The critically-acclaimed hit Girl from the North Country, written and directed by Conor McPherson with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, is to play London’s Gielgud Theatre in for a limited season from 10 December 2019 to 1 February 2020 (press night is 16 December).
Mark Shenton views the week of news, openings & upcoming awards… in the West End, Broadway & beyond.
The Donmar has set about making this production of Conor McPherson’s monologue St Nicholas an exclusive, intimate and atmospheric experience.
Brendan Coyle will star in the Donmar Warehouse production of St Nicholas, a chilling one-man play by Conor McPherson, directed by Simon Evans, marking the first time McPherson and Coyle have collaborated since The Weir, for which both received Olivier Awards.
Conor McPherson is one of my all-time favourite playwrights. Having made his name with plays such as The Weir, Port Authority and St Nicholas, The Night Alive in some ways harks back to his early plays such as Dublin Carol, with its working-class characters eeking out an existence as best they can.
The Night Alive is a poignant, humorous and intriguing portrayal of five unhappy people whose lives are changed in one fateful moment.
First Knight Theatre’s production of Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive captures the loneliness and vulnerability of Dublin’s singletons, with Eoin Lynch and Howie Ripley giving memorable performances.
New American musical Hamilton collected seven Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and The Ferryman went home with three prizes at the Olivier Awards 2018, the UK’s most prestigious stage honours announced tonight (Sunday 8 April 2018) at London’s Royal Albert Hall hosted by Catherine Tate.
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An evening of tall tales puts a spotlight on the human heart as the King’s presents Conor McPherson’s modern Irish classic, The Weir.
Looking for theatregoing inspiration? MyTheatreMates co-founder Mark Shenton chooses his top three plays and top three musicals to book now.
The Weir is a piece of theatre that will remind you that at its best all you need are a few good voices with some well-chosen words for a thoroughly enthralling evening.
My principal review from the Old Vic is here (http://tinyurl.com/y8u2na24) . But now it transfers (with glorious irony to the Noel Coward Theatre..it’s the least Cowardy of all plays ever). So I see it for the third time (the second, … Continue reading →
The hit Old Vic Theatre production transfers to the Noel Coward Theatre. But what have critics thought about it? Duluth, Minnesota. 1934. A community living on a knife-edge huddle together in the local guesthouse. The owner, Nick, owes more money than he can ever repay, his wife Elizabeth is losing her mind and their daughter… Read More
Girl from the North Country may have scored a slew of five-star reviews during its Old Vic Theatre world premiere season, but on the West End stage, it’s a case of The Emperor’s New Clothes, with the overwritten new musical looking decidedly underproduced.
Any number of shows could have been included in this post; frankly it’s ludicrous that I decided to stick with my whole top 12 idea… As I’ve seen about 90 more individual shows than last year.
Casting has been confirmed for the West End transfer of the acclaimed Bob Dylan musical Girl from the North Country, which opens at the Noel Coward Theatre from 29 December 2017 to 24 March 2018.
Due to phenomenal demand following a sell-out, critically acclaimed run at The Old Vic, Bob Dylan’s and Conor McPherson’s Girl from the North Country will transfer to the West End for a strictly limited season. The premiere production finishes this Saturday 7 October at the Old Vic and will reopen at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre at the end of the …
I never had any ambitions to become an actor. Where I grew up in Dublin, your ambitions rarely went further than getting a job and a drink!
I have managed a few memorable evenings over the past fortnight that I can recommend: Bob Dylan-inspired Girl from the North Country at the Old Vic, page-to-stage adaptation The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and Sherman Brothers-infused cabaret A Spoonful of Sherman.
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