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Gemma Arterton (as Stella), Fehinti Balogun (as Bryan) and Lydia Wilson (as Cassie). (Photo credit: Johan Persson)

London Theatre News Today: Monday 24 May

Published 24 May 2021

First look: Production images released from the opening of Walden

Amy Berryman’s Walden which is currently running at the Harold Pinter Theatre as the first production in Sonia Friedman Production’s RE:EMERGE season has today released new production images. Starring Gemma Arterton, Fehinti Balogun, Lydia Wilson this debut play follows the story of Cassie, a NASA botanist, who after returning from a year-long Moon mission, finds herself in a remote cabin in the woods, where her estranged twin sister, Stella, a former NASA architect, has found a new life with climate activist Bryan. Old wounds resurface as the sisters attempt to pick up the pieces of the rivalry that broke them apart.

If this curtain call is anything to go by, this new play is well worth booking!

Manny Tsakanika from Magic Mike joins Theatre Chat Live tomorrow night

Manny Tsakanika (Photo credit: Trevor Leighton)

Join Jess tomorrow night at 6pm on Official London Theatre’s Instagram channel where she will be joined on Theatre Chat Live by Manny Tsakanika, cast member of Magic Mike Live!

Conceived and directed by Channing Tatum, MAGIC MIKE LIVE is an unforgettably fun night of sizzling, 360-degree entertainment based on the hit movies. Jess will be talking to Manny about all things Magic Mike Live, returning #BackOnStage and more!

Be sure to tune in then. And in the meantime, you can check out last week’s episode with Lucie Jones (Les Misérables – Staged Concert) and Rhiannon Porter (Abba Mania), here. Previous episodes can be enjoyed here.

See you then!

First look: Amy Trigg’s Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me

For the first time since theatres closed on 16 March 2020, Kiln Theatre will re-open to share live performance with audiences with a season of work including three world premières including Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me by. Today, we get a first look at some production images!

The play, written and performed by Amy Trigg, won the inaugural Women’s Prize for Playwriting last year, and is produced by The Women’s Prize for Playwriting, Paines Plough, 45North and Kiln Theatre.

Playing from 24 May – 12 June, it follows the story of Juno, who was born with spina bifida and is now clumsily navigating her twenties amidst street healers, love, loneliness – and the feeling of being an unfinished project.

“For a long time I didn’t know how it’d work. Or what I’d be able to feel. People would ask me if I could have sex and I’d feign shock and act wildly offended whilst secretly wanting to grab them by the shoulders and be like “I don’t know, Janet!” 

Click here to find out more and join our Theatre Chat Live on Tuesday 1 June at 6pm on Official London Theatre’s Instagram Channel where we will be talking to Amy Trigg to get the full lowdown on her new play and all things theatre!


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