With the horrific news this past week of the lesbian couple who were taunted and physically attacked by a group of male teenagers on a London nightbus, the themes discussed at Terri Paddock’s recent post-show Q&A – including the urgent need to for LGBT+ inclusivity education in schools – become more worryingly timely than ever…
Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy deliver dynamic performances in this sharply directed production of Philip Ridley’s play Vincent River.
Philip Ridley’s tawdry words in Vincent River, at times offering little more than a virtual peep show into graphic descriptions of verbally violent torture porn, tell us nothing new.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 4 June 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock hosts a special post-show discussion on homophobia and hate crime at Philip Ridley’s Vincent River. Got any questions?
As part of a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (20-27 May 2019). Amidst her choices is the return of The Lehman Trilogy, impressing Jonathan Baz with its ‘sheer technical theatrical genius”, while Aleks Sierz asks whether wearing headphones during a performance of Anna at the National Theatre is all a gimmick or vital to the impact of the play.
Vincent River is a compelling drama not to be missed, and it is incredible to think that even though it was premiered almost 20 years ago, the message at its heart – hate crimes – is still so actual and relevant.
Philip Ridley and Robert Chevara’s production of Vincent River emerges as a masterful depiction of oppositional but mutual need unexpectedly producing a healing catharsis.
Vincent River written by Philip Ridley is a thought-provoking, highly-moving play which focuses on hate crime in the LGBTQ+ community whilst delicately and truthfully studying grief.
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon spoke to Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy about reprising their roles in Vincent River at the Trafalgar Studios.
Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy reprise their roles in Robert Chevara’s acclaimed production of Philip Ridley’s Vincent River, transferring to Trafalgar Studios from Park Theatre.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Philip Ridley’s Vincent River, directed by Robert Chevara, is in many ways a contemporary retelling of Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer.
Philip Ridley’s fiercely powerful two-hander Vincent River may only run for 80 minutes but it packs an emotional punch that left its opening night audience reeling.
One of the most excruciating and thrilling of dramas, Vincent River is a triumphant example of in-yer-face theatre at its cruel best. And a great production like this sends you home with your nerve ends tingling.
Vincent River, written by Phillip Ridley is a new and refreshing play focusing on the plight of hate crime on the LGBTQ+ community and it’s an eye-opening, emotional piece of theatre.
Louise Jameson spoke to Love London Love Culture about her latest role in Vincent River, playing at the Park Theatre until the 14 April.
Louise Jameson is to star with recent graduate Thomas Mahy making his London stage debut in Philip Ridley’s Vincent River at London’s Park Theatre.
The first half of the 2018 programme at London’s Park Theatre, running from January to June, will feature five world, European, UK and London premiere productions.