There’s a new musical from Skitzoid Productions in town at the Waterloo East Theatre, and it is one with a message – or to be accurate, several messages. We are all present at a sales conference where techies Sam and Stats have hacked into a top secret military system, and in a moment of distracted romance with the delivery boy, Sam accidentally sets off a nuclear launch with his bottom.
Tucked under a railway arch in Brad Street, a block over from Waterloo station, the Waterloo East Theatre was where just three actors and a solitary pianist made sheer musical theatre magic for 70 ecstatic minutes in Starting Here, Starting Now.
We’re taking about love here in Starting Here, Starting Now. The thrill of it, the romance and ridiculous of it, the crushing disappointment of it. Some of the tunes are from musicals which made it through to production, others are from works which never took off.
A treat for true crime and thriller lovers, Wax, the latest play from Michael Punter, examines the life and mind of infamous serial killer John George Haigh. The tense drama about the only man to have his image in Madame Tussaud’s Chamber of Horrors while he was still alive comes to Waterloo East Theatre next month. Time to book your tickets.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 27 October 2019). Maryam Philpott is gripped by the work of Claire Foy and Matt Smith in Lungs at The Old Vic…
What S. Asher Gelman has achieved with Afterglow is a thoughtful and nuanced piece of theatre that addresses the challenge of maintaining a relationship through life-change, as well as managing imbalanced sexual appetite within an established couple.
Afterglow raises more questions than answers, but is an honest piece of theatre about the universal themes of love, sex and marriage, and everything in between.
Do you recognise the London depicted in Penelope Skinner’s acclaimed play Eigengrau? Check out our bumper gallery of new productions shots for Georgie Staight’s revival at Waterloo East. Time to get booking – running until 22 September only!
Do you know what the definition of “eigengrau” is? We reckon the cast have been discussing its nuances and symbolism in the rehearsal room for Penelope Skinner’s play named after it. Sneak a peek behind the scenes with our photo gallery. Time to get booking!
Penelope Skinner’s 2010 “modern urban fairytale” Eigengrau is revived at London’s Waterloo East Theatre this month. CentreStage’s Chloe Fry caught up with director Georgie Staight about why the play is so relatable, particularly for twenty-something Londoners. Time to get booking!
In the wake of the UK government’s launch of its “Let’s Talk Loneliness” campaign, Dark Skies Theatre is mounting a brand-new production of Penelope Skinner’s 2010 “modern urban fairytale” Eigengrau for a strictly limited season next month. Time to get booking!
Tom Hartwell’s play Before 30 is now making its way up to Edinburgh for a stint at the Festival Fringe prior to a one-off performance at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York this November
An energetic cast and an understated performance from Pogo the Summer Street dog are not enough to save this problematic show at the Waterloo East Theatre.
Summer Street never pretends to be anything other than what it is: a spoof comedy musical that takes an already over-the-top TV format and takes it up another notch or three.
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From his first experience of Martin Luther King to why a telephone plays such an important role in his play, writer and performer Christopher Tajah tells us about his hit one-man Martin Luther King drama, Dream of A King. Read his fascinating interview, then book your tickets!
Hit Martin Luther King play Dream of a King is about to head off on a mini-tour of London before taking this insightful tale to the Brighton Fringe. Take a look at writer/performer Christopher Tajah taking on the role of the iconic civil rights leader, then book your tickets!
What can you expect from a trip to see Tom Hartwell’s acclaimed Before 30 when it returns to the London stage next month? Well, if these production shots are anything to go by, a fetching pink helmet and a delightful turquoise tracksuit top at the very least! Take a look then book your tickets!
Following a successful run at The Playground Theatre in January, Christopher Tajah’s hit one-man play about Martin Luther King, Dream of a King, returns to the stage this spring. A tour of London in February and March will take it to Drayton Arms Theatre (26 February-2 March 2019), Waterloo East Theatre (12, 13, 19 & 20 March) and Bridge House Theatre (21-24 March), before it heads to the Brighton Fringe from 20-22 May.
Tom Hartwell’s hit play about the targets we aim for by certain ages of our life, Before 30, returns to London this spring. The one-man show runs at Waterloo East Theatre from 26 February to 3 March 2019. Book your tickets now!