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.
William Golding’s Lord of the Flies has been dapted for the stage by Nigel Williams and directed with real verve by Ricky Dukes, with some key parts from the original all-male story given to female actors.
Lazarus Theatre, the pioneering theatre company that specialises in reimagining, slimmed-down classics, has secured a year-long residency at south London’s Greenwich Theatre.
The plays may have been written 420-odd years apart, but I was really struck by how many parallels there were between the discussion I hosted last week, to the European premiere of Jordan Tannahill’s Late Company at Trafalgar Studios, and the one I hosted last night, to Christopher Marlowe‘s 16th-century classic Edward II.
From the atmospheric parade of its opening to the desperate brutality with which it ends, Ricky Dukes’ production immerses its audience in a world of toxic masculinity and political power-play that rings as true today as it surely ever did.