Moments of dark humour are scattered throughout Edition #6 of the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper but elsewhere it is a bit more hit and miss.
Testament places some of the Bible’s most interesting bit part players in a modern setting and gives them centre stage.
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). Amidst her choices are two more West End productions of classic American drama: Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman at the Young Vic (Emily Garside) and Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending at the Menier Chocolate Factory (Libby Purves).
Sam Edmunds’ wonderfully observant, witty and incisive writing crackles with a macabre energy and pathos, filled with delightful wordplay and lyrical flourishes.
Bold as you like, Chalk Line’s Testament is a breath of bracingly fresh air into the Hope Theatre with its blend of physical theatre, metaphysical narrative and contemporary issue-baiting.
Following a warm reception in Edinburgh, Chalk Line Theatres brings their show Testament to The Hope Theatre for a limited run, and one thing is instantly clear: this is not a company who believe in doing things by halves.
What a fascinating and critical examination of British identity as well as black identity Black Men Walking at the Royal Court is.
Inspired by a real-life Sheffield-based black men’s walking group, Black Men Walking is an influential and compelling brand new play written by Leeds-based rapper and theatre-maker Testament (aka Andy Brooks) in collaboration with Eclipse Theatre Company.
The Royal Court Theatre has today announced new season of work for autumn/winter 2017/18. The programme includes five world premieres.
By setting all three of his stories within the Bible Belt of present day America, Bernays’ biblical figures have one foot set in the realm of faith and the other in the world of 21st century attitudes.