The Nature of Forgetting

Theatre Re return to London with their latest show, The Nature of Forgetting. It launched at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is now on tour across the UK for the next couple of months; it follows in the footsteps of Blind Man’s Song. In creating the show, the company have worked with renowned UCL neuroscientist […]

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The Arcola plays host to the world première of Marion Botts’ new play, Moormaid, and was inspired by Botts’ discovery that two of her former classmates had gone to Syria to fight for IS and didn’t come back. This kind of occurrence seems to have almost been normalised, which shocked her, and with this play Botts […]

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John Fitzpatrick’s new play Reared has made its debut at Theatre503 – it is a dark comedy that looks at the so-called “sandwich” generation: the adults who are at the point of taking care of their parents whilst still looking after their children. Fitzpatrick is a playwright and screenwriter, who has been nominated at the BAFTAs, British […]

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The Thelmas round off the current season at the Ovalhouse with their production of Guleraana Mir’s play Coconut, directed by Madelaine Moore. After a short run in South London it heads out on a UK tour, taking in venues from Stockton and Slough to Leicester and Oldham. The title comes from the colloquial term that […]

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Olivier Awards 2018

So, that just happened! Despite some small disappointments in the nominations (nothing too much, just some things felt unnecessarily overlooked), I was rather looking forward to this year’s Oliviers. And I was also rather glad that I wasn’t on site to cover the ceremony this time – partly because of the damp forecast, partly because I […]

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Poleroid Theatre have just begun a run of Kenneth Emson’s Plastic at the Old Red Lion Theatre, prior to a brief stint at the Mercury Theatre in Essex towards the end of the month; it was first performed as a work-in-progress at the 2015 Latitude Festival. Directed by Josh Roche, it explores the transition from childhood to […]

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Bursting into the Vaults following a run at the Watermill Theatre and a short UK tour, Tristan Bernays’ musical Teddy transports the audience back to Elephant & Castle in 1956 for a rip-roaring adventure with the Teddy Boys and Girls. Backed by onstage live band Johnny Valentine and the Broken Hearts and dynamically directed by […]

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Devil With The Blue Dress

The Bunker’s Spring season continues with their first American play, Kevin Armento’s Devil With The Blue Dress. Directed by The Bunker Theatre’s artistic director Joshua McTaggart, this world première takes us back to 1998 and explores one of the many sex scandals in political history – though this one famously goes by the woman’s name (rather […]

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