Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus gets a belated revival at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Stuck in the past, should it have been left in the past too?
‘Eventually leaves the audience fairly replete’: CAROLINE’S KITCHEN – Touring ★★★
Playwright Torben Betts has come up with a new recipe for his haute cuisine comedy, Caroline’s Kitchen, tinkering with the ingredients to create a new dish about depression and discontent in the home of a masterchef.
HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES – Touring ★★★★★
In my humble opinion, the ultimate specialist in farce is Alan Ayckbourn and nowhere is my point more finely demonstrated than in How The Other Half Loves. A classic, fast-paced, quick-humour-packed bundle of confusion and chaos which it could be so easy to lose the thread of if it’s not directed and performed on point.
NEWS: Robert Daws & Caroline Langrishe star in new tour of How the Other Half Loves
After its extended West End season, Alan Strachan’s revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s How the Other Half Loves launches on tour with a cast including Robert Daws, Caroline Langrishe and Charlie Brooks.
John Cleese on Bang Bang: ‘I have always been drawn to farce’
Monty Python comedy legend John Cleese has adapted George Feydeau’s 1892 French farce BANG BANG for a brand-new staging which opens this month at Mercury Theatre Colchester… Tell us about Bang Bang. What subjects does it deal with? And why is farce the best medium? I have always been drawn to farce, because since the first one I ever saw, …
NEWS: John Cleese adapts Feydeau’s Bang Bang at Colchester, Cast announced
John Cleese’s brand new adaptation of Georges Feydeau’s 1892 French farce, Bang Bang, opening at Mercury Theatre Colchester in March, will be led by Oliver Cotton and Caroline Langrishe.
NEWS: Cast announced for Faction’s Much Ado at Selfridges
This summer, Selfridges have joined forces with one of the most exciting emerging young British theatre companies in the UK, The Faction, to celebrate Shakespeare400 with a new staging of Much Ado About Nothing at The reFASHIONed Theatre, a pop-up performance space inside the famous Oxford Street store. It runs from 23 August to 24 September 2016, with a press night on 26 August.