All In

All In

The latest production by Embolon Theatre, All In is such a hybrid of genres that I am unsure on whether to refer to it as a play, a stand-up comedy show, or a mind-bending social experiment... 

I AM BEAST

I AM BEAST

In this exhilarating, disturbing exploration of the human mind, there is a cornucopia of theatrical styles, from the visually spectacular, breathtaking use of puppetry, to the slick, well-rehearsed stage combat and physical theatre... 

Hang

Hang

Set in the near future, Hang imagines a world where the death penalty has returned and, with a sinister game-show-like feel to it, the victim determines the fate of the offender. This production, by Yellow Jacket Productions, believably thrusts us into this world, but barely scratches the surface of its potential to engage and affect its audience... 

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

“The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime”. Set against a backdrop of increasingly polarised politics, and a cruelly oppressed working class, Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons explores the power of language, and presents a world where inhabitants are limited, by law, to speaking only 140 words per day... 

Alfie

Alfie

“You gotta live for yourself in this life. Can’t live for others”. The cynical motto of Bill Naughton’s eponymous character in his 1963 play Alfie, in a new production by Lantern Theatre which captures all the seamy sexuality of the 1960s swingers scene in London, whilst still feeling contemporary and urgent in today’s society... 

Dracula

Dracula

Bram Stoker’s classic Gothic tale of the infamous Count Dracula is one that has been retold countless times, but don’t be fooled - this high-octane production by Let Them Call It Mischief is far from the chilling horror story you might expect... 

Waiting for Curry

Waiting for Curry

Four friends, two couples, an elaborate secret history between them, and a lot of wine - what could possibly go wrong? With a strong script by Susanne Crosby (who also directs), and confident performances from the cast, Waiting For Curry explores the ‘what ifs’ between a group of friends, and offers a bleak perspective on marriage...