Homing Birds is a rich and evocative play that is well worth seeing.
We continue our Featured Content series around Eleanor of Aquitaine: Mother of the Pride, now released on audio care of Tara Theatre and B7 Media. Watch these video snippets of 92-year-old Eileen Page’s ‘herstoric’ and regal performance in the one-woman play that she’s made her own – and then get ordering!
Eileen Page first played Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1964, but it wasn’t until many years later, when she was 70, that she first laid claim to the one-woman play that has so firmly associated her with the role. Have a look at and listen to our interview with her as that legendary performance is now released on audio by B7 Media.
“A superlative performance”. For over twenty years, Royal Shakespeare Company veteran Eileen Page became firmly associated with Eleanor of Aquitaine, thanks to Catherine Muschamp’s one-woman history play. Page gave her final stage performance in the role last year at Tara Theatre. As that legendary performance is now released on audio by B7 Media, here’s a snapshot of what critics say.
Oscar Wilde’s comedy of manners is rightly regarded as a classic, so we must give thanks for Ayesha Casley-Hayford and Kudzanayi Chiwawa coming along and giving The Importance of Being Earnest a new lease of life, with the backing of Two Gents Productions and Tara Arts.
Royal Shakespeare Company veteran Eileen Page gave her final stage performance last year at Tara Theatre, reprising her legendary performance in one-woman history play Eleanor of Aquitaine. Tara Arts has teamed up with independent producer B7 Media to release an audio version of Page’s performance, now available to purchase on CD and digital download (priced £9.95).
Much like Stanley Kubrick’s oeuvre, the importance of humanity in A Lesson From Auschwitz is emphasised by the negation of it. The play, understandably, can’t be said to be ‘enjoyable’, but it is well-made and does get its point across convincingly.
In Dominoes, History teacher Leila and her fiancé Andy share the same last name – McKinnon. Andy’s white and Scottish, Leila’s half black-Caribbean. When curiosity gets the better of her in the run up to their half term wedding, she makes a discovery that pits family and friends against each other and threatens to destroy her big day.
The British Empire feels like an octopus, its tentacles stretching out across the globe and touching all continents, everything feeding back into the main body at the centre.
Industry newspaper The Stage, the world’s oldest theatre publication, has announced the shortlist for its annual industry awards, celebrating success within the performing arts. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held on 27 January 2017 at the West End’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child producer Sonia Friedman (pictured, photo by Alex Brenner) is shortlisted for …
The Tara Theatre, based in Earlsfield, south London, will kick off its new season with Anthony Clark’s adaptation of Abdul Halim Sharar’s Paradise of the Assassins, running from 15 September to 8 October 2016.