I remember seeing Shelagh Stephenson’s contemporary classic at the Hampstead, when this venue was still an ageing prefab, and enjoying Terry Johnson’s racy staging,
After nine months, we are grateful just to sit in an auditorium, but to see a production as slick, unsettling and thrilling as The Dumb Waiter is a wonderful reminder of the power of live theatre.
Love London Love Culture offers a guide to some of the shows set to open in London next month.
Acclaimed stage and screen actors Alec Newman and Shane Zaza have been cast in Hampstead Theatre’s 60th anniversary production of Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter which due to popular demand has been extended and will now run from 18 November 2020 until 2 January 2021.
Hampstead Theatre will be reopening with a 60th anniversary production of Harold Pinter’s iconic early play The Dumb Waiter, directed by Alice Hamilton, running from 18 November to 19 December 2020.
Hampstead Theatre has announced its spring/summer 2020 programme, Hampstead Classics, celebrating 60 years of original theatre.
Hampstead Theatre presents the new comedy Paradise from Dusty Hughes, directed by Alice Hamilton. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.
Directed by Alice Hamilton, Thirty Christmases brings the external peculiarities of the holiday season to the fore, plus the bittersweet nature of spending time with family at the close of the year.
When I read that Anything that Flies was her debut play by writer, Judith Burnley, I naturally assumed it was a young playwright being given a big chance by Jermyn Street’s new artistic director, Tom Littler.
This surprisingly warm and heartbreaking story about grief and displacement feels slight in telling audiences anything new about the pain that World War II caused both Jewish and German people caught up in the atrocities.
In David Storey’s The March of Russia, Up in Arms find a source of such acutely observed family, domestic pain and political pertinence as to set the heart racing afresh.
Casting has been announced for the second production of Jermyn Street Theatre’s autumn ESCAPE Season. Alice Hamilton directs the world premiere of Judith Burnley’s Anything That Flies, starring Clive Merrison and Issy van Randwyck.
David Storey’s family celebration drama of 1989 is typically natural, subtle and poignant, but also retro
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As you’d expect from the playwright who wrote Visitors (2014) and Eventide (2015), this new one is an ideal studio piece, in which it is important to hear every word and intonation, and see even the smallest gesture.
Walking back from the Bush the other evening, I glanced back at the Green and remembered the years when the one-room Bush hovered above a far from welcoming pub, up some uncomfortable and cranky stairs. For years and years.
In March 2017, following a landmark year taking plays into the communities of West London, the Bush Theatre will return home following a £4.3m revitalisation of the venue. The year-long redevelopment has been driven by the aim of realising Artistic Director Madani Younis’ vision for a theatre that reflects the diversity and vibrancy of London today. The Bush Theatre strives …
Salisbury Playhouse’s spring/summer 2017 season has been announced and includes a brand new commission from award-winning playwright – and Salisbury native – Barney Norris. Norris’ new play, Echo’s End (29 March to 15 April 2017), is set on the edge of Salisbury Plain in 1915 as a young couple finds itself caught up in the turmoil of World War I
Lovely, and indeed loving, revival of Robert Holman’s resonant 1977 play about life choices is quietly moving.
The new spring season for the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, south London, features plays by Robert Holman, Chris Urch, Brad Birch and Bernard Shaw, directed by Ellen McDougall, Alice Hamilton, Mel Hillyard and Artistic Director Paul Miller. Artistic Director Paul Miller announces the January to June 2016 season at the Orange Tree. It follows a year of award-winning theatre …
We are in a pub garden in rural Hampshire, where landlord John is gathering logs for the fire (in high summer, “it’s part of what people come for”), and telling a joke about a ferret and a blow-job to cheer up Mark, a lanky, sad youth. Along comes Liz the bravely prattling church organist. They talk. A year later, they meet again. That’s all. But it is immense.
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