Theatre

Out and about in London? Then why not check out the Theatre shows we believe you should give a go!

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Operation Elsewhere • Theatre

Operation Elsewhere An Irish adventure.. to a mythical other world…  Adapted and directed by Zoe Seaton   2 – 4 May 2020 Six live performances 3pm and 7pm   “There is more to this world than meets the eye. What you take for real is an illusion. What you take for…

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The Tempest • Live In Your Living Room!

Creation Theatre and Big Telly Theatre Company presents The Tempest Live, Interactive and In Your Living Room Adapted and directed by Zoe Seaton 11– 13 Apr 2020  “BE NOT AFEARD; THE ISLE IS FULL OF NOISES” Join Creation Theatre, Big Telly Theatre and a cast of nine actors over the…

 OKAYFABE: A WRESTLING COMEDY• Theatre

Late night cult slobberknocker  OKAYFABE: A WRESTLING COMEDY is coming to London. Fresh from its acclaimed tours in Australia and Edinburgh, award nominated I’m OKayfabe: A Wrestling Comedy is making its highly anticipated appearance at VAULT FESTIVAL FROM 18-22 MARCH. A grimy, visceral underground comedy drama, the show is created by women, about women, for…

Tell it Slant • Review

Chicks at the Theatre Review of Tell It Slant Tell It Slant debuted at The Hope Theatre, London on 25thFebruary 2020. Tell It Slant is a dark comedy written by up and coming Irish playwright Maev Mac Coille. One unique aspect of the play is that it was written without…

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The Apologists • Theatre

The Apologists presents three topical stories which combined provide a powerful examination of the meaning of the act of apology, the complex power play at work between the giver and the receiver of an apology, and whether we are responsible for the context of our actions. Each solo story focuses on…

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The Sunset Limited • Theatre Review

Chicks at the Theatre Review of The Sunset Limited   The ambiance of the revamped Boulevard Theatre in Soho gave the cast of The Sunset Limited an intimate backdrop into which they drew the audience in with this thought-provoking play. I had not heard of the play by American writer Cormac…

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Hear Me Now presents: Lovesexidentityambition Curated by Titilola Dawudu Produced by BlackFest and Theatre503, in association with Tamasha Theatre A festival celebrating the complexities, richness and nuance of women of colour. When? 4th – 8th February 2020 ‘Let’s have conversations, let’s see stories about love, sex, identity and ambition by women of colour’…

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Getting Over Everest • Theatre Review

Getting Over Everest Comedic timing is paramount in the female-led play ‘Getting Over Everest’, written and led by Natasha Santos and directed by Katherine Timms.  It is theultimate break up story. Libby gets dumped by her boyfriend of ten years, Rob Everest, two weeks before Christmas. She is left with…

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Thread • Theatre Review

‘Thread’ at The Hope Theatre The XV Theatre Company performed ‘Thread’ by Freya Alderson at the ever-charming venue ‘The Hope Theatre’. The play, directed by Veronica Quilligan, presents several interesting, relevant and challenging concepts. Initially, the audience is presented with the character Peter Gibson, who once won Best Director at…

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Queens of Sheba • Theatre

Queens of Sheba Award-winning five star play by Jessica L. Hagan Presented by Nouveau Riché and Omnibus Theatre Battersea Arts Centre 18th – 23 Nov, 7.30pm, Press night 18th Nov bac.org.uk/queens_of_sheba National 10 venue tour until 29 November 2019 “They ask me where I am from! I say I am…

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Chiaroscuro • Chicks Theatre Picks

Chicks Theatre Picks • Chiaroscuro :(noun) the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting. I want to find it all now know our names know the others in history so many women have been lost at sea so many stories have been swept away Aisha, Yomi, Beth and…

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Nine

Nine 

By Jane Shepard Director: Coral Tarran Unchained Theatre Company Currently on at Drayton Arms Theatre Macabre as it might be, I think we all have moments where we wonder how we would fare with being imprisoned. What would I do if I was trapped in a cell and the…

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The Weak Ones ​• Strindberg Triple Bill

The Weak Ones ​• Strindberg Triple Bill  The Weak Ones consists of three one-act plays set against the backdrop of everyday life in nineteenth-century Sweden: Motherly Love – An actress and her overbearing mother spend their summer holiday in the Stockholm Archipelago. The daughter is making friends for the first…

Among Angels • Theatre Review

Among Angels’ follows lead character Chris as he uses drugs as a numbing tool after being falsely accused of rape. He is in a situation incited by toxic people and struggles with the idea of going home. However, this is no regular party, he is in a potentially dangerous situation…

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Theatre • Don’t You Dare!

