Race, rage and relevance: sensitive revival of American writer Alice Childress’ 1955 anti-racist play shines bright.
The National Theatre has announces further details for its upcoming productions Trouble in Mind, Wuthering Heights and Small Island, as well as the return of daytime opening for visitors.
Anne-Marie Duff returns to the Almeida Theatre to star in the world premiere of Beth Steel’s new play The House of Shades. Full casting for the theatre’s UK premiere of Daddy is also announced.
What a provocative play and post-show discussion! Are we all racist? How different are racial relations in 21st-century America versus Britain? How do we get more unheard voices onstage? Can white men tell valid stories about minority groups? Should they?
With many moments that hit a powerful punch, Rasheeda Speaking is a powerful and thoughtful piece of drama, designed to make audiences re-evaluate their own attitudes. Well worth paying a visit to the Trafalgar Studios for.
Ahead of the UK premiere this month at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios, Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon catches up with director Jonathan O’Boyle, whose other recent work includes Dear Brutus, Pippin and Hair. Got your tickets yet?
The Rasheeda Speaking cast – three women, one man – are big supporters of Equal Representation for Actresses (ERA 50:50), indeed Elizabeth Berrington is one of the campaign’s co-founders. We love the pics of the company wearing their ERA 50:50 badges with pride – and can’t wait to see how the themes tie in to Joel Drake Johnson’s tense workplace drama. Check out rehearsal photos below – and then get booking!
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Wednesday 25 April 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the American playwright Joel Drake Johnson – as well as director and stars – about the UK premiere of his acclaimed play Rasheeda Speaking at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios. Got any questions?
“Dangerous, incredibly current and really provocative.” Watch the brilliant new show trailer below to find out what else stars Elizabeth Berrington and Tanya Moodie and director Jonathan O’Boyle had to say about the upcoming UK premiere of American playwright Joel Drake Johnson’s tense workplace drama Rasheeda Speaking. And then get booking!
Full casting has now been announced for the upcoming UK premiere of American playwright Joel Drake Johnson’s four-hander Rasheeda Speaking, presented by Troupe at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios 2. Got your tickets yet?
Elizabeth Berrington and Tanya Moodie star in the UK premiere of Joel Drake Johnson’s tense workplace drama Rasheeda Speaking.
With its peeling walls and echoes of proscenium grandeur, Alice Childress’s 1955 American classic in praise of theatre carries a wonderful sense of authenticity, even to some of its echoing acoustics.
Industry body UK Theatre has announced the nominations for the annual UK Theatre Awards, which celebrate creative excellence and the outstanding work seen on stages throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Notably, for the first time in the Awards history, all nominations for Best New Play are written by female playwrights.
Following his West End musical turn in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jonathan Slinger will join Tanya Moodie in the London transfer of Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind at the Print Room.
Following her acclaimed performance in Trouble in Mind at the Theatre Royal Bath last year, Olivier nominated actress Tanya Moodie will reprise her role as Wiletta in Laurence Boswell’s production when it transfers to London this autumn.
Can the theatre be a courtroom? A good public place to debate morality and to arrive at profound decisions? You could answer this with a history lesson that ranges from the ancient Greeks to more recent tribunal plays in the 1960s and 1990s.
Booking an interactive show in which we the audience get to play the role of the jury?
Using a gimmick to cover the business of reviewing the play….?
The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach’s thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle.
As someone who makes a living championing theatre, one of the things that really delights me about the grass-roots activism sprouting up all around me in our increasingly illiberal age of Trump and Brexit is how much of it is being driven by theatre colleagues.
In addition to lists of top productions, Mates contributor Ian Foster reviews his reviews from the past year to award his personal prizes for the best performances for Best Actor and Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress in both plays and musicals…
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