Listings including text "theatre503"

Shining Darkly: Mucky Kid at Theatre503

Richly tragic viewing, Mucky Kid uses the tale of an escaped convict to explore themes about child protection, abuse, mental illness, coming of age and fear of the unforgivable impulses within. At Theatre 503.

Saturday 16th November 2013 Read more...
Striking drama set in Pinochet's Chile: Children of Fate at the CFL Art Cafe, Bussey Building

Important and relevant, this play shows the complex tragedy of what it means to live under a dictatorship. Robert Shaw's new production is thought-provoking, dark and realistic, but without any efforts by its writer to contextualise the situation, we end up feeling slightly short-changed. At CFL Art Cafe, Bussey Building.

Monday 4th November 2013 Read more...
New writing for the here and now: Hotbed Festival Double Bill at Theatre503

Three short pieces of new writing at Theatre503 receive a beautiful staging and performance. The night intelligently questions the individual, how the individual operates in relationships, and how relationships operate in our expanding and fast-paced global community.

Tuesday 22nd October 2013 Read more...
The holy ground of the working class: Land of Our Fathers at Theatre503

Engaging from the outset, the play hits the audience with a mining disaster only seconds after an explosion that traps six miners. The fact that it is 1979 adds even greater tension. At Theatre503.

Tuesday 24th September 2013 Read more...
Parenting ain't easy: Where the Shot Rabbits Lay at the White Bear Theatre Club

Brad Birch's star may be on the rise, but this lukewarm production of one of his subtler plays leaves much to be desired: prescriptive direction and design and staid acting combine to create a rather dull story of the trials and tribulations of parenting. At the White Bear Theatre Club.

Thursday 19th September 2013 Read more...
Noli Me Tangere: Cake and Congo at Theatre 503

Laura McCluskey continues to impress with a heartfelt and moving play about lapdancing, trauma and the saving grace of friendship.

Tuesday 3rd September 2013 Read more...
Charming: Ernie at Theatre503

Ernie Holt was just a normal man, and yet this show is the story of his life, told through bouncy, spritely physical theatre by his grandson, James Craze. The warm, affectionate retelling and excellent theatrical technique make for a delightful evening, and it's hard not to get emotionally involved with the simple charm of James and Ernie, all wrapped into one. At Theatre503.

Thursday 22nd August 2013 Read more...
Flourishing: Off Cut Roots at Theatre503

A pair of new one act plays courtesy of Off Cuts Festival offshoot Off Cut Roots make for a pleasant contrast at Theatre503.

Thursday 8th August 2013 Read more...
A play for our time: Something There That's Missing at Theatre503

Something There That's Missing is a play for our time, reflecting personal cultural negotiations with love, and lots of laughter. At Theatre503.

Thursday 25th July 2013 Read more...
Love and confusion on the Quayside: Our Share of Tomorrow at Theatre503

Our Share of Tomorrow is a love story. But, like all memorable love stories, it is also about life; the opportunities missed; the things left unsaid, and the lessons left to be learnt. Our Share of Tomorrow is certainly a play worth seeing. At Theatre503.

Thursday 20th June 2013 Read more...
An evening of Thatcher-bashing: ThatcherWrite at Theatre503

Theatre503's new programme of short plays offer a mostly tongue-in-cheek presentation of Britain's only female Prime Minister that, whilst certainly entertaining, seemed a bit too hung up on showing up the negatives of her time in power to take the oppurtunity of an in-depth exploration of her character.

Thursday 13th June 2013 Read more...
Win Two Tickets to Our Share of Tomorrow!

Win a pair of tickets to see Our Share of Tomorrow, critically acclaimed story of love, grief and loyalty at Theatre503!

Thursday 13th June 2013 Read more...
Angsty poetic marvel: Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against A Brick Wall at Soho Theatre

Brad Birch's exceptionally long-titled full-length professional debut showcases an excitingly original voice – flawed, but still very striking. Add to that the professional stage debut from an equally exciting performer, and there're two solid reasons to head down to the Soho Theatre.

Tuesday 4th June 2013 Read more...
Hideously hilarious: The Life of Stuff at Theatre503

Originally staged in 1993, this darkly comic piece is revived for the first time as part of Theatre503's Second Look initiative, where neglected modern classics are brought back to public consciousness. A few niggles aside, I think this gruesome, brutal, yet still strangely human play certainly deserves its place here.

Monday 15th April 2013 Read more...
Young girls' trials: Desolate Heaven at Theatre503

Ailís Ní Ríain's coming-of-age story combines fairy-tale fantasy and gritty realism in Theatre503's first play of their new season of "groundbreaking plays". This is a perfect embodiment of Theatre503's commitment to bold new writing: difficult and striking, it's not an easy morsel to digest, but the innovation and quality of the work are undeniable.

Monday 11th February 2013 Read more...
Grasp on humanity: Freak/Staunch/Closure at Theatre503

Writer/director Anna Jordan's work gets a welcome outing with three of her pieces proving Theatre503's reputation as the home of "fearless new writing" this week. Covering sex, death and relationships, it's a soul-baring evening that cements her reputation as one of the most exciting new writers in the capital.

Thursday 31st January 2013 Read more...
Too quick-fire: Festopia! at Theatre503

Festopia! at Theatre503 is a festival of short plays set in the future, plays selected from a significant number submitted to Little Pieces of Gold in 2012. The first half comprises four plays of varying lengths – 10 to 15 minutes each. The second half is a substantially longer single, one act play.

Sunday 27th January 2013 Read more...
Family Values: Steve And Then It Ended at Theatre503

Performed at Theatre503, Steve And Then It Ended recounts the story of one family’s last day on earth, spent eating a TV dinner. Although a little stunted, this comedic yet touching tale really makes you think about what matters most in life, with plenty of laughs along the way.

Saturday 12th January 2013 Read more...
Win Two Tickets to Steve And Then It Ended at Theatre503!

Win two tickets to Steve And Then It Ended, debut play from Royal Court Studio writer Adam Usden at Theatre503!

Monday 7th January 2013 Read more...
Gender-neutral: XY at Theatre503

This Sunday last, I went along to Theatre503, above the Latchmere pub in Clapham, to see XY, a collection of short plays that were non-gender specific. The twist was that two of the plays were repeated with different casts and by different directors. It was a clever production idea and one that kept the audience involved and interested throughout.

Wednesday 12th December 2012 Read more...