What to catch this Spring
Updated: Mar 12, 2019
✨ FREDDIE HUTCHINS
It’s official - Spring has sprung. And as we all emerge from our winter caves blearily blinking into the sunlight, thoughts naturally turn to what there might be to do back out in the big wide world...
Well, allow us to fill you in.
Believe the hype. It’s lovely: original, theatrical and full of spirited performances from actors and musicians alike. The overwhelming impression is one of a committed cast collaborating to tell the extraordinary story of a community who, overnight, rose to the needs of an international community of visitors stranded on their doorstep. Timely, much? Definitely. And just as our friend Nick Curtis puts it: “This is the show we all need right now.”
The Hiddleston Bandwagon is a-rollin’ into town… and if you’re not on it already and want to be, you’d better look sharp. Where Jamie Lloyd’s Pinter at the Pinter season has, til now, inevitably been something of an aficionado’s offering, the casting of Hiddleston in Pinter’s best-known (and best?) work is unashamedly aimed at drawing in a wider audience. Already one of the hottest tickets in town, the show is currently in previews. Reviews aside, there are unlikely to be many tickets around come opening night.
Marianne Elliot is the formidable directing talent behind Company - the sleeper hit currently wrapping up its widely acclaimed, 9 Olivier Award nominated run on the West End. Next, she’s turning her attention toward Arthur Miller’s iconic play 70 years after it was first written. There really are only a handful of tickets left for this already, but if you can bag one, I’ll eat my hat if you end up regretting it.
The dark horse in the pack, this is a piece of experimental theatre with rock-solid credentials. Writer Ella Hickson, director Natalie Abrahami and actor Phoebe Fox make a formidable troika of theatrical talent. In Anna they team together to present a 'tense new thriller' in which every member of the audience is equipped with their own pair of headphones, listening in on the story of a couple living in East Berlin.
SHANGRI-LA HOTEL AT THE SHARD
We hate to blow our own trumpet, but there's also some rather good theatre going on half way up the Shard, courtesy of us. Our ongoing partnership with the Shangri-La Hotel sees us taking over their £10k/night signature suite for one night a month to perform site-specific domestic comedies in a living room that most of us could only dream of getting a glimpse of. We've got shows on March 14th, April 4th and May 2nd and tickets are available here. With a glass of champagne included and a backdrop that can't be taken for granted, it's one of the most unique theatrical nights in town.
I’m just going to leave this here. Love it or hate it, you know it’s happening. I can’t wait.