With only a dead horse and his own conscience for company, Stephen Rea muses on life and the wild West in Sam Shepard’s monologue, produced by the Abbey Theatre Dublin, which opened at the Almeida last night.
Spandex, cheesy music, tight coloured jeans, more spandex, comedy mispronunciation, dodgy presenting, a little more spandex and some controversial voting. This is the world of Eurobeat, a loving pastiche of all things Eurovision.
The Menier Chocolate Factory is to follow the light-hearted musical They’re Playing Our Song with its first foray into Jacobean tragedy. The venue’s production of John Webster’s The White Devil plays from 3 October to 15 November (press night 8 October).
Who knew that Brecht wrote pantomime? The German playwright is more famous for his epic themes and seriousness of topic than his ability to entice a titter, yet in Hampstead theatre’s production of Turandot, we have the UK premiere of Brecht’s only comedy.