It’s a testament to their confidence, ability and sensibilities that TicTac Theatre are taking on and touring Dario Fo and Franke Rame‘s The Open Couple.
Three days into motherhood, Rachel doesn’t recognise herself. There’s nothing Sam won’t do to keep his family together, but how do you beat an enemy you can’t see? Friction is a visceral and inspiring story of hard-won recovery and the resilience couples find when their world is falling apart.
A Forest of Dean Youth Theatre group has been selected as one of just 10 to present their performances on London’s South Bank in the National Theatre’s Connections Festival.
Restoration theatre was a revolution in itself, staged anywhere that was available – from disused tennis courts to ancestral family homes. In light of this, forward thinking theatre company Go People are bringing John Vanbrugh’s The Provoked Wife to intimate venues across London; and see they have an amazing opportunity to explore a revival of this idea, making new and unusual spaces our playground in the delivery of a brilliantly alternative theatrical experience.
The state of theatre in the UK is quite varied depending on where you look. The capital’s West End has been doing pretty well in terms of attendance over the last decade, but London’s smaller theatres and others around the country aren’t.
Remember the good ole 1980s? If the buzz around new play The Beautiful Warmth is anything to go by, you may not need to remember it – the dark comedy deals with the relationships between humanity, consumerism, and the desire for professional success. You can’t get more ’80s than that.
The Clothworkers’ Foundation will be supporting English regional theatre to the tune of up to £150,000 each year for the next five years.