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REVIEW: Edward II (Tristan Bates Theatre) ★★★

Christopher Marlowe‘s homoerotic narrative returns to the stage after a successful run at the Camden Fringe, poignantly marking 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. Lazarus Theatre Company aim to inject a modern, dynamic flair into this centuries-old historical play, bringing their award-winning talent to the forefront. With Edward I dead, […]


Luke Lane (The Quentin Dentin Show, Above The Arts; King John, Shakespeare’s Globe; A Midsummer Night’s Dream/Henry V, Cambridge Shakespeare Festival), Shauna Riley (The Quentin Dentin Show, Above The Arts/Edinburgh Fringe; Bas, Prague Fringe; Sasha, Seventh Dream Ventures), Max Panks (Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Park Theatre; Lost Boy The Musical, Charing Cross Theatre and Finborough […]

REVIEW: SUBLIME (Tristan Bates Theatre) ★★★

Sophie is in serious trouble and needs her brother Sam’s assistance. She has been living in Italy, and has remained out of contact with Sam for two years, but now, unexpectedly, she is back and needs to rekindle their previous criminal partnership. Sophie walks into a dark apartment carrying a torch. When Sam returns, he […]


After a successful run at the Camden People’s Theatre in 2016, CTRL+ALT+DELETE by Emma Packer returns as part of FIRST Festival of Solo Performance 2017 at the Tristan Bates Theatre. Amy Jones from Brixton is an emotionally charged girl with a strong political heart. She challenges the injustices of the world, where war rips communities […]

Cast announced for THE SORROWS OF SATAN at Tristan Bates Theatre

Casting announced for The Sorrows of Satan, a brand new musical play, based on one of the world’s first bestselling novels. The Sorrows of Satan is written by musical theatre writing duo Bateman and Conley and directed by Adam Lenson (Songs for a New World, St. James Theatre) and runs at Tristan Bates for six […]

Marx Brothers comedy THE DOPPEL GANG to open at the Tritstan Bates Theatre

The Doppel Gang, a new comedy by Dominic Hedges, explores the wild wit of iconic comedy giants The Marx Brothers. Presented by Just Some Theatre Company, The Doppel Gang has generous helpings of British humour and humility. As the Blitz ravages London, a hopeless theatre manager persuades a desperate double act and a not-so-convincing male […]

Casting announced for the FROM PAGE TO STAGE 2016 season

The From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre announces casting and creative details for its four showcases including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street Mark Anderson (The Toxic Avenger, The Book of Mormon), Emma Kingston (In the Heights, Les Miserables), Sarah Earnshaw (Spamalot, Jekyll and Hyde, Wicked) and Madalena Alberto (Cats, Evita, Piaf) join […]

REVIEW: RAT IN A BOX (Tristan Bates Theatre) ★★★★

For the average 20-something Londoner of this century, things can be pretty bleak. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ll be aware of rocketing house prices, extortionate rents, matchbox-sized bedrooms going for stupid money and living standards going down the toilet. Hence the creation of Abe Buckoke’s ‘Rat In […]

REVIEW: AREA 52 (Tristan Bates Theatre) ★★★★★

Area 52 opens to reveal a small, dark military hangar, occupied by two men previously unknown to each other until now. Corporal Theodore has been sent to the hangar to carry out his duty alongside Captain Milo, the latter of whom has been stationed there for what appears to be a long period. The identity […]

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