Interview With… Ricky Dujany

Love London Love Culture spoke to writer and director Ricky Dujany about his latest play about Thomas Sankara the President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987, playing at the Cockpit Theatre from the 20th March.  Hi Ricky, thank you so much for talking to Love London Love Culture. Could you tell me a little… Read More

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NEWS: The Cockpit Launches Theatre Maker

The theatre has announced details of Theatre Maker, a theatre-making hub which will centre around classes, workshops, drop-ins, scratch nights and showcases designed to specifically help people make their own work. With Theatre Maker, the Cockpit Theatre will bring together a variety of classes together with affordable space hire, showcase opportunities and meet-ups in a scheme designed to… Read More

NEWS: Artemis Fitzalan Howard’s Gate to Premiere at The Cockpit Theatre

Deadpan Theatre will present Artemis Fitzalan Howard’s new play Gate at the Cockpit Theatre from the 13th to the 24th September.  Directed by Sadie Spencer, Artemis Fitzalan Howard’s latest play challenges the theories of the great ‘thinkers’ such as when evolutionists tell us that we’re just trying to spread our genes, economists tell us that all we do… Read More

PREVIEW: Cosmic Trigger, Cockpit Theatre

Love & Will Productions and the Cockpit Theatre are to present the first full run of Daisy Campbell’s adaptation of Wilson’s seminal countercultural text Cosmic Trigger, playing at the Cockpit Theatre from the 4th May.  In 1976, playwright and director Ken Campbell staged Robert Anton Wilson’s, Illuminatus! – a nine-hour stage epic play that helped launch the… Read More

NEWS: New Musical Based on Barbara Pym Novel to Play at Cockpit Theatre

Following a one-off concert performance at RADA, The Mirror Never Lies will play at the Cockpit Theatre from the 14th to the 18th November.  The new musical is based on Barbara Pym’s novel The Sweet Dove Died and is a bitter sweet story of the power of beauty that will transport audiences back to the 1960’s.… Read More

Review Round Up: 27, Cockpit Theatre

This new musical written by Sam Cassidy and Matt Wills follows the story of Orpheus, a rock star whose experiences of fame lead him down a path of self-destruction. But how has it gone down with critics?  A Younger Theatre: “it is simply not interesting enough a take on modern celebrity culture (even the rock music feels… Read More

Shows Opening in September….

August is nearly over and it’s time to think about the new productions that are coming into London for the new theatre season!    Waiting for Godot, St James Theatre Studio: this new comedy to hit the London stage, written by Dave Hanson is directed by Mark Bell, the critically acclaimed director of The Play That… Read More

NEWS: Cast Confirmed for World Premiere of 27

Cast for the world premiere production of new rock musical 27, directed  by former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips has been confirmed today.  Running at the Cockpit Theatre from the 8th September, this new musical will include in its cast: Ryan Molloy (Jersey Boys, Godspell), Cassie Compton (Wicked, American Psycho), Greg Oliver (Spring Awakening, The Prodigals)… Read More

Arlene Phillips to Direct New Musical 27

The renowned choreographer and director is to direct the world premiere of new rock musical 27, which will run at the Cockpit Theatre from the 8th September until the 22nd October.  This new musical to hit the London stage follows the story of Orpheus, a would-be rock star whose fame and notoriety take him on a… Read More

Review: Hamlet, Cockpit Theatre

The question isn’t to be or not to be, but rather is this different version of Hamlet Shakespeare’s Hamlet? The Hamlet text that Ilissos Theatre Company have chosen to perform at the Cockpit Theatre is a quicker and more energetic piece that the cast perform with great intensity. This particular text, as the director Charles… Read More