On Armistice Day each year, we remember and honour those who’ve given their lives in service to their country – so there could hardly have been a more appropriate evening to see the West End transfer of Neil McPherson’s It is Easy to be Dead.
After a sell-out, award-nominated run at Theatre503, Stuart Slade’s BU21, a play about “some sort of massively catastrophic end-of-the-world shit going down”, transfers to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios 2 for a limited season in the new year, running from 4 January to 18 February 2017, with a press night on 11 January.
Two rarely seen short plays by Steven Berkoff are professionally performed together for the first time in this much-anticipated West End premiere. LUNCH and, written 20 years later, its sequel THE BOW OF ULYSSES are both set at the seaside where a couple first passionately collide and, decades later, sit reflecting on their wasted life […]
Steven Berkoff’s plays are curious examinations of one couple’s relationship from when they first met, then fast forwarding to twenty years later but strongly brought to life by Emily Bruni and Shaun Dooley’s performances.
As part of her post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to actor-turned-director Nigel Harman along with Emily Bruni and Shaun Dooley, the stars of his just-opened, Mates-acclaimed Steven Berkoff double bill, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses at Trafalgar Studios after the evening performance this coming Monday 17 October 2016. Got any questions? Book tickets to join her via the links below.
In a powerfully devastating and unrelentingly humorous look at the dark and unspoken truths manifest in the psyches of men and women after decades spent together in a relationship, the double header of Steven Berkoff’s Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses at Trafalgar Studios is gripping theatre that will possibly provide less than comfortable cab rides home for some of the couples in the audience.
There’s something instantly inviting about the bench on the seaside pier where average Tom meets average Mary and the crash of the waves under the boardwalk echoes the crash of the noisy internal monologues through which they convince themselves to first connect.
With Racky Plews’ production, and some 40 years after Jack Heifner’s play premiered in New York, Vanities in its musical iteration finally crosses the Atlantic to make its London debut. A three-handler, Kathy, Mary and Joanne are Texan women who we meet as teenage high school cheerleaders on the day of what was to be Kennedy’s assassination.
Transferring from its critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre earlier this year where it was nominated for seven OffWestEnd Awards, the world premiere production of It Is Easy To Be Dead by Finborough artistic director Neil McPherson opens at Trafalgar Studio 2, for a strictly limited four-week season/
Vanities The Musical, about three girls growing up in Dallas, is receiving its European premiere at the Trafalgar Studios. The premiere production is directed by Racky Plews and stars Ashleigh Gray, Lauren Samuels and Lizzy Connolly. Here is what critics have been saying about it.
This all-American musical tells the story of three best friends growing up in Dallas at a time when image and style were more important than brains and ambition. With never seen before material and all new direction and choreography from Racky Plews, this run is the perfect way to celebrate the original play’s 40th anniversary.
The evening is all about delayed satisfaction and when the magicians Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne arrive, fully clothed, their act is glossed with a lot of interactive banter with audience participants… Come for the cock by all means, but you have to accept there’s a fair amount of bull too.
This light and bubbly musical is receiving its European premiere at the Trafalgar Studios leaving the audience uplifted and asking: why has it taken so long to reach the stage in Europe? At its most simple, Vanities is a story […]
The multi award-winning, international star Ed Harris will make his West End debut, reprising his role of Dodge in Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play Buried Child, following a critically acclaimed New York run earlier this year. It runs at Trafalgar Studios in London for a strictly limited season from 14 November to 18 February 2017, with press night on 24 November.
The bank holiday is behind us and it’s goodbye to summer. The consolation is a jam-packed autumn theatre season. Here are a few of the most notable London openings this month that you should keep an eye out for…
Nigel Harman is to head a first class creative team when he directs a major West End season of Steven Berkoff one-act plays, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses at Trafalgar Studios for five weeks from Thursday 6 October to Saturday 5 November 2016.
Not much you see at the Edinburgh Fringe looks totally ready for London. But this does – ideal for Park 90, Trafalgar Studios 2 or Hampstead Downstairs.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Though this isn’t an “awareness” piece per se, the humanity and insight into transgender transition Rotterdam provides is hugely important and valuable.
Jon Brittain’s powerful but sensitively written play examines gender and sexuality as well as coming to terms with who you are.