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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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”
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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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”
From the moment the audience enters the garden theatre at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, they step into the world of Pirates and Mermaids. The garden is transformed into Central Park, New York. An American tour guide leads us through the park to where a young man in a kilt sits alone on a park bench.
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1,000 Suns is a post-apocalyptic musical set in America, featuring a young talented ensemble cast. We meet the survivors of a nuclear war, who survive in a settlement known only as ‘The Crater’. The residents are imprisoned as much as protected by the voice on the radio, the settlement’s ever so slightly malevolent sounding leader, Uncle Sam.
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Playing until the 26th August at Edinburgh Fringe C Nova
This small, intimate performance starts from the moment you enter the room. Two man team Danny Mellor and Forest Watkins open by bantering and joking with the audience. But they easily slip into the scripted stuff and the play begins.
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Playing at Edinburgh Fringe Pleasance Courtyard from 31st July to 26th August.
Masterful acting from Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, One Man, Two Guvnors) in Dark Vanilla Jungle, a captivating and moving drama about a young, broken girl in a situation far away from anything we can imagine in our own lives. Whelan holds the audience single-handed for over an hour with a gripping monologue to tell this story.
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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”