Feast From The East highlights that there can be as much depth in a well written short play which packs in lots of detail, passion and story as can be found in a full-length play.
Feast from the East is a series of eight short plays from INK Festival, showcasing the playwriting talent from East Anglia; they’re on the road and in London.
Following the story of an Essex girl who want to be a makeup artist, Michelle Payne’s new dark comedy Sad About The Cows, returns for a one-week run at Tristan Bates Theatre this month, having impressed audiences as part of the John Thaw Initiative Working Class Season earlier this year. Book your tickets now.
Florence Keith-Roach’s two-hander Eggs is a story of two very different women, known only as Girl One and Girl Two. They’ve been friends for years, but lately it’s been becoming harder for them – and even more so for the audience – to understand why.
While the reign of Charles II ushered in a libertine ambience in 17th century Britain, the two people who exemplify the spirit of the age were women – and ‘known’ to the king himself.
Did seeing fascist Tommy Robinson denouncing Muslims and immigrants on a big screen in Whitehall terrify you? What are the long-term consequences of today’s political rhetoric in Trump’s America and Brexit Britain?
Liane Grant’s ‘hard-hitting’ new play Half Me, Half You anticipates the long-term consequences of today’s political climate in the US and UK. We’ve rounded up review highlights.
Liane Grant’s provocative new political play Half Me, Half You has now commenced its UK premiere season at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre, where it continues until 6 April 2019. Scroll through our gallery of first-look production photos – and then get booking!
What do you do as an actor if you don’t know where you fit in? We catch up with Half Me, Half You’s Kalea Williams on diversity, creating your own work and why this play is so relevant to right now. Time to get booking!
Female-led with diversity at the heart of the play and the production. What have the company of the UK premiere of Liane Grant’s provocative new political play Half Me, Half You been up to in rehearsal? Scroll through our gallery of fun rehearsal photos – and then get booking!
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!