Annie Siddon’s autobiographical show about chronic loneliness is coming to Soho Theatre from 13 February 2017. The show which has been billed as “funny, brutal and poignant”, chronicles the time in her life when she was a single mum living in Twickenham, the most married place in London, and her gauche attempts to fit in. Partly through performance and partly through surreal film, the show had a successful run at Summerhall as part of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, How Not To Live in Surburbia Features Siddon’s autobiographical writing combined with film made by Richard DeDominici, whose The Redux Project was broadcast on BBC as part of the recently broadcast Live From Television Centre. Annie Siddons said, “I’m an inherently gregarious person. I’m not the person that you would think would be lonely. But I became pathologically lonely, and it affected me really deeply, changed my personality and my outlook. … Read more
Based on Rattigan’s experiences as a tail gunner during World War II, Flare Path paints an evocative portrait of life in wartime Britain for the life-and-death existence of the RAF bomber crews, and their wives and sweethearts who were left waiting their return. Set in 1942 against a backdrop of heartache and quiet bravery, Flare Path tells the story of former actress Patricia, the wife of RAF pilot Teddy, whose marriage is tested to the limits by the surprise arrival of Patricia’s ex‐lover and Hollywood idol Peter Kyle. An unexpected and dangerous mission over Germany puts Patricia at the centre of an emotional conflict as unpredictable as the war in the skies. Flare Path combines highly charged drama with a truly authentic taste of the fear, camaraderie and passion experienced by the men and women who fought to save their country, their families and each other. The cast of Flare … Read more
This is a play where the inhabitants of a Nunnery are slain by poisoned porridge; where the daughter of a Jew becomes a Christian Nun, twice; where, having purchased a Thracian slave, owner and slave engage in a bout of one-upmanship about the vile deeds they claim to enjoy; where Friars are referred to as “religious caterpillars”; where the Jew inquires if theft is the basis of Christianity; where a Friar casually asks if the Jew has been “crucifying children”; and where no one, really, has any redeeming features. It all but screams farce, even if some of the subject matter is repugnant and, sadly, deadly accurate.