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Back by popular demand two critically acclaimed pieces of theatre return 1-14 February
Little Wars and Falling Stars

Little Wars

OBSERVER Top 10 dramas of 2020
 
Multi award-winning stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson (Truly, Madly, Deeply; The Doctor, Almeida;) leads an all-star female cast in the online revival of Steven Carl McCasland’s dinner party drama, Little Wars. Joining Stevenson will be Linda Bassett (Call The Midwife), Debbie Chazen (The Smoking Room;), Natasha Karp (The Kite Runner), Catherine Russell (What The Butler Saw) Sarah Solemani (Bad Education), and Sophie Thompson (Present Laughter, Old Vic).

 
★★★★ Jewish Renaissance
 
Bringing together six exceptional women, Little Wars unites literary figureheads Gertrude Stein her girlfriend Alice Toklas, Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman and Agatha Christie with anti-fascist freedom fighter Muriel Gardiner , in the most fantastical what-if dinner party imaginable. Tensions are high and secrecy lingers in the air, but with libations flowing and the threat of World War II looming the guests are close to boiling point.

★★★★★  “One of the best on-line experiences” BritishTheatre.com 
 
Previously workshopped Off-Off Broadway, this acclaimed play makes its digital premiere, celebrating historical women of the 20th century, through an intimate, hilarious, and witty fly- on-the-wall glimpse into a nostalgic fiction based on truths. Set in 1940s France, on the evening the country crumbled to Hitler’s tyrannical rule, the play acts as a brutal reminder of the mistreatment of the Jewish people. At a time when antisemitism is rife, gender politics are divisive, and LGBTQ+ hate crime has increased, it is a stark reminder that not much has changed.

★★★★★ “A heart wrenching piece of theatre” NorthWestEnd.com
 
Directed by Hannah Chissick.

 

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Stars of stage and screen Peter Polycarpou (Man of La Mancha, London Coliseum; City of Angels; Donmar Warehouse; Birds of a Feather) and Sally Ann Triplett (Finding Neverland, Broadway; Viva Forever, Piccadilly Theatre; EastEnders) unite in the new musical Falling Stars. Conceived and written by Polycarpou, the song cycle is an homage to the composers, collaborators, and publishers of the 1920s, who created some of the greatest music of all time. 
Falling Stars is the charming story of a lost songbook; hidden away in an antique shop on the East Finchley High Road, its discovery unlocks the beautiful refrains of a bygone era. The entrancing production includes the earliest songs and forgotten melodies of composers who went on to become the most famous songwriters of the century, who changed entertainment forever. 

 
★★★★★ “miss it and regret it …an outstanding experience…a show which will live on in the memory for a long time” NorthWestEnd.com
 
This musical revue captures the spirit of the age as Polycarpou and Triplett serenade audiences with the music of Charlie Chaplin, Irving Berlin, Buddy De-Silva, Ray Henderson, Vincent Youmans, Carl Schraubstader, Arthur Freed, and Meredith Wilson.
Directed by Michael Strassen

 
★★★★★ “I can’t get enough of this show …marvellous” Musical Theatre Review

Peter Polycarpou comments:
“Falling Stars is a collection of songs written just after another pandemic - the influenza pandemic of 1918, which killed at least 30 million people worldwide.”
And why did the 1920s roar like they did? Because the music of The Charleston, The Tango and The Foxtrot were an escape from the awful social nightmare of the modern world. These songs are a reminder of a time when song writing was both a craft and a blessed escape.

 

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