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Past Shows

National Tour
Autumn 2013 - Spring 2014
A co-production with King's Theatre, Southsea

Othello: Moor of Venice

By William Shakespeare

A tempestuous journey from scandal and intrigue to lust and vengeance.

For information about our Othello workshops, click here.

The Scotsman
The Public Review
Four Stars
Virtual Shropshire
Four Stars Remote Goat

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National Tour
Spring 2014

Hedda Gabler

By Henrik Ibsen
Translated from the Norwegian by Michael Meyer

“These impulses come over me all of a sudden, and I just can’t resist them.”
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National Tour
September 2012 - May 2013
A co-production with King's Theatre, Southsea

Romeo & Juliet

By William Shakespeare

Violent delights have violent ends...

starstarstarstarThe Good Reviews
starstarstarstarRoy Hall Theatre
starstarstarstarLiverpool Sound & Vision

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National Tour
Spring 2013

Spring Awakening

By Frank Wedekind
Translated by Edward Bond

Germany, 1892.

starstarstarstarstarBehind the Arras
starstarstarstarRoy Hall Theatre

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National Tour
Autumn 2011 - Spring 2012
A co-production with King's Theatre, Southsea
in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre

The Tragedy of Macbeth

By William Shakespeare

Something wicked this way comes...

Remotegoat
Carrick Biz
Stage, Screen...
ThePublicReview
Oxford Theatre...
Three Weeks

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National Tour
Autumn 2010 - Spring 2011
A co-production with Harrogate Theatre

Hamlet

By William Shakespeare

Does revenge justify murder?

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National Tour
Jan - May 2010
A co-production with Original Theatre Company in association with
Anvil Arts and South Hill Park Arts Centre

Journey's End

By R. C. Sherriff

1918. The rat infested trenches of the Somme. A group of officers prepares for an imminent German attack in a classic story of war and humanity.

The Times
Manchester Evening News

The Scotsman
The Public Reviews
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Old Red Lion Theatre
16 March - 03 April 2010

Rip Her to Shreds

By Grant Corr

Mena town isn't ready for a seventeen year old cross dressing Debbie Harry, but D doesn't give a shit, he's going to be who he wants to be and no one's getting in his way.

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National Tour
14 October - 01 November 2008
A co-production with Original Theatre Company

Othello

By William Shakespeare

StarStarStarStar The Scotsman

A tempestuous journey from scandal and intrigue to lust and vengeance!

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National Tour
19 March - 24 June 2009
A co-production with Original Theatre Company

Vincent in Brixton

By Nicholas Wright

Inspiration found in the most unusual corners.

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Finborough Theatre
25 November - 20 December 2008

The Time of Your Life

By William Saroyan

First Revival of Pulitzer Prize winning American/Armenian play since the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1983.

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Toured the South East & Nationally
from April 2007

The Lesson

By Eugène Ionesco
translated by Donald Watson

Won: Premiul special al juriului
(Special Jury Prize in Romania)
Premiul pentru cea mai buna actrita în rol principal
(Best actress in a leading role - Amy Loughton in Romania)
Four Stars:
The Times, Ham & High
Five Stars:
edfringe.com
Five Stars:
Stiri.Acasa.ro
Four Stars
or better:
11 out of 13 reviews
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Finborough Theatre, 19 July - 13 August 2005
Produced with Concordance

Albert's Boy

By James Graham

Starring Tony Award Winner Victor Spinetti and Gerard Monaco

Winner: Pearson Playwright Award
Pick of the Week: The Stage, Aleks Sierz
Rogues & Vagabonds,
Newsline
Four Stars: What's On
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Finborough Theatre, 29 June - 24 July 2004

Coyote Ugly

By Lynn Seifert

Critics' Choice: Time Out, Robert Shore
Play of the Week: The Church of England Newsletter

 

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White Bear and Etcetera Theatres
February 2004S

The Lesson

By Eugène Ionesco,
translation by Donald Watson

Our company's inaugural production

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Associate Productions

National Tour
Sept - Nov 2010
by Wilde Enterprises in Association with Blackeyed, Original Theatre Company, and Icarus Theatre Collective

The Madness of George III

By Alan Bennett

Starring Simon Ward and Susan Penhaligon

The first tour since its initial production in 1991.

“Mad Kings and Englishmen...”

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Finborough Theatre
10 June - 05 July 2008
by Whippet Productions in Association with Icarus Theatre Collective

Many Roads to Paradise

By Stewart Permutt

Acclaimed actress Miriam Karlin makes a rare stage appearance in this scathing new comedy.

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Staged Readings

RADA Foyer Bar & South Hill Park Arts Centre
21 & 27 July 2006

In Association with South Hill Park Arts Centre

perhaps merely quiet

By Sabrina Chapadjiev

Welcome to the world of Savannah: Female, 19, Bi-polar I Disorder, Most Recent Episode: Hypomanic.

