Theatre

  

Review: Love in the Lockdown – Reaching into the past to explore previous plagues

Love in the Lockdown: Two tentative lovers begin a tortuous relationship over Zoom, brought together by a shared interest in Boccaccio’s classic The Decameron. It is a touching starting point for all of us to explore what this pandemic means for us, and to give us hope for our future.

  

Christopher Walker reviews Sasha Regan’s Pirates of Penzance

Sasha Reagan is something of a living legend in South London theatre. Her all-male version of The Pirates of Penzance will delight Gilbert & Sullivan lovers who are open to re-interpretation. It is available online for Easter week.

  

Playwright wins national theatre competition

A Lewisham playwright has been chosen as one of 10 winners out of 400 of a national theatre competition.

  

How Clapham’s Omnibus Theatre has adapted to life online

On March 15, 2020, the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham was buzzing with life – with two sellout shows, live music and a bar packed with people. The next day, the doors were shut and the building silent.

  

Clapham theatre announces winners of award for emerging companies

The Bread and Roses Theatre, a fringe venue opened in 2014, has awarded their annual Emerging Company Award 2021 to female led arts collective Leading Light and new production company Velvet Smoke.

  

Theatre in London still surviving despite the pandemic

This is London Theatre’s darkest hour. Most have remained closed since March last year, and thousands of talented, creative, Londoners have been forced out of work, writes Christopher Walker.

   

Harlequins Theatre School helps students with mental health issues following prolonged lockdown

A theatre school in Bromley has helped students with their mental health after noticing issues arising caused by the prolonged lockdown.

  

Hit play about racism and stereotypes starring Richard Blackwood goes online

A hit stage play exploring racism and stereotypes of black masculinity is being shown online for the first time from February 24. Typical, produced by Soho Theatre and Nouveau Riche, follows the true-life story of black British ex-serviceman Christopher Alder and the injustice he has faced.

  

The Albany appoints new associates to create with the community

A performing arts centre in Deptford has appointed three new associate artists who will create art with and for the community.

  

Dinner and a show from Clapham theatre production, Rice!

A Clapham theatre is giving a new meaning to dinner and a show – by delivering a box of ingredients to cook to accompany their new online performance. Rice! tells the story of Connie Cheng – a Malaysian-born Chinese woman who migrates to the UK – and her life between the two cultures.