Play tells the story of the creative but short-lived relationship between Bridgetower and Beethoven

The premiere of the first act of the new musical drama Silence and Joy by local playwright Sue Blundell will be shown at the end of the month on YouTube. Lloyd Morris. Ben Scheck. Matthew Coulton. The story begins in April 1803 when George Bridgetower, a young virtuoso violinist, has just arrived in Vienna and …

Four survivors recall the trauma of childhood in chapel performance

Actors on stage.

At the Fitzrovia Chapel next month is a new play, Finishing Touches, by established theatre playwright Brian Daniels. This dynamic modern production explores the impact of childhood sexual abuse on survivors. Carol and her daughter Dawn struggle with their strained relationship. Neil and Roy, two old boarding school pals are thrown together again after 30 years. …

True romance of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears revealed in new play

Image of Britten and Pears.

The private life of composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears will be played out in public and on stage this June ahead of the anniversary of the repeal of the law that criminalised sex between men. Tell Me The Truth About Love, written by historian and playwright Sue Blundell, celebrates the relationship between the composer and his long-term …

Jamie Lloyd brings Harold Pinter’s masterpiece to a new generation

Woman on stage with two men.

Harold Pinter’s 1965 play, The Homecoming, is a masterpiece of modern drama every bit as pregnant with meaning as any of the classics. Jamie Lloyd’s 50th anniversary revival at Trafalgar Studios does justice to the work, making it accessible to a new generation by adopting some of the stylistic conventions and effects taken for granted …