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The Jazz Age UK premiere scoops four and five star reviews

The Jazz Age UK premiere has scooped four and five star reviews with theatre critics from the Spy in the Stalls and from British Theatre.com. The Jazz Age premiered here in the UK at The Playground Theatre from 2-19 October 2019. Praise for the play; where the London jazz scene met fringe theatre, did not […]

Why writers and artists struggled in The Jazz Age

We explore why writers and artists were ignored in The Jazz Age in an interview with Robert Boulter cast as F. Scott Fitzgerald. What have you been doing so far this year? Early this year (2019) I finished a play called The Inheritance, which is just about to open on Broadway. I also did a […]

The Jazz Age brings the London jazz scene to The Playground

The Jazz Age brings the London jazz scene to The Playground The Jazz Age, showing from 2-19 October 2019; will bring the London Jazz scene to The Playground Theatre. The UK premier will feature three of London’s top jazz musicians: Darren Berry, Rebekah Bouche and João Mello. Set between 1920 and 1940, in Paris and in […]

RebelFest 2019 line up; three day performing arts festival

RebelFest 2019 line up; three day performing arts festival – Friday 6 to Sunday 8 September. Exciting news the RebelFest 2019 line up for our three day performing arts festival is now in. From Friday 6 September to Sunday 8 September, RebelFest 2019 returns to The Playground Theatre for three days of theatre, music, performance, dance, film, […]

Theatres Trust awards The Playground Theatre a small grant

Theatres Trust awards The Playground Theatre a small grant, along with ten other London theatres. The Playground Theatre is delighted to have been awarded a small grant by the Theatres Trust along with ten other London theatre applicants. The Playground Theatre opened to the public in 2017, having first been established in 2009 as an […]

My Brother’s Keeper? Reviews; a play about the will to live

My Brother’s Keeper? Reviews; a play about the will to live. Reviews are in for My Brother’s Keeper? and we are delighted to say that they are very good. One of our favourite reviews is by journalist and theatre critic Jonny Fox of Critical Mass who writes “Sometimes you sit through a tedious play thinking […]

My Brothers Keeper? the play; by Nigel Williams

My Brothers Keeper? the play; by Nigel Williams My Brother’s Keeper? the play by Nigel Williams returns to the London stage after 34 years.  Directed by Craig Gilbert My Brother’s Keeper? tells the story of feuding brothers, family strife and living with stroke. Guest blogging for The Playground Theatre Craig Gilbert explains why My Brother’s […]

Dictating to the Estate; the director’s view from Ryan Kiggell

Dictating to the Estate; the director’s view from Ryan Kiggell In this blog we talk to Dictating to the Estate director Ryan Kiggell to get his view on directing a rehearsed reading of the documentary play, which is about events leading up to the Grenfell Tower fire. Two rehearsed readings of Dictating to the Estate […]
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