Rupert Everett’s fascinating performance hides some of the deficiencies inherent in this production of Uncle Vanya which never gets to the heart of this transcendent play.
Jonathan Church, artistic director of Theatre Royal Bath’s summer season, has announced further productions and new casting for the 2019 programme. Katherine Parkinson joins Rupert Everett in the cast of Uncle Vanya which he also directs.
Camden Stands with Grenfell Tower: An evening of music and poetry in aid of Grenfell Tower Fire Fund.
Hosted by Ché Walker, Friday 23rd June sees a night of music and poetry in honour of the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and to benefit the Grenfell Tower Fire Fund.
Yesterday (14 November 2016) saw the launch of the Women Centre Stage: Power Play Festival at Hampstead Theatre and The Actors Centre. Produced by Sphinx Theatre Company and Joanna Hedges, Women Centre Stage exists to promote, advocate for and inspire women in the arts and has developed and commissioned a wide range of new work which uniquely brings together a diverse array of women characters far from the margins into centre stage.
You can blame The Thick of It – Mark Ravenhill’s ferociously foul-mouthed opener revived from 2007 in which a young soldier’s wife deflects the news of his death with c*nt after c*nt really c*n’t hold a candle to the wit and venom of Malcolm Tucker.
A short evening of satirical swipes at politicians, plotters and prophets is only fitfully funny and occasionally sharp.
Hats off to Out of Joint, for bringing politics into the heart of the West End. Political satire is meant to be provocative – and it certainly provoked me!