Presented by Independent TheatreReviewed 5 August 2021 Macbeth is a five-act tragedy which Independent Theatre have managed to pare down to two hours with no interval. Amazingly, unlike other productions I have seen, nothing seems to be missing, any cuts have been judicious, and the bard’s language has been preserved. Above all the feel of […]
This charming 1930s play, by Sam and Bella Spewack, lives up to Independent’s standards.
Set in Altamont, North Carolina in 1916 the play takes place, for the most part, in the Dixieland Boarding House. Thought to be mostly autobiographical Thomas Wolfe’s story, adapted by Keith Frings, is complex and focuses on family relationships.
Set in Vienna in the spring of 1986 Old Wicked Songs explores the relationship between a student and teacher. In this case it is a pianist who is forced to study singing with an unknown teacher if he wishes to continue his studies with his chosen professor. The characters have trouble communicating with each other but have a common ground in music.
Born Yesterday was written at the end of WWII but could have been written yesterday: the bombastic, bullying, misogynistic Harry Brock could easily be mistaken for a pre-presidential Donald Trump.
Private Peaceful, is adapted from the novel by Michael Murpurgo and through reminiscences tells the story of the life of a young WWI soldier, on the last night of his life.
Independent Theatre reverently adapts Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited in their final production of 2017, exploring youthful passion, Catholic guilt, and the enigmatic Flyte family.
Drawing on four of Shakespeare's history plays (Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V), director Rob Croser has woven an enthralling single play.
Thomas ‘Tommo’ Peaceful who, although not real, is a representation of the many teenage boys who were court martialled and shot during WWI.
Presented by Promise Adelaide and adapted by Simon Reade from Michael Morpurgo’s celebrated novel, Private Peaceful is the moving story of a young soldier killed by firing squad in World War I.
Based on Somerset Maugham’s short story set just post-war in the golf-club set of Surrey, Rodney Ackland’s play takes a mostly satirical look at the behaviour of this upper-middle class family.
The fabled hero of the Arabian conflict is only one side of his story and, told from a military point of view, this play looks at the man inside the myth.
Thornton Wilder's 'The Matchmaker' is an hilarious and witty look at arranged romances.
Any of Shakespeare’s tragedies are a big ask, especially for the lead player, and Hamlet has been played by many big names
n 1999, Independent Theatre produced 'Hamlet' with Nick Opolski as the central character. Now, director Rob Croser revisits this famous play, with a young Hamlet.
Ira Aldridge was the first black actor to play the role of ‘Othello’ in London during the 1830s. 'Red Velvet' examines this theatrical event with warmth and humour.
With a hit of jazz, booze, foxtrot, glitter, and the odd slice of adultery, any murder can be a work of art when Robert Croser flings it onto the stage.
Independent Theatre will roar into The Space with a new version of F Scott Fitzgerald's iconic romance, 'The Great Gatsby'.
An effective ghost story set in 1937 when a wealthy mine owner faces the 10th anniversary of the death of his son, and a wife who has decided she should be with the child.
A brutally emotive exploration of the real life characters that inspired Peter Pan & Alice in Wonderland, and the unhealthy relationships that emerged around them.