Sink The Pink Present A Super Scary Christmas Show At Pleasance

How To Catch A Krampus

International drag collective Sink The Pink are teaming up with London’s Pleasance Theatre to create How To Catch A Krampus, a super scary Christmas show that is strictly for adults. Deck the halls with boughs of horror as Sink The Pink present a true alternative to the traditional Christmas production. Based on the Victorian melodrama and the myth of the Krampus (a horned eastern European Christmas beast with the head of a goat and long hideous claws) How To Catch A Krampus is set to scare. The story follows the scandalous exploits of a part-time spirit medium/full-time con-artist. Her shadowy life takes an even darker turn when her made-up magic suddenly starts to get results. When faced with certain death and growing suspicion from everyone around her, can she catch the Krampus and save her own skin in the process? Inspired by London’s bawdy and dangerous theatrical past and a … Read more

REVIEW: Posh, Pleasance Theatre ✭✭✭✭

All female production of Psh at Pleasance Theatre

Aside from the device of making it an all-female cast, this is a powerful, enjoyable production. It may lose some of the masculine menace of the original but brings out more of the comedy in the writing and gives us plenty to ponder about the impact of gender in theatre performance.

Serena Jennings To Join Cast Of All Female Posh

Serena Jennings to join the cast of all female production of Posh at the Pleasance

Producers of the world premiere of the all-female version of Posh have announced today that Serena Jennings will replace Hannah Murray in the production due to open at London’s Pleasance Theatre from 29 March 2017. Tickets for Posh are on sale now. Darkly comic, and disgracefully entertaining, Laura Wade’s universally acclaimed “POSH”, burst to life at the Royal Court theatre in 2010 with a cast that featured future stars Kit Harrington and James Norton, before transferring to the West End. Receiving a fanfare of plaudits, “POSH” became a huge hit with critics and audience alike. Now the riotous story of Oxford student dining club, a fictionalised version of the infamous Bullingdon Club, will be reinvented for the first time by a company of all-female actors. Producers issued a statement which said: “It is with sadness that we have to announce Hannah Murray’s departure from ‘POSH’ due to personal reasons, unrelated … Read more

The Cat In The Hat Returns This Christmas

The Cat In The Hat. Photo: Garry Lake

Following a sell-out run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the National Theatre’s acclaimed stage adaptation of Dr Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat will return to London in a brand new production this festive season from Monday 8 December 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015 at the Pleasance Theatre, Islington. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home? Based on the much-loved book by Dr Seuss, The Cat in the Hat is a lively and engaging first theatre experience for young children aged 3+. Dr Suess’ The Cat In The Hat, based on the book by Dr. Seuss, … Read more

The City Stops at Islington – With Iris

The City and iris

Glass-Eye Theatre bring their exciting production of The City and Iris to The Pleasance Theatre from Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 March at 8.00pm.  The City and Iris is a physical, visual and comic feast and will be the debut for the company at the venue. The action centres around Iris (played by Julia Correa) while ‘The City’ is performed by a talented chorus of five actors. Without a set, the ensemble create Iris’s world themselves. Ingeniously contorting their bodies and a length of red rope, they become the creaky wardrobe in Iris’s bedroom, the books in the library and the lifelike trees on her walk to work. The ensemble also create all sound effects, from Iris’s radio alarm clock to her rattling commuter train, as well as a ‘soundtrack’ in the form of a recurring and haunting four part harmony. Iris’s every day is a haze of grey, and today … Read more