Theatre News

Friday, March 20, 2020

Islington’s famous pub theatre has closed its doors but is running interactive lunchtime play clubs, performances and Q&As with staff members

JW3 and Hampstead Theatre have dipped into their archive of events and performances to offer entertainment for those stuck at home

Timeless classics are set to captivate audiences as Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival at London’s iconic SSE Arena in Wembley.

Philip Jackson and Harry Lloyd play bantering hit-men in the theatre’s anniversary revival of Harold Pinter’s dark comedy

Enjoyable farcical thriller sees multi-tasking Tom York take on plenty of costume changes in an ingeniously convoluted plot

Sir Michael Burton explains why he’s acting in John Mortimer’s Naked Justice Upstairs at The Gatehouse in aid of the art therapy charity set up in his late wife’s name

Antoinette Nwandu cleverly customises Beckett’s Waiting For Godot to evoke the cruelly proscribed lives of African Americans.

Black humour and menace offer shades of Pinter in a serious play which dramatises the plight of one asylum seeker navigating the Home Office’s hostile bureacracy

A mash up of the Bibical book of Exodus and Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Antoinette Nwandu’s play foregrounds US race relations as two friends on a street corner encounter a racist cop, a white liberal, and share their dreams.

Belsize Park comic David Mitchell makes an affable Bard with writers block and a pressing need for a hit in Ben Elton’s sublimely silly Jacobean romp

Tom Stoppard’s possibly final play about a Jewish family living through troubled times in early 20th Century Vienna has a cumulative power that leaves you awed and tearful

Al Blyth makes an assured thought-provoking debut about privacy versus security and the perils of surveillance culture

A timely return for Mike Bartlett’s incisive, stirring Brexit play which examines faultlines of class and town versus country through one woman’s nostalgia for a garden

A timely play about privacy and AI raises interesting questions but is too short to realise its potential

Kentish Town journalist Jingan Young has penned a play about ethical compromise and bias, inspired by a reporter covering the pro-democracy protests in her native Hong Kong

Stu McLoughlin of Living Spit Theatre explains how their ‘hysterical historical’ show sees him play all six of the Tudor monarch’s wives while strumming a guitar

Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter and Tennessee Williams’ The Two Character Play are among the Hampstead Theatre archive to be revived

South Africans John Kani and Antony Sher are superb in a two hander that excavates the wounds of Apartheid and the pain of growing old

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