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?
As part of a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (20-27 May 2019). Amidst her choices is the return of The Lehman Trilogy, impressing Jonathan Baz with its ‘sheer technical theatrical genius”, while Aleks Sierz asks whether wearing headphones during a performance of Anna at the National Theatre is all a gimmick or vital to the impact of the play.
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.
The Wardrobe Ensemble’s award-winning devised hit Education Education Education is coming to the West End for one month only. We’ve rounded up highlights from some of the production’s rave reviews to date to show you why you definitely don’t want to miss it! Time to get booking!
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.
Award-winning director Ned Bennett’s bold revival of Peter Shaffer’s iconic psychological thriller Equus is transferring to the West End this summer. Following its successful run, the English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East production will open at London’s Trafalgar Studios on 6 July 2019 for a strictly limited season until 7 September.
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.
Jesse Meadows chatted to Emma Clarendon about bringing The Wardrobe Ensemble’s Education Education Education to the Trafalgar Studios, where it runs from 31 May to 29 June 2019, including a post-show Q&A chaired by Mates co-founder Terri Paddock on 3 June.
After they make their West End debut with the transfer of 1990s-set Education Education Education, award-winning company The Wardrobe Ensemble conclude this summer with a return to the Edinburgh Fringe and their brand-new, contemporary tale The Last of the Pelican Daughters.
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.
Sneak a peek behind the scenes, and rewind the clock to the 1990s, with The Wardrobe Ensemble as they prepare for the West End premiere of their multi-award-winning devised hit Education Education Education. Time to get booking!
Recently I was lucky enough to catch up with playwright Michael Dennis to talk about his debut full-length play, Dark Sublime, running at the Trafalgar Studios from 25 June 2019 for a six-week.
The Wardrobe Ensemble transfers their Scotsman Fringe First and The Stage Edinburgh Award-winning 1990s-set comedy Education Education Education to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios for a month’s season from 31 May 2019.
Is it part of the irony within Joshua Harmon’s Admissions that a play about white privilege and the hypocrisy of white liberals has only white characters?
Actress Jane Thornton chatted to Emma Clarendon about Scary Bikers, playing at the Trafalgar Studios from the 2 April 2019.
One of the best things about Admissions at Trafalgar Studios is how far it will get up the noses of the ‘woke’ twitterati. I can think of a couple of agenda-toting print critics who’ll also be hammering their keyboards like warriors to be sneeringly unpleasant about the play.
My recent theatre trips have included A Lesson from Aloes, A Hundred Words for Snow and Strike Up the Band. Here’s a round-up of my on-the-night reactions to each.
A Hundred Words of Snow, Tatty Hennessy’s coming-of-age adventure story, officially received its West End premiere last night at Trafalgar Studios, where Gemma Barnett stars until 30 March 2019. Check out our gallery of brand-new West End production photography – and then get booking!
Find out what the critics made of Daniel Aukin’s production of Admissions at the Trafalgar Studios.