During World War II, the inmates of Westerbork transit camp were permitted to stage a weekly cabaret performance… just hours after 1,000 of their friends and neighbours had left on a train destined for Auschwitz. Playwright Ian Buckley tells us about the camp that housed many of Europe’s finest performers of the time and how it inspired his latest play, The Project.
Blue Devil Theatre’s Brighton Fringe hit Franz Kafka – Apparatus is now in the final week of its London premiere season at the White Bear Theatre. Capital critics have fallen for this brutal one-act drama as well. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights below. Get booking before its too late! Must end 26 January 2019.
Writer and director Ross Dinwiddy had a vision of how Franz Kafka’s 1904 short story In the Penal Colony could work onstage, with a female officer in charge. After success at Brighton Fringe, the Blue Devil Theatre production transfers to London’s White Bear Theatre in January. Read our interview with Dinwiddy below – and then get booking!
With the real world feeling like it is constantly on the brink, the White Bear Theatre kicks off the new year with a show set in a world entirely in chaos. Umbra Theatre’s dark comedy The Empire Has Fallen, which runs at the Kennington venue from 22 to 26 January 2019, is set in a dystopia that needs rebuilding.