Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
An existentialist who writes in the film noir/crime thriller genre, a compulsive writer for whom language and its derivations are a vital, never ceasing line of enquiry as a construct that goes towards making up the human condition, are just, as I take it, some of his other ongoing concerns.
City of Glass, the first part of Auster’s New York Trilogy, was first published in 1985. It’s an enjoyably tricksy, postmodern novel in which Daniel Quinn, a detective-story writer, becomes a freelance investigator after answering a mysterious telephone call.
Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by 59 Productions and Duncan Macmillan. TICKETS ARE NOW ONSALE with MyTheatreMates!
The Lyric Hammersmith has announced its new season running May 2017 to January 2018, including three major new productions: a UK premiere, a new adaptation of a classic and the return of the now traditional Lyric pantomime.
The Lyric Hammersmith’s spring season opens with the new musical version of Fantastic Mr Fox, marking the Roald Dahl centenary. This is followed by premieres for Matthew Whittet’s Australian play Seventeen and Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation of Paul Auster’s City of Glass.