Rosenbaum’s Rescue, Park Theatre
One cold and wintry day in Denmark in 2001 Abraham (David Bamber) and his wife Sara (Julia Swift) are awaiting the arrival of her ex-husband Lars (Neil McCaul) and his daughter Ava (Dorothea Myer-Bennett) as Lars wishes to interview Abraham for a book he’s writing. Both men knew each other as boys when the Nazis…
Dialektikon, Park Theatre
Dialektikon is appropriate at this time of year. Theatres are full of pantomimes, re-workings of fairy tales, so why not a left-leaning and timely one?
Distance, Park Theatre
Review by Esmee West-Agboola Alex McSweeney’s Distance playing at The Park Theatre displays an innovative representation of the experience of depression, but with a slightly wandering narrative. Distance is a fitting title for this play as we learn quickly that Steven (Adam Burton) has become a spectator of his own life, rather than a person…
A Passage to India, Park Theatre
Review by Oliver Wake Edwin Morgan Forster published his fifth novel, A Passage to India, in 1924. It was an instant success, and has now attained ‘classic’ status. Its story of colonial abuses, racism and friendship in British India before the First World War remains shocking and deeply moving. To me it is one of…
Daisy Pulls It Off, Park Theatre
Daisy Pull It Off only works if the performers get the tone right. In Park Theatre’s production, they do it perfectly – it’s a hilarious show.
The Secondary Victim, Park Theatre
The Secondary Victim is a psychologically dense and often intense dialogue between broken people.
Wartime Thriller Pressure announces tour and casting
Based on the remarkable real-life tale of two warring Allied meteorologists tasked with predicting the weather conditions for the D Day landings, David Haig’s acclaimed play Pressure will embark on a UK tour before transferring to London’s Park Theatre. The national press night will take place on Tuesday 3rd April, 7pm at Park Theatre, London. 72 hours prior to the D…
Interview with Matthew Campling on The Secondary Victim
What is ‘The Secondary Victim’ about? The drama of therapy and the therapy of drama! Ali is a respected wife and counsellor. But her harmonious life is torn apart when a young male ex-client make allegations of sexual misconduct against her. These allegations go to an Ethical Hearing. The stakes are high – if any…
Fishskin Trousers, Park Theatre
Elizabeth Kuri’s Fishskin Trousers is an ambitious play, a story of loss, grief and mythology spanning eight centuries, featuring only three characters. Mab (Jessica Carroll), a servant woman in the 12th Century, gives an account of her encounters with the Wild Man of Orford, a half-man/half-fish, dragged ashore in nets by fisherman and locked up…