The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

Welcome to another theatrical dimension, beyond which there may be no clear sense of purpose. A dimension that at times is just a fun, semi-respectful staging of a TV Classic, but at others takes itself too seriously to unnecessarily attempt making some other point... 

Hamlet

Hamlet

What's real, what's imagined and what's the cause - or effect - of madness are the questions most of us know to be raised but rarely consistently answered in Shakespeare's most (accidentally) quoted, widely adapted, bum-achingly longest of plays... 

They Drink It In The Congo

They Drink It In The Congo

There's a very British way of how we process learning about atrocities going on in the world that many of us know little about - first humour, then guilt, a desire to somehow "fix it", a need to know more but with the lack of headspace and time to really learn about it... 

Boy

Boy

For all we may use the platitude that “life is too short”, the harsh reality is that for most of us, it is anything but – and we fill the many minutes, hours and days bemoaning the structure enforced upon us by school, work and law, without realising we are lucky to have something to do to get through it all... 

Medea

Medea

The Almeida is in the middle of its Greeks festival presenting new versions of classical Greek tragedies. Euripedes’ Medea gets a 21st Century makeover from controversial feminist author Rachel Cusk, well known for writing about her own divorce in minute detail... 

Game

Game

The rising trend in ‘poverty porn’ suggests that there’s money in laughing at, scorning at and ultimately punishing the socially and economically deprived. Mike Bartlett’s highly inventive new play imagines this tendency to its extreme, and leaves us wondering how far we are from this unsavoury conclusion...