Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy deliver dynamic performances in this sharply directed production of Philip Ridley’s play Vincent River.
Philip Ridley’s tawdry words in Vincent River, at times offering little more than a virtual peep show into graphic descriptions of verbally violent torture porn, tell us nothing new.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 4 June 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock hosts a special post-show discussion on homophobia and hate crime at Philip Ridley’s Vincent River. Got any questions?
Vincent River is a compelling drama not to be missed, and it is incredible to think that even though it was premiered almost 20 years ago, the message at its heart – hate crimes – is still so actual and relevant.
Philip Ridley and Robert Chevara’s production of Vincent River emerges as a masterful depiction of oppositional but mutual need unexpectedly producing a healing catharsis.
Vincent River written by Philip Ridley is a thought-provoking, highly-moving play which focuses on hate crime in the LGBTQ+ community whilst delicately and truthfully studying grief.
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon spoke to Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy about reprising their roles in Vincent River at the Trafalgar Studios.
Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy reprise their roles in Robert Chevara’s acclaimed production of Philip Ridley’s Vincent River, transferring to Trafalgar Studios from Park Theatre.
An Honourable Man, the debut play from Westminster insider Michael McManus, is undoubtedly “a political play with a difference”, declares Terry Eastham in his four-star praise for the premiere production at the White Bear Theatre. What have other critics – including Mates Libby Purves (Theatre Cat), Anne Cox (Stage Review) and Emma Clarendon (Love London Love Culture) – been saying? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights below. Time to get booking!
Michael McManus’ An Honourable Man which has arrived at London’s White Bear Theatre, after a successful tryout earlier this year.
After a try-out in June, the Popular People’s Movement has returned to the White Bear Theatre en route to Westminster (or perhaps the West End?) care of An Honourable Man, a frighteningly timely new political drama written by Parliamentary insider Michael McManus. Check out our first-look production photos gallery – and then get booking!
Michael McManus – writer, formerly of the Press Complaints Commission and IPSO, has been a special adviser in three government departments over decades and made valiant attempts at getting selected himself. He knows the mould, and how mouldy it can get. So this fascinating, timely play, An Honourable Man, is steeped in bitter experience.
Philip Ridley’s Vincent River, directed by Robert Chevara, is in many ways a contemporary retelling of Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer.
Philip Ridley’s fiercely powerful two-hander Vincent River may only run for 80 minutes but it packs an emotional punch that left its opening night audience reeling.
One of the most excruciating and thrilling of dramas, Vincent River is a triumphant example of in-yer-face theatre at its cruel best. And a great production like this sends you home with your nerve ends tingling.
Vincent River, written by Phillip Ridley is a new and refreshing play focusing on the plight of hate crime on the LGBTQ+ community and it’s an eye-opening, emotional piece of theatre.
Louise Jameson is to star with recent graduate Thomas Mahy making his London stage debut in Philip Ridley’s Vincent River at London’s Park Theatre.