Scottish hit Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of), written by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen, will transfer to the West End’s Criterion Theatre for an open-ended run, previewing from 15 October and opening on 2 November 2021.
Having been a fan of the film, I was more than delighted to accept the invitation to go along to the press night of East Is East, 25 years since the world premiere on the Birmingham REP’s stage.
By the end of Orange Tree Theatre’s production of Bryony Lavery’s Last Easter the certainty that friendship and love are life’s true miracles is quietly and effectively realised.
Poetic two-hander The Half God of Rainfall combines epic myth, family relationships and gender politics in an exciting evening.
Actress Rakie Ayola chatted to us about her current role in The Half God of Rainfall at the Kiln Theatre.
Parents, if the thought of sitting through yet another (yawn) pantomime this Yule fills you with dread, then I’d recommend the dazzling, cheery musical Nativity! The Musical as an outstanding alternative.
Hugh Dennis, Lesley Garrett and John Marquez will star in The Messiah, a Biblical new comedy by Patrick Barlow, the Olivier Award-winning writer of The 39 Steps. Ahead of a planned West End transfer, it opens on tour, launching 15 October 2018 at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. A traveling theatre troupe of two actors and an opera singer are set to arrive on camel …
The world premiere of The Lovely Bones, one of the bestselling novels of the 21st century and now adapted for the stage by Bryony Lavery and directed by Melly Still, will open at Royal & Derngate, Northampton on 1 September 2018.
Lots & lots of shows have their first performances in London and across the country this month, including new productions of Pinter’s The Birthday Party, Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan, and Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well.
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.
Classic horror film The Exorcist is brought to life on stage for the first time in this new production directed by Sean Mathias and running at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre until 10 March 2018. But does it thrill and scare audiences as it should?
Many on the panel, and in the audience, also shared personal stories as immigrants and/or children of immigrants – and how they felt affected by Powell’s speech and its aftermath.
Have you booked yet to see Ian McDiarmid in “the performance of the year” as Enoch Powell in Chris Hannan’s explosive new drama What Shadows? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review quotes and Twitter buzz for the show.
I’ve had a rich few weeks for playgoing. A key theme in this batch of diary entries is the reward of visiting new, new-to-me or I-haven’t-been-in-so-long-they-feel-nearly-new venues.
Chris Hannan’s critically acclaimed political drama What Shadows receives its London premiere tonight (3 October 2017), Check out new production photos of award-winning Ian McDiarmid as Enoch Powell with the 2017 cast at London’s Park Theatre
The countdown is on for the London premiere of Chris Hannan’s critically acclaimed political drama What Shadows, after its premiere last year at Birmingham Rep. Watch interviews here with Tony and Olivier Award winner Ian McDiarmid, who stars as Enoch Powell, and director Roxana Silbert here…
Have you now read the full text of Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech from 1968? If you’re not old enough to remember, can you imagine how immigrants and the rest of British society reacted to it? And how it may have affected individuals’ lives? That’s what Chris Hannan explores in What Shadows. The new play, commissioned by Birmingham Rep, …
Chris Hannan’s new play What Shadows, which transfers to London’s Park Theatre this month starring Ian McDiarmid, centres on the life of one woman was affected by former Wolverhampton Conservative MP Enoch Powell’s controversial 1968 “Rivers of Blood” speech. Beyond mere reputation, how well do you know the speech? Full speech here.
On 10 October 2017, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the company of Chris Hannan’s What Shadows, inspired by Enoch Powell’s infamous 1968 “Rivers of Blood” speech, now receiving its London premiere in a strictly limited season at the Park Theatre. Got any questions?
Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor Ian McDiarmid will play MP Enoch Powell in Chris Hannan’s searing play What Shadows when it transfers to London’s Park Theatre next month. Full London casting is now announced.
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