Not a lot happens, yet everything happens, as Big Big Sky’s premise is about ordinary people living ordinary lives. Under Tessa Walker’s direction – she has collaborated with Wells before – the drama is handled with dignity, clarity, and charm.
NEWS: Hampstead Theatre returns to live theatre with a production of Alfred Fagon’s The Death of a Black Man
Hampstead Theatre has announced its first live productions for 2021, beginning with Alfred Fagon’s The Death of a Black Man, running from 28 May to 10 July 2021, having originally premiered at the theatre in 1975. Dawn Walton, former artistic director of Eclipse Theatre Company, will make her Hampstead Theatre directorial debut.
‘Fierce & fresh’: LIVING NEWSPAPER – Royal Court Theatre (Online review)
Sneaking in in the nick of time, I catch the delights of the second edition of the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper.
‘There’s quite the digital treasure trove in store’: HOARD: REDISCOVERED – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme (Online review)
Theatrical archaeology meets real archaeology in Hoard – Rediscovered as the New Vic Theatre revisits their Staffordshire Hoard Festival for the streaming age.
10 of Ought To Be Clowns’ top moments of the decade
Ever behind the curve, I present 10 of my top moments in a theatre over the last ten years (plus a few bonus extra ones because whittling down this list was hard, and it will probably be different tomorrow anyway!).
10 questions for 10 years – Playwright Tom Wells
How many of us can say we’ve inspired some branded condoms?! Find out more as playwright Tom Wells becomes the first person to answer 10 questions for 10 years.
‘No less affecting for its smaller scope’: DRIP – Bush Theatre
Tom Wells’ Drip popped up briefly in the library at the Bush Theatre last year, played Edinburgh over the summer and returns to W12 in the studio where its idiosyncratic charms prove well suited. A one-man musical, we follow 15-year-old Liam as he makes a presentation to his school assembly in an attempt to win the annual Project Prize and, more importantly, win back his friend Caz.
‘A gorgeous piece of theatre’: DRIP – Bush Theatre
Everything comes together in Drip at the Bush Theatre to make this a gorgeous piece of theatre that will have you reminiscing on your own experiences of first loves and friends.
‘Warm & considerably more profound than it probably sounds’: JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS – Edinburgh Fringe ★★★★
Any preconceptions about a play depicting five-a-side football should instantly be put aside for Tom Wells’s Jumpers For Goalposts.
NEWS: Additions to Bush Theatre season include Vinay Patel’s An Adventure & gig theatre All We Ever Wanted
The Bush Theatre’s artistic director Madani Younis has announced additions to the venue’s autumn/winter 2018 season. Highlights include six plays to end the theatre’s season – including three new commissions and two world premieres; full cast details for the world premiere of Vinay Patel’s An Adventure; news of Misty by Arinzé Kene transferring to the West End following an extended sell-out season at …
DRIP – Touring
Our protagonist is Liam, a 15-year-old from South Shields who has moved to Hull cos his mum is seeing a guy named Barry who lives there. Making fast friends with Caz, the ‘other queer student’ at school, he throws himself into helping her with the annual project prize presentation that she is so desperate to win.