Mary Mazzilli

Mary started writing plays in 2001, training first at Soho Theatre and then at the Royal Court. Her play Magical Chairs has been staged at the Southwark Playhouse and at People's Theatre as part of the Beijing International Fringe Festival (2011). Playwriting credits: Old Bags, New Wimbledon Studio; Attempts on a Missing Chair, Old Red Lion and Camden People's Theatre; Wrong Sleep, Cock Tavern Theatre and Etcetera Theatre. She wrote plays for Hampstead Theatre (Generator Project, 2004) and Blue Elephant Theatre (Cavemen, 2005). She holds a PhD in Chinese and Comparative Literature at SOAS, London on Gao Xingjian and Martin Crimp's plays and has lectured in Chinese Theatre and Films at SOAS. She is currently a Research Associate at SOAS and contributor to The Times Literary Supplement, Theatre Voice, British Theatre Guide and What's on Stage. Owner and founder of Lumenis Theatre Company, emerging multicultural touring theatre company based in London.
Egusi Soup

Egusi Soup, debut play from Bruntwood Winning Writer Janice Okoh, is a heart-warming family drama that has all of the ingredients for an entertaining, boulevard-like, theatrical experience. At the Soho Theatre.

Monday 28th May 2012

Shiverman is a play that creates many moral and political dilemmas but, as is sometimes the case, plays that deal with big and important issues don't always get it right. At Theatre503.

Saturday 5th May 2012
His Greatness

After a string of Tennessee Williams’ plays being staged last year in London for his centenary, this production comes in slightly late. But as the writer David MacIvor himself says, this play is subtly inspired by the life of the great writer but is not about him; it is about three men, their lost dreams, and their disillusionment. At the Finborough Theatre.

Monday 30th April 2012
Big and Small

Did we have to wait for Sydney Theatre Company to bring to a London stage a German contemporary classic? Did we have to wait a star like Cate Blanchett to attract audiences and critical attention for a play that in the 1980s was booed and harshly received? The answer to both is yes. And the London audience should but greatful for such a generous gift from overseas. At the Barbican Centre.

Tuesday 17th April 2012
The Girl in the Yellow Dress

Craig Higginson’s second full-length play The Girl in the Yellow Dress opened in London after its well-reviewed showing at Salibsbury Playhouse. It is quite hard to believe that what I saw is the same show that had been so much praised by the critics. At Theatre503.

Monday 26th March 2012
Floyd Collins

There cannot be a better venue that the Vault at Southwark Playhouse for a show about a cave explorer - a revival of Adam Guettel's 1996 musical, this production of Floyd Collins is, without a doubt, an ingenious, well devised musical that has little to do with the light-hearted genre London West End musical audiences are so accustomed to. At the Southwark Playhouse.

Friday 9th March 2012

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