can show us a familiar text in a new and disturbing light. Hamlet is, among many other things, a tale of an older generation destroying their successors to serve themselves.
Hot on the heels of my post-show Q&A for Doctor Faustus, I’m pleased to announce I’ll return to Southwark Playhouse in January to continue my long-time association with Lazarus Theatre Company, discussing their brand-new production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
What might entice you to sell your soul to the devil? Fame? Riches? Immortality? World peace? A rent-free London flat? Four pints of Guinness? At my post-show Q&A for a production of Doctor Faustus, that was an irresistible question to pose to the company. But before that, we covered much else to do concerning adaptation and the creative process, with a lot of fun and laughter.
Lazarus Theatre Company’s latest production of Doctor Faustus (which is directed by Ricky Dukes), takes place with modern dress, but retains Christopher Marlowe’s original words (albeit in a truncated version).
Following the 8pm performance of Doctor Faustus at Southwark Playhouse on Wednesday 14 September 2022, My Theatre Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to director Ricky Dukes, leading man Jamie O’Neill, and other Lazarus cast and creatives. Any questions? Join us!
Currently running in stage in the Little at Southwark Playhouse, Lazarus Theatre’s version of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé proves to be a daring, electric, and exhausting feat of theatre.
The intimacy of Southwark Playhouse and some judicious rewriting by director Ricky Dukes creates a more focused, stylised production of Wilde’s scandalous take on the story of Salomé.
Post-lockdown, Lazarus Theatre returns to the stage with a revival of their 2019 gender-twist version of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, in a limited season at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Having chaired a lively discussion on this piece two years ago, I’m delighted to reunite with Lazarus for a fresh go.
Lazarus Theatre Company’s production of Macbeth effectively mixes the old and the new, adding to this sense that Macbeth is a cautionary tale for every era.
A bold production of the Scottish Play from Lazarus Theatre with a heavy focus on power and ambition – a great introduction to Macbeth and Shakespeare.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock escapes to Never Land care of Lazarus Theatre company’s new ensemble take on Peter Pan at London’s Greenwich Theatre. Got any questions?
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock gets bloody with Lazarus Theatre company care of Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Greenwich Theatre. Got any questions?
Award-winning ensemble company Lazarus Theatre has announced their third annual residency at Greenwich Theatre with a 2020 line-up of three re-imagined classics – Macbeth, Hedda Gabler and Peter Pan – all with post-show Q&As chaired by MyTheatreMates co-founder Terri Paddock.
This week, I chaired my second of three post-show Q&As with Lazarus Theatre Company as part of their 2019 residency at Greenwich Theatre – their highly acclaimed return production of Lord of the Flies.
In my first of three post-show Q&As this year with Lazarus Theatre, I was at Greenwich Theatre for this pioneering ensemble company’s exciting re-examination of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Lazarus Theatre’s The Tempest is a dynamic production of a potentially tedious play, bound together in a stark & bold design – Alexander da Fonseca gives a standout performance.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 21 May, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs the last of three 2019 post-show Q&As for Lazarus Theatre, to Oscar Wilde’s Salome. Got any questions?
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 12 February, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs the first of three 2019 post-show Q&As for Lazarus Theatre, to Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Got any questions?
A bold & multicoloured take on a well-loved classic, with comedy and music running through the entire piece – and an unforgettable Pyramus & Thisbe.
Lord of the Flies is a strong and stirring production. Making a classic story feel as if it was written yesterday – the performances are excellent.
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