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The Lesson by Eugène Ionesco

starstarstarstarstarStiri.Acasa.ro
starstarstarstarstaredfringe.com
starstarstarstarstarCurierul National

starstarstarstarstarRealitatea.net

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

starstarstarstar or better
in 15 of 17 reviews

Out of all productions with a star rating in the last 3 years:

starstarstarstar or better
in 36 of 45 reviews

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"Max Lewendel's production succeeds by the strength of its acting and the steadily increasing tension."

Jeremy Kingston, The Times

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The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"Directed so specifically that the beast of chaos that charges through Ionesco's work like his own rhinoceros is safely routed through the play."

Rebecca Banks, Ham & High

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The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"A daring production by an energetic new company, the London-based Icarus Theatre Collective, it pulls no punches in its visceral pursuit of pure absurdism."

Daniel Lombard,
South Wales Argus

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The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

Premiul special al juriului
Special Jury Prize:
Cash prize from Romania

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

Premiul pentru cea mai buna actrita ín rol principal
Best Actress in a Leading
Role: Amy Loughton

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"Scarlet, a wild 12-year-old, like a coyote bitch on heat".

John Thaxter, What's On

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Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

starstarstarstarstarRemotegoat
starstarstarstarstarCarrick Biz
starstarstarstarstarStage, Screen, & the Mystique
starstarstarstarThree Weeks

Journey's End
by R.C. Sherriff

starstarstarstarThe Times

starstarstarstarThe Scotsman
starstarstarstarManchester Eve News

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

With sword, axe, spear and bare fist fighting it is an impressively energetic and dynamic production.

Victoria Claringbold, Remotegoat

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The Trials of Galileo
by Nic Young

Icarus Theatre fly into London on waxen wings, which, after this compelling production, show no sign of melting any time soon.

Edwin Reis, Remotegoat

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Spring Awakening
by Frank Wedekind

Nigh-on Faultless. The cast are, one and all, magnificent.

Roderic Dunnett, Behind the Arras

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Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"Max Lewendel's production is fast-paced and pulls the audience straight in... Outstanding".

Von Magdalena Marek, Newsline

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"Particularly haunting is the piece because of the use of music and sounds, designed by Theo Holloway. The effect is outstanding".

Von Magdalena Marek, Newsline

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"Max Lewendel's production is fast-paced and pulls the audience straight in... Outstanding".

Von Magdalena Marek, Newsline

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"The play explodes into action with a high-powered fight sequence using real swords, axes and spears that superbly captured the intensity of battle".

Robin Strapp, British Theatre Guide

Journey's End
by R.C. Sherriff

"A powerfully emotive production."

Julie Watterston, The Stage

Albert's Boy
by James Graham

"Theatre at its best."

Aleks Sierz, The Stage

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"The five-member cast fill the dim confines of the theatre like a desert storm".

Le Roux Schoeman,
Church of England Newsletter

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"This sexy, steamy drama really hits home, especially after delivering the scorpion sting in its tail".

Philip Fisher,
British Theatre Guide

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"Comedy, tragedy, fear, mystery, sex, violence, disturbance: The Lesson has them all".

Eleanor Weber,
Raddest Right Now

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"It is impossible not to enjoy Icarus Theatre Collective’s production of Ionesco’s one-act play".

The Stage

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"The cast navigates the perilous emotional terrain with aplomb".

Visit London (Totally London)

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"Sizzling bursts of desire and hate among the North American sands".

Timothy Ramsden,
Reviews Gate

Albert's Boy
by James Graham

"Extraordinary...
Victor Spinetti is outstanding."

Cheryl Freedman,
What's On in London

Albert's Boy
by James Graham

"A beautifully crafted piece."

Joanna Bacon,
Rogues & Vagabonds

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"The Icarus Theatre collective's production of Eugène Ionesco's absurdist masterpiece is brilliant. A fast-paced, sixty-five minute screaming journey from a bare classroom into utter chaos."

Kevin Hurst, Extra! Extra!

Many Roads to Paradise
by Stewart Permutt

"You would pay a lot of money in the West End for a class act like this, so why not pop along to the Finborough and find out what great nights are made of."

Gene David Kirk,
UK Theatre Web

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The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan

"Book as soon as possible!"

-Claire Ingrams,
Rogues & Vagabonds

The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan

"This is the kind of consoling play we need right now."

-Jane Edwardes, Time Out

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"A rollercoaster rendering of the play that dragged the audience on a fast-paced soul-stirring ride for two heart-rending hours."

Team Locals

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"An excellent take on a globally-renowned tale of true love."

Take on the Road by Lauren Razavi

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"Props to Icarus Theatre Collective for putting on such a fantastic show."

 

Team Locals

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"A fresh and invigorating version of this time-honoured romantic tragedy."

Darlington & Stockton Times - Christina McIntyre

The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan

"Fine performances from the 26-strong cast."

-Michael Billington, The Guardian

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"You can reach out and touch the emotional atmosphere."

-Julienne Banister,
Rogues & Vagabonds


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