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!
How much do you know about “the Einstein of sex” Magnus Hirschfeld and his film Anders als die Andern? Discovering this 1919 silent gem one night on YouTube inspired playwright Claudio Macor to pen his new play about another little-known corner of cinematic and LGBTQ history.
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Claudio Macor’s new play Different From the Others, which tells the story behind the first pro-gay film ever made and premieres 100 years after the film itself. It runs at London’s White Bear Theatre from 29 October to 16 November 2019. Time to get booking!
Claudio Macor’s latest play Different From the Others premieres 100 years after the film that inspired it. Have you heard of Anders als die Andern, the first-ever pro-gay film? Watch below – and then get booking!
Dramatist Claudio Macor, renowned for his dramas centred around little-known historical records, returns to the White Bear Theatre with his latest play. Different From the Others tells the story behind the first pro-gay film ever made – and it premieres 100 years after the film itself. Time to get booking!
Hands up if you’ve seen MacBeth. Now keep your hands up if it was a musical version. Now keep them up if it was a musical performed by (what I assume for legal reasons aren’t actually) muppets.
More an avant-garde exercise on a theme than anything particularly ground-breaking, certainly, but enjoyable performances and affecting writing help to bring everything together into a consistently interesting, reflective evening of theatre.
“We all of us write our own history to some extent.” So says writer/director/actor Clive Moffatt. In his case, he’s has done this very literally; Nostalgia, the revue he brings to the White Bear Theatre next week, is based on his own life story. Discover more in the interview below, then book your tickets.
What’s going on in the rehearsal room for Nostalgia, a new revue coming to the White Bear Theatre later this month? There’s only one way to find out – take a look at our gallery… then book your tickets!
Paintbrushes, canvas, frames; you’d expect that from a drama set in the world of Renaissance art. But leather jackets and hoodies? Check out these production shots from new drama Reformation, then book your tickets for the last performances!
“The encounter between the powerful and the powerless, and being faced with having to do all sorts of things in order to survive – this is universal.” Playwright James Martin Charlton tells us about his new historical play telling a recognisably modern story, Reformation. Read the interview then book your tickets!
Blending fact and fantasy, Nostalgia, the latest creation from Nomadic Theatre, tells a compelling and entertaining story at the White Bear Theatre later this month. Book your tickets now!
James Martin Charlton is an award-winning playwright whose previous work includes the critically acclaimed Fat Souls, I Really Must Be Getting Off and Coward. This week sees the premiere of his new play, Reformation.
Take a look at the creative process of a play about artist Lucas Cranach and events that interrupt the painter’s own process with rehearsal images from James Martin Charlton’s new play Reformation. Book your tickets now!
“One look in her eyes tells us how she has been wronged” – The trailer for James Martin Charlton’s new play Reformation gives a flesh-creeping taste of how model Eva is manipulated and misused. Take a look then book your tickets.