Children’s TV performer Fred Rogers once said: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping’.” Though horrific events drive Joel Tan’s eon-spanning play No Particular Order celebrates those who get us through the worst of times.
‘In terms of the future, we want 503 to be resilient and it feels like our community of audience and artists believe in the necessity of an organisation such as ours. At the same time, there are no guarantees.’
Winners of the Offies 2020 Awards, held at Battersea Arts Centre, have been announced. It was the tenth anniversary year of the awards presented by Off West End.
Meat is an intense and thoughtful play, which doesn’t spoon feed answers to its audience but instead poses a set of questions and leaves us to process them in our own way and within the frame of our own experiences.
The Other Room’s The Story and Hela make a delightful and daring double bill of Welsh drama at Theatre503.
The image we’re left with is not one of violence in J’Ouvert at Theatre503, but of pride, friendship and resilience, and a community that’s prepared to keep fighting for as long as it takes to reclaim its voice and heritage.
J’ouvert, a debut play from Yasmin Joseph and the directorial debut of Rebekah Murrell, is an ambitious play, encompassing the spirit, commercialism and epic Notting Hill Carnival.
My recent theatre trips have included Like You Hate Me and The Amber Trap, two world premieres with women at their core. Here’s a round-up of my on-the-night reactions to each.
The actress chatted to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about her latest role in Hannah Hauer-King’s premiere of The Amber Trap for Damsel Productions at London’s Theatre503.
Tabitha Mortiboy’s The Amber Trap is the fifth female-led play from Damsel Productions, which is dedicated to presenting work written and staged by women. We talk to Mortiboy about why companies like Damsel are so necessary to redress gender imbalance and how her play considers power structures… and stalking. Time to get booking!
Preparations are underway for Tabitha Mortiboy’s The Amber Trap, the fifth female-led play from Damsel Productions, which premieres this month at London’s Theatre503, where it runs from 24 April to 18 May 2019. Sneak a peek inside rehearsals with our photo gallery – and then get booking!
Women’s voices are always centre stage for Damsel Productions. They now premiere their fifth female-led play, Tabitha Mortiboy’s The Amber Trap, with a limited run season at London’s Theatre503 next month.
Overseas pieces are not a common sight in UK theatres, but Theatre503 is doing its bit to change that with their latest offering: William Gregory’s translation of the Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez play Cuzco. Following a couple of readings, director Kate O’Connor came onboard and the result is this production – the play’s English language premiere.
Machu Picchu isn’t the only thing in ruins by the end of Cuzco, an intense two-hander about the fiery death of a relationship by Spanish playwright Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez.
Victor Sanchez Rodriguez’s Cuzco makes its English debut with translation by William Gregory. It is a passionate play about a couple She (Dilek Rose) and He (Gareth Kieran Jones) who find themselves on a belated gap year to Peru where they battle their approaches to Spanish and European Colonialism and their own relationship.
Director Kate O’Connor spoke to LLLC about her upcoming production of Cuzco at Theatre503.
The moments of pleasure are carefully balanced against the moments less satisfying, making The Art of Gaman at Theatre503 a difficult play to reconcile with.
Written by Alison Carr and directed by Yasmeen Arden, Caterpillar begins with guest house proprietor Maeve (Tricia Kelly) and daughter Claire (Judith Amsenga) during one summer weekend.
The Pint-Sized Playwriting Podcast exists to help emerging playwrights understand how to get ahead in the world of new theatre. This latest episode is with the incredible Lisa Spirling, artistic director of Theatre503.
Have you bookmarked Stagedoor’s new weekly theatre podcast In House? This week’s episode sees poet, journalist and Critics of Colour founder Bridget Minamore interviewing Theatre503’s Lisa Spirling. We’ve picked out some of our favourite highlights but be sure to listen in full…