Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
I had tickets to see The Winter’s Tale at the Garrick. I got them pretty sharpish when they were released – obvs Kenneth Branagh a pretty big draw as actor and director. Almost as big a draw as Judi Dench, who is also starring. I didn’t have any problems getting to the theatre either – got to my seat in plenty of time for curtains up. But this can’t be a review of the show, and it isn’t, for the simple fact that I left at the interval.
Nick Hytner has been awarded the Critics Circle Award for Services to the Arts. The former Director of the National Theatre was presented with the award – an engraved crystal rose bowl – by Jeffery Taylor, President of the Critics Circle, at a celebration lunch at the National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1 on September 23, attended by critics …
Today (Thursday 20 August 2015) plans are announced for a new 900-seat theatre at Tower Bridge. Situated at the heart of Berkeley Homes’ landmark One Tower Bridge development, the venue will be the flagship theatre for the London Theatre Company, the new independent producing company founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, following their departure from the National Theatre after …
Since I started writing about theatre in 1996, I’ve had the privilege of attending four world premieres of Tom Stoppard plays – well, actually, six if you break a trilogy into its component parts. As a very fledging correspondent, I was totally mystified by the Greek and Latin lessons of The Invention of Love, at […]
We’ve looked back ad nauseum over the past fortnight at the best of #theatre2014; now it’s time to look forward. And there’s SO much to look forward to theatrically. To help you keep track of all the new year picks and predictions, here’s a handy 2015 recommendations round-up. Having perused them all, let me summarise […]
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