Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s play debuted in 2008 at the Ars Nova Theatre (New York), and its success led to many productions across the USA in 2009 and 2010 – only now has it made it across the Atlantic for its UK première. It’s a 90-minute end-of-the-world story full of unexpected twists and quirks, utilising a cast […]Read more "Boom"
Jim Mannering’s debut play has hit the Etcetera Theatre stage as part of this year’s Camden Fringe. Prior to writing this, he has acted in several productions (as well as Falling Pennies’ On The Night); he’s a politics graduate and even turned his hand to social work before this. Dark Room, fittingly enough, is a […]Read more "Dark Room"
First performed last year, as Emma Rice took over the reins at the Globe, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk is back at the Bristol Old Vic for a few shows – it will then travel to Edinburgh Festival, before flying all the way over to LA early next year. The 90-minute production blurs the lines of art […]Read more "The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk"
Reuniting on a West End stage for the first time since their final performance in Sunny Afternoon in October 2015, Olivier Award winners John Dagleish and George Maguire played the first in a pair of concerts at Live at Zédel on Monday night (thanks to Just For Laughs Theatricals). Accompanied on the piano by another former Sunny […]Read more "A Long Way From Home"
Proud Haddock’s latest production brings Tony Cox’s new play to the Old Red Lion for a limited engagement. George Orwell’s name has been bandied about in recent years, thanks to his book Nineteen Eighty-Four and the politically influenced interest in dystopian life, but his private life has thus far been of less interest. The play sees […]Read more "Mrs Orwell"
Initially appearing as part of one of Falling Pennies’ scratch nights, Doomed Resistance recently premièred in its new hour-long form at the Plymouth Fringe and is now providing lunchtime entertainment is part of this year’s Camden Fringe. Written by Simon Godfrey, it is a farce set in the early days of the First World War in Belgium. General […]Read more "Doomed Resistance"
Act 1, scene 1: A room in the duke’s palace. So begins the written version of Twelfth Night, as a lovesick Orsino proclaims, “If music be the food of love, play on.” This seems to have helped to inspire Emma Rice’s production at the Globe, with some critics dubbing it ‘Twelfth Night: The Musical’ (The […]Read more "Summer of Love: “If music be the food of love, play on.”"