Theatre FootNotes for April 2019 – a brief summary of other theatre events in my diary

OXFORD UNIVERSITY DRAMATIC SOCIETY students’ show – Tues 2 April at the Duchess Theatre, London. A great opportunity to see new graduating talent from Oxford with a specific interest in drama. Thanks to Thelma Holt, Cameron Mackintosh and Nimax Theatres who sponsored the event.

GLOBAL VOICES THEATRE presents Global Queer Voices- Sat 6 April at Arcola Theatre. A valuable opportunity to hear rehearsed readings of extracts from 6 new plays with LGBTQI+ themes from around the world, curated by William Gregory and produced by Lora Krasteva . For details of the next Global Voices event, see here

LUKE ROLLASON’S PLANET EARTH III – Sat 6 April at the Soho Theatre – A glorious parade of eco-comedy, this lo-tech show is endlessly creative in employing the physicality and natural funny-ness of its performer/creator, Luke Rollason. The show has added extra dates in June , details here . Read my interview with Luke Rollason here

CARNATION FOR A SONG a one-hour musical celebration of older LGBT people produced by the community and offered free from 10-13 April at the Young Vic’s Maria studio. A poignant reminder of celebrating our differences, LGBT people, while also and-more importantly, what unites us as human beings as we all in some way succumb to the inevitability of ageing. As a non-professional production, I felt uncomfortable writing a review, and therefore the style of the written piece was as an appreciation. You can read the story here