As part of an ongoing series, I’ve chaired post-show talks with various Mischief Theatre casts this year, all of whom waxed lyrical about the brilliance of the company founders. Last week, I had a chance to pose questions to those original mischief-makers themselves at their brand-new comedy Groan Ups.
On 10 and 12 November 2019, 42nd Street will be screened to more than 650 cinemas across the UK and Ireland. Critics were sent into a frenzy over this largest-ever staging of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical classic during its run at the West End’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane. We’ve rounded up review highlights.
TS Eliot’s tale of the killing of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, Murder in the Cathedral, will be staged in a trio of religious buildings next month as Scena Mundi Theatre takes it on a short tour. Book your tickets now.
It’s the final week to see Musical Theatre Review award-winning and Offies-nominated new musical Islander. And, after its premiere at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, it’s racked another wave of critical raves in its London transfer to Southwark Playhouse.
Stage Traffic’s premiere of Sarah Rutherford’s darkly funny new play The Girl Who Fell has impressed critics for its warmth, quirkiness and offbeat sensitivity. We’ve rounded up review highlights. Time get booking!
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 20 October 2019), ranging from Olivia Mitchell’s thigh-slapping joy on seeing Noises Off to Libby Purves’ plea that we listen to the story being told in [Blank] at the Donmar Warehouse.
The first UK production of acclaimed show Moulin Rouge! The Musical will open at London’s Piccadilly Theatre in March 2021.
Ahead of Mates founder Terri Paddock’s post-show Q&A tonight and next Wednesday’s press performance, we’ve got first-look photos for the posthumous UK premiere of Sam Shepard’s Ages of the Moon. Check out the full gallery – and then get booking!
What would you ask God? What if you didn’t like the answer? Those are the questions posed by playwright and director Andrew Bruce-Lockhart in new play God 2.o, coming to the Lion & Unicorn Theatre next month. Book your tickets now!
Director Alexander Lass has teamed up with producer Debbie Hicks on two major play productions running at The Vaults this autumn: the first-ever revival of David Hare‘s 2003 play The Permanent Way, which opened in September, and, starting performances tonight (17 October 2019), the UK premiere of Sam Shepard‘s 2009 play Ages of the Moon. We caught up with him to learn …
Following the success of current show We Dig, Ovalhouse will continue its final season, dubbed the Demolition Party season, at its Kennington home with a series of shows set to leave the building with a bang. Book your tickets now!
More2Screen has announced the cinema release of the critically acclaimed West End revival of Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble’s 42nd Street, which will be screened in more than 550 cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 10 November 2019. This is the largest-ever staging of the Tony® Award-winning musical – pure musical magic on the big screen. Cinema tickets are on sale now.
Editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 13 October 2019), ranging from Aleks Sierz’s thoughts on the still very relevant A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg at the Trafalgar Studios to Libby Purves’ reaction to Mischief Theatre’s new offering Groan Ups.
The Good Scout achieves the impossible – finding an original, untold story from World War Two. In the 1930s, boys from the Nazi Hitlerjugend visit British Rover Scouts for a cycling holiday as a cultural exchange.
Mate Terri Paddock chaired a post-show discussion at the West End revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg with director Simon Evans and the cast.
Sheffield Theatres’ acclaimed production of Life of Pi, directed by Max Webster, will transfer to London’s Wyndham’s Theatre in 2020 with performances beginning on 22 June (press night is 9 July 2020).
Do you remember what else was happening in the world in 2003? That was the year The Permanent Way premiered, ten years after The Railway Privatisation Act. It was also the year that the US, under President George Bush and supported by the UK under Prime Minister Tony Blair, invaded Iraq. What perspective could playwright David Hare offer then and now?
The Cervantes Theatre, London’s home of Spanish and Latin American drama, concludes its female-led 2019 season with a major new staging of Isabel Allende’s literary bestseller The House of the Spirits.
If these first-look photos of Mischief Theatre’s Groan Ups don’t put you in touch with your ‘inner child’, we don’t know what will. Just two days to go until the brand-new comedy officially opens. Time to get booking!
As Ovalhouse brings its residency in its current South London home to a close, Emma Frankland opens its final season with We Dig, a show exploring the trans experience in which a giant hole will be dug within the venue. Book your tickets now.