Southwark Playhouse

A New Theatre But Where’s The Fringe?

So there’s going to be a spiffy new 900-seat theatre beside Tower Bridge from Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, who oversaw 12 years of artistic and commercial success at  the National, running the show. It’ll be the flagship home for the London Theatre Company and will operate entirely on a commercial basis with no subsidies or […]

Re:View – ‘Mack & Mabel’

The West End is clogged with artery-hardening warhorses, so fringe is the saviour of ingenuity – specifically the Southwark Playhouse, where – once you get past the overpowering reek of the mildewed walls and the rumble of trains – Jerry Hermans’ legendary flop has been turned into something dark and glittering. I admit I have […]

Re:View – ‘Company’

London and New York share a special relationship when it comes to Stephen Sondheim. The two cities may snipe about who’s top dog, but Sondheim productions which start here have a habit of ending up there. This is probably because of the way he is re-interpreted by London directors, who feel less inclined to treat […]