REVIEW: The Old House, The Actors Centre (Online)

This painful and heartbreaking play beautifully explores the relationship between mother and daughter – as Alzheimer’s begins to take hold. Written and performed by Kate Maravan, The Old House is a wonderfully vivid and honest look at the impact that Alzheimer’s has on families as seen through the eyes of one mother and daughter. Based… Read More

REVIEW: In Search of a White Identity, The Actors Centre (Online)

This powerful two hander explores issues that have been particularly been sharpened into focus with the events of this year. Originally part of The Actors Centre’s working class season curated by Actor Awareness in 2019,Cliffordkuju Henry’s raw and intense play has been reimagined to fit with the tumultuous events of this year – doing so… Read More

First Look At…In Search of a White Identity, The Actors Centre

Images have today been released for the upcoming digital production, being made available from the 27th November. Directed by Victoria Evaristo, In Search of a White Identity interrogates race, class and masculinity and forms part of the new season of on demand theatre from The Actors Centre. Patrick and Mickey grew up together, so when… Read More

REVIEW: Fission, The Actor’s Centre (Online)

Ewan Pollitt’s tense but heartfelt play examines grief and how it affects your perspective on the people you love. For such a short play, Ewan Pollitt manages to explore a range of issues with great depth – even if its nineteen minute running time does leave the audience with one or two questions. Based on… Read More

Interview With… James Hillier

The director chatted to Emma Clarendon about Sunnymead Court, playing at the Tristan Bates Theatre from the 22nd September. Hi James, it’s fantastic to hear that Sunnymead Court is going to be performed on stage. How are you feeling about it? It’s a dream that we are able to be making theatre, although in quite… Read More

REVIEW: Moment of Grace, Backstory Ensemble, The Actors Centre

This three character play based around Princess Diana’s visit to a London’s hospital’s first AIDS unit in 1987 – is immensely thoughtful and emotional. Originally conceived as a play, Bren Gosling’s effective piece is transformed in to a film which explores prejudice, compassion, misunderstanding, grief and regret through the eyes of three very different characters… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 21st June 2020

Find out what has been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week… Review of In the Wings: Episode 1: earlier this week we caught up with the first episode of new online series In the Wings. The series celebrates new musical theatre shows which have had to be postponed due to Covid-19. Recorded… Read More

REVIEW: Declan, The Actors Centre (Online)

This new play written and performed by Alistair Hall is an intense look at isolation and the effects it has psychologically. It has to be said that I have been pondering exactly what to say about this new play from Alistair Hall, debuting online through The Actors Centre now to help support the theatre while… Read More

NEWS: New Play Declan to Make Debut Online

Written and performed by Alistair Hall will be available to watch online from the 19th June. It has been announced that Alistair Hall’s play will be streamed online to help raise funds for The Actors Centre having closed its doors temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Set in a Wiltshire suburb, Declan is a contemporary ghost story,… Read More

Interview With…Alex Gwyther

The actor and writer chatted to Emma Clarendon about his new play Ripped, playing at The Actors Centre on the 22nd and 23rd July before heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Hi Alex thanks so much for talking to me. Could you explain a little more about what ‘Ripped’ is about? After being raped in an… Read More