With the RSC pushing the boundaries in their technologically innovative production of The Tempest (soon transferring to London’s Barbican), it feels like a good time to think around the story more – which is exactly what Laura Turner’s The Buried Moon does. Following a brief run at Bankside’s Rose Playhouse, it is currently part of the Old […]Read more "The Buried Moon"
Ever wondered what it might’ve felt like to be a peasant in 16th century London? Well one way to find out, minus the syphilis and public sewage dumping, is to go to Shakespeare’s Globe to see a play as a so-called ‘groundling’. Every production at the Globe has 700 £5 standing tickets available, offering a […]Read more "How to be a groundling"
Transferring to Trafalgar Studios following a successful run at the White Bear Theatre, Out There On Fried Meat Ridge Rd. is a dark comedy that puts humanity under the spotlight. Mitch is down on his luck: he’s lost his job, his relationship, his home, and his car. Desperate for somewhere to stay, he finds JD’s ad […]Read more "Out There On Fried Meat Ridge Rd."
Currently playing in Highgate’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Paper Hearts is the brainchild of Liam O’Rafferty and is a brand new British musical that celebrates writing and books. It premièred at Waterloo East Theatre, followed by a run at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe with a string of rave reviews, and will soon embark on a tour to Hamburg. […]Read more "Paper Hearts"
Pulsating new drama The Pulverised is the latest offering downstairs in Studio 2 at Dalston’s Arcola Theatre – fittingly, for a production that tells a story of a multinational company, it has had support from Arts Council England, the Institut Français and the Romanian Cultural Institute. Its writer, Alexandra Badea, is also Romanian-born but now living in […]Read more "The Pulverised"
The first part in their ‘The Face of Decadence’ season, Scena Mundi’s latest offering is a full production of John Webster’s dark, murderous tragedy The Duchess of Malfi. Written c. 1613/14, around the same time as Fletcher & Shakespeare’s The Two Noble Kinsmen, it remained a popular play for the next century – though its violent […]Read more "The Duchess of Malfi"
Sunny Afternoon is now coming to its final end. And you know what? At this point I’m actually quite glad. Not in a vindictive “I can’t have it so no one can” kind of way (before anyone decides to misquote me), but because it’s been going in one venue or other for just over three […]Read more "“Stick that on the poster!”"