Taking Liberties, a new comedy about a woman trying to leave old habits behind and build a new relationship with her brother, will play a limited one-week season at the Bread and Roses Theatre this month. Time to book your tickets.
As part of a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (29 April-6 May 2019), ranging from Johnny Fox’s nostalgic return to see All My Sons and Maryam Philpott’s thoughts on the much-anticipated Rosmersholm starring Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell.
Michael Black’s two-hander Starved is a quietly challenging and impactful play, which provides an eye-opening insight into what it’s like to live in poverty in Britain today.
Starved is yet another good example of the great work being performed within pub theatres at the present time.
Reviewers are calling Michael Black’s new squat-set play Starved a “must see show”, while audiences have taken to Twitter to say they are “totally blown away”. We’ve rounded up some of the best responses – take a look then book your tickets!
The rehearsal room for new play Starved looks far too luxurious for the setting of a new dark comedy set in a squat in Hull… but needs must. Take a look at performers Michael Black & Alana Connaughton in action, then book your tickets!
Recently I was lucky enough to catch up with Michael Black whose latest play Starved will be coming to the Bread and Roses Theatre at the end of the month (30 April to 11 May 2019).
“The North of England is full of such interesting and spirited communities, loads of wonderful, surreal, striking people. I’ve known so many, yet I don’t really seem to see them in the theatre as audiences or characters.” Playwright and performer Michael Black is trying to change that with Starved. Read what he told us then book your tickets!
Lounges can be claustrophobic places, especially when you’re stuck there all day every day with the same dependent person. Take a look at one such lounge and its stressed inhabitants in new black comedy, Killing Nana, then book your tickets for the show running this week only!
New production about a couple on the run, holed up in a squat on a northern estate, Starved, the latest show from Faded Ink Productions, premieres at the Bread and Roses Theatre later this month. Grab your tickets for the gritty dark comedy now!
While Lee Lomas’ new play Killing Nana focuses on a central character caught in a claustrophobic, anxiety-ridden situation, rehearsals for the play look anything but. Check out these behind the scenes pictures, then book your tickets.
What happens when the systems that should be there to support you let you down and in fact, work against you. That’s the issue faced by a mother in Monsay Whitney’s Box Clever. In her interview, the playwright tells us about the real cases that moved her write the play that’s presented at The Bunker in a double bill with Killymuck. Read her interview, then book your tickets!
From struggling with anxiety to the influence of Pinter, Osborne and Mamet, and following the success of Sunrise for the Blind, actor and playwright Lee Lomas tells us everything about Killing Nana. Discover more in his interview, then book your tickets!
In a searingly honest interview, playwright Kat Woods tells us about the annoyance and irritation that led to writing Killymuck, why it’s important to recognise the difference between the working class and benefits class, and why the team at The Bunker are a breath of fresh air. Have a read, then book your tickets!
After bringing Sunrise for the Blind to the Tristan Bates Theatre in February, playwright, performer, actor and producer Lee Lomas will stage his latest play, Killing Nana, at London’s Hen & Chickens Theatre next month. The dark comedy about a complicated love triangle runs at the north London venue from 9 to 13 April 2019. Book your tickets now!
A tale of life on an Irish housing estate and one of the system failing a mother, double-bill Killymuck and Box Clever, by Kat Woods and Monsay Whitney, bring important, insightful stories to London’s The Bunker later this month. Book your tickets now for this dramatic duo!