Arty (James Dryden) is propped up in bed surrounded by food and the remains of his childhood.
From the memories and family stories of a company of actors ranging in age from early 60s to late 80s, Sonja Linden has assembled a collage of images and anecdotes covering the past century, with the effect of an album of snapshots of moments thought worth remembering.
The winner of this year’s Papatango new writing prize is further proof of the high quality of the competition that produced Dawn King’s dazzling Foxfinder, which was set in the English countryside.
This piece is something of a curiosity, being one of Ibsen’s early and lesser-known works, and has not been professionally staged in the UK since 1930.
Neither Either is a new dance work that responds to Seamus Heaney’s 1985 essay Place and Displacement: “the strain of being in two places at once, of needing to accommodate two opposing conditions of truthfulness.
Actor Max Saunders-Singer’s drama of two infantrymen who are unwilling to fight gives voice to the 306 men executed for cowardice during the First World War.
A whole generation of small fry has fallen hook, line and sinker for the Octonauts, a CBeebies series about a submarine crew whose mission is to “explore, rescue and protect”.
As is acknowleged several times in this drama, the transportation of ashes, particularly when they belong to the tragic and necessarily late figure of Tony Hancock, is a subject ripe for comedy.
Much will be made of the fact that Made in Dagenham, November’s big musical theatre opening, is yet another stage adaptation of a movie.
The fourth and last offering in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Roaring Girls season of early modern plays with strong female roles is a work not seen in Stratford since 1981.
One of the first so-called verismo operas, there is not usually a ‘real-life’ feel to La Boheme - something Jonathan Miller’s 2009 production attempts to address.
This revival, of a play first seen at Manchester’s Royal Exchange in 2008, reunites playwright Robert Holman with director Tim Stark, who directed Rafts and Dreams as part of the Holman season at the Royal Exchange in 2003.
Imagine a cross between a Jackie Chan comedy and a Tom and Jerry cartoon and you are halfway to the physical slapstick of Yegam Theatre’s mad Korean panto.
The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse again comes into its own with John Ford’s brooding, blood-washed tale of incest from the 1630s to open its second season.
BBC1’s eight-part thriller The Missing takes as its starting point the disappearance of a five-year-old boy in 2006, while on holiday in France.