The World’s A Stage
I recently had the pleasure of seeing the London stage debut of A Little Life. Based on the moving novel by At Your Service podcast guest Hanya Yanagihara, this West End show has breathed new life into the text (I love this book so much I wrote an essay about it which you can read here). Directed by the incredible Ivo Van Hove, this adaptation is both painful and gripping. It’s got me thinking about some other similarly profound productions I’ve heard about that I can’t wait to see – check out my list below. As always, head to our socials to let us know which shows you’re most excited to catch. I’m always adding to my wishlist!
- Julia, Sydney – Julia Gillard, the first female prime minister of Australia, gave a misogyny speech that became a global sensation in 2012. Joanna Murray-Smith has turned it into a compelling play, on now at Sydney Opera House.
- Angels In America, Tokyo – this powerful, still timely, two-part play about the Aids crisis is being translated into Japanese at Tokyo’s New National Theatre from 18 April.
- Hamilton, Puerto Rico – the musical phenomenon returns to San Juan – still rebuilding after 2017’s Hurricane Maria – from 13-25 June, including a benefit performance for the Hispanic Federation and Flamboyan Arts Fund.
- A Strange Loop, London – I was so sad to have missed this incredible show when it played in New York. It follows Usher, a young, Black, gay writer – I can’t wait to catch it at the Barbican from 17 June.
- Here Lies Love, New York – music legends David Byrne and Fatboy Slim collaborate on this disco-pop musical about the extraordinary life of former Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos, from 17 June.
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