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REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Glass Menagerie at the Duke of York’s Theatre

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews, Sticky by Emma ClarendonLeave a Comment

Following runs on Broadway and at the Edinburgh International Festival, Critics’ Circle Award-winning Best Director John Tiffany’s production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie has transferred to the West End. Last week, Tiffany won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Director for last year’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. What have critics been saying about his latest offering?

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NEWS: Alan Cumming cabaret headlines 2016 Edinburgh International Festival

In Cabaret, Dance, Edinburgh Festival, Festivals, Musicals, News, Opera, Plays, Regional theatre, Scotland by Thom DibdinLeave a Comment

Solid showing for Linehan’s second EIF: The return of Alan Cumming to Edinburgh for the whole festival is the big news of a programme that is more solid than surprising. He will be singing his Sappy Songs for 20 performances of late-night cabaret at the Hub. Cumming is part of the theatre programme, as artistic director Fergus Linehan seeks to question the nature of cabaret.

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Feature interview extracts of the week with actors Gillian Anderson, Cherry Jones & Tracee Chimo

In Broadway, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

Interviewed by Rachel Cooke in The Observer (January 3, 2016, Anderson is currently appearing in War and Peace, and about to start shooting the third series of The Fall (pictured left), before reprising her performance as Blanche DuBois in A Street Named Desire in New York. Rachel Cook’s introduction is priceless — and exactly true to the measure of an actress I have also met and interviewed.