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‘Each element benefits from the presence of the other’: GENERATION GAMES – White Bear Theatre

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A good double bill of one act plays can be a bit of a rarity. It might consist of pieces with radically different themes by diverse writers who adopt varying tones forming an unsatisfactory pairing. Or it might just gel as a cohesive evening where each element benefits from the presence of the other and enhances the overall experience. Fortunately Generation Games, currently playing at the White Bear Theatre, falls into the latter category with both plays examining intergenerational gay relationships.

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VIDEO & PHOTOS: Theatre & politics make for a thrilling Triggered post-show Q&A

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One of the few things I enjoy even more than theatre is talking politics. So chairing a post-show discussion about a brilliant new political play, written and directed by a Westminster insider and lifelong activist, really is my idea of bliss. At the White Bear Theatre, I got to do just that for Triggered, Emma Burnell’s new play about a fictional deselection of a Labour MP ahead of the 2019 General Election.

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‘We have discovered more & more layers to the characters & scenes’: Peter Hamilton discusses his new play Blue, opening on the London Fringe

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Writer Peter Hamilton, who has had several plays produced on the London Fringe, is premiering his dark comedy Blue – about the quest for spiritual meaning in a modern secular and cynical age – at London’s White Bear Theatre from 12-23 July 2022.

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‘You just have to trust in the story you’re telling now’: Georgina Barley brings her debut play Lovesick to the White Bear Theatre

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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.

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NEWS: ‘Covid edit’ of new play Lovesick opens at the White Bear Theatre

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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.