Sarah Rutherford’s new play The Girl Who Fell, about teenage death, mourning, coincidence and healing, is sensitive and heartfelt.
Trafalgar Studios, London – until 23 November 2019 We can only judge the dead through the narratives of others. When those narratives contain a level of both culpability and finger-pointing, who are we to believe? And should it matter when the dead girl at the heart of their concerns is a 15-year-old who committed suicide by jumping from a road …
I feel like I’ve known writer Sarah Rutherford for years… that’s one of the positives of social media. (We follow each other on Twitter.) The irony is it’s her new play, The Girl Who Fell, about some of the negatives of social media that finally precipitated my meeting her in person.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock reunites with Stage Traffic at Trafalgar Studios for the world premiere of Sarah Rutherford’s The Girl Who Fell. Got any questions for creatives and cast?
Ken Urban’s A Guide for the Homesick received its European premiere last week at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios. This “blisteringly intense evening” is “simultaneously warmly funny and deeply moving”, said Rachel Halliburton in her Arts Desk review. What have other critics been saying? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights below. Time to get booking!
The night after they faced the press, the team behind the European premiere production of A Guide for the Homesick faced a packed audience, most of whom stayed on to take part enthusiastically in our post-show discussion.
Ken Urban’s A Guide for the Homesick received its European premiere last night. This “blisteringly intense evening” is “simultaneously warmly funny and deeply moving”, Rachel Halliburton says today in her four-star Arts Desk review. And, tonight, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs a post-show Q&A with the writer, director and stars. Sneak a peek at new production photos – and then get booking!
With a new play, the collaboration between writer and director is paramount. Jeremy Stoller, who dramaturged Ken Urban’s A Guide for the Homesick prior to its world premiere in Boston in 2017, interviews Urban and director Jonathan O’Boyle as the play readies for its European premiere next week at Trafalgar Studios. Time to get booking!
How do you deal with homesickness? We’re counting down to the European premiere of Ken Urban’s taut American two-hander A Guide for the Homesick. Watch this stylish new trailer for Stage Traffic’s production starring Douglas Booth and Clifford Samuel. Time to get booking!
What fears have Douglas Booth and Clifford Samuel been confessing in the rehearsal room as they prepare for the European premiere of A Guide for the Homesick? Sneak a peek with our photo gallery – and then get booking!
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Friday 19 October 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock returns to Trafalgar Studios for the European premiere of new American thriller A Guide for the Homesick. Got any questions?
So much laughter at last week’s post-show Q&A for Katy Brand’s debut play 3Women, now running at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios 2 until 9 June 2018! Watch the video of the post-show Q&A chaired by Mates co-founder Terri Paddock…
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 17 May 2018 at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to comic Katy Brand about making her playwriting debut with 3Women, a comedy (naturally!) about three generations of women and their perspectives on feminism. Got any questions?
It often puzzles me why sharp little stage gems like this don’t get pounced on by TV – notably the BBC – instead of commissioners wasting our eyesight on gloopy dramas custom-built to challenge nobody. Here it is, a neat 75 minutes, bang-on topical and sharply written by Jordan Tannahill, then only 23.
Why has the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) got involved with the play? Why did the director choose not to relocate the play to the UK? How have the actors visualised the absent but ever-present Joel and their characters’ relationships with him?
The European premiere of Late Company, now transferring to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios, has attracted a lot of Mates’ attention. Here, director Michael Yale explains what first attracted him to the play.