Having missed the National Theatre production of Medea in the theatre I was pleased to catch up with it and, especially, Helen McCrory’s performance for she was on blistering form.
NEWS: The Almeida Theatre’s production of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Hymn will be available on demand in March
The sold-out live-streamed world premiere production of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Hymn, originally due to play to socially distanced audiences at the Almeida Theatre, will be available to rent on demand from 3-9 March 2021.
‘The writing is nuanced & structured’: HYMN – Almeida Theatre (Online review)
In an empty Almeida Theatre, two heavyweight actors – Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani – bring serious male energy to Lolita Chakrabati’s new play Hymn.
Review Round Up: Hymn at the Almeida Theatre
We round up the reviews for Lolita Chakrabarti’s new play Hymn, starring Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani.
NEWS: Almeida Theatre announces live-streamed performances of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Hymn
The world premiere production of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Hymn, originally due to play to socially distanced audiences at London’s Almeida Theatre, will now be streamed live from the theatre for five performances from 17-20 February 2021 (press performance is 18 February). Directed by Blanche McIntyre, the play features Adrian Lester in the role of Gil and Danny Sapani as Benny.
‘A remarkable play’: LES BLANCS – National Theatre at Home (Online review)
The National Theatre’s 2016 production of Les Blancs was directed by Yaël Farber and used the full resources of the Olivier stage to transmit its full force.
‘Raw & fascinating to watch’: LES BLANCS – National Theatre at Home (Online review) ★★★★★
Lorraine Hansberry’s play Les Blancs is vividly and powerfully brought to life in Yaël Farber‘s atmospheric production.
Year in Review: Ian Foster’s Best Actor in a Play & in a Musical
In addition to lists of top productions, Mates contributor Ian Foster reviews his reviews from the past year to award his personal prizes for the best performances for Best Actor and Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress in both plays and musicals…
NEWS: Julian Sands plays Blair in Stuff Happens, Full all-star cast announced
The National Theatre has announced full casting for David Hare’s Stuff Happens, which returns to the National Theatre on Wednesday 6 July 2016, the day the Chilcot Inquiry report is published. Julian Sands will play the role of Tony Blair, with Corey Johnson as Dick Cheney and Danny Sapani as Colin Powell and Alex Jennings reprising his original 2004 role as George W Bush.
TICKETS: Mark’s Top Ten recommendations this week (30 May)
New entries this week are The Invisible Hand at the Tricycle Theatre and The 3 Penny Opera at the Natonal, and its the last chance to see Les Blancs, The Flick and People, Places and Things
TICKETS: Mark’s Top Ten recommendations this week (9 May)
New entries this week are the return of Funny Girl, transferred from the Menier to the Savoy, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Globe.
TICKETS: Mark’s Top Ten recommendations this week (26 Apr)
The night after opening in the West End, Daniel Evans Sheffield Crucible production of Show Boat shoots straight into the top slot of Mark Shenton’s regularly updated list of top ten ticket recommendations. What are the other risers and fallers. Follow links to book tickets.
TICKETS: Mark’s Top Ten recommendations this week (12 Apr)
New entries this week in Mark Shenton’s Top Ten recommendations are Les Blancs at the National and How the Other Half Loves in the West End. Get tickets for all ten shows here.
TICKETS: Mark’s Top Ten recommendations + this week’s openings (28 Mar)
After re-visiting The Book of Mormon, it makes it into this week’s Top Ten; so does People, Places and Things, newly transferred from the National to the West End. Plus, this week’s openings and other recommendations.