Globe 2018: Eyam

When the word ‘plague’ is mentioned, the chances are your first thoughts will be of the Black Death or the Great Plague that afflicted London in 1665. What you may not know is that, in the same year, an outbreak of plague made itself known in the small Derbyshire village of Eyam (pronounced like ‘Ian’ […]

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Arabian Nights

Following on from their traditional outdoor season at the Actor’s Church, which saw productions of The Tempest and The Three Musketeers, Iris Theatre now head out to East London for their autumn show: a new adaptation of Arabian Nights. Nessah Muthy has compiled a selection of the One Thousand and One Nights tales, picking out a range […]

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Little Shop of Horrors

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has absolutely excelled itself with this year’s programme. It’s been something of a celebration of the venue’s ability to become a site-specific performance space, beginning in Neverland for Peter Pan, before heading to The Turn of the Screw’s country house (Bly) and the Forest of Arden in this year’s Shakespeare, […]

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Beyond The Grave

Falling Pennies Theatre Company return to Camden Fringe, once again setting up camp at the Etcetera Theatre. Their new play was penned by Doomed Resistance writer, Simon Godfrey, and is another foray into farce – though this time switching World War One for a spooky graveyard. It made its full debut at Plymouth Fringe in […]

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Following last year’s debut play Dilate, George Jaques (playwright and founder of Athenaeum Productions) returns with his new play BREATHE. This time it is at The Bunker Theatre for a short run, directed by Hannah Hauer-King and starring a cast of six young actors – including Jaques himself. BREATHE looks at teen suicide, considering both the […]