Frances Farmer: Zombie Movie Star

Guest reviewer: Ellen Casey Frances Farmer: Zombie Movie Star is a weird one – and that’s not necessarily a criticism, because it is very much on purpose. Sitting above the Old Red Lion, you receive what is a partial lecture, partial monologue, partial existential crisis from tragic Hollywood starlet Frances Farmer and her musical zombie […]

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I AM OF IRELAND

Seamus Finnegan teams up once again with director Ken McClymont for this brand new play, running at the Old Red Lion until the end of the month. With the official Brexit date looming large, and Prime Minister Theresa May clinging to power thanks (in part) to a deal with the DUP, a play examining the past […]

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Plastic

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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The Moor

There’s something slightly mysterious going on at the Old Red Lion Theatre, as Catherine Lucie’s The Moor continues its run. Described as “part domestic tale, part folk tale”, the 80-minute play tells Bronagh’s story – memories and dreams tangle together as the new mother copes with grief and her aggressive boyfriend, struggling to piece together what happened […]

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