Live music from Jazz New Blood
Live music by Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar and vocals) and Roella Oloro (piano) from Jazz New Blood.
Reuben Feels presents ‘The Last Dance’
The Last Dance’ explores love, life and connection in the 21st century. Set in a strict dystopian institute that boasts 100% matchmaking success rates, those who pass through the doors soon realise the high price of love. Pearl Wise goes to Hoxton Hall to meet the organisers Natalie Marsland and Isabel Soden from immersive production company Reuben Feels.
From the 1st – 26th November 2016, Tickets
Jonny Virgo talks to
Jorge Lopes Ramos and Persis Jade Maravala from ZU-UK an Anglo-Brazilian immersive theatre production company based at Stratford Gasworks.
SOUL by Ray Williams
On April Fool’s Day 1984, hours before his 45th birthday,Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father in the shared family home they called the ‘Big House.’ What happened there – and whether it was murder or suicide – has been shrouded in mystery since.
Revealing what really happened during Marvin Gaye’s haunting final days and celebrating his extraordinary life,Soul is a searing portrait of the pitfalls of the American dream. Not just the story of Marvin Gaye, but of many a musical icon whose family life has been crushed by the effects of their stardom.
Hackney Empire 15 June -3rd July,
Big House Theatre presents Knife Edge
Some of the cast from Big House Theatre musical director Louise Wellby live from the studio for an interview and taster of their latest show Knife Edge.
Re:Home – What happened to the residents of the Beaumont Estate?
We talk to Cressida Brown director at OffStage Theatre and the actors of Re:Home a play currently on at the Yard Theatre about her unique approach to site specific verbatim theatre. Re:Home is the sequel of Cressida Brown’s 2006 production, Home, made and performed before the demolition of the Beaumont Estate in Leyton. In 2016, Cressida revisits the Beaumont Estate and the people she interviewed 10 years ago.
City Impro Live in the Studio
Svavar & Anna from City Impro join us in the studio for some live improvisation and to tell us about there upcoming Shoreditch Improv Festival on the 19th, 20th, 21st February.
17 November – 12 December
Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL
Cabinet of Cynics and Stepping Out Theatre presents: The Divided Laing
London, 1970. Experimental psychiatrist R.D. Laing is facing eviction from his pioneering acid-asylum in the East End’s Kingsley Hall. Local residents are up in arms – and to make matters worse, Ronnie’s revolutionary colleague David Cooper is flipping out on the roof…
With his personal life going down the pan and his mental state heading the same way, Ronnie takes an acid trip to the future to save the legacy of his therapeutic organisation, The Philadelphia Association. Will it be a one-way ticket to madness – or can breakdown sometimes mean breakthrough?
Alan Cox plays Ronnie Laing in this provocative, freewheeling comedy by the acclaimed playwright and journalist Patrick Marmion.
Michael Kingsbury (In Lambeth, Ying Tong) directs the world premiere production on the 50th anniversary of The Philadelphia Association and of Laing’s experimental asylum at Kingsley Hall in Bromley by Bow.
Director Sarah Warren talks about how she managed to write, act and direct MLE (My Little Eye), a film that’s being screened at the East End Film Festival at the moment. Also Producer Paul Benun joined the interview and they both spoke about the project funded by 200 kick starters and how she even got her mum to play a role in the film.
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants is a theatre company that combines their love for classic plays with the energy of communities to make theatre accessible to diverse audiences.
Artistic Director Jenni Buckman and Director Tânia Azevedo spoke to us about how their work with communities inspires their script writing and they also unveil some details about their upcoming play Piece Of Silk.