September 2020 and the pandemic was quietly raging. So too was Maureen Lipman in Hope Mill Theatre’s online production of Martin Sherman’s intense monologue Rose; her performance was routinely recognised as a tour de force. The piece won many plaudits including an Off West End Offie and featured as one of my 20 For 2020. Since then it has been restreamed more than once and also appeared on Sky Arts – indeed it is still available on their catch up channel Now TV. But for the real undisputed deal, and if you’re near enough, head to the Park Theatre in Islington where the production is playing until mid-October.
Pete is lonely. His dad is sick, his mother dead, his job boring. His only love is his cello, until he connects to Angie through a lonelyhearts ad.
Kathy Rucker’s DARLING, inspired by a true story about an American “catfishing” scam, receives its world premiere tonight at London’s Hope Theatre. Check out our first-look gallery of production photos.
Full cast and creatives have now been announced for the world premiere of Kathy Rucker’s DARLING, which gets its world premiere at London’s Hope Theatre in a limited season from 9 to 27 November 2021.
Could you spot a “catfish”? DARLING, an American tale of love, mercy and mail fraud by award-winning US playwright Kathy Rucker, gets its world premiere next month at north London’s Hope Theatre.
With a thought-provoking script at its heart and a flawless performance from Maureen Lipman, Rose is an important and powerful production which proves essential viewing.
Magnificently played and realised by Maureen Lipman, Martin Sherman and Scott Le Crass, Rose is well worth viewing.
Marie McCarthy’s Clapham Omnibus venue never ceases to surprise. Dedicated, as befits its previous life as a library, to storytelling in all its various forms, Scott Le Crass’ revival of Simon Stephens’ Country Music is itself a revelation.
Written by Simon Stephens and directed by Scott Le Crass, Country Music examines the life of a young offender over a span of 17 years.
The plot of Country Music may at times be slightly muddled, but the sense of waste and irretrievable loss at its heart comes through powerfully in this excellent revival.
The director Scott Le Crass chatted to us about reviving Country Music by Simon Stephens at the Omnibus Theatre from 29 May 2019.
Never Trust a Man Bun is a promising and well performed debut, peppered with some great one-liners and laugh out loud moments.
How do you keep cool on a hot summer night in an un-airconditioned Off-West End theatre? Luckily, for some of the cast of Ghost About the House, the script of Matthew Campling’s new comedy just opened at the King’s Head Theatre requires them to spend much of the 90 minutes in their underpants…
In Ghost About the House, premiering at the King’s Head Theatre in June, Sioned Jones plays two characters connected to the same Islington house, but separated by 70 years. In this latest interview in our Featured Show series, Matt Gibbs discusses history repeating itself, how fringe trumps mainstream theatre, why he prefers comedy and history repeating itself (see what we did there?)…
Matthew Campling’s haunting gay comedy Ghost About the House, set across two time periods in the same house in Islington, gets its world premiere at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington next month. Sneak a peek – and get an eyeful (yes, clothes are removed!) – into the rehearsal room with the five actors and director Scott Le Crass. Time to get booking!
In Ghost About the House, premiering at the King’s Head Theatre in June, Sioned Jones plays two characters connected to the same Islington house, but separated by 70 years and a love for lycra. In this latest interview in our Featured Show series, Sioned discusses the play, how the Internet has made life easier and harder for actors, and an incident with red knickers… Time to get booking!
If you don’t believe in ghosts, you may have to reassess once you read our interview with writer Matthew Campling, who draws on his own family’s experience living in a haunted house for his new comedy Ghost About the House, which starts performances in just under a month at London’s King’s Head Theatre. Book ahead now!
Ghost About the House, a “haunting gay comedy” by Matthew Campling, gets its world premiere at London’s King’s Head Theatre in a limited season this June. Casting has now been announced.
It’s always been an ‘open secret’ that the ‘perfect family Christmas’ doesn’t exist and that in a post-letter society, writing about ‘picture-perfect’ lives has been superseded by the advent of social media (especially with the posting of children on Facebook!).
A sadness that is at first unspoken, then as the letters they read take a poignant turn – revealing a year’s worth of bad news in some cases – their melancholy bleeding out to force them to reflect on their own lives, their own experiences. At just an hour, this is done with a light touch but still manages a gut-punching level of emotion.
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