Rosie Day's wonderful rollercoaster ride of a debut play Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon, which she also performs, ends with the by-then 16-year-old protagonist writing a letter of advice to her younger self (and younger stepsister).
Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon
Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon, the sell-out solo show written and performed by Rosie Day that also spawned the non-fiction guide of the same name, returns to London for a limited run at Southwark Playhouse.
Operation Mincemeat: Oh my god, this World War II escapade actually happened?
I have a sneaking suspicion that we have not seen the last of this little musical gem, which is - incredibly - inspired by a real-life World War II espionage episode demonstrating British pluck and eccentricity in spades.
Nineties gender-politics thriller Indecent Proposal gets a modern #MeToo makeover in a brand-new British musical - with book and lyrics by Michael Conley, music by Dylan Schlosberg - at London's Southwark Playhouse.
The Last Five Years: The piano is the new star in Jason Robert Brown’s two-hander
There's a line in The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown's semi-autobiographical musical two-hander about a relationship breakdown, that gets me every time.
Salome post-show video and photos: Revisiting Oscar Wilde’s once-banned erotic classic
How far are you willing to go to get what you most desire? That’s the question at the bloody heart of Salome. And it’s a question that so fascinates Lazarus Theatre that they’re now having a third go at Oscar Wilde’s provocative 1891 tragedy.
John & Jen: Rachel Tucker is the only incentive musical theatre fans should need
As much as I was looking for any excuse to return to Southwark, it was the show that lured me back. Or to be more precise, Rachel Tucker starring in the show, musical two-hander John & Jen.
Indecent Proposal (postponed)
Nineties gender-politics thriller Indecent Proposal gets a modern #MeToo makeover in a brand-new British musical - with book and lyrics by Michael Conley, music by Dylan Schlosberg - at London's Southwark Playhouse in June.
COPS post-show video and photos: What is an “actor’s play” and why are there so few of them?
To me, COPS, set in 1950s Chicago, comes across as so authentically period that it feels like it must be a finely minted revival. But it’s not: it’s a new play. Even more surprising then that it’s written by an author I’d never heard of before.