David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 play Rabbit Hole receives its first major London revival care of husband-and-wife-led Front Foot Theatre, running at the Union Theatre from 12 April to 1 May 2022, with a press night on 14 April. Time to get booking!
‘Big decisions were driven by this constant fear of missing my fertile window’: Writer & director Simona Hughes on the inspiration for About 500
About 500, which takes its title from the number of ovulations a woman is likely to have in her life, finally gets its live premiere this month, rescheduled after two Vault Festival cancellations. Writer and director Simona Hughes took time out of rehearsals to tell us more about the show and its journey.
NEWS: Twice-cancelled Vault show About 500 gets premiere at Union & Omnibus Theatres
About 500, Simona Hughes’ acclaimed play about women’s infertility, finally gets its live premiere this month with limited dates at London’s Union and Omnibus Theatres. Time to get booking!
NEWS: Disadvantaged arts graduates highlight industry inequalities in Ardent’s new play Rethink
Ardent Theatre Company’s new play Rethink highlights the inequality of opportunities breaking into the theatre industry, particularly in the aftermath of Covid.
‘A talented ensemble plays well off the comic energy’: GOING APE! – Union Theatre
The Bible and evolution go head to head in broad and bawdy comedy Going Ape at the Union Theatre. It’s a frippery that takes not a minute of itself seriously.
‘A fine piece of escapism’: GOING APE! – Union Theatre
Biblical comedy Going Ape! by Andrew Corbet Burcher returns to the Union, directed by Evan Ensign. The premise is what might happen if the Creationist and Evolutionist stories came together around 300 years after God made the world in seven days.
NEWS: Melanie La Barrie leads Going Ape! to the Union Theatre
Following two postponements due to COVID-19, Andrew Corbet Burcher’s comedy of science and religion, Going Ape!, brings its Garden of Eden to the Union Theatre next week with a cast led by Melanie La Barrie. Time to book your tickets!
‘Each performance is well worth seeing’: SECRET SOCIETY OF LEADING LADIES – Barn Theatre (Online review)
The Secret Society of Leading Ladies is the latest initiative from the Barn Theatre and it gives you, the viewer, the power to create your own concert.
‘The clouds will clear one day’: Offie-nominated performer Beaux Harris on how she has kept creative during lockdown
Despite Coronavirus, 25-year-old award-nominated actor Beaux Harris continues to dance her way through lockdown and is encouraging others to keep going through her Instagram page and online dance classes, suitable for all age groups.
‘The friendly chemistry zips off the screen’: FALLING STARS – Union Theatre (Online review)
Falling Stars, a loving musical tribute to the great songwriters of the first three decades of the 20th century, is now streaming for a second time on stream.theatre.
‘Wonderful delights galore’: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE – Palace Theatre
Sasha Regan’s All Male The Pirates of Penzance proves a feast for ears and the eyes in a glorious but short run at the Palace Theatre.
‘A richly rewarding experience’: FALLING STARS – Union Theatre (Online review)
Written and conceived by Peter Polycarpou, Falling Stars is a charming and fascinating exploration of composers, collaborators and publishers of the 1920s.
‘Natasha Karp’s performance is particularly moving’: LITTLE WARS (Online review)
At a time when hatred seems to be the new norm (whether antisemitism, homophobia, or literally anything else), narratives like those discussed in Little Wars are more important than ever.
‘Positively electrifying stuff’: LITTLE WARS (Online review)
There’s plenty to enjoy in Little Wars’ jokes, and then, later on, the final harrowing monologues about the genocide are both powerful and deeply moving.
‘These women are full of strength & fire’: LITTLE WARS (Online review)
The world of Little Wars is one where women can make a difference, and bond together, despite their obvious differences.
“It’s devastating what has happened to our beautiful business” Wendi Peters on returning to the stage in Going Ape!
Wendi Peters is “so looking forward to being back on stage and in front of a live audience again.” As she and the cast of Andrew Corbet Burcher’s comedy Going Ape! prepare to bring Biblical hilarity to the Union Theatre the former Coronation Street star tells us about the rib-tickling show, her Eve and socially distanced rehearsals.
NEWS: Adam and Eve are finally Going Ape at the Union Theatre
After having its original run postponed due to COVID-19, Andrew Corbet Burcher’s comedy Going Ape!, brings its Garden of Eden to the Union Theatre next month with a cast led by Wendi Peters. Time to book your tickets!
‘Warm & unique’: CD REVIEW: The Green Fairy – Cast Recording ★★★★
The Green Fairy, the musical created by Jack Sain and Stephen Libby, has released a cast recording.
‘How wonderful it is to see a theatre being put to good use’: IN THE WINGS – Union Theatre ★★★★★ (Online review)
No Limits: A Song Cycle was the first new musical featured in four-part series In the Wings, filmed live at the Union Theatre.
‘Guaranteed to occupy your thoughts long after the stage lights dim’: PEACE IN OUR TIME – Union Theatre
A fascinating historical curio, Sasha Regan’s production Peace In Our Time is also a fine piece of speculative drama, imbued with Coward’s gift for eloquence and waspishness.