In developing The Trials, the Donmar worked with more than 1,300 young people plus a further 200 in workshops at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and National Youth Theatre. Director Natalie Abrahami, helped by designer Georgia Lowe and video maker Nina Dunn, has created a compelling production, with more than half the cast making their stage debuts.
NEWS: The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize announces 2021 finalists
The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize today announced 10 finalists for 2021 for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women+ playwrights.
‘Exudes plenty of atmosphere, but lacks dramatic punch’: FOXFINDER – West End
Unsuccessful West End outing for Dawn King’s intriguing and evocative 2011 dystopian chiller.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Foxfinder at the Ambassadors Theatre
Iwan Rheon and Heida Reed star in the West End premiere of Dawn King’s thriller Foxfinder, now playing at the Ambassadors Theatre. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
‘An atmospheric piece with terrific performances’: FOXFINDER – West End ★★★★
Foxfinder is a mysterious drama that chimes eerily well with the current political climate and general sense of unease – an atmospheric piece with terrific performances from the cast of four.
‘It feels as though we’ve seen it all before’: FOXFINDER – West End ★★★
Timing is everything. When Foxfinder opened at the Finborough in December 2011, it was hailed as a ‘darkly thrilling’ new voice and subsequently earned its writer, Dawn King, a glut of awards from the Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright scheme to a Pearson Award Playwright-in-Residence bursary.https://mytheatremates.entstix.com/tickets/foxfinder
Mark Shenton views the latest week of news & openings in the West End, across the UK & in New York
News, reviews, controversies and commentary from the West End and Broadway, including the first West End job share and the re-opening of the Kiln Theatre (formerly the Tricycle).
‘Fails to get traction as either a thriller or comedy’: FOXFINDER – West End ★★★
The Foxfinder of the title is William (Iwan Rheon) sent to examine the farm of Judith (Heida Reed) and Sam (Paul Nicholls) where the crop yield is below target.
NEWS: Bryony Hannah & Paul Nicholls join the cast of Foxfinder West End premiere
Olivier nominee Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife) and Paul Nicholls (Law & Order, The C-Word, EastEnders) will join the cast of Foxfinder’s West End premiere which begins performances at the Ambassadors Theatre on 6 September 2018
NEWS: Poldark’s Heida Reed will star in the West End premiere of Foxfinder with Iwan Rheon
Poldark’s Heida Reed will star with Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones’ Ramsay Bolton, Misfits) in the West End premiere of Foxfinder. Dawn King’s unsettling and darkly comic drama will play a strictly limited season at the Ambassadors Theatre from 6 September 2018 until 5 January 2019.
NEWS: Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon will star in the West End premiere of Dawn King’s Foxfinder
Olivier Award-winner Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones’ Ramsay Bolton, Misfits) will star in Dawn King’s comic drama Foxfinder which has its West End premiere at the Ambassadors Theatre from 6 September 2018 for a strictly limited season until 5 January 2019.
Women Centre Stage: Power Play Festival – Sphinx Writers Group
The Sphinx Theatre Writers Group have been developing new ideas for six months now and the penultimate session of the Women Centre Stage: Power Play Festival allowed us to peep at the fruits of their labour.
Women Centre Stage: Power Play Festival runs this week
Yesterday (14 November 2016) saw the launch of the Women Centre Stage: Power Play Festival at Hampstead Theatre and The Actors Centre. Produced by Sphinx Theatre Company and Joanna Hedges, Women Centre Stage exists to promote, advocate for and inspire women in the arts and has developed and commissioned a wide range of new work which uniquely brings together a diverse array of women characters far from the margins into centre stage.
BRAVE NEW WORLD – Northampton and touring
Hot on the heels of Headlong’s obliquely brilliant treatment of 1984 comes a rival dystopia: Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World in 1931, eighteen years before Orwell and before the second war: the comparison is fascinating. Orwell saw ordinary people, recognizable but crushed by brutality and surveillance, thoughtcrime punished and history denied by violence. Its science is basic – telescreens, shredded newsprint and photos.
NEWS: Sophie Ward takes gender-swap role in Brave New World adaptation
Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate Northampton present the world premiere of a brand new stage adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s seminal novel BRAVE NEW WORLD, opening on Friday 4 September 2015, with a national press night in Northampton on Tuesday 8 September.