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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Eliza Clark’s BookTok sensation Boy Parts becomes a one-woman show by Natasha Tripney

Aimée Kelly will star in adaptation of the 2020 novel about an artist who takes explicit photographs of young men Eliza Clark’s 2020 debut novel Boy Parts, a brutal artworld satire-cum-th…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:25AM
Monday, August 21, 2023

‘We’ve had one Fleabag. We can’t have another’ – has the legendary Edinburgh hit become a curse? by Natasha Tripney

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s uncouth one-woman show is seen as the epitome of festival success. But 10 years on, we speak to three fringe performers battling to escape its long shadow Ten years …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:07PM
Monday, May 15, 2023

‘Gone, but still here’: how vanished flight MH370 is reflected in a father’s dementia by Natasha Tripney

A new theatre show by Helgard Haug weaves together the tragedy of the 2014 flight disaster with the slow decline of her parent. She explains how the two stories came together On 8 March 2014…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:12AM
Tuesday, April 18, 2023

‘She was transgressing expectations’: the Victorian war artist who inspired a drag show by Natasha Tripney

Her military painting was such a sensation that it was bought by Queen Victoria. A new play explores Elizabeth Southerden Thompson’s trailblazing art, her privilege – and the prejudice s…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:48AM
Monday, April 17, 2023

Among Faceless Offices, a Theater Taking Risks by Natasha Tripney

The New Diorama in London is placing bets on small troupes, inviting them onto its stage and giving them help to thrive. With two shows now in the West End, its gambles are paying off.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 11:32AM
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Boldly not going: zero-travel ‘touring’ play paves the way for eco theatre by Natasha Tripney

Using local creatives and actors, director Katie Mitchell’s A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction is a narrative response to the climate crisis and an experiment in sustainability …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:45AM
Monday, November 21, 2022

Operation Mincemeat: ‘little victory’ for fringe theatre as musical marches into West End by Natasha Tripney

SpitLip’s award-winning show, based on an audacious episode of wartime espionage, takes over from The Woman in Black at the Fortune theatre ‘It feels completely unbelievable. And, also, …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:32AM
Monday, September 12, 2022

‘A call to arms’: Sophie Melville returns to furious drama about austerity’s brutal impact by Natasha Tripney

It was her breakout role – and now the actor is starring once more in Gary Owen’s Iphigenia in Splott, a play that resonates with her personally and politically ‘It feels even more urg…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:25AM
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

‘I want to do things I’ve never done’: The History Boys’ Samuel Barnett on his new one-man show by Natasha Tripney

Making his fringe debut with a show about a troubled standup, the actor explains why he loves solo performance, his issues with The History Boys, and why this government’s days are numbere…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:42AM
Monday, May 9, 2022

‘A revolution that never happened’: The Gunpowder Plot at the Tower of London by Natasha Tripney

Virtual reality and live performance combine in a show that asks audiences to consider if political violence is ever justifiable In a series of vaults adjacent to the Tower of London that us…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:18AM
Sunday, April 24, 2022

Independent Theatre in Romania: “You Can’t Change the System from the Inside” by Natasha Tripney

Founded in 2015, Theatre Arts Group (TAG) is an independent theatre company in Romania that trains and supports emerging artists. Artistic director Gabriela Dumitru talks about international…

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Saturday, March 5, 2022

“The Double Life” by Natasha Tripney

Teatri Oda, Prishtina (part of the Kosovo Theatre Showcase) There are more people in the world who are either functionally bilingual or multilingual than those who are monolingual. While man…

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Monday, February 21, 2022

Uncanny Valley: the moving one-man play – starring an animatronic robot by Natasha Tripney

It was a play that gave us the word “robot” – and now an android is the performer in a groundbreaking new production. But can it make us laugh – and cry? A figure sits alone on sta…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:03AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

‘I thought I’d written a stinker’ – Alistair McDowall on global hit Pomona and new play The Glow by Natasha Tripney

He’s written horrors, thrillers and sci-fi odysseys. As his new play about Victorian spiritualism opens, the dramatist explains why no territory is out of bounds for theatre, not even Plut…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:03PM
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The billionaire and the Bolivian train cemetery: bold epic Rare Earth Mettle by Natasha Tripney

