EAST by Steven Berkoff

EAST by Steven Berkoff

Berkoff's East is one of the most powerful examinations of the white working class culture in England. Set in London's East End, the characters are heavily stereotyped and yet they move us, make us laugh, help us understand the sterile nature of their lives and pose the question: why do we as a nation continue to see their talents wasted?First performed at Edinburgh Fringe in 1975, this revived Snowdrop Production has already achieved acclaim at the Brighton Fringe in 2016 and this current run clearly shows why... 

Gauhar Jaan – The Datia Incident

Gauhar Jaan – The Datia Incident

Looking at a beautifully lit and visually enticing set on a traverse stage, this production of Gauhar Jaan - The Datia Incident looks very promising. The dais at one end is in a red light with luxuriant cushions; there are authentic-looking carpets and muslim symbols painted on the floor... 

Beginning

Beginning

Two desperately lonely people open up to each other at the end of a house warming party and eventually become a couple. This is a modern tale about a depth of loneliness that eats away at the protagonists, making them unable to function normally within a relationship... 

Knock Knock

Knock Knock

This one hour solo performance was a truly mesmerising and moving experience. From the opening moments when Nev Petel mimes a simple action accompanied by the sound of his voice humming, we are transfixed by his world and his story... 

Mother Courage And Her Children

Mother Courage And Her Children

Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children is given a safe and very competent revival at The Southwark Playhouse. Tony Kushner’s translation focuses well on the playwright’s intentions to highlight the horrors of war...