Althea Theatre has returned to London following a successful critically acclaimed international tour!
'A touching piece about belonging, and what we consider to make something our ‘home’ – just the tonic for an uncertain political climate.' A new 4-star review from Mind the Blog
'Waking up to the final confirmation of President-Elect Trump will live long in everyone’s memories. So, what to do on a day like that? I’d been invited to review Althea Theatre’s There’s No Place Like that evening, and it turned out to be one of the best things I could’ve done'
Lilac was interviewed by the Jerusalem Post back in February for a piece about There's No Place Like at the Arab-Hebrew Theatre in Jaffa earlier this month. The article hones in on the overarching theme of migration in the play, and how that pertains quite acutely to issues facing society today.
The shows in Jaffa went down a storm and we had some wonderful feedback, so obviously the story and themes are striking a chord with our audiences. Where will it go next?!
We’ve had a challenging yet exciting few months here at Althea Theatre, not helped by the fact that Lilac had go back to Israel (via Paris) last September- making us a truly international company! Our performances of There’s No Place Like and One Last Thing (For Now) in autumn of last year went incredibly well and we had some lovely feedback and support, giving us the impetus to put them on again as soon as possible. So while Lilac was in Paris she worked her magic and got us a short run in January at Le Café du Théâtre of There’s No Place Like. The show went brilliantly and had a lot of interest from Parisian journalists- watch this space for a write up! The last performance was so packed Tom S. and I couldn’t get through the door and had to go and console ourselves with wine instead- it’s a tough life.
So what’s next?
Lilac, being the superwoman she is, has now secured TNPL three dates at a theatre in Israel at the start of March. We’re interested to see what an Israeli audience thinks of the subject matter. How do the themes of immigration, belonging and ‘home’ relate to them, considering the main protagonist, Hannah, is a native Israeli who feels disconnected from her birthplace and who has come to England to find a better life? Whatever the response, we think it’s really important that we bring this show to as many audiences as we can.
Lucy Here are a few photos from our Paris run of TNPL:
We are thrilled to announce that we will have two shows on at The Arts Theatre in the following months.
This September There's No Place Like is pouring the drinks at The Arts two final times on September 21st and 22nd. Use our Early Bird discount code THEPUB to get a ticket for a tenner! If you've missed us before, don't let it happen again! If you've already seen it, you might want to come along for a few new surprises... Here's the link for tickets:
In addition - a year ago, 11 of us started Althea Theatre and created One Last Thing (For Now). This October we will have a rehearsed reading of the COMPLETE version of the show at The Arts Theatre for two shows only on October 5th at 7:30 and October 6th at 1pm.
Book now and be a part of Althea and Lilac's One Last Thing (For Now) ... (It's best you book now, like right now, like have you booked yet?...)
Tickets are just 5 pounds when using the discount code AllMyLove