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.
5 Pounds Theatre’s presentation of Leon Fleming’s drama about two siblings manoeuvring the benefits system is a story that needs to be told but Fleming’s poor story means the issues get lost.
Two parallel narratives, set ten years apart, introduce us to the anonymous siblings. We first meet the teenage Her and the ten-year-old Him.
Have you seen the myriad five- and four-star reviews for our Featured Show, the London transfer of Leon Fleming’s punk-rock one-man play SID, which continues its limited season at Above The Arts Theatre until next Saturday, following a UK tour. Here are a selection of some of our favourite review quotes.
Theatre and it’s purpose are very much objective. Whether you view theatre as a form of pure entertainment or an effective tool for education or maybe even somewhere in the vast space between the two, theatre should always be appreciated. You may be a theatregoer who is drawn to spectacular musicals or you may only be drawn to intellectual, thought-provoking theatre. Whatever your stance is, appreciation of all theatre is vital.
This powerful solo show about mental health gives the audience plenty to think about in terms of their own attitude to mental health problems.
In the middle of the stage is a bed. A dressing table to one side. Littered with makeup, bottles, used cotton wool pads, clothes all over the chair. A hectic, busy young woman is in the middle of another hectic day in London. But, like many people, she’s painting over the cracks to get through the day.