May 4, 2020

In a twist on the Jacobean tradition of casting male actors in female roles, the National Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night has taken Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identity and fully embraces its characters’ fluidity of gender and sexuality. Instead of shying aw...

April 23, 2020

Providing another well-timed reprieve from lockdown’s monotony, Bryony Lavery’s 2014 adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s much-loved classic portrays adventure as a boundless concept through its redressing of gender conventions which pervade the archetypal boys’ stor...

March 23, 2020

Ask Me Anything is a play about us. It is about our stories; our grievances; our experiences; our memories. The Paper Birds Production Company use verbatim stories to create a deeply personal play with themes of self-expression, peer pressure, sisterhood, and youth sui...

March 21, 2020

It’s 2002.

Monsoon Wedding has just released, and the world is enchanted by Mira Nair’s spun story of marriage, reunion, healing, and love. The wedding of Aditi Verma and Hemant Rai is magnetic: it brings together family from abroad, connects new lovers, and surfaces in...

March 20, 2020

Wolves Are Coming For You takes place in a small, nameless town over the course of 24 hours. We are introduced by way of its community: the cast mirthfully run around, together setting the stage, after which two narrators introduce characters with brief recapitulations...

March 16, 2020

In the intimacy of the VAULT Festival pit, Freedom Hi takes its audience through a hard-hitting, emotional, and oftentimes difficult exploration of the ongoing Hong Kong protests. Rather than doing so through the broad lens of the news, it delves into the personal pers...

March 16, 2020

For the 67th annual Greek play, King’s College London returns with its most ambitious project yet, 'Dionysus in the Underworld.' This year, director David Bullen and associate director Isaac Freeman have fused the works of two celebrated Greek dramatists namely, Aristo...

March 10, 2020

Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West are popular cultural icons for gay women's love stories. In this new play, Misha Pinnington, takes these iconic figures and places them side by side a modern day love story, complete with sexting, nudes and coffee dates. In interw...

March 10, 2020

Visitor's to the Old Red Lion this March are in for a treat with a triple bill of monologues exploring disturbed and grief stricken characters in a series ranging from the interactive to the avant-garde. 

 Photo Credit: Charles Flint

The first set is 'Nuclear War' the lo...

March 10, 2020

Elizabeth Freestone stages an outstanding adaptation of one of Henrik Ibsen’s most famous play 'Nora: A Doll's House', reworked by Stef Smith. 

Nora is a banker’s housewife, mother of three children. She spends most of her days in a small living room, watching her kids...

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