Enhancing the magic and dreamy qualities of the play, Nicholas Hytner’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a delightful two hours of comedy, love and misunderstandings.
The idea of re-performing Lungs while the actors safely socially distance got me thinking about other plays which have been performed over the past year or two that could be similarly revived.
Not to let a decade of theatre bloggery go by without marking the occasion, to kick things off, I’ve compiled a list of my favourite play for each year I’ve been blogging. It has been fun revisiting my best-of lists but absolute agony narrowing each list down to just one.
Following on from the instant success of National Theatre At Home streaming event, it’s got me thinking about all the other wonderful NT Live screenings that I’d love to come to the small screen as part of this series. I have narrowed it down to my top 10.
In our continuing series, editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 23 February 2020), including Aleks Sierz’s thoughts on the Bridge Theatre’s timely revival of Caryl Churchill’s 2002 play A Number
If the intimate play A Number feels a bit lost in the vast space of the Bridge, the performances are big enough to give it the required punch.
Alex Jennings will lead the cast in the world premiere of Stephen Beresford’s new play The Southbury Child, directed by Nicholas Hytner at London’s Bridge Theatre in April.
A Number packs a lot of themes, meaning and ideas into just an hour of stage time in a production that asks big questions about scientific progress.
Fane and the London Theatre Company present Judi Dench live at the Bridge Theatre in conversation with Gyles Brandreth. For 13 nights only I Remember It Well runs from 20 March to 4 April 2020.
Andrew Scott, Sharon D. Clarke, Juliet Stevenson, Sam Tutty and Hammed Animashaun have won the top acting honours at the 2019 Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards.
Ought To Be Clowns barely saw 250 shows this year, quiet by his standards. And as is the way of these things, here’s a rundown of some of the productions that moved me most…
Looking ahead to some of 2020’s exciting shows, most with an emphasis away from the West End and instead focusing at the London Fringe and across the UK.
It’s that time of year again… here’s View From the Circle’s Top Ten shows of 2019.
Everything is both spectacular and, importantly, also feels like something you could play at home with tablecloths and cardboard in The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. If you can’t borrow any children to take, haul your own inner-child along.
Acting honours go to Andrew Scott & Maggie Smith at the 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Awards while Sweat wins Best Play.
We round up the reviews for Sally Cookson’s production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe now playing at the Bridge Theatre.
New 2020/2021 productions at London’s Bridge Theatre will begin with Polly Findlay directing Roger Allam and Colin Morgan in Caryl Churchill’s play A Number at London’s Bridge Theatre.
Love London Love Culture selects seven of the best shows opening in the capital in November.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 6 October 2019), ranging from Libby Purves’ childhood reminiscences associated with Master Harold and the Boys at the National to Abba-fest Mamma Mia! The Party and reviews of new plays The Open, Two Ladies, The Watsons and more. Enjoy.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.