The Tempest (Rose Playhouse)

Sea-Change Theatre Company, a recently founded women-only company, bring their adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest to the historic Rose Playhouse – it debuted last September at the Skala Eressos Women’s Festival in Greece. Their aim is to counter the pre-Restoration all-male productions, as well as provide new opportunities for women to perform. It follows Southwark Playhouse’s own […]

Read more "The Tempest (Rose Playhouse)"

I Know You Of Old

Following on from the success of Macbeths last year, GOLEM! Theatre return to the Hope with a reworked version of Shakespeare’s famous comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Company co-founder David Fairs once again has taken on creative duties, using only Shakespeare’s words but switched around to tell a slightly darker story. After facing humiliation at the hands […]

Read more "I Know You Of Old"

The Misanthrope

Exchange Theatre return to the Drayton Arms Theatre for Bastille Festival celebrations, this year putting on alternate English and French versions of Molière’s classic comedy Le/The Misanthrope. It centres around Alceste, a man who cannot abide flattery and instead is unflinchingly honest in his opinions – even when it could potentially affect his livelihood. In our age of […]

Read more "The Misanthrope"

Kiss Me

Richard Bean’s new play originally ran downstairs at Hampstead Theatre at the end of last year, and has now transferred to Trafalgar Studios 2 for a limited run. It’s a two-hander that goes by in a flash at around 75 minutes, delving into themes of love, loss, war and life. It’s 1929. The First World War has […]

Read more "Kiss Me"

Rotterdam

Fresh from Oliviers success and a stint in New York, Jon Brittain’s play Rotterdam returns to London for a limited West End run this summer. Its stint is timed very well, as it covers the entirety of London Pride month. The story primarily focuses on Fiona and Alice, who’ve been living together in Rotterdam for several years. […]

Read more "Rotterdam"

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Following a run at Theatre N16 last year, John Patrick Shenley’s play has a short stint at Islington’s Old Red Lion Theatre this month. An intense 80-minute two-hander set in the Bronx, it brings together two outsiders desperate for happiness and a semblance of normality, but all too often they’ve been left feeling hopeless about their […]

Read more "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea"

Contactless

Contactless debuted as a 15-minute short play at Falling Pennies’ new writing showcase On The Night in June 2016, and writer Tom Hartwell has now extended it into a full-length play, which had a short run at Islington’s revamped Hen and Chickens recently. It tells stories of something that should be familiar to most Londoners: […]

Read more "Contactless"