Ibsen’s play is infused with poetry and poetic technique. It is a sort of dirge to lives lived as waking death, while still retaining some hope of their resurrection.
Duty to the art must be done, Robert Holman is a veteran writer, it’s his newest play, and a great cast: would go a long way to see Sylvestra Le Touzel and indeed young Matthew Tennyson.
Though theatres are now operating at full capacity (if they choose to) — and audiences are wearing masks only if they choose to, as well — there is a great deal of uncertainty, as performances are being routinely suspended at the very last minute if a cast member proves positive or has come into contact with someone who has.
Winners of the Offies 2020 Awards, held at Battersea Arts Centre, have been announced. It was the tenth anniversary year of the awards presented by Off West End.
The production team that ensured the show could go on after part of a West End theatre ceiling collapsed and the revival of much-loved pop magazine Smash Hits are among the nominees for The Stage Awards 2020.
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.