Interview: Martin Oelbermann on The Little Prince

The Playground Theatre has announced its first Christmas show with the world premiere of a new stage production of the much-loved French children’s novella The Little Prince. Written by pioneering pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince tells an extraordinary tale about childhood, friendship, love, loss and faith. The novella is the most

2017-12-06T17:11:59+00:00 Wednesday, December 6, 2017|

Interview: Darren Siah on Callisto a Queer Epic

Following a sell-out run last year, Forward Arena brings Callisto: a queer epic, back to Arcola Theatre as their final production this year.  Directed by Thomas Bailey, Callisto: a queer epic is a collection of remarkable queer stories written by Hal Coase. In London, 1680, opera star Arabella Hunt has secretly entered into the first

2017-11-30T11:34:16+00:00 Thursday, November 30, 2017|

Interview: Tim Cowbury, Writer of The Claim

Written by Tim Cowbury (Made in China) and directed by Mark Maughan, The Claim explores one of the most pressingly global issues facing society today: migration and the prejudice that surrounds it. Accompanied by wraparound activities designed with organisations like UNESCO, The Claim is the only contemporary work to both satirise and humanise

2017-12-06T12:40:30+00:00 Wednesday, November 29, 2017|

Interview: Feargus Woods Dunlop and Heather Westwell from New Old Friends Theatre Company

New Old Friends are an award-winning theatre company dedicated to creating original comedy theatre, founded in 2008 and run by husband and wife team Feargus Woods Dunlop and Heather Westwell. Previous shows include Silly Songs of Shakespeare, Anti-Panto! and Mate. In 2014 and 2015, New Old Friends took their adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s

2017-11-23T16:43:02+00:00 Thursday, November 23, 2017|

Video: The Messiah, Pazifik Charity Conncert in Aid of CW+

One of Britain’s great Christmas traditions Handel’s Messiah, will honour another great British tradition, the National Health Service, when Pacific artists gather to present The Messiah, Pazifik with orchestra, on Nov 25th 2017 at St Mary’s Church, Putney Bridge. All proceeds will go to CW+, the charity for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Part of the

2017-11-22T17:23:45+00:00 Wednesday, November 22, 2017|

Interview: Tori Scott on Vodka is the Reason for the Season

Tori Scott, named one of Time Out New York’s top 10 Cabaret artists, is coming to London with Vodka is the Reason for the Season. This exciting show recounts her early childhood fascination with Dolly Parton in the movie The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and her time spent as a singing elf

2017-11-22T10:07:11+00:00 Wednesday, November 22, 2017|

Interview: Ellis Dackombe on Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play is at The Bridge House Theatre this Christmas. London, 1947. In a busy radio studio, the cast and crew are assembled for a very special recording of this year’s biggest Christmas hit movie.  Ellis Dackombe plays Fred Gailey, and has just graduated from Arts

2017-11-21T17:04:01+00:00 Tuesday, November 21, 2017|

Interview: Tom Mallaburn and Jon Edgley Bond From The Fitzrovia Radio Hour

This Christmas, the masters of vintage theatrical comedy The Fitzrovia Radio Hour return to London year with their unique take on Charles Dickens’ timeless tale after an acclaimed run at The Vaults last year. The festive classic is reimagined as a 1940s-style radio Christmas special, broadcasting live with a studio audience across the

2017-11-20T20:11:38+00:00 Monday, November 20, 2017|

Interview: Jonathan O’Boyle on Dear Brutus

Dear Brutus from J. M. Barrie, the celebrated writer of Peter Pan, plays at the Southwark Playhouse in December.  This haunting drama of self-revelation is darkly comic, and presented in a sumptuous production for the play’s centenary year. Miles Richardson will lead the cast of eleven in this rarely performed play.  We spoke

2017-11-17T11:26:33+00:00 Friday, November 17, 2017|

Interview: Persis Jadé Maravala on Binaural Dinner Date

Binaural Dinner Date is a very different dating experience coming to Theatre Royal Stratford East from 16th Nov to 3rd Dec. For nine pairs at a time – either curious couples or singles who want to be hooked up – the performance project sits people at a dining table in Gerry’s Kitchen with

2017-11-17T10:31:40+00:00 Thursday, November 16, 2017|