Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
Walk a little too fast along Union Street and you might well miss the entrance to this underground theatre. Housed in a former warehouse, and masquerading as a cafÈ from the outside, Union Theatre remains a rough-around-the edges sort of venue with a shabby, low-lit bar and cavernous, dank auditorium. Despite its size and budget, Union loves to host musicals – think ‘HMS Pinafore’ and ‘Sweeny Todd’ – as well as political or socially conscious comedies. The results are mixed, but some sure gems have been turfed up here.
What's on at Union Theatre
- Rating: 4/5
Stephen Sondheim’s 1976 musical ‘Pacific Overtures’ is a strange kettle of fish. Based on the true story of America’s first expedition to Japan in 1853, the score sees Western melodies infused with Eastern pentatonic scales. It’s so technically complex...
This new contemporary musical about people visiting America's tourist destinations arrives from off-Broadway in London courtesy of the capital's premiere fringe musical venue the Union. Brad Alexander and Adam Mathias's intriguing show follows a man who...
Fringe, Musicals, Drama
Here's a very London musical. John Kristian's 'The Homefront' is a musical exploration of life on the capital's streets, written after Kristian spent time as a homeless person in 2013. The piece tells of three homeless men at different stages of their...