What really strikes home in The Beast Will Rise series is the sheer range of scenarios which Philip Ridley conjures, all – in one way or another – providing responses to the pandemic, lockdown, survival and mental health.
While The Beast of Blue Yonder, Philip Ridley’s new play which was due to premiere this week at Southwark Playhouse, will not be going ahead during the coronavirus crisis, audiences will have a chance to see new work by Ridley in a collection of monologues, written in response to the current pandemic and performed by the cast.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Mr Gum & the Dancing Bear, Andy Stanton and Jim Fortune’s musical based on the children’s books. It continues in rep at the National Theatre until 31 August 2019.
A rare summer in the city for me means I can take in some of the family shows on in the West End right now – including Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear the Musical, The Scarecrow’s Wedding, Where is Peter Rabbit? and Monstersaurus.
This first episode on MyTheatreMates of the Show People Podcast, hosted by director and producer Andrew Keates, is with Mates’ own Mark Shenton – so a great one to start with!
The annual FIRST Festival of Solo Performances returns to London’s Tristan Bates for its fifth year. Steve Furst’s one-man comedy show Steve Furst: In Character headlines the festival, which includes 25 shows and 50 performances over three weeks from 11 to 29 April 2017.