REVIEW: Look No Hands, Pleasance Theatre (Digital)

Based on true events, Lila Clements has created a surprisingly uplifting play about cycling, trauma and the power of moving forward in the wake of an accident. Written and performed by Lila Clements on whose own experiences this play is based, this is a deeply personal play (and what I would imagine to be deeply… Read More

Interview With…Max Percy

We chatted to Max about Dumbledore is So Gay playing at the Pleasance Theatre from the 21st to the 26th September. Hi Max, could you explain more about what Dumbledore Is So Gay is about? Without giving too much away, I feel like it’s a play that really confronts how to live authentically as a queer person… Read More

Interview With…Lila Clements

We chatted to Lila about the world premiere of her play Look, No Hands at the Pleasance Theatre. Could you explain what Look, No Hands is about? Look, No Hands is a new solo play which is centred around a real life cycling collision I had back in 2010. It follows the story of Vee,… Read More

NEWS: Pleasance Theatre To Reopen With Fringe Futures Festival

The theatre in Islington is teaming up with  VAULT Creative Arts to present the festival which will take place from the 17th May. The Pleasance in Islington is set to open its doors to audiences once more on the 17th May with a programme filled with comedy, theatre, drag and musicals. in order to make… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 19th April 2020

Here’s Love London Love Culture’s weekly guide to what has been proving popular on the site this week… Interview with director Anthony Alderson: we chatted to Anthony about the struggles for theatre during this difficult time as well as why he loves theatre and the arts so much. Review of The Phantom of the Opera… Read More

Interview with…Anthony Alderson

The Director of the Pleasance Theatre Trust spoke to Emma Clarendon about his love of theatre and the impact Covid-19 will have on the industry. Hi Anthony, thanks so much for talking to me. How are you coping at the moment with everything that is going on? I am extremely fortunate, I am used to… Read More

Interview With…Daniel Goldman

The director chatted to Emma Clarendon about bringing The Rage of Narcissus to the Pleasance Theatre. Hi Daniel – could you tell me more about what The Rage of Narcissus is about? Yes. Of course! It’s the story of Sergio Blanco – a professor-playwright and the author of the play – who arrives in Ljubljana to… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for World Premiere of Fix

Julie Tsang’s play will premiere at the Pleasance Theatre from the 14th January. Full casting has been announced for Jen Tan’s upcoming production of Fix, playing at the Pleasance Theatre from the 14th January until the 1st February. This world premiere production is set to star: Mikey Anthony-Howe (Kevin) and Tina Chiang (Li Na). Mikey Anthony-Howe’s previous stage… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for European Premiere of Kill Climate Deniers

Full casting has been confirmed for Nic Connaughton’s production, playing at the Pleasance Theatre from the 4th June. It has been confirmed that joining the cast of the European premiere of Kill Climate Deniers will be Home and Away’s Kelly Paterniti as Bekken, the critically acclaimed stand-up Bec Hill as Catch, Coronation Street’sHannah Ellis Ryan… Read More

REVIEW: Night of the Living Dead Live, Pleasance Theatre

The stage production based on George A Romero’s classic horror film is a lively and surprisingly funny show to watch – even if the plot is a bit thin. Zombies. Check. Chaos. Check. Audience getting covered in blood. Check. This is just a few of the things to expect from Benji Sperring’s lively and surprisingly… Read More