While Christopher Haydon’s of The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Rose Theatre is filled with playfulness, it feels also as though it has too many ideas crammed into it, making it feel a little confusing in places.
NEWS: Christopher Haydon announces his inaugural season at the Rose Theatre Kingston
Having been appointed Rose Theatre’s artistic director in January 2020, Christopher Haydon was prevented from announcing his inaugural season until now due to Covid-19. With an emphasis on the female voice, the season will include five Rose Original productions – including two world premieres and a new version of an epic Brechtian masterpiece.
NEWS: Rose Theatre Kingston appoints Christopher Haydon as artistic director
Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the appointment of Christopher Haydon as artistic director – the new creative lead for the company. Haydon takes up his role effective as of 1 January 2020.
‘A creepy joy to experience’: MACBETH – Manchester ★★★★
This production of Macbeth receives stunning direction from Christopher Haydon and, crucially, Lucy Ellinson is magnificent as Macbeth.
‘More of a novel than a play’: THE REMAINS OF THE DAY – Touring ★★★
So what we have here in Remains of the Day is a masterclass in acting, deft in direction and a rightful meditation on an England that so nearly went into the dark. But still, for all that, more of a novel than a play.
BOOK REVIEW: About the Art of the Artistic Director
Christopher Haydon, the former artistic director of the Gate Theatre in London, has written the book About The Art of the Artistic Director.
‘Intelligent articulation of personal uncertainties & political doubts’: TRYING IT ON – Royal Court Theatre
On the 50th anniversary of 1968, David Edgar looks back at his younger self and explores the results of radical politics< in Trying It On at the Royal Court.
NEWS: Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day receives world premiere at Royal & Derngate, adapted by Barney Norris
Royal & Derngate’s commission of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day, adapted by Barney Norris, will receive its world premiere in Northampton in February 2019 before a national Out of Joint tour.
NEWS: Gate Theatre adds extra week to Grounded’s third London run
The Gate Theatre has added an extra week to its critically acclaimed, smash-hit production of George Brant’s Grounded, which has now returned following two previous sell-out runs.
NEWS: Ellen McDougall appointed new director of Gate Theatre
The Gate Theatre today announces that Ellen McDougall has been appointed as its new Artistic Director. McDougall, who takes up the position in March 2017, is currently an Associate Artist at the Gate, served as Associate Director for two years from 2012, and directed an acclaimed production of Idomeneus at the theatre in 2014. She replaces Christopher Haydon who leaves to pursue a Clore Fellowship and a number of freelance opportunities.