Actress and writer Georgina Barley refused to feel defeated by the cancellation of her debut play Lovesick six months ago due to the Covid crisis. Instead Georgina put her mind to creating a version of the piece that could be staged post-lockdown and she can’t wait to share it with audiences at London’s White Bear Theatre from 13-17 October 2020.
There was disappointment for writer and actress Georgina Barley in April this year when the planned run of her debut play Lovesick at London’s White Bear Theatre was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but six months later a new ‘Covid edit’ version of the piece is back in the venue’s programme, directed by Helen Tennison and running from 13-17 October 2020.
Just a few days left to see Big Boots Theatre’s production of John Osborne’s 1956 landmark classic Look Back in Anger, the first revival of the play in London in 12 years. Why should you rush to the White Bear Theatre to catch it this week? We’ve rounded up review highlights. Time to get booking – fast!
Following a journey that began in 2018, story of life-altering change following a heart transplant, Lovesick, runs at the White Bear Theatre later this month. Time to book your tickets.
Big Boots Theatre’s revival of John Osborne’s 1956 “kitchen-sink” classic Look Back in Anger is now open at London’s White Bear, where it’s running until 14 March 2020. How is today’s rage captured by the young cast? Check out our production shots gallery – and then get booking!
Jimmy Porter is the Heathcliff of kitchen sink drama. Dark, sexy, harsh, demanding, cruel; his vicious turns of phrase delivered in poetic flourishes, excite and repel in equal measure.
Cherie – My Struggle is thoroughly enjoyable and one can imagine Cherie Blair seeing it and not feeling at all hard done by. The play is not a hagiography, but you leave the theatre being pro-Cherie – or at least anti-anti-Cherie. Highly recommended!
Big Boots Theatre brings John Osborne’s 1956 classic Look Back in Anger to the London fringe with a fresh young cast from 25 February. Osborne biographer Peter Whitebrook explains why the play was so disruptive in post-war Britain and why, 60 years on, it has stood the test of time. Time to get booking!
We’re going black-and-white gritty for John Osborne’s 1956 “kitchen-sink” classic Look Back in Anger. What has Big Boots Theatre’s new young cast been up to in rehearsals? Have a look at our behind-the-scenes photo gallery – and then get booking!
The perils of midweek drinking writ large – After(s) examines what it means to be in your mid-twenties today at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington.
John Osborne’s 1956 classic Look Back in Anger gets a rare fringe revival at the 50-seat White Bear Theatre in Kennington, south London. The Big Boots Theatre Company production runs from 25 February to 14 March 2020, with a press night on 27 February. Time to get booking!
Cherie – My Struggle, a one-woman play about Cherie Blair written by Spectator parliamentary sketch writer Lloyd Evans, returns to London’s White Bear Theatre in February. Evans told us why he wanted to write about the former prime minister’s wife and why he finds her so inspiring. Time to get booking!
If Cherie Blair took to the stage to tell all, what would she say? Mary Ryder channel’s the former Prime Minister’s wife in Lloyd Evans’ acclaimed one-woman memoir Cherie – My Struggle. Can you see the resemblance? Check out our photos – and then get booking!
What was Cherie Blair thinking during the New Labour years? Has her contribution to Tony Blair’s success ever been fully acknowledged? Cherie – My Struggle provides an intimate look at a remarkable woman. Time to get booking!
In our continuing series, editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 3 November 2019). Libby Purves emphasises the significance of Anumpama Chandrasekhar’s new play When The Crows Visit at the Kiln Theatre.
Five- and four-star reviews are in for “certain and sure-fire hit” Different From the Others … but there’s only a fortnight left to see this world premiere play, which must finish on 16 November 2019 at London’s White Bear Theatre. We’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite review highlights.
The past often offers a convenient intellectual space which we can all look down upon and feel smug about how far we have come in moral terms. Different From The Others gleefully kicks us off our moral high ground.
The reverence Claudio Macor clearly has for the history he is sharing comes through strongly and adds to the overall emotional impact of the play. I defy anyone not to be moved by Dr Magnus Hirschfield’s passion and commitment to changing the world for gay men.
A hundred years after the release of the first-ever pro-gay film, Claudio Macor’s new play telling the story behind its making, Different From the Others, has premiered at London’s White Bear Theatre. “A well-crafted look at a bygone era and a story from gay history that demands to be told,” says Boy Magazine.
Claudio Macor’s new play Different From the Others, which runs at London’s White Bear Theatre from 29 October to 16 November 2019, tells the story behind the making of the first-ever pro-gay film, 100 years after it was released. Have the cast been making history in rehearsals? Time to get booking!