The Surprise Party Direction: Conrad Newport (written by Dave Armstrong) Circa Theatre; Circa One (January 18 – February 15) In The Surprise Party – Dave Armstrong’s biting new satire – a minority party is elevated far beyond their station due to a series of scandals rocking the bigger players. We first join the action on […]
The Pink Hammer Direction: Conrad Newport (written by Michele Amas) Circa Theatre; Circa One (September 7 – October 5) The Pink Hammer is simply not very good. It pains me to say it as I’ve spent the last two or three years talking up almost everything I’ve seen at Circa (indeed the standard is high). […]
Rants In The Dark Directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford (based on the book by Emily Writes adapted for the stage by Mel Dodge, Lyndee-Jane Rutherford and Bevin Linkhorn) Circa Theatre; Circa One (January 19 – February 16) [Good Times Company] Yes, due to bad holiday-planning I am very late to Rants In The Dark – but I saw the opening night […]
Welcome to episode 142 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and La Petite Chocolat. Now – as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can now get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it there and have it saved in your Spotify library to access each new episode; or via Anchor/FMyou can get the […]
Peter Pan – The Pantomime Direction: Susan Wilson (written by Pinky Agnew & Lorae Parry) Circa Theatre; Circa One (Nov 18 – Dec 23/Jan 2-13) The Circa Theatre end of year panto has been a mainstay across the last year – however last year’s romp through Jack And The Beanstalk felt phoned in, stale. The […]
The Father Direction: Ross Jolly (written by Florian Zeller; translated by Christopher Hampton) Circa Theatre; Circa One (Oct 14 – Nov 11) The Father manages that rare feat: to be profoundly moving and deeply, often darkly, hilarious. Florian Zeller’s script is a masterpiece, the writing just about perfect, an examination of the cruelty of aging […]
WEED Direction: Ross Jolly (written by Anthony McCarten) Circa Theatre; Circa One (July 1 – 29) The play WEED was first performed as a contemporary piece – the playwright Anthony McCarten had the success of Ladies Night behind him and its 1990 premiere was at Circa Theatre in its earlier locale.