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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Favourite shows of 2017

Any number of shows could have been included in this post; frankly it’s ludicrous that I decided to stick with my whole top 12 idea… As I’ve seen about 90 more individual shows than last year, it’s almost a question of picking some of the shows out of a hat to be able to split […]

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The Red Lion

Originally produced at the National Theatre in 2015, a new production of Patrick Marber’s re-worked football play The Red Lion is now resident at Trafalgar Studios 2. It transfers from Newcastle’s Live Theatre, and stars Stephen Tompkinson, John Bowler and Dean Bone. Red Lion FC is a northern, semi-professional club with an ambitious manager and not a […]

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Disco Pigs

Revived to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Enda Walsh’s play (that has also been adapted for film) has a limited run at Trafalgar Studios this summer. It sees Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch return to the stage for the first time in four years, starring opposite fellow Irish actor Colin Campbell. It tells the story of […]

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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 […]

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Out There On Fried Meat Ridge Rd.

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 […]

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Speech & Debate

Tony Award-winning Stephen Karam’s Speech & Debate is making its UK debut in Trafalgar Studios 2, making it the first of his works to be produced here. It has also been adapted into a film, which will conveniently be released not long after the run of this British stage production. Defibrillator is putting on this production (directed […]

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