England Theatre News and Reviews

River Lane (Peterborough)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 10 May 2014 · Peterborough

Peterborough is a city of two parts – the very old and the comparatively recent. Eastern Angles' locally-based plays play their part in keeping it all together.

The Rite of Spring/Romeo & Juliet (tour – St Albans)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 9 May 2014 · st Albans

"The Rite of Spring" concerns the sacrifice of a girl to propitiate the gods and ensure prosperity. "Romeo and Juliet" is (partly) about the sacrifice of young love on the altar of ambition. What happens when you sew the two together?

The Bricks of Burston
By Wilf Arasaratnam · 22 Apr 2014 · Eye

Norfolk is sometimes characterised as a backwater, but a century ago the village of Burston made its mark as the scene of the longest-ever strike in British history.

Incognito (HighTide Festival, Halesworth)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 14 Apr 2014 · Halesworth

This new play by Nick Payne can be summed up as a thoroughly cerebral affair, both literally and figuratively.

Peddling (HighTide Festival, Halesworth(
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 13 Apr 2014 · Halesworth

A young man going from door-to-door with an identity badge and a selection of goods one can buy cheaper (and better) elsewhere. So what?