Following news that the National Theatre has launched its much anticipated streaming service National Theatre At Home, John Chapman goes back to 2009 and NT Live’s very first live streamed production on cinema screens, Helen Mirren in Phèdre.
If you are looking for a feel-good film to take at face value and a good unashamed sing-along – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again fits that bill. There are also many laugh-out-loud moments and you might spot one or two members of Abba, keep your eyes peeled.
I was lucky enough to see an early screening of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again last week and I thought it was fricking fantastic.
we’re looking backwards and forwards for our final list today. These are our current Top 15 Ticket Recommendations – broken down into five musicals, five plays and five ‘star attractions’ (in other words, there are famous faces in the cast) – based on both best-sellers over the past month as well as our predictions on the hottest of upcoming openings…
This week the London theatre bloggers discuss the West End revival of The Libertine starring Dominic Cooper, The Boys in the Band starring Mark Gatiss and Imogen at the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
The Evening Standard newspaper has today announced the longlist for this year’s annual awards, with Billie Piper, James Norton and Ralph Fiennes among those nominated. Here is who has been nominated in some of the biggest categories – and predictions!
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Dominic Cooper is currently making his West End debut in Terry Johnson’s production of The Libertine, which runs at the Theatre Royal Haymarket until 3 December 2016. But what have critics thought of it?
Stephen Jeffreys’ play tells the true story of John Wilmot, a 17th century gentleman and writer, who wasted his considerable talent on a life of drunken debauchery, before dying at just 33.
Dark, seductive and thrilling are just three words to describe Dominic Cooper’s performance in Terry Johnson’s production of Stephen Jeffrey’s biographical account of the life of John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester.
History Boy Dominic Cooper triumphs as the Restoration rake Rochester in revival of 1994 biog drama.
I experienced frequent flashbacks while watching The Libertine last night at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Here’s another Restoration-set comedy to hit the West End in which much of the action (and myriad in-jokes) takes place in and around a London theatre.
It is not surprising that theatre falls in love with the Restoration: the stage itself springing back to life after Puritan austerities, real actresses, free with their ways, extravagant dress, flying plackets and petticoats, flaunting periwigs, whorehouses, orange-girls rising from the mud and aristocrats declining into it.
Further cast members – including Ophelia Lovibund, Jasper Britton and Mark Hadfield – are announced to join the previously confirmed star Dominic Cooper in Stephen Jeffreys’ sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn.
Dominic Cooper returns to the stage this year to play debauched 17th Century rake the Earl of Rochester in The Libertine. This sexually charged masterpiece by award-winning playwright Stephen Jeffreys will play a limited run as part of the 2016 summer season at Bath Theatre Royal from 31 August to 17 September prior to the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September.