Tag Archives: Omnibus Theatre

Tony’s Last Tape

Omnibus Theatre, London. ****

© Robert Day, Philip Bretherton as Tony Benn complete with t-shirt `Say No to Poll Tax 1381'!

© Robert Day, Philip Bretherton as Tony Benn complete with t-shirt `Say No to Poll Tax 1381’!

Omnibus Theatre
Runs: 75 mins without interval
Box Office: phone: 0207 498 4699
Online: www.omnibus-clapham.org

Review of perf seen April 5, 2019:

Marie McCarthy’s Omnibus continues to go from strength to strength.

In this small Clapham backwater, in a building that was once a library, it continues to brim over with stories that deserve to be taken off the shelf once again, dusted down and poured over for what they can tell us about where we are now. Continue reading

To Have to Shoot Irishmen

Omnibus Theatre, Clapham Common, London ****
Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Oct 5, 2018:

&copy, Mike Massaro, Elinor Lawless as Hanna (centre), Gerard Kearns (on piano above), Russell Richardson (left) on violin in designer Rachel Rooney's approximation of a destroyed Dublin and Hanna's dwellings by British soldiers...

© Mike Massaro, Elinor Lawless as Hanna (centre), Robbie O’Neill (back left), Gerard Kearns (on piano above), Russell Richardson (left) on violin in designer Rachel Rooney’s approximation of a destroyed Dublin and Hanna’s dwellings ransacked by British soldiers…

In a comparatively short space of time, Lizzie Nunnery has certainly made her mark. Singer-songwriter as well as playwright, her plays – of which, Narvik, her award-winning evocation of the North Atlantic, the sea and wartime love is one of the most recent – mixes all these elements into dramas that defy total categorisation. Continue reading