Dear theatre friends,
An embarrassment of riches! The Guardian just published a listing of the “hottest” theatre and dance you can watch online. Several I’ve written about before, but there are many more here.You may find that printing out the entire article will aid in remembering those you don’t want to miss.
I’m looking forward to these:
If you haven’t seen Joe Orton’s “What the Butler Saw,” this is a treat from a master playwright who shocked and amused with his irreverent, dark comedy, presented by Curve Theatre, Leicester. This was his last– he died in 1967.
Deidre Kinahan‘s play, “Crossings” is now on the website of Pentabus Theatre. I can’t wait to see it because Deidre’s previous “Moment,” “Bog Boy” and ” Halcyon Days” are all terrific.
I somehow missed this Guardian review of “The Beanfield” or I would have been there when it premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015. Now– I’m not diverted by 2,000 other plays!
Another wonderfully reviewed play, “The Night of the Living Dead– Remix,” comes to us from Imitating the Dog and Leeds Playhouse. I haven’t seen the Romero film, but “Remix” is reputed to be an admirable tribute.
You will notice a box “buy a ticket.” For Imitating the Dog and every other theatre company– your donation may mean the difference between surviving, or folding for good. Please, please support those companies whose work you admire and continue to enjoy.
An unexpected delight on YouTube’s Belarus Free Theatre’s page is Stephen Fry reading “The Selfish Giant” by Oscar Wilde. Please scroll down to get a taste of BFT’s work– even if your Russian is nonexistent! Two full length pieces will broadcast May 2nd and 3rd– I’m hoping these will have English titles.
There are also a few children’s plays listed. Please make a note– either to entertain your own or to pass these along to parents in need of additional resources, now more than ever.
Closer to home, 59e59 Theatre is offering a concert, “Hersey Felder as Irving Berlin,” live from Florence on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 10th– available for 72 hours . Part of the $30 ticket will benefit the theatre, which is still paying its staff.
Finally, Monday night readings at Red Bull Theatre are always exciting. Next Monday, May 4th, do make time for “The Witch of Edmondton.” Check back for future Red Bull Theater LIVE –“Coriolanus” on 5/18; “The Revenger’s Tragedy” on 6/1 and on 6/15, a huge hit for their 2016-17 season, Gogol’s “The Goverment Inspector.”
If you discover other theatre related news– please get in touch: Carol.
I’d like to continue to write because so many have expressed their enjoyment of reading– but I must have content! Send me other theatre related information, or do try to recall a story you’d like me to post.
Carol Tambor publishes a monthly newsletter, which announces worthy shows coming to New York, along with occasional information about London theatre and, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe.