View Post

NEWS: Company, Come From Away & The Inheritance top the Olivier Awards 2019 nominations

In Awards, Dance, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opera, Plays, Press Releases, Quotes, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

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.

View Post

Mark Shenton views the week of news, openings & radical overhauls of Shakespeare in the West End, Broadway & beyond

In Awards, Broadway, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Ticket recommendations, Touring by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

Mark Shenton offers the week’s news, reviews, quotes and tweets in theatre from both sides of the Atlantic, including an interview with Sonia Friedman, reviews of Shakespeare in three different abbreviated versions, and a YouTube star appearing on Broadway.

View Post

‘Puzzling, moving, clever & humane’: THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM – West End ★★★★★

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

In The Height Of The Storm, faultlessly directed by Jonathan Kent, the strangeness and pathos are extreme. Because though indeed Jonathan Pryce’s patriarch is in rising dementia, and Eileen Atkins his living – or dead – wife, the theme above all is love: settled, interdependent, half-century devotion.

View Post

NEWS: Amanda Drew, Lucy Cohu & Anna Madeley will join the cast of Florian Zeller’s The Height of the Storm

In London theatre, Native, News, Plays, Press Releases, Regional theatre, Ticket recommendations by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Amanda Drew, Lucy Cohu and Patrick Melrose star Anna Madeley will join star of screen and stage Jonathan Pryce and three-time Olivier Award-winning Eileen Atkins in the UK premiere of new family drama The Height of the Storm by Florian Zeller, at Wyndham’s Theatre from Tuesday 2 October.

View Post

Schiller thrillers: The Faction launches two-week SchillerFest at The Bunker, 31 October

In Features, Festivals, Inspiring people, Interviews, London theatre, Native, News, Opera, Photos, Plays, Press Releases, Quotes, Special Events, Sticky, Ticket recommendations, Video by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

The Faction celebrate the work of 18th-century German powerhouse Friedrich Schiller with a two-week SchillerFest, at the Bunker Theatre from 31 October to 11 November 2017, showcasing his greatest plays and a line-up including Dame Eileen Atkins, Ciaran Hinds, Celia Imrie and Guardian critic Michael Billington.

View Post

NEWS: Gypsy and Imelda Staunton lead winners at UK Theatre Awards

In Awards, London theatre, Native, News, Plays, Press Releases, Regional theatre, Touring by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

UK Theatre has announced the winners of the UK Theatre Awards 2015 – the only awards to honour outstanding achievement in performing, producing and management in theatres throughout the United Kingdom. Gypsy takes home prizes for Best Musical and Best Performance in a Musical for Imelda Staunton, while special awards are given to actress Imelda Staunton and director-choreographer Matthew Bourne.

View Post

NEWS: Dominic Dromgoole announces his final season at Shakespeare’s Globe

In London theatre, News, Plays, Press Releases by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Dominic Dromgoole’s final season as Artistic Director For the first time, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will host Shakespeare as part of the main season: Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest Eileen Atkins returning with her critically-acclaimed Ellen Terry with Eileen Atkins Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce Dominic Dromgoole’s final season as Artistic Director. For the first time, …

View Post

Review: The Female of the Species

In Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

Roll up! Roll up! Hear a Dame of the British Empire say “fuck” repeatedly (and it’s not Judi Dench for once)! Appreciate how Colin Farrell could find 74-year old Eileen Atkins shaggable!! Laugh at the spoof of Germaine Greer !!! Despite having portrayed the dourest and sourest spinsters in a stream of poke bonnet-dramas from Gosford […]

The post Review: The Female of the Species appeared first on JohnnyFox.