NEWS: Signal Fires, Storytelling for All Nationwide

Forty touring companies return to the essence of theatre in storytelling around the fire countrywide. In October and November, fires will light up across the UK with storytellers and audiences sharing in one of the original forms of theatre. The fires will signal the vibrancy of touring theatre, and the threat our industry continues to face.

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REVIEW: Love, Love, Love – Lyric Hammersmith
Rachel Stirling as Sandra, Nicholas Burns as Kenneth and Isabella Laughland as Rose - Photo: Helen Maybanks

REVIEW: Love, Love, Love – Lyric Hammersmith

Mike Bartlett's play about inter-generational conflict gets a welcome revival "You're completely off the leash at the moment. I dont know what you're up to" Ken to Sandra in 'Act…

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REVIEW: Not Talking, Arcola Theatre (2018)
David Horovitch as James and Lawrence Walker as Mark, Gemma Lawrence as Amanda with her back to us - Photo: Lidia Crisafulli

REVIEW: Not Talking, Arcola Theatre (2018)

Mike Bartlett is well on his way to becoming established as our best living British playwright. I see only Tom Stoppard as his competition. Twelve years ago, this was his first play, not published until 2011 by Methuen as a part of the first collection of Mike Bartlett plays but Not Talking had never been produced onstage until James Hillier of Defibrillator proposed it.

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