At the end of a year in which female-forward and feminist theatre has made so much progress, The Boy Friend looks regressive as well as nostalgic. On the other hand, it is a colourful and escapist retreat from the winter, and we could all do with a night off from angst.
As light as a madeleine and as frivolous as a macaron, Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend proves a festive treat at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced initial casting for its major revival of Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend running at the theatre from 22 November 2019 to 7 March 2020 (press night is on 3 December 2019). Full casting will be announced shortly.
There are some brilliantly imaginative elements to the touring production of Vulcan 7 at the King’s. Unfortunately, none of them are in Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer’s script.
Brand new comedy Vulcan 7, written by and starring Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer, directed by Steven Marmion, will have its world premiere this autumn before embarking on a UK tour.
I was glad to see the RSC’s recent Twelfth Night (starring Adrian Edmondson and Kara Tointon) has become part of its CD collection, saving several musical performances and songs for eternity
Much of my ‘touring’ has been concentrated in Bristol and Chichester; there are a few other UK venues to add to the list, as well as some from my week in New York, of course.
Following in the footsteps of Emma Rice’s production of the same play in her final summer season at the Globe, director Christopher Luscombe moves from Nell Gwynn’s 17th century setting to a Belle Époque version of Twelfth Night.
Casting details – including Adrian Edmondson as Malvolio and Kara Tointon as Olivia – are announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Twelfth Night opening in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre this winter.
Adrian Edmondson portrays William as articulate and sensitive, but the rambling, stream-of-conscious script moves at a brisk pace with little variation in rhythm or tone.
Adrian Edmondson is to star in an adaptation of William Leith’s at once richly comic, darkly satirical and weepingly emotional 2008 bestseller Bits of Me Are Falling Apart. Adapted by Edmondson and Soho Theatre’s Artistic Director Steve Marmion, the play will make its UK premiere at Soho Theatre, running from 2 November to 3 December 2016.
I’m playing catch-up. Here are four shows I caught before my turkey-filled escape to the States last week for Thanksgiving. All of which serve up entertaining evenings in the theatre. As usual, I’ve listed them in closing date order. Don’t delay with the first in particular, as it finishes its limited season in a week. […]