We need to take a trip down to the station. Check out our gallery of production photos and trailer for the world premiere of Tony Tortora’s COPS, set in a Chicago police precinct office in 1957. It’s just opened at Southwark Warehouse, where it’s running until 1 February 2020 only. Time to get booking!
To me, COPS, set in 1950s Chicago, comes across as so authentically period that it feels like it must be a finely minted revival. But it’s not: it’s a new play. Even more surprising then that it’s written by an author I’d never heard of before.
After his screen success in US fantasy series Once Upon a Time, London-born Daniel Francis returns to the UK stage to play an American detective in new 1950s-set play COPS at Southwark Playhouse. He told us more about what attracted him to the play. Time to get booking!
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock escapes to Never Land care of Lazarus Theatre company’s new ensemble take on Peter Pan at London’s Greenwich Theatre. Got any questions?
You may have been munching mince pies over the holidays, but the police were working hard… including at London’s Southwark Playhouse where director Andy Jordan has been preparing his four-strong cast of COPS for their UK premiere. Check out our gallery of rehearsal photos – including an astonishingly adorable puppy! – and then get booking!
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock returns to the Park Theatre for startling new American play Never Not Once. Got any questions?
In Cops, written by ex American serviceman Tony Tortura, four policemen of different ages, classes and races in 1957 Chicago must work together to thwart the Mob. British director and producer Andy Jordan explains what drew him to the piece, which starts performances at London’s Southwark Playhouse on 15 January 2020…
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock gets to grip with Ibsen care of Lazarus Theatre company’s new ensemble take on Hedda Gabler at London’s Greenwich Theatre. Got any questions?
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock gets bloody with Lazarus Theatre company care of Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Greenwich Theatre. Got any questions?
As part of her ongoing post-show talk series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock catches the premiere of a brand-new play about legend of the silver screen, the Little Tramp, Charlie Chaplin. Got any questions?
As part of her ongoing post-show talk series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock returns to Southwark Playhouse for the official opening night of the UK premiere of COPS. Got any questions?
Curtains, the murder mystery musical comedy by Chicago and Cabaret creators Kander & Ebb, had its Broadway premiere in 2007 in a production starring Frasier‘s David Hyde Pierce. Why has it taken so long for it to at last receive its West End premiere? And why is it so very perfect for the West End? […]
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Magic Goes Wrong has just started previews as part of Mischief Theatre’s year-long residency at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre and it’s already creating a buzz with audiences. Also on social media, the mischief-makers have been getting us in a festive theatregoing spirit with the #12DaysOfMischief. Time to get booking!
It’s official! Christmas is coming up fast. And that, of course, means it’s pantomime season. How do you choose which of the biggies to see this year? Why choose? See the seven (or maybe twelve) top pantomimes in one hilarious show care of Potted Panto.
As part of her ongoing post-show talk series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock returns to the Park Theatre for Aria Entertainment’s Hope Mill Theatre transfer of Stephen Schwartz’s RAGS The Musical. Got any questions?
After Tania Amsel’s new play Blood Orange the night before, I returned to the Old Red Lion Theatre for Paragon Theatre’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ghost story The Signalman. Dickens in December and it isn’t A Christmas Carol? This is a must-see for aficionados and newcomers alike.
As part of her ongoing post-show talk series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock talks to the writer/director and cast of new political drama For the Sake of Argument at London’s Bridewell Theatre. Got any questions?
How worried are you about the myriad pressures on the NHS today? Were you be thinking about the future of the NHS when you go to the ballot box?
I had my own introduction to Ginger Johnson and Sink the Pink a year ago when I chaired a Q&A for How to Catch a Krampus, the first in a new queer trilogy at the Pleasance Theatre, which also marked the drag collective’s first-ever theatrical residency after a decade of mega club nights, festivals and glitter-doused parties.
How do you get SIX MILLION followers on Twitter? As someone who spends all day most days on social media, I’m staggered by the very notion. It must require divine intervention… of sorts. David Javerbaum has achieved it.