The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced its 2019/2020 programme of work, Rachel O’Riordan’s inaugural season as artistic director.
Tom Morris’ production of Touching the Void will open in the West End at the Duke of York’s Theatre, previewing from 9 November 2019 for a strictly limited season with an opening night of 14 November.
The Donmar Warehouse has announced full casting for artistic director Michael Longhurst’s inaugural Donmar production Europe by David Greig. Joining previously announced cast members Billy Howle (Berlin), Kevork Malikyan (Sava), Faye Marsay (Adele), Stephen Wight (Billy) and Shane Zaza (Morocco) will be Theo Barklem-Biggs as Horse, Ron Cook as Fret and Natalia Tena as Katia.
Details of Matthew Warchus’ Season 5 at The Old Vic Theatre have been announced. Highlights include:
Claire Foy and Matt Smith making their Old Vic debuts in Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs and Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe starring in a double bill of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame and Rough for Theatre ll.
Michael Longhurst has announced his first season as artistic director of London’s Donmar Warehouse, which will include one full-length world premiere, two UK premieres and two major revivals, the first helmed by Longhurst himself.
Local Hero, the Lyceum’s co-production with the Old Vic, has the authenticity and drive one would expect considering the source material, but fails to add much that is new.
There is a depth and grit to Touching The Void at the Lyceum that threatens to carry all before it.
A thought-provoking and inspiring piece of musical theatre, Glasgow Girls at the King’s Theatre feels more relevant than ever as it returns for a new tour.
A haunting exploration of human nature with a side helping of political intrigue, Outlying Islands is highly recommended for bird-watchers and people-watchers alike.
In the second of my recent back-to-back post-show Q&As with King’s Head Theatre productions, I was at the Off West End powerhouse’s original home in Islington for Atticist’s first London revival of David Greig’s 2002 play Outlying Islands.