There is little doubt that a tightened-up version of Tennis Elbow would be better, but the sheer pleasure in language displayed here already goes a very long way.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh in association with Naked Productions have announced the casts for its three forthcoming Sound Stage plays.
Visually and verbally intoxicating, Cyrano de Bergerac at the Lyceum, Edinburgh is a riotous, joyous expression of the human spirit.
It certainly packs a punch, and this is not solely due to the finesse displayed in the writing. Like an ultrasound revealing Bodies’ truly threatening potential, director Jude Christian heads a show that at one point sends an intersubjective shiver reverberating throughout her audience.
The cast of Vivenne Franzmann’s Bodies has been announced and as it is being directed by the marvellous Jude Christian, it will definitely be one not to miss. The company includes Lorna Brown, Brian Ferguson, Philip Goldacre, Salma Hoque, Justine Mitchell and Hannah Rae.
Philosophical questions that have puzzled us for centuries are given a contemporary yet timeless spin in A Number, presented by the Lyceum in partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The result is an intelligent, accessible, emotional and beautifully acted piece.
The full cast is announced today for the first ever large-scale stage production of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel Brideshead Revisited, adapted by Bryony Lavery, touring this spring and summer in the 50th anniversary year of Waugh’s death. The play, a co-production between English Touring Theatre and York Theatre Royal, opens at York on 26 April, with previews from 22 April, before touring to Bath, Southampton, Cambridge, Malvern, Brighton, Oxford and Richmond, as well as second run in York.