2009

The Author

London: The Author: to Oct 24, 2009
Posted by : Carole Woddis, Sept 30, 2009 – 15.30pm London

The Author

Royal Court Theatre, Jerwood Theatre Upstairs,
Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS
Mon-Sat 7.45, Mats Sats, 4pm
Post-show talk Oct 22
Age guidance 18+

Runs 1hr 20mins without an interval
TICKETS 020 7565 -5000
In person: Mon–Sat, 10am-start of perf or 6pm if no show
On-line: www.royalcourttheatre.co.uk
Sign Interpreted Performances: email boxoffice@royalcourttheatre.com;
Audio-Described Performances: tel: 020 7565 5100;
Captioned Performances: email boxoffice@royalcourttheatre.com

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Sept 29, 2009

Tim Crouch certainly likes to put himself in the hot seat. In a good cause. Continue reading

The Contingency Plan

Bush Theatre, London

London: The Contingency Plan : In repertoire to June 6, 2009

Posted by : Carole Woddis on May 10, 2009 – 13.50pm London

The Contingency Plan

On the Beach; Resilience

Bush Theatre,
Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8QD
7.30; 2.30 & 7.30 Sats for both plays: see website for details

On the Beach runs 2hrs incl one interval;
Resilience runs 2hrs 15 mins incl one interval.

Signed perfs 9 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm Audio Described perfs Sat, 16 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm Captioned perfs Sat, 23 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm

TICKETS: 0208743 5050
In person: Mon– Sat
On-line: www.bushtheatre.co.uk

Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen May 7, 2009

Steve Waters has been brewing up for something special for a while now. Continue reading

The Great Game

Tricycle Theatre, London

What more is there left to say about Nick Kent and the Tricycle Theatre? Having blazed a trail over the past decade with his tribunal stagings and support for black British, American and South African theatre, Nick Kent has now devised a mammoth festival around the subject of Afghanistan that is simply gobsmacking in its scope and reach. Continue reading

Stovepipe

Unit 19, West 12 Centre, Shepherds Bush, London

A stone’s thrown down from The Bush theatre stands the West 12 Shopping Centre. Dwarfed by its pushy new arrival, Westfield, Unit 19 West 12 is now playing host to an unlikely nightly bombardment set in motion by the Bush’s enterprising Josie Rourke in collaboration with the National Theatre. Continue reading

Seven Jewish Children

Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London

Yes, you read it right. 10 minutes, the length of Caryl Churchill’s `response’ to Gaza. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, `quick response’ could be applied as much to the Arts as to the emergency services. Now a quick theatrical response is rare. It evidently takes something traumatic to fire the imagination of artists and writers these days. Gaza has clearly been one of them.

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