by Laura Kressly The disaffected son of a clergyman, Sir Paul Dukes, ran away to Russia to work as a musician. While there, the Russian Revolution started and British intelligence recruited him to work as a secret agent. He was to smuggle prominent people and useful materials across the border to Finland, and otherwise do […]
‘Disappointingly middle of the road’: THREE SISTERS – Almeida Theatre
Chekhov classic from the team behind the West End hit Summer and Smoke is too middle of the road
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NEWS: Space race drama Tales from Star City lands at King’s Head Theatre
Though many of the tales surrounding the Soviet space race are well known, the darker side of the sprint for the stars is explored and exposed in Idle Discourse’s production of Tales from Star City, which boldly goes to the King’s Head Theatre from 31 March to 1 April 2019. Book your tickets now!
Tea, vodka & art in Russia
My recommendation to any theatre producer and creative reading this is grab any opportunity to make these kind of trips. Open your eyes to everything that you see.
‘Devastating critique of a state’s oppression of a minority’: A LITTLE HERO – White Bear Theatre
A devastating and often surreal critique of a state’s oppression of a minority, with a strictly limited dissemination in the country it was written in, A Little Hero is a brave first play for young company DoneDid.
INSIDE PUSSY RIOT – Saatchi Gallery
Les Enfants Terrible, a company now synonymous with this experience-based immersive theatre, take us through white-walled holding cells, to a cathedral with neon Donald Trump and Putin effigies, to grimy prison workrooms.
Text of the Day: Us/Them
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
US/THEM – National Theatre
How do you stage appalling real-life events? I mean, without either being too luridly voyeuristic or too matter-of-factly journalistic? Maybe an oblique approach is the answer.
SCREWED – Theatre 503
New play about the friendship between two young binge-drinking women is full of vigour, but lacks drama.
WILD – Hampstead Theatre
Mike Bartlett’s latest, inspired by the Edward Snowden affair, relies on a coup de theatre to get out of a stalled plot.