Playwright Al Smith discusses his continent-hopping new work about the climate crisis, inspired by rusting locomotives and the Lithium Triangle in the Andes There was a worry that when theat…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:18AM
Monday, October 4, 2021

‘Soul of the town’: Mostar’s beloved bridge inspires tale of romance and war by Natasha Tripney

Igor Memic’s award-winning drama Old Bridge, staged at the Bush theatre in London, charts teenage romance at a time ‘when the world stopped spinning’ The bridge in the middle of Mostar…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:42AM
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Stages of grief: how theatre is helping communities say goodbye by Natasha Tripney

After lockdown made collective mourning impossible, two new productions are remembering lost loved ones – and making a case for theatre’s social use One of the many things that lockdown …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:36AM
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Gatsby, Ripley and the fake heiress: inside the tech fantasy Anna X by Natasha Tripney

Journalist turned playwright Joseph Charlton on how the Anna Sorokin case inspired his play about identity and power, starring Emma Corrin One night, while out with friends in London and loo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:48PM

From fantastic views to fox urine: the joys and perils of outdoor theatre by Natasha Tripney

Faced with indoor restrictions, theatres are venturing outside, and creating thrilling work in the process. Brollies at the ready! Modern Toss on the summer of culture to come This summer, w…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:33AM
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

An impossible dream? The trouble with utopian dramas by Natasha Tripney

While many writers have created troubling dystopian visions, few plays have imagined better futures. But the act of theatre itself can embrace utopianism When the UK entered its first lockdo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:42AM
Saturday, November 7, 2020

Play with the format: how theatre shows are dispensing with the stage by Natasha Tripney

Undeterred by Covid, theatre-makers are beaming innovative plays into people’s homes via Zoom, WhatsApp and Minecraft Since mid-March, theatre-makers have been faced with a dilemma: how d…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:32AM
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Belarus Free Theatre: Britain is in danger of authoritarianism by Natasha Tripney

Natalia Kaliada and Nikolai Khalezin explain how political exile prepared them for lockdown and why their latest project is about fairytales The coronavirus outbreak has forced theatre-maker…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:32AM
Monday, March 30, 2020

Natasha Tripney: It’s time to mend the cracks in our society by Natasha Tripney

Theatre is an art form of proximity. A roomful of people all focused on the same thing. This is true even in

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Coronavirus: Hampstead Theatre to share past productions online by Natasha Tripney

Hampstead Theatre has announced that, in collaboration with the Guardian, it will re-release the live-stream recordings of three past productions, including Mike

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 06:19AM
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Where Do We Go Now? review – ‘six short, sharp plays about class, theatre and the politics of whose voices we value’ by Natasha Tripney

Under the artistic directorship of Chris Sonnex, the Bunker – winner of fringe theatre of the year at The Stage Awards –

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 08:22AM
Friday, March 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Pentabus Theatre to make its shows available online by Natasha Tripney

Pentabus Theatre has announced it will release recordings of past shows on its website and social media channels for free, in response

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 02:18PM

Coronavirus: Chichester Festival Theatre creates online community resources by Natasha Tripney

Chichester Festival Theatre has launched a number of online projects designed to support the local community during the coronavirus crisis, including a

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 12:12PM
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Coronavirus: National Student Drama Festival will take place online by Natasha Tripney

The National Student Drama Festival has relaunched as a virtual festival, following the closure of theatres due to the coronavirus outbreak. The

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 12:12PM

The best European theatre to watch online by Natasha Tripney

While people remain isolated during the coronavirus crisis, European theatres have been mining their archives and making them available online. Natasha Tripney

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 11:53AM
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Musical theatre composers to perform new work in online concert by Natasha Tripney

Musical theatre composers will be performing new work from their homes as part of an online concert, which audiences can watch tomorrow

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 10:12AM

Theatre Uncut’s Bubble review – ‘an experiment in digital storytelling’ by Natasha Tripney

This is the way it’s going to be from now on. Sitting on your sofa in pairs or alone watching a screen.

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 06:50AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards