Plaza Suite at Bromley Little Theatre

8 – 16 November, Bromley Little Theatre (Bromley North, 7.45pm

A number of reflections can be made on the stories of Neil Simon. Notably, that he succeeds in presenting tragedy so comically, or in displaying levity so seriously. The Oscar and Tony acclaimed stage and screen writer of the Twentieth Century has revisited themes of domesticity throughout his career, simultaneously embracing realism and humour along the way.
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Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at The Rose, Bankside

5th – 30th November, The Rose Theatre (London Bridge)

What’s the best way to deal with Shakespeare in the twenty-first Century? It’s possibly one of the first questions that comes to a director’s mind when he considers how he might convey a Shakespearean classic to an audience who may, perhaps, have toiled with the idea of staying home to watch reality television (everyone seems to be at it these days) Continue reading “Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at The Rose, Bankside”

A Doll’s House at Bromley Little Theatre

11th – 19th October, Bromley Little Theatre (Bromley North) 7.45pm

Everyone’s talking about A Doll’s House right now. It’s being shown, surprisingly, in two venues across London. In contrast to the West End production, Bromley Little Theatre presents Samuel Adamson’s (The Light Princess) version of the most re-mastered play in history.
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Moonlight And Magnolias at Bromley Little Theatre

7.45pm Bromley Little Theatre (Bromley North)
12th – 21th September

Five days are shrunk into two hours in a historical biopic this week, through a theatrical recreation of one of the most famous episodes of film-making history. So intriguing was the occasion that in 2004 Ron Hutchinson (The Irish Play; Traffic) based Moonlight and Magnolias on the memoirs of Ben Hecht, the man largely responsible for one of the most notable films in Hollywood history. Continue reading “Moonlight And Magnolias at Bromley Little Theatre”

To Moscow With Love at Pop-up Theatre

8pm 37 Kingsway (Holborn)
20 – 24 August

The words ‘Moscow, Moscow, Moscow,’ are delivered in an enthusiastic tone to audiences on Kingsway this week. Internationally formed, London based theatre company, [Foreign Affairs], present their tenth production; the first since their Scandinavian series (2012 – 2013). To Moscow With Love extricates passages from Anton Chekhov’s famous late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century plays, cross-examining themes of love and longing on Russian terrain. Continue reading “To Moscow With Love at Pop-up Theatre”

Groove On Down The Road (ZooNation) at the Southbank Centre

2pm/ 7pm Southbank Centre (Waterloo) 
10 August – 1 September

ZooNation‘s army of mini-mes has taken to the South bank this month, in an interpretatively illuminating, reinforced rendition of The Wizard of Oz story. Groove On Down The Road is the first full-scale production from ZooNation Youth Company (ZYC) with celebrated choreographer Katie Prince, whose previous shows include critically acclaimed Some Like It Hip Hop and Into The Hoods. Continue reading “Groove On Down The Road (ZooNation) at the Southbank Centre”

Intuit This at the Camden Fringe

19.30 Camden People’s Theatre (5 minutes left of Warren Street Station)
12th – 18th August

Intuitive Creatures are a four piece deity of comedic genius. Having come together from a previous collective stint at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA), and in fusion from a love of Jacques Lecoq, the multi-national quartet have embraced popular notions of physical theatre, as well as elements of metaphorical performance, to present Intuit This to the Camden Fringe. Continue reading “Intuit This at the Camden Fringe”

Immaculate at The White Bear Theatre Pub

20.30 (+added matinee @ 16.00 10/8) White Bear Theatre Pub (two minutes left of Kennington Tube)
Wednesday 6th – Saturday 10th August

Thundermaker Productions offered a new take on Oliver Lansley’s stellar play this week in a cut down, trendified rendition of Immaculate. Previously showcased as an unrelieved, two and a half hour effort and propelled downwards by an unnecessary Greek chorus line, the play has benefited from its rejuvenation. Continue reading “Immaculate at The White Bear Theatre Pub”

Gorgeous George: An Interview

For London ‘lads’, Gorgeous George, it’s not about the name, it’s about the music (although, yes, they’re named after someone they know called ‘George’). While fans hail them as ‘purely exciting’, the band describe their style as ‘Gypsy-Jewish-Cockney-Chav Extravaganza’. But they don’t believe in genres. They do believe in having fun and staying as original as possible, despite being repeatedly compared to The Clash. Continue reading “Gorgeous George: An Interview”