William Russell, one of our London team, is cynical about our passion for Theatre Awards.
Tuesday, 14 July this year marks the 60th anniversary of a new theatre venture in Scarborough when the Yorkshire seaside resort’s town-centre Library became home, in 1955, to a professional company playing ‘in-the-round’ – that is with the audience seated on all sides of what was more a square.
A confident-sounding annual report from Hampstead Theatre shows somewhere teetering on the brink of losing its artistic respectability (somewhat unfairly, but that’s another matter) and with finances accordingly in decline, renewed in confidence and prestige.
Islington's Little Angel has provided many young people with early experience of theatre and puppetry. In the second of their spring FIRSTS Festival they are looking to bring new companies and shows for all ages to light and rt a reasonable price. All at: Little Angel Theatre 14 Dagmar Passage N1 2DN 10-22 March 2014.
Suffolk: Hightide Festival: Sept 10-20, 2015 Posted by: Carole Woddis on Sept 14, 2015 – 16.56 pm Hightide Festival Aldeburgh, Suffolk Review of three plays by Carole Woddis seen Saturday, Sept 12, 2015: Rich plays in a beautiful setting
Alexander Ray Edser looks at a new company in Birmingham, launching a new show about sexuality. HETEROPHOBIA: An Urban Musical: Devised and directed: Hannah Phillips Music and Lyrics: Nik Haley Hippodrome Theatre (Patrick Studio) 3 and 4 April Runs: 1h no interval Feature: Alexander Ray Edser, performance seen 03 04 14 New company, new show, passionate new way of looking at the world.
What’s in a play? : Alexander Ray Edser discusses this question while also examining how play structure gives clues to the play’s meaning. Thoughts triggered by a handful of current productions. On the way, the word ‘playwright’ is considered. 07 11 14
London. UNFINISHED HISTORIES - RE-STAGING REVOLUTIONS Alternative Theatre in Lambeth and Camden 1968-88. Oval House 52-54 Kennington Oval SE11 5SW To 21 December 2013. Tue-Sat 3pm-8pm. Looking back at a past that was looking forward.
It’s taken a decade to bring it together, but this year Nottingham sees an international theatre programme such as London, Edinburgh or Dublin may feel itself familiar with, but which, outside capital cities, is a great rarity. They’re calling it NEAT 11 – Nottingham European Arts and Theatre Festival 2011 – and it’s happening around the city, though focused on, and coordinated by Nottingham Playhouse, whose Artistic Director Giles Croft is the creative origin of the huge, untidy and exciting …
In a season that might be dedicated to Nordic, and northern, gloom Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre is reviving Strindberg’s The Father and Stars in the Morning Sky, Alexander Galin’s drama of Moscow prostitutes being cleaned off the streets for the 1980 Olympics.