Hollywood and Broadway icon Stockard Channing will return to the London stage this summer, to star in a new production of Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell’s acclaimed drama Apologia, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd.
Laurence Boswell’s Theatre Royal Bath production of Daniel Kehlmann’s THE MENTOR transfers to the West End, starring Hollywood’s F Murray Abraham.
Sideways The Play – St James Theatre Until 9th July
★★★” A good vintage of a production which I’m sure will improve even more with age”
American author Rex Pickett, who has also adapted his original novel for the stage and has been closely involved in this revised version for its European premiere, talked us through the long journey of his semi-autobiographical story’s from page to screen and stage and the trials and tribulations of being a writer in Los Angeles (which he’s long since left, though he still lives in California) at last night’s post-show Q&A, which was nearly as riotous as the no-holds-barred comedy performance that preceded it.
A struggling writer has an obsessive interest in wine. I don’t know anyone who could identify with that. When the movie Sideways came out in 2004, the lead character’s preference for Pinot Noir over Merlot actually shifted buying habits in the US and UK.
Daniel Weyman (Miles), Simon Harrison (Jack), Ellie Piercy (Maya), Beth Cordingly (Terra), Anne Kavanagh (Phyllis/Evelyn), Kirsten Hazel Smith (Rosie/Victoria) and Daniel Barry (Chris/Daryl) form the cast for the brand new production of Rex Pickett’s critically acclaimed and much loved novel and play Sideways. Also follow links for details on post-show Q&A hosted by My Theatre Mates’ co-founder Terri Paddock…
New drama about traumatic amnesia is based on a good idea, but is just too bland to stay long in the memory.