Not only can Shakespeare be considered to be England’s greatest playwright, he is probably the most prolific when it comes to performances of his work. The plays are amazingly flexible in the many ways they can be stage and the latest production of “The Tempest” at The Hope Theatre by the Thick as Thieves Production company is a lovely case in point.
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If like me you enjoyed the films of Shrek and saw it in the West End, then you to will enjoy this.
It has everything, colourful costumes and sets. Humour, a few songs and more humour. This ogre has a big heart and Dean Chisnall continues to play it perfectly.
Performances at Landor Theatre – Tuesday 18th August – Sunday 13th September 2015 This new production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, presented by SDWC Productions, marks the show’s triumphant return […]
Sometimes as a reviewer, you sit in a theatre space and you just feel this is going to be an incredibly important piece of theatre. As Is is one of those such occurrences. Written by William M. Hoffman and directed by Andrew Keates, this is billed as “the first AIDS play”.
Now I’m no republican, but the problem with a hereditary monarchy is that you never really know who you will get ruling you. They could be good or evil, sensible or mad, a statesman/woman or just a state, it’s all a bit of a lottery. This then is the central theme to Christopher Marlowe’s play “Edward II” or to give it its full title “The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer.”
Cadogan Hall presents the concert version of Sweet Charity with musical theatre stars Denise Van Outen (as Charity), Michael Xavier, Kimberley Walsh and Kerry Ellis. The soloists are joined by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Arts Ed Chorale, under musical director Richard Balcombe. The creative team is completed by stage director Paul Foster and choreographer Matt Flint.
Full casting is announced for The Who’s Tommy, which will play a limited run at Greenwich Theatre from Wednesday 29 July to Sunday 23 August. The production comes 20 years after Tommy was last seen in London, marking the 40th Anniversary of the original film and the 50th Anniversary of The Who.
Having previously won seven Oliviers and this year winning five Tony Awards on Broadway, the bar was set exceptionally high for this show! So my question was – were all the awards bestowed on this show justifiable?
Award-winning company Scamp Theatre will bring several of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved children’s books to the London stage in 2015, including the world stage premiere of their most recent book The Scarecrows’ Wedding. Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales will also play a Summer Season at Leicester Square Theatre.
After an underground three month sold-out immersive production of SE7EN DEADLY SINS, the original “secret” theatre company returns with a new production on a secret island in East London. This latest production looks to challenge social and political extremes that face East Londoners. Cross the bridge, join the masquerade and immerse yourself in another world!
The thought of seeing one of our greatest character actors playing Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest was something I could not resist! David Suchet, best known for playing Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective Poirot on TV, was donning a dress in this classic written by Oscar Wilde in 1895.
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