Michael Morpurgo’s story, The Mozart Question, is essentially about the solace and joy great music gifts us. For Paola’s parents, however, beautiful music presages pain and shame and guilt.
“The size of Camden Fringe festival allows creatives and performers to concentrate on their art rather than suffering the slings and arrows of Edinburgh’s outrageous misfortunes.” Off The Fence Theatre’s Artistic Director tells us what inspired spy comedy Agent 14 and why he is excited to to bring it to Camden Fringe. Book your tickets now!
If you like your fringe theatre served shaken, not stirred, Agent 14 could well up your dimly-lit, ominously deserted street. Book your tickets for the comic spy drama now!
“British farce at its best” – that’s the view of critics who’ve laughed their way through an evening at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, enjoying Jennifer Selway’s new comedy Flat Out. Enjoy our collection of the best reviews, and a smattering of enthused audience responses, then book your tickets!
Questionable food choices, a doorway being blocked, a man in a wig – Darren Bell’s production images for Flat Out positively scream ‘farce’ at you… which is lucky considering that’s exactly the type of play Jennifer Selway has written. Take a look then book your tickets!
When times are tough, we could all do with a laugh. That’s what was at the forefront of journalist and playwright Jennifer Selway’s mind when she created her new farce Flat Out. Discover her comedy inspirations and why she keeps returning to Upstairs at the Gatehouse in this interview, then book your tickets!
Flat Out, the new comedy from Jennifer Selway about real estate, mice and adultery, will premiere at Highgate’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse later this month. Book you tickets for the laughter-filled show now!
The Marvelous Wonderettes is a frothy concert musical that is a nostalgic bit of escapism – two hours of beautifully performed classic pop tunes.
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.
Occasionally bewildering and frequently ridiculous, Strike Up The Band is nevertheless always great fun.
Let’s hear it for pub theatres. Unheard of when I was a London teenager in the 1960s, there are now over 70 of them across the capital and they’re beginning to mushroom in other big cities too.
When Andrew and Eve Pearson-Wright first met while performing The Mousetrap, the greatest of detectives could not have deduced that it would lead to marriage, founding a theatre company and touring The Giant Killers. The play tells a fascinating tale about one of football’s most pivotal moments. Read what Andrew and Eve have to say, then get booking!
Discover a fascinating story of footballing underdogs this autumn, as Long Lane Theatre Company tours its Edinburgh Fringe hit The Giant Killers around the UK before culminating with a week-long transfer to Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate, London, next month. Time to get booking!
Following a successful run last November at Highgate’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Beth Burrows’ one-woman cabaret Sirens of the Silver Screen has transferred to west London’s Tabard Theatre, where it continues until 14 July only. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights below. Time to get booking!
This late bloomer definitely has legs. The debut play by 91-year-old James Hugh Macdonald’s Happy Warriors has got both audiences and reviewers raving. The three-hander, centring on a wartime encounter between Randolph (son of Winston) Churchill and Brideshead Revisited novelist Evelyn Waugh, only has one week left in its premiere season. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite press quotes below. Now get booking!
When you make your playwriting debut at 91, there’s no time to hang about. Watch this fantastic interview with 91-year-old James Hugh Macdonald, whose first play Happy Warriors is currently premiering Upstairs at the Gatehouse: he’s got three more completed plays ready to go! (Don’t miss our special offer for £10 tickets to be in the audience for the filming of this acclaimed first one this Friday.)
Got your tickets yet for the world premiere of James Hugh Macdonald’s Happy Warriors? The new three-hander centres on a wartime encounter between Randolph (son of Winston) Churchill and Brideshead Revisited novelist Evelyn Waugh. Check out our production shots gallery – and then get booking!
Why is so much of the focus on young, up-and-coming writers? Happy Warriors is a brand-new play by 91-year-old, journalist-turned-debut playwright JamesHugh Macdonald, based on a real, wartime events involving novelist Evelyn Waugh and Randolph Churchill. The play receives its world premiere at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, where it’s being recorded this Friday for future broadcast. Learn more – and nab £10 tickets to be in the audience for filming!
After the Ball isn’t quite sure what it wants to say, yet a standout performance from Emily Tucker will keep you interested.
There are many timely parallels with subjects covered in Ian Grant‘s new play, which spans 66 years in the life of the Randall family, between 1914 and 1973 – including the centenaries of the end of the first world war and votes for women. How does the team capture those incredible time shifts in an instant onstage, on a fringe budget?