It’s likely to be a weekend to remember for Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse), artistic director of Elliott & Harper Productions, for not only is her National Theatre production of Angels in America nominated for 11 prizes at this Sunday’s Tony Awards, but she has also been recognised for her services to theatre in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours with an OBE.
It’s natural that your reactions to shows are filtered through the prism of the current social and political climate. And savvy theatres, of course, seek to judge the mood and programme accordingly.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
This is a beautiful fringe revival of Abi Morgan’s masterpiece Tiny Dynamite at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre. A really lovely piece of theatre.
This is a tender and beautiful play that, within moments, makes you question why it hasn’t been staged in over 15 years.
It is always fascinating to revisit the early work of writers who have gone on to bigger things and Tiny Dynamite offers that chance with Abi Morgan, screenwriter of such hits as Shame, The Iron Lady and Suffragette.
Got your tickets yet for Abi Morgan’s Tiny Dynamite? David Loumgair’s stylish and intimate production, the play’s first London revival in 15 years, has just opened at the Old Red Lion Theatre, where it runs until 3 February 2018 only. Look at our gorgeous gallery of production shots from this mesmerising three-hander – and then get booking!
Abi Morgan’s hit stage play Tiny Dynamite returns to the stage tonight (9 January 2018) for its first professional revival in 15 years. It’s at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre until 3 February 2018 only. Sneak a peek behind the scenes with our rehearsal gallery – and then get booking!
Tiny Dynamite, by award-winning playwright and screenwriter Abi Morgan, returns to London for its first professional revival in 15 years. This play, one of her early works, explores how tiny events from our pasts can have explosive effects on our futures.
Apart from my Edinburgh blitz, I like to take August a little slow on the theatregoing front. These few weeks offer a brief respite while many people are away on holiday or still up at the Fringe (which I’m not the slightest bit jealous about – no, really) before the ‘autumn season’ kicks off and […]
Peter McKintosh designs cold, skilful dictator chic: above a shining marble floor, the majestic Mittel-Europa chandelier dims to a blood-red aurora or to surveillance-camera pinpoints. A wide dark window looms beyond two silver-gilt audience chairs. We are in a Presidential Palace anywhere on the grim modern globe. The Leader himself is never seen; we watch, in fragmented, fugal snap-scenes, four women waiting for him through a long afternoon and evening. Outside, a denied revolution is brewing beyond the river as the despised “Northerners” take revenge.
At the Donmar Warehouse, Artistic Director Josie Rourke today announces an autumn season of three plays by leading contemporary playwrights. Associate Director Robert Hastie directs Abi Morgan’s Splendour in its first major London run; Dominic Cooke returns to the stage with the UK Premiere of Teddy Ferrara by Christopher Shinn; Rourke herself will direct the thirty-year revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton.