With drama school final year showcases cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Actors Centre has announced a week-long Graduate Festival, which will take place in its flagship venue, the Tristan Bates Theatre from 6 to 10 July 2020.
With all government-advised precautions in place, the Actors Centre continues its preparations for this month’s strictly limited premiere run of Cliffordkuju Henry’s powerful new play In Search of a White Identity. What have the cast been getting up to in rehearsals? Check out our gallery.
“Unsettlingly well-observed” exploration into the greyer areas of sexual harassment, Thomas Holloway’s drama #MR.SIMONSAID will stage a London run at Tristan Bates Theatre next month. Book you tickets now!
Written by Dameon Garnett in response to the ongoing debate around free speech, Sticks and Stones is a fascinating two-hander that explores how we talk about issues of race, class and privilege in 2020 Britain.
As part of the industry-invite, opening night performance of In Search of a White Identity, the first new play developed and produced in association with The Actors Centre, I’ll chair a discussion about both the play and the theatre’s future plans.
Signalling its commitment to its newly announced direction with the Tristan Bates Theatre and John Thaw Studios, The Actors Centre this month presents the premiere of Cliffordkuju Henry’s powerful new play In Search of a White Identity, the first production that has been developed and produced in association with the Centre.
The Actors Centre, the UK’s leading development organisation for the acting profession, with its main-house performance the Tristan Bates Theatre, has announced a new direction, including major progamming changes and a new senior leadership team.
Discover more about Stephanie Greenwood’s one-woman show about grief and storytelling It’s Beautiful, Over There with its new trailer. Take a look then book your tickets!
Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, Stephanie Greenwood’s autobiographical one-woman show It’s Beautiful, Over There will receive a London run at the Tristan Bates Theatre in February. Book your tickets now!
The exposing environment of Nor Woman Neither gives the two actors nothing to hide behind but their exceptional talent and we simply don’t need anything else.
Feeling down? Make these production images from new feelgood tale Bed Seven you medicine. Take a look, then book your tickets.
How many rehearsal rooms have their own beds? But that doesn’t mean the cast of new drama Bed Seven are taking it easy! Check out the rehearsal gallery, then book your tickets.
“My father would mischievously try and shock people at social gatherings by telling them that he met his wife ‘in bed’”. Playwright Simon de Cintra tells us the truth behind that story and how it inspired his first play, Bed Seven.
Love bridges the class divide in Simon de Cintra’s new 1950s-set play Bed Seven, which brings its spirit-lifting tale to the Tristan Bates Theatre next month. Time to book your tickets.
Discover the Victorian fun on offer with Sherlock Holmes in A Scandal in Bohemia (and other tales) with the trailer for the Struts And Frets production running at the Tristan Bates Theatre this week, then book your tickets quickly!
Following a successful summer run at Camden People’s Theatre earlier this years, Struts and Frets Theatre bring their acclaimed production of Sherlock Holmes in A Scandal in Bohemia (and other tales) to the Tristan Bates Theatre next week. Get booking quickly!
A philosophising cat, a famished dog and a family of mites all make appearances – and strong impressions – in Mites, a new play by up-and-coming young British playwright James Mannion, written in the best traditions of the Theatre of the Absurd.
Editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 13 October 2019), ranging from Aleks Sierz’s thoughts on the still very relevant A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg at the Trafalgar Studios to Libby Purves’ reaction to Mischief Theatre’s new offering Groan Ups.
Mites at the Tristan Bates Theatre is an extremely well acted, funny piece, that get’s you thinking. A must see.
James Mannion’s deeply disturbing but bleakly funny play Mites is given a thoroughly gripping production at the Tristan Bates Theatre.