2016-2016 | Tricycle Theatre Directed by Charly Arrowsmith
Inspired by the true story of a young offender from Glasgow who had committed a violent crime, a hard hitting play about getting bullied, fighting back, trying to make a name for yourself, turning vicious, doing something stupid, losing everything, then finding your way again.Read more
2016-2016 | Tricycle Theatre Directed by Laurence Boswell
Anne loved that time in her life when she prepared breakfast each morning for her two young children, Sara and Nicholas. Now her children have grown up and have lives and loves of their own. Spending hours alone, Anne’s world begins to twist around her. Has her favoured son Nicholas really returned to her? And what of the suspicious actions of her husband?Read more
2014-2014 | Tricycle Theatre Directed by Phillip Breen
Austin, a screenwriter, is staying at his mother's house while she is on vacation in Alaska. Lee, Austin's older brother, shows up unexpectedly and proceeds to bully his way into staying at the house, using Austin's car and hijacking Austin's script and his meeting with producer Saul Kimmer. The brothers have to collaborate on the script and in the process, which only leads to conflict as their images of their selves becomes inexplicably reversed.Read more
2012-2012 | Tricycle Theatre Directed by Indhu Rubasingham
It is a performance of eloquent intensity — noble and detailed but with fire at its core. And the play, by his wife Lolita Chakrabarti, is a fine vehicle for Lester’s gifts. More than three years after an acclaimed premiere at Kilburn’s Tricycle Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham’s warm production gets a well-deserved run in the West End as part of the Kenneth Branagh Company’s year-long residency.
The action opens with Aldridge, nearly 60, preparing to take the stage in Poland. He fields earnest, tactless questions from a local journalist who has found her way into his dressing room. He’s a disillusioned figure, though still a magnetic one, and when we journey back into his past we understand his bitterness.
The 26-year-old Aldridge lands his big chance after Edmund Kean, the age’s most electrifying talent, collapses onstage. But it turns out that London isn’t ready for his courageously direct acting style — or for a black man to inhabit one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles. When the reviews appear, they drip with contempt. One critic laments the indecency of his co-star Ellen Tree’s Desdemona (played by Charlotte Lucas) being “pawed about” by a mere “servant”.Read more
2010-2010 | Tricycle Theatre Directed by Iqbal Khan
Phillip, obsessed with work and his own desire to assimilate, has little time for his wife, but when Sylvia suddenly becomes paralysed after reading newspaper reports of Kristallnacht in Germany, Dr. Harry Hyman is called in. As he gets closer to the source of Sylvia’s troubles, a relationship develops that could have devastating consequences on the family, and themes of guilt, personal tragedy and love start to unfold.Read more