A play of imagined experiences based on the true story of successful 19th-century black actor Ira Aldridge, Red Velvet explores a vivid life that had disappeared from public consciousness and theatre history.
Four clergymen seek to make sense of their mission while being torn in all directions by the Church of England. After a critically lauded debut in 1990 at London’s National Theatre, Racing Demon went on to earn universal acclaim.
The acclaimed comedy troupe Culture Clash spent three months interviewing about 70 Miami residents for this mix of vignettes about urban renewal, crime, hurricanes and immigration, as well as where to get a plate of arroz con pollo served by a six foot drag queen.
10by10 is a project developed and produced by Eclipse Theatre - Britain's leading black-led national touring company. 10 writers. 10 cities. 10 films. North London: Raymond sits in a prison cell reflecting on life on the outside.
This CinePlay adaptation highlights issues of social inequality and portrays the damaging effects of power.
In the sequel to Reasons to be Pretty, Greg, Steph, Carly, and Kent return a little older, but not necessarily wiser. And don’t worry if you haven’t met them before―there’s more than enough humour and humanity to usher you into the second act of their lives.
What does it mean to be pretty? Do you really need someone to validate your appearance? Neil LaBute tackles our obsession with physical beauty head-on in a work nominated for multiple Tony® and Drama Desk Awards.
The artist Mark Rothko has just hired Ken, an aspiring artist, to be his assistant—and errand boy. Ken discovers that Rothko’s temper can run hot; but as he gets to know his boss better, he finds that Rothko has opened him up to more than just painting.
A series of one-act plays from one of the master stage writers of our time. Through the darkly comedic Bobby Gould in Hell, Reunion and The Shawl, Mamet explores fate, divorce, family, affection and clairvoyance...
William Shakespeare’s Richard II draws on Holinshed’s Chronicles, as well as Samuel Daniel’s verse history of the Wars of the Roses, with the notable addition of the garden scene.
Bullingbrook is banished by King Richard II – only to return with an army at his heels – in this twisting and tortuous take on how vanity, naivety and entitlement led to the betrayal and downfall of a misguided monarch.
William Shakespeare’s history plays were written out of sequence, and Richard III was written before Richard II, its first printing describing it as a ‘tragedy’. Unusually, the play opens with a soliloquy from its protagonist.
The Wars of the Roses are raging and the Machiavellian Richard of York, Duke of Gloucester, is plotting to seize the throne from his brother, the undisputed King Edward IV.
The jester Rigoletto is cursed after he encourages the Duke of Mantua to seduce a courtier's daughter. When Rigoletto's daughter Gilda falls in love with the Duke, the curse begins to take effect.
Robert Carsen's new version of Handel's classic fantasy of lovesick warriors and avenging witches transplants Rinaldo into a new era.
In this outrageous comedy, playwright David Mamet skewers everything from sexuality to the justice system to world peace. In a world where nothing is as it seems, prepare to be offended!
Romeo and Juliet is one of William Shakespeare's most popular and frequently performed plays. The most iconic love story of all time, this is an epic-scale tragedy of desire and revenge.
Despite the bitter rivalry that exists between their families, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet have fallen madly in love. But when the feud escalates into violence, the young couple embark on a dangerous mission to preserve their love at any cost.