23 March, 2017 - 6 months ago
Waleed Elgadi opens in the RSC's Rome Season in Stratford-Upon-Avon, prior to a London transfer.
This season leads with four of Shakespeare’s most political and bloody plays, set in and around ancient Rome.
begins the season, with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence in a race to claim the empire, after the all-conquering Caesar returns from war.
Next is Antony & Cleopatra
. Following Caesar’s assassination and his own rise to power, Mark Antony chooses a life of decadent
12 December, 2016 - 10 months ago
EVA MAGYAR plays Berthe in Hedda Gabler
, which has its Press Night tonight at the National Theatre.
Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...
Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge) – one of the world’s most exciting directors – makes his National Theatre debut with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.
This vital new version by Patrick Marber (Closer, Three Days in the Country) features Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair) in the title role and Rafe Spall (Black Mirror,
1 December, 2016 - 10 months ago
It's press night of Buried Child
at Trafalgar Studios with Gary Shelford as Bradley.
This new production originally premiered off-Broadway at The Pershing Square Signature Center in March 2016, directed by Scott Elliott. It was nominated for two Lucille Lortel Awards, for Outstanding Lead Actor (Ed Harris) and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Paul Sparks).
Set in 1979 rural America as it reels from a recession and political unrest, the similarities between then and now are compelling particularly with the recent
23 November, 2016 - 10 months ago
Home Theatre Manchester presents Ghosts
which opens to the press this evening starring William Travis as Jacob.
The Olivier Award winning Polly Findlay directs this new production of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, Ghosts
It tells the story of a woman who’s spent years creating the illusion of a happy marriage to a successful, charming man. Long after his death, she is still trapped by the emotional after-effects of the truth – that he was a serial adulterer and a reckless alcoholic.
14 November, 2016 - 11 months ago
The Original London cast of School of Rock
open to the press this evening with Sainou's Michelle Francis as Mrs Williams.
The show features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. The production is directed by Laurence Connor.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End production plays at the New London Theatre.
School of Rock
- The Musical is based on the film of the same name which originally starred Jack Black and follows a failed, wannabe
4 November, 2016 - 11 months ago
Franc plays Nina in the Bush Theatre's production of The Royale
, which opens tonight.
Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
But it’s 1905 and, in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out.
Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is inspired by the often overlooked story of Jack Johnson, a boxer who – at the height of the Jim Crow era –
2 November, 2016 - 11 months ago
Dimitri Gripari makes his professional debut tonight in Breaking The Code
at the Royal Exchange in Manchester. He will play the duel roles of Christopher Morcom and Nikos in Robert Hastie's new production.
In the leafy surroundings of Bletchley Park at the height of the Second World War, a brilliant young mathematician called Alan Turing was working away at a problem. The creation of a machine. A machine that would crack the German Enigma code and win Britain the war.
26 October, 2016 - 11 months ago
The National Theatre presents Amadeus
which opens to the press this evening starring Sarah Amankwah as Venticello.
Peter Shaffer’s iconic play had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, winning multiple Olivier and Tony awards before being adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.
This new production is directed by Michael Longhurst (Constellations, The World of Extreme Happiness)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a rowdy young prodigy who arrives in Vienna determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, Court Composer Antonio Salieri
25 October, 2016 - 11 months ago
Femi Elufowoju, Jr Directs The Hotel Cerise
which opens to the press at The Theatre Royal Stratford East this evening.
As America's first black president ends his eight years in office - Anita Mountjoy risks losing her family's beloved hotel and cherry orchard, where Martin Luther King rested and Miles Davis played. Are the family keepers of this proud history, or simply trapped by its ghosts? Can 'the audacity of hope' survive?
Bonnie Greer's new play is set in and
25 October, 2016 - 11 months ago
Tristram Wymark opens to the press in the UK Première of The Exorcist
tonight at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre. He plays the role of Burke.
When the medical profession fails to provide answers to young Regan's strange symptoms her desperate mother Chris turns to a local priest for help. But before Father Damian can tackle what's before him, he must overcome his own shaken beliefs, as this fight is for more than just one girl's soul…
Inspired by true events, the two