Tag Archives: Offstage Theatre

RE:Home @ The Yard Theatre Review

Ten years have passed since Offstage Theatre performed their first production HOME which instantly gave them commercial success when it became a feature on Channel 4, ITV and BBC TV news. It was a play made by the community of the Beaumont Estate in Leyton East London  and set inside one of the condemned towers prior to its demolition. Now, on the tenth anniversary of the demolition, OffStage have revisited these voices with this new adaptation of RE:HOME at Hackney Wick’s the Yard Theatre.

ReHome Production Shots (Credit Mark Douet)13

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Walking the Tightrope: The Tension between Art and Politics @ The Theatre Delicatessen Review

They say that politics is absolutely everywhere, and with the Arts, there’s no doubt that politics plays a heavy part in the type of theatre being created, funding opportunities for emerging playwrights and the issue of censorship. Who are theatrical pieces created for? The public? The audience? The nation? The role of the theatre within western history has been to educate, to satirise, to question, to evoke discussion…the list goes on and on, however we find that within a very progressive climate, issues such as racial discrimination, censorship and unpaid internships continue to persist.

Walking the Tightrope

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