Red beautifully demonstrates the central thesis that sons must challenge fathers, the old must give way to the new and art and theatre must constantly evolve and change in order to survive – a lesson which has been all too evident as Lockdown2 comes to a close.
The first stage shows to be released on brand new streaming platform Stage2View will include the critically acclaimed, Tony and Olivier Award-winning productions of Kinky Boots and An American In Paris, as well as the recent Drury Lane production of 42nd Street.
This is not Yasmin Reza’s Art, rather it’s an intense, well-written and tightly directed drama that in 90 minutes provides a rare insight into a man whose work seems baffling to the untutored eye.
Alfred Enoch and Alfred Molina both shine in this revival of John Logan’s play Red, now playing at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
Michael Grandage’s revival of Red may only be 90 minutes, but there is no sense of rush here, and instead the play – much like Mark Rothko’s creations – is given room to breath, to slowly come into focus as a true picture emerges.
Perfect. Red at the Wyndham’s Theatre, starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch, is a play of fire and poetry, laughter and rage. An imagined colloquy with its own kind of genius.
An exciting couple of months coming up on the Fringe – this month I’m checking out Theatre N16’s new venue for a couple of shows, for one thing, and next month The Bunker Theatre will be a bit of a hotbed for new writing.
Alfred Enoch and Alfred Molina spoke about the upcoming West End premiere of Michael Grandage’s production of Red, opening for previews at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre from 4 May to 28 July 2018.
With their production of Labour of Love about to complete its run, the Michael Grandage Company (MGC) today announces two new productions for 2018 – Red by John Logan, and The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh, both directed by the company’s Artistic Director Michael Grandage.