10 Steps To Happiness

10 Steps To Happiness

The majority of us can probably admit to turning to Google to answer life’s more trivial questions from time to time. This is exactly what Yvette May found herself doing when she came to the realisation that although happiness is a seemingly uncomplicated emotion, very few of the people around her had managed to find it... 

Spurious

Spurious

Written by Allan Williams and directed by Harry Benefield, Spurious explores themes of family and identity through three generations of women falling pregnant at 18, while examining each period’s outlook on young and single motherhood... 

The Lives They Left Behind

The Lives They Left Behind

Inspired by the fascinating discovery of neglected suitcases, this talented young ensemble join together to present stories of the real patients of Willard Psychiatric Centre.Miskin Theatre doesn’t waste any time introducing the audience to the harsh divide between the staff and the psychiatric patients at Willard; the staff cold and restrained and the patients displaying a range of thoughts and varying degrees of hope, each clearly understanding their character and their journey... 

BA Theatre Arts Graduate Shows

BA Theatre Arts Graduate Shows

Bringing us four short scenes, Puck’s Players – consisting of Bill Poulton, Phillip Lee and Aaron Thaddeus Lee – were able to exhibit outstanding versatility as performers, displaying skill in areas ranging from slapstick to Shakespeare, in a memorable graduate show that will hopefully lead them to interesting careers... 

Comedian's Cinema Club: Beauty and the Beast

Comedian's Cinema Club: Beauty and the Beast

Film and comedy lovers alike will appreciate this increasingly popular show, led by an impressive group of comedians that changes every performance, along with the film they choose to recreate... 

She Denied Nothing

She Denied Nothing

Inspired by the events of Sophocles’ Antigone, Greek theatre veterans Actors of Dionysus chose to examine the actions of two women who are unable to explain the whereabouts of traitor Polynices rather than the story of Antigone herself, which made for a refreshingly intelligent angle on a brilliant story... 

The Effect by Lucy Prebble

The Effect by Lucy Prebble

If there’s a topic sought after in theatre right now, it would most likely be mental health and how we deal with it. Lucy Prebble’s The Effect addresses this from a more medical perspective, set within a drug trial testing a new antidepressant with fantastic characters played well by the cast of four... 

Tennessee Williams Double: Ivan's Widow & Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen

Tennessee Williams Double: Ivan's Widow & Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen

Written by Williams in the period before his death, Fox and Hound take on two of his most difficult one act plays. Using their understanding of Williams’ intentions and writing style, the company select a traditional approach to reconstructing the harsh realities their characters are presented with, mostly retaining the audience’s attention in doing so, although occasionally making the meaning behind certain actions unclear... 

purged

purged

Deeply meaningful and uncomfortably honest at times, purged presents Alex (Orla Sanders) and his desire and failure to verbally explain his mental health problems to the audience... 

The Story of You and I (A Performance Trilogy)

The Story of You and I (A Performance Trilogy)

If you ever crave the feeling that all the weight has been taken off your shoulders, this show and its desire to unburden you is worth a shot. An intimate experience exploring the physical and metaphorical meeting and interaction between two or three people, The Story of You & I simply requires the members of its’ audience to give and receive, whilst keeping an open mind... 

Betty Blue Eyes

Betty Blue Eyes

Set in postwar Britain where one of the only distractions from recovery and rationing is the hope brought by the upcoming wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, this performance of Betty Blue Eyes was delightfully entertaining... 

Good People, Bad Day

Good People, Bad Day

Everyone has experienced the dreaded ‘bad day’ where nothing seems to work out. Lovehart Productions takes this to the heightened extreme in this memorable disaster story focusing on three flatmates and their hilarious attempts to evade the consequences of having an unconscious man lying on the floor of their flat... 

Mr D’s Tales of Myth and Legends

Mr D’s Tales of Myth and Legends

A retelling of ten old tales, such as the story of Devil’s Dyke and why Rugby Union team Hartlepool Rovers are known as the Monkeyhangers, this hour long show invites the audience to share in the (varying degrees) of magic the legends of England have to offer...