Category: West End

Review: YANK!

Review: YANK!

Guest Review by Matt Richardson.


YANK! comes to London after a successful opening at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester from March 2017. Set in 1943, it tells the story of a young man’s struggle to understand both himself and his feelings, during a period where being a typical headstrong guy in war was seen as the norm. Despite there being no combat scenes in a musical set in one of history’s largest conflicts, the focus on journalism and homosexuality in a time where such love was criminal brings a rare but fresh insight into the era.

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Review: Rotterdam

Review: Rotterdam

A story about transsexuality, self-identity and sacrifice. Witty and gut-wrenching, stylised and simple. Can a single production encompass all these things and leave an audience wanting more? Seldom. Then along comes Rotterdam.

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News: Encompass Bare all with returning new writing night Bare Essentials

News: Encompass Bare all with returning new writing night Bare Essentials

After producing 4 time Off West End Award-nominated show CHUMMY last month, Encompass returns to bringing you astonishing micro-theatre with Bare Essentials, London’s best reviewed new writing night.

Bare Essentials has received repeated critical acclaim for bringing ‘Micro Theatre’ to new audiences since 2012, making it one of the UK’s longest running independent new writing nights. Featuring texts from the world over, brought to life by emerging and established theatremakers, every show promises to both move and surprise by presenting dynamic new work at its most elemental – all for just a tenner!

Expect thrilling drama, hilarious comedies and more, fresh from the pens of award-winning playwrights and the hottest up-and-comers.

 

Bare Essentials plays the Arts Theatre from 15 – 16 July 2017. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.