Visits to the Coronet Theatre, until recently known as The Print Room at the Coronet, make me miss the days when I lived in Notting Hill (or rather, near enough, Ladbroke Grove). Recently, I returned to chair a post-show Q&A at the world premiere of Alix Sobler’s The Glass Piano, specially programmed to launch this fresh chapter in the building’s history.
“Small scale but grand, this is the perfect piece of theatre” for the newly renamed Coronet Theatre. We agree! What else have critics been saying aboutAlix Sobler’s “the truth is stranger than fiction” new play The Glass Piano. We’ve rounded up our favourite review highlights – plus audience reactions video – below. Time to get booking!
Alix Sobler’s new play The Glass Piano is a full-length fairy tale based on the true case of Princess Alexandra of Bavaria, born in 1826, who convinced herself that as a child she had swallowed a full-size, glass, grand piano.
Five years after the Print Room relocated to the former Coronet Cinema in Notting Hill Gate, the building is reclaiming its original name, the Coronet Theatre. Its first season is announced.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Wednesday 8 May 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock talks to the company of the UK premiere of The Glass Piano, running at The Print Room at the Coronet. Got any questions?
Plays about old age are often also plays about death. This is certainly true of American novelist Don DeLillo’s evocatively titled 2005 play, Love-Lies-Bleeding.