These shows, originally filmed as part of the flagship’s NT Live project, are now available on its YouTube channel. The first is Richard Bean’s gloriously silly farce, One Man, Two, Guvnors, starring the irrepressible and Tony-award winning James Corden.
National Theatre at Home is a huge success. The type of scheme that only large institutions can hope to really pull off but even so, managing the kind of appointment-to-view occasion that was its debut with One Man, Two Guvnors was still a remarkable achievement.
It would be fair to say that right now what the British public need right now is a laugh – particularly if they are missing going to the theatre – which is why it was a stroke of genius for the National Theatre to stream One Man, Two Guvnors.
The intimacy of the Orange Tree gives Candida the perfect setting for a discussion of moral, spiritual and political ethics.
Bush Theatre follows its trend of programming interesting and challenging work, as Rust provides an exciting 75 minutes of raw emotion.
New play Rust at the Bush, about an extramarital affair, is short but emotionally truthful and invigorating.
Hampstead Theatre has announced its first three productions of 2019. Highlights include: Martyna Majok’s 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Cost of Living, making its UK premiere directed by Edward Hall on the Main Stage.
Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Claire Lams star in Anna Ledwich’s production of Richard Bean’s play. But what have critics been making of it?
Richard Bean is perhaps best known for making people laugh. He’s a dab hand at the escalating frenzy of farce, as well as a pleasurable punchline. Whilst One Man, Two Guvnors was a global juggernaut, his latest play, Kiss Me, is an intimate duet.
Multi-award winning writer Richard Bean’s new play Kiss Me transfers to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios after a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in 2016.
Two excellent central performances dominate The King’s Speech. The rest of the production, while always involving, does not quite hit the same heights.