OnComm nominated production Cupid’s Corner features a young, committed ensemble cast which demonstrates potential.
Public Domain is a verbatim musical winner which lifts the lid on life online and joins an august group of productions streamed from Southwark Playhouse. Strongly recommended.
Michael Mears’ committed and well thought out piece This Evil Thing about a tricky subject is dealt with empathetically and entertainingly.
A second online season from TheSpace has an eclectic range – even if what I saw was all comedy.
There is something essentially life affirming about the whole idea of Letters Live and these documents will prove an invaluable way of connecting with others as the dark times close over us once again.
Prominent among other commemorative David Bowie events is a three-day streaming of Lazarus, the theatre piece that he was working on towards the end of his life and which was ultimately produced to extremely mixed reviews.
Quirky in the extreme but great fun, Theater In Quarantine takes limited space performance to a new level in The Neighbor and The 7th Voyage Of Egon Tichy.
Sabrina Mahfouz’s play A History Of Water In The Middle East highlights an ages old and still ongoing tale of colonialism and gives an entirely new slant to this exploration of “landscape, lies and legacies”.
Watching the powerful set of monologues Until The Flood brings back powerful memories of the shared experience which we can only hope will return soon.
Powerful set of monologues stirs reflections on one of the other big events of 2020
The Finborough is to be congratulated for delving back and finding thought-provoking piece S-27 to release and extend its winning run of past triumphs.
I’ve selected 20 of the things that inspired, moved, amused and delighted, which have pushed the boundaries of what it possible and continued to fly the flag for theatre in the UK.
It is the modern parallels which gives The Haunting Of Alice Bowles its depth and resonance and Philip Franks and the Original Theatre Company are to be congratulated for the equivalences which they have drawn out.
Potted Panto is a quick and jolly canter through Pantoland hosted by a couple of energetic and resourceful performers.
The latest account of the Dickens perennial favourite A Christmas Carol comes courtesy of the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield.
The Old House is a melancholy and emotionally charged play which examines a difficult subject from a new perspective.
The Charles Court Opera team, working at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington, presents Snow White In The Seven Months Of Lockdown.
Northern Comedy Theatre’s Doing The Pub Quiz examines what was practically a national obsession during the first lockdown – the phenomenon of the Zoom based quiz.
Following news that the National Theatre has launched its much anticipated streaming service National Theatre At Home, John Chapman goes back to 2009 and NT Live’s very first live streamed production on cinema screens, Helen Mirren in Phèdre.
It is sometimes possible to get a better perspective on a play through experiencing it as a piece of audio drama rather than seeing it live on stage and I found this to be the case with Haunting Julia by Alan Ayckbourn.
Red beautifully demonstrates the central thesis that sons must challenge fathers, the old must give way to the new and art and theatre must constantly evolve and change in order to survive – a lesson which has been all too evident as Lockdown2 comes to a close.