Jessica Dennis heads to the West End with The Merchant of Venice 1936

Jessica Dennis heads to the West End’s Criterion Theatre in the RSC’s hit production The Merchant of Venice 1936.

Tensions in London’s East End are rising and Shylock, a resilient single mother and hard-working businesswoman, is desperate to protect her daughter’s future. When the charismatic merchant Antonio comes to her for a loan, a high-stakes deal is struck. Will Shylock take her revenge, and who will pay the ultimate price?

Jessica plays Mary and Nerissa, alongside Tracy-Ann Oberman as Shylock, in this production of Shakespeare’s classic transported to 1930s Britain directed by Brigid Larmour.

“among them her backstabbing housekeeper Gobbo, a gossip-monger played with devilish relish by Jessica Dennis.”
The Stage

“Often you see Shakespeare’s texts spoken beautifully but the lines only make you smile because you know them. In Dennis’s capable hands, they are spoken with relish and a devilish glint in the eye.”
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Kandaka Moore in The Bolds at the Unicorn

Kandaka Moore plays Betty Bold in the Unicorn’s Christmas cracker of a family show!

Julian Clary’s adaptation of his best-selling book The Bolds heads to the Unicorn for Christmas 2023, with live music and songs by Julian Clary and Simon Wallace.

The Bolds are just like you and me. They live in an ordinary house on an ordinary street, and they love to laugh. But there’s one slight difference… they are hyenas!

How long can they keep their beastly secret under their hats? Join Mr and Mrs Bold and their twins Betty and Bobby as they navigate work, school and friends whilst trying to keep up their disguise.

The Bolds runs from Sat 11 Nov – Sun 31 Dec 2023 at the Unicorn. Full details on the Unicorn website.

Iris Schmid heads to Broadway with The Vanishing Elephant

Iris Schmid heads to New York’s New Victory Theater this October with The Vanishing Elephant.

Written by Charles Way and directed by Paul Bosco McEneaney, this production by Cahoots NI has been named a ‘Critic’s Pick’ in the New York Times, which hailed it as “an alluring spectacle”.

Ben Galpin in spellbinding fairytale Baba Yaga

Ben Galpin plays Boy in this contemporary fairytale adventure inspired by the Slavic stories of Baba Yaga.

Fantastical fairytale ingredients, physical theatre and an epic score come together in this new production which celebrates the bravery of children.

Produced by Theatre Porto and Theatre Hullaballoo, Baba Yaga will also visit The Egg in Bath.

Conor Joseph nominated for Best Actor in a Play at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023!

Conor Joseph has been nominated for his performance in brand new immersive comedy Burning Down The Horse at the Pleasance Courtyard, produced by Fishing 4 Chips and directed by Maya Shimmin.

Conor was nominated alongside five other performers for Best Actor in Play in DarkChat’s 15th annual awards.

Burning Down The Horse is a raucous new immersive comedy set onboard the infamous Trojan Horse, where there is only one rule: Odysseus’ word is law. Oh, and for the love of gods – no naked flames!

“daft, fast-paced comedy, performed with a high gag-rate and infectious enthusiasm by a young and gifted cast” – ★★★★ British Theatre Guide

“It’s a complete riot of an hour, with cast members dotted within the packed auditorium to generate a repartee that elicits surprise and laughter.” ★★★★ Everything Theatre