Posts Tagged ‘home’

Operation Black Antler

There was a moment in Operation Black Antler (from Blast Theory/Hydrocracker and HOME) where I and one of my undercover team finally get an introduction to one of the key people in the operation we are trying to infiltrate.  It’s been hard work persuading our contact to believe that we are sufficiently committed to their… Continue Reading →


HOME presents the first UK revival of Martin Sherman’s award-winning Rose, which premiered at the National Theatre in London in 1999. Directed by Richard Beecham, Janet Suzman takes on the role of the eponymous Rose, recounting her fractured life from her home in Miami. It’s a tough call for a single actor to engage an audience for… Continue Reading →

June theatre

For June, here is a selection of performances that may be just off your radar.  A good opportunity to see something different and perhaps unique. Oldham Coliseum showcases new writing and emerging talent with First Break, 22 – 30 June.  A packed programme of plays, rehearsed readings, showcases and discussion in the Coliseum Studio.   HOME… Continue Reading →

Heads Up

Kieran Hurley’s Heads Up, at HOME, considers how we will deal with an apocalypse. Using an established technique of multiple characters (John Hersey’s Hiroshima, Sebastian Faulkes’ A Week in December) and combining the spoken word with music and sound effects, it’s a clever piece of theatre. Delivery is impressive. Kieran sits at a desk.  Is… Continue Reading →


There is something quite fascinating about watching a text that is virtually unknown in the UK but a classic in another land.  Cloudstreet is ‘an epic stage adaptation of Tim Winton’s enormously successful and much-loved novel of the same name. Set in post-war Perth, Australia, Cloudstreet follows the fluctuating fortunes and changing relationships of two families’…. Continue Reading →