What is it about a great whodunnit thriller? What makes us keep turning the page? How does that inquisitive excitement translate onstage?
After The Girl on the Train post-show Q&A, director Anthony Banks and I had to squeeze in another one together to his second current hit in London, Games for Lovers – which also meant I got to return to The Vaults for producer James Seabright’s third offering this summer.
Has Evanna Lynch heard the news? As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, this Wednesday 7 August 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will quiz her and her Games for Lovers co-stars and creatives. Got any questions?
Games for Lovers is a fun and playful examination about the complications of love and is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face.
Alex Ferns, Marc Elliott and Philip McGinley will join the cast of the record-breaking production of The Girl on the Train for its London run. Starring Samantha Womack as Rachel Watson, the production will run at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre from 23 July to 17 August 2019.
Ryan Craig’s brand-new comedy about modern millennial romance, Games for Lovers, gets its world premiere this summer in a bespoke pop-up space at The Vaults, one of three shows produced by James Seabright running at the Waterloo venue this summer.
The Girl on the Train starring Samantha Womack as Rachel Watson will transfer to London’s Duke of York’s Theatre for a limited run from 23 July to 17 August 2019.
Theatre Royal Bath Productions has announced a new production of Daphne du Maurier’s psychological thriller My Cousin Rachel, starring Helen George (BBC One’s Call The Midwife) in the titular role.
Whether you know the story or not, The Girl On the Train will keep you on the edge of your seat right up until the end.
The Girl on the Train is contemporary, both in its subject and staging. There is a strong balance between a suspenseful whodunit that drives the play and a psychological element about memory and control, and abusive relationships.
The contrast in styles between Nick Dear’s The Art of Success and The Taste of the Town is striking but both make for compelling viewing in Anthony Banks’ production of Hogarth’s Progress.
Keith Allen and Bryan Dick will star as William Hogarth, older and younger, in the double bill of Nick Dear’s Hogarth’s Progress at Rose Theatre, Kingston. Full casting is now announced.
Rose Theatre Kingston has announced the full cast for Nick Dear’s double-bill Hogarth’s Progress. Anthony Banks directs Bryan Dick as the younger William Hogarth in the first major UK revival of Dear’s The Art of Success, and Keith Allen as the older William Hogarth in the world première of The Taste of the Town.
Barry’s relationship with his mother is at best difficult, but as we delve into their family history it soon becomes clear the depth of resentment that Isabella has had for events that have taken place in her life such as the loss of a child and a distant (as it turns out gay) husband and her constant struggle to accept the way her life has turned out.
The premiere of Kevin Elyot’s final play, Twilight Song, in the 50th anniversary year of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, is a fitting tribute to a creator who writes honest and open queer theatre. And as such, it’s a bittersweet tale, effortlessly interweaving stories of past regrets and frustrated presents.
Adam Garcia, Bryony Hannah and Paul Higgins will lead the cast in a new Park200 production of Twilight Song, the final play by Kevin Elyot and set on summer evenings in the 1960s and the present day.
Jim Cartwright returns with a high-octane monologue about a night out, but has nothing to say beyond the banal.