Award-winning director and performer Chiara D’Anna best known for her work with writer and director Peter Strickland on the films The Duke of Burgundy and Berberian SoundStudio, returns to London with her trademark surreal comedy. Her latest solo show, Don’t You Dare! is a high-energy political satire that combines Storytelling, Physical Theatre…

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The Grenfell Project • Theatre Review

The intimate performance space of ‘The Hope Theatre’ gave The Company Theatre Group an apt ambiance for ‘The Grenfell Project’, in which they drew their audience in with their respectful, honest and intense devised piece. The hour-long performance was directed by Eleanor Crouch and takes the audience through first hand…

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Theatre • Bullet Hole

Bullet Hole • The Play Young Cleo was given her ‘gift’ at age seven – except that ‘gift’ left her with type 3 Female Mutilation. How can Cleo love her body, when her husband brutally sexually assaults her? Finding strength after this hideous act, Cleo resolves to go against her…

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Taste of Shakespeare: Theatre and Food • Event

A Taste of Shakespeare • A Balanced Meal By Madeleine Kasson, Producer We haven’t really gone into this project thinking “Girl Power!”. We’re just doing what we love and being who we are: women making Shakespeare as good as it can be. Our showis all about giving the audience a figurative,…

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Murder She Didn’t Write

‘If you’re going to commit a wine crime, you could end up behind bars.’ Confession: Before I started writing this piece, I was looking at ticket prices for their next show. I have very little to say. The audience was nearly full and couldn’t stop laughing. The enthusiasm of those…

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Tom and Bunny save the world

And in their gravy, they shall have glory… ‘Tom and Bunny Save the World’ would have felt more complete if Tom and Bunny actually saved the world. They did find gravy, which can help contain the Big Zombie Virus. And the Big Zombie Virus is what this play is about….

Fat Rascal Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast: A Musical Parody

Little town… it’s not a quiet village anymore. Fat Rascal Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast: A Musical Parody is a winner, but are the company in need of bigger bootstraps? The tale is not as old as time, but as a sound staple in the glory of the Disney canon,…

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Event: Palimpsest •Symposium & Talk in Celebration of Black Actresses

Palimpsest: An object or a place whose older layers or aspects are apparent beneath its surface. Palimpsest talk and symposium at the National Theatre: Chaired by Martina Laird A celebration of many generations of black actresses, their experiences and their contributions to British Theatre. Recent years have seen urgent cries…

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Lucy Light – Theatre N16

What I’m about to say will sound deceptively simple…but it’s worth it all the same. Lucy Light has a demographic. I am that demographic. By hook, by crook or by Atomic Kitten, the playwright Sarah Milton had me at go. The tide was high. I grew up in Australia, but…

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BOOM – Theatre Review

“Different.” — An older gentleman’s pronouncement, in that quiet moment between applause and exit. In theatre, we have the magic of a dream; a world creating and dissipating in front of our eyes. boom, by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, explodes with vigorous wackiness. This is the dream where your boyfriend tells…

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Putting On My Own Theatre Production – Whines And Spirits

Whines And Spirits – Annie Burkin If someone would have told me a few years ago that I would be just weeks away from putting on my own theatre production I would have laughed in their face, then silently thought to myself maybe that’s a possibility before crushing that positive…

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2 BECOME 1

2 become 1 at the King’s Head theatre is a chance to step back to a more innocent time, as our 4 leading ladies take us on a high energy evening through a relationship break-up, speed dating night out, kebab and cab home while performing a series of 90s pop…

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Kicked in the Sh*tter – Theatre review

Kicked in the Sh*tter – The Hope Theatre BY ELVAN FAIK (4/5 stars) For a play about unemployment, poverty, mental health and the inadequacy of the benefits system and the NHS, Kicked in the Sh*tter strikes at a surprisingly hopeful note at the Hope Theatre.   At the heart of…

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In Other Words – The Hope Theatre

In Other Words Reviewed by Elvan faik In Other Words is a simple show which highlights the power of love and music in our lives.  The story of Arthur and Jane is a simple one, in which they meet, marry and love each other, before Arthur develops dementia and their…

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Lizzie – The Greenwich Theatre

With bright lights, projections and an on-stage rock band clearly visible, the opening of Lizzie looks more rock concert than traditional musical theatre, and the irreverent and rebellious nature of rock and roll underpins the whole show.  While murderers have been portrayed in musicals before (Sweeny Todd and Chicago spring…