17 January, 2019 - 10 months ago
Sarah Amankwah is part of this years Globe Ensemble.
Sarah will play Hal in Henry IV Parts I and II and the titular role in Henry V. The shows open at the end of April and continue in rep until October 2019. Sarah Bedi and Federay Holmes will direct the shows.
The Globe Ensemble was introduced last year by artistic director Michelle Terry as part of her first season to echo how Shakespeare’s plays would have been first performed.
3 July, 2018 - 1 year ago
Franc Ashman has been announced as the new Hermione Granger in the 9 times Olivier award winning play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child.
Franc will take over from Nicola Alexis, performing at the Palace Theatre, West End from mid July.
Directed by John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
is written by Jack Thorne and JK Rowling and first premiered in London in 2016, going on to win the most Olivier Awards in history. The production
14 June, 2018 - 1 year ago
Paul Kemp (pictured left) plays Quintus in the West End transfer of the Robert Harris’ best-selling Cicero Trilogy.
Following his stunning RSC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall
and Bring Up the Bodies
(2013/14), Mike Poulton turned his pen to the thrilling world of Ancient Rome with a brand-new version of Imperium: Parts 1 & 2.
Cicero, the greatest orator of his age, devoted all his energy and cunning to preserve the rule of law, and defend
23 March, 2017 - 2 years 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
23 November, 2016 - 2 years 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 - 3 years 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
26 October, 2016 - 3 years 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
22 September, 2016 - 3 years ago
The National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera
streams in cinemas nationwide as part of the NT Live programme. This new revival is directed by Rufus Norris with Sarah Amankwah as Filch.
London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight.
Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last
14 September, 2016 - 3 years ago
It's Press night for The RSC's London transfer of The Alchemist
with Sainou's John Cummins as Ananias.
When London is hit by an outbreak of the plague, the wealthy Lovewit flees to the country, leaving his townhouse in the hands of his trusted butler, Jeremy. But no sooner has his master left than Jeremy begins turning the house into a den of criminal activity. Assuming an alias, he recruits fellow conman Subtle and prostitute Doll Common to help him and
13 September, 2016 - 3 years ago
Press night for Dr Faustus
staring John Cummins as Cornelius.
has transferred to London following its successful run at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon, Maria Aberg’s punchy production updates Marlowe for our times with ritual, cabaret and carnival. Bristling ‘with originality and vision’ (Stage), it sees Sandy Grierson and Oliver Ryan share the roles of the doctor and the demon.
Faustus is a solitary scholar who has exhausted the confines of human knowledge. Frustrated with the futility