Infinite Joy

Infinite Joy

A brand new musical Infinite Joy written by Brendan Cull and Robert Scott and directed by Simon Kane performed by recent graduates from The BRIT School - the UK’s leading and free performing arts and technology school. 

The Country Wife

The Country Wife

"Everything in the world is about sex, except sex. Sex is about power." Oscar Wilde With this original adaptation, Morphic Graffiti thrust William Wycherley’s The Country Wife into the excesses and seductions of late 1920’s London: a city exploding with a heavy mix of jazz, gin and scandalous affairs... 

Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties

Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties

‘Everybody just stared at them and loved them and wanted to be them – but nobody was.’ Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty’s busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something... 

Bananaman

Bananaman

This show is ‘appeeling' to all. It has incredible comedy, fantastic songs, an excellent cast and some truly garish costumes. Bananaman The Musical is an absolute must see. Aimed at ages 6+, like The Simpsons in it’s heyday, Bananaman The Musical has the impressive ability to be both scandalously naughty yet entirely family friendly... 

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... 

Doubt, A Parable

Doubt, A Parable

John Patrick Shanley’s masterpiece is one of the most acclaimed plays in recent memory. Winning 4 Tony Awards including Best Play, named Best Play by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Best New Play (Drama Desk Awards) and Outstanding Play (Lucille Lortel Awards)... 

Dessert

Dessert

A British financier and his wife host a lavish dinner party for their affluent American friends. The food is delicious, the conversation animated and dessert is on its way – when, from one second to another, the evening takes a sinister and alarming turn… With dark comic moments and unexpected twists, this world premiere of Dessert, written by Oliver Cotton and directed by Trevor Nunn, is a powerful, thought-provoking play about wealth, greed and the lengths to which people will go to claim what’s theirs... 

The Life

The Life

You’re not in Kansas anymore… A thrilling exposé of the darker side of 1980’s New York, The Life is a defiant and heartfelt musical lament for the old Times Square... 

Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises

New York City, 1960. Promises, Promises opens with a bright overture that instantly transports us back to a Manhattan on the brink of the swinging ‘60s. The stage – all sharp geometric angles and flashing bright lights – is flooded with primary colours, mini-dress clad women and suited-and-booted men... 

Side Show

Side Show

Daisy and Violet Hilton were real-life Siamese twins in Texas plucked from relative freak-show obscurity and who rose to a dazzling but fleeting stardom. In Side Show: The Musical they are ‘discovered’ by two-bit producer Terry, who admires them for their exoticism and understands the limitless attraction they hold over those who are willing to pay for entertainment... 

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens

Once in a lifetime, in the world of theatre, you’d hope you could say you bore witness to a theatrical event that would be engraved into the history books for eternity. This is it... 

Where Will We Live?

Where Will We Live?

This theatrical tapestry - weaving music, humour and movement through interviews with politicians, and people living with eviction - packs a punch, revealing the human stories behind the hyper-regeneration of London. 

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

With a flourish, a whirl and the ring of the reception bell, the Grand Hotel has duly opened for business at the Southwark Playhouse, taking a well earned place in the Tarento / Southerland stock pile... 

Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs

Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs

In this 50th anniversary production of David Halliwell’s comedy Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against The Eunuchs at The Southwark Playhouse, Soggy Arts invite us to visit the confused world of Malcolm Scrawdyke once more, and it’s every bit as frenzied, vibrant and hilarious in the present day as it was some half a century ago... 

Orson's Shadow

Orson's Shadow

Orson’s shadow looms heavily in Austin Pendleton’s play about the prolific director; not only over the protagonist but over the entire play which whilst fascinating and faithfully performed, struggles to overcome its creative shortfalls... 

Gods And Monsters

Gods And Monsters

Gods and Monsters by Russell Labey at the Southwark Playhouse is the latest nugget in credible maestro Danielle Tarento’s forever blooming theatrical scrapbook. From founder of legendary Menier Chocolate Factory to producer of landmark productions such as Taboo, Dogfight, Pitchfork Disney and the international success Titanic, she also exudes an irreverent passion for original and new works... 

Bat Boy: The Musical

Bat Boy: The Musical

As the cast of Bat Boy: The Musical bowed and smiled at the audience, I tried to ask myself what I had just seen. Musical, satire, fable, tragedy? I’m really not sure but it was, without doubt, one of the most bizarre things I have ever seen at the theatre, and I’ve seen We Will Rock You... 

Eye of a Needle

Eye of a Needle

For traditionalists, this is a heartening time for new writing in the theatre. Suddenly there seems to a plethora of young playwrights with a proper respect for the virtues of shape, climax and release, for solid character and plotting, who are happy to provide a satisfying evening in the theatre without one eye on the future TV play or film... 

Dogfight

Dogfight

Danielle Tarento has done it again – this time in the guise of a European première of the 2012 award winning American musical Dogfight.Based on the 1991 feature film of the same name, Dogfight tells an intimate, tender and inevitably heartbreaking story of identity, fear, compassion and growth... 

In The Heights

In The Heights

The Heights of the title are Washington Heights, a Dominican-American neighbourhood of New York at the top end of New York. It’s a neighbourhood familiar to composer/lyricist Lin Manuel Miranda, who is of Puerto Rican origin, and was brought up In the Hood... 

Superior Donuts

Superior Donuts

At the opening of new play Superior Donuts, the audience is confronted by the vandalised eponymous store, making them wonder just exactly what the owner did to deserve having his donut cabinets smashed and the word “Pussy” spray-painted in red across the back wall... 

The A-Z Of Mrs P

The A-Z Of Mrs P

As a relative ‘newbie’ to London, I often find myself lost, confused and wandering the city’s streets hopelessly. Each new tube station presents a challenge and having no smart phone, I have relied on that iconic red, blue and white ‘A-Z of London’ street guide more times than I care to remember... 

Three Sisters

Three Sisters

In a backwater town in rural Russia, the Prozorov sisters contend with mind-numbing boredom by aspiring to a return to city life in Moscow. The arrival of a new army commander brings their hopes and dreams into sharp focus in this hilarious and heartbreaking tragi-comedy.