An evening spent in the company of David Suchet is an evening well spent as this fascinating and warm show proves.
‘Fine attention to emotional detail’: OLEANNA – Arts Theatre
The great thing about Lucy Bailey’s 80-minute production of Oleanna is its sense of balance. And I have to say that it changed my mind about the power balance in the drama.
NEWS: Birthday Honours for Maureen Lipman, David Suchet, Adrian Lester, Arinzé Kene, Tommy Steele & Judy Craymer
Recipients of this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours from the performing arts world include actors Maureen Lipman, David Suchet, Adrian Lester and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, writer and actor Arinzé Kene, entertainer Tommy Steele, choreographer Siobhan Davies and Mamma Mia! creator Judy Craymer.
‘A stellar production of an intriguing play’: THE PRICE – West End ★★★★
The Price is a stellar production of an intriguing play about family tensions – the set is breathtaking and Miller’s insights remain as perceptive as ever.
NEWS: Company, Come From Away & The Inheritance top the Olivier Awards 2019 nominations
Musicals Company and Come From Away top the Olivier Awards 2019 nominations with nine nods each, while The Inheritance is the most recognised play with eight nominations. The ceremony takes place on Sunday 7 April at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Jason Manford.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Price at Wyndham’s Theatre
Transferring from the Theatre Royal Bath, David Suchet stars in this revival of Arthur Miller’s play The Price. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.
‘Suchet’s portrait is memorable in all its detail & density’: THE PRICE – West End
David Suchet is majestically magnificent in this excellent revival of Arthur Miller’s 1968 family drama The Price.
NEWS: David Suchet & Brendan Coyle star in Arthur Miller’s The Price in West End, TICKETS NOW ONSALE
The 50th-anniversary production of Arthur Miller’s drama The Price will transfer to the West End in February 2019 following a critical and publicly acclaimed reception at the Theatre Royal Bath earlier this summer. David Suchet and Brendan Coyle will both reprise their roles in Jonathan Church’s revival with Adrian Lukis and Sara Stewart.
‘Very much a game of two halves’: PINTER ONE & TWO – West End
I’m the last person on earth to utilise a football metaphor, but the recent Pinter at the Pinter press day (showcasing the first two of six productions of the prolific playwright’s one-act plays) is very much a game of two halves.
‘It’s all really rather captivating’: PINTER TWO – West End
Impeccably acted and insightfully staged, Pinter Two a most effective double bill and a promising start to a season I may yet fall for more completely.
‘A pair of sharp, fresh productions’: PINTER TWO – West End
David Suchet, image copyright Marc Brenner The Lover / The Collection by Harold Pinter – Pinter Theatre, London Both these plays, part of Jamie Lloyd’s ingenious idea for a complete season of Harold Pinter’s short works, are from the early 1960s. Nearly 60 years later any normal playwright’s work would be showing its age, but … Continue reading The Lover / The Collection
‘Demonstrating the versatility & breadth of the playwright’s canon’: PINTER AT THE PINTER – West End ★★★★
It seems anyone who is anyone has signed up for Jamie Lloyd’s ambitious season of Harold Pinter plays at the appropriately named Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End.
‘Still feels incredibly modern’: PINTER TWO – West End ★★★
The Collection (and The Lover) still feel incredibly modern in their case-study observations on infidelity and subterfuge, even though none of the indiscretions seem particularly radical by today’s standards.
PINTER TWO – West End
Pinter Two is a complete change of tone from its companion collection, moving from social politics to more familiar Pinter territory, relationship politics.
‘Deserves to be seen by a wider audience’: THE PRICE – Bath ★★★★
Arthur Miller’s 1968 play The Price at Theatre Royal Bath gives its star, David Suchet, another landmark stage role in an already exemplary career
NEWS: Antony Sher, Penelope Wilton, Russell Tovey & others join all-star Pinter at Pinter
Further all-star casting has been announced for Jamie Lloyd Company’s Pinter at the Pinter, an unparalleled event featuring all twenty short plays written by Harold Pinter in the West End theatre that bears his name.
NEWS: Further casting for Pinter at the Pinter includes Keith Allen, Rupert Graves, Gary Kemp, John Simm & Maggie Steed
Keith Allen, Phil Davis, Paapa Essiedu, Rupert Graves, Gary Kemp, John Simm and Maggie Steed have joined the extraordinary company of Pinter at the Pinter, the unprecedented season featuring all 20 of Harold Pinter’s one-act plays, running from September 2018 to February 2019, to mark the tenth anniversary of the Nobel Prize winner’s death.
NEWS: Martin Freeman & Jane Horrocks among stars lined up for West End season of Harold Pinter short plays
Pinter at the Pinter, a unique event presented by the Jamie Lloyd Company, featuring all 20 one-act plays written by the great British playwright, will be performed in the theatre that bears his name from 6 September 2018 to 23 February 2019.
‘Comforting rather than pulse-quickening’: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST – Brockley Jack Theatre
Sarah Redmond’s production for the Brockley Jack thankfully forgoes any gimmickry with a relatively straightforward interpretation, and if the result is comforting rather than pulse-quickening, well, that’s no bad thing in the end.
Arnold Wesker: my 2005 interview with the veteran playwright
The following Q&A was conducted with veteran playwright Arnold Wesker in 2005, at the time of a Nottingham Playhouse revival of his play Chicken Soup with Barley. He died on April 12, 2016, aged 83, after a long illness.
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