LLLC’s Emma Clarendon chatted to Emily Curtis & Lauren-Nicole Mayes about starring in Eggs at the Tristan Bates Theatre.
Can art help to combat hate crime? Outrage over Donald Trump, Leave Means Leave and much more, including the real-life experiences of close friends, inspired Liane Grant to write Half Me, Half You, which now comes to London’s Tristan Bates Theatre after a successful New York run. Check out our interview below – and then get booking!
How often do you ask yourself this question: Do you love this planet? No, but seriously, do you really love this planet? How much? And how much are you willing to sacrifice to prove it in the face of impending Armageddon? What are you actually doing?
Not going to lie. This devised piece – which was 60 minutes straight through – was not what I was expecting. It can be quite difficult to critique such a short play, but I spent more time laughing at Americat than being emotionally moved as I had anticipated. (This was quite a relief!)
“Fantastic”, “excellent”, “wicked” – all words that have been used by audiences who have seen Sunrise for the Blind at the Tristan Bates Theatre and have leaped onto social media to share their thoughts about the production. Take a look at the buzz building around the show, then book your tickets for the final few days of the play’s London run.
Less than a week to go until Valentine’s Day! How will you be marking the occasion? We recommend you spend the evening with Scott Kettner and Amy Elliott, who share their true-life transatlantic love story in Americat: A Love Story… Really?. Take a peek at what they and their co-stars have been up to in rehearsals – and then get booking!
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Wednesday 6 March 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will be at the world premiere production of Alexander Matthews’ urgent new environmental drama Do You Love This Planet?. Got any questions?
It’s a twelve-hour flight from California to London. How can you make a relationship work when time, distance and cultural differences separate you? American Scott Kettner has flown back to the UK to premiere Americat: A Love Story… Really?, based on his real-life relationship with Londoner Amy Elliot. He explains all in interview. Time to get booking!
Lee Lomas comes from the growing breed of performers who is not content to wait for auditions to come around. He’s taken it on himself to step up and create the work he wants to star in and see more of. His latest production, Sunrise for the Blind, comes to Tristan Bates Theatre later this month. Read what he has to say about the show and working class representation on stage in our interview
Described by audiences as “unapologetically honest” and “Shane Meadows-esque” Lee Lomas’ new play, Sunrise for the Blind returns to London at the Tristan Bates Theatre this month. The working-class drama, staged by 1956 Entertainment, plays a limited season from 11-16 February 2019, so get your tickets fast!
Have you ever faced the challenges of a long-distance love affair? Transatlantic partners Scott Kettner and Amy Elliott know exactly what it’s like. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, they share their story in new play Americat: A Love Story… Really?, coming to Tristan Bates Theatre. Time to get booking!
I started this past weekend in a room full of wonderful, talented and inspiring women (and some great male allies) at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre chairing a BOSSY all-female panel after a performance of Robert Luxford’s Nuns.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Monday 1 April 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs a post-show debate at provocative new, Trump-inspired play Half Me, Half You. Got any questions?
Performer Alex Jarrett is taking on a tough role this winter. The young actor tells the story of a teenager sold into marriage in Ailia’s one-woman drama AISHA. In our new interview she tells us about coping with the emotions of the story.
“A beautifully told story of nightmarish proportions” is a tremendous description of AILIA’s harrowing child-marriage drama AISHA, which has impressed reviewers during its mini-tour of London.
Half Me, Half You, Liane Grant’s new play exploring the possible long-term consequences of Donald Trump’s regime, comes to London’s Tristan Bates Theatre for a fortnight’s run after acclaim in New York. Time to get booking!
“Tour de force”, “powerful”, “captivating” and “tremendously important” are just a few of the ways audiences have described child-marriage drama AISHA. Written, directed and produced by AJ, the hard-hitting play is already drawing plaudits after only a couple of performances.
Sisters really are doing it for themselves! As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Friday 18 January 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock talks to the all-female company behind a brand-new staging of Robert Luxford’s deliciously irreverent Nuns. Got any questions?
Child-marriage drama AISHA, which plays at a trio of London venues this winter, does not shy away from the harrowing realities of a horrendous situation. Neither do the two short trailers created by its writer, director and producer AJ. Have a watch – be warned, they are disturbing
AJ, the young playwright, director and producer of AISHA, is not afraid of speaking his mind. He’s unafraid of battling the status quo, butting heads with convention or airing his truth. This all makes for a brilliant no-holds-barred interview when we spoke about the return of his drama about child marriage.