Inspired by Peter Evans’ biography, released after Ava Gardner’s death, Elizabeth McGovern stars as the actress in the last years of her life, living in London.
‘Elizabeth McGovern is excellent as Ava through the ages’: AVA: THE SECRET CONVERSATIONS – Riverside Studios
On the anniversary of Hollywood legend Ava Gardner’s death, she lived again in the form of Elizabeth McGovern, whose play AVA: The Secret Conversations has now opened at Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios.
‘Elizabeth McGovern captures the mercurial complexities of Ava Gardner’: AVA: THE SECRET CONVERSATIONS – Riverside Studios
Beautiful, sexy and luminous are words most associated with Hollywood starlets of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, and indeed they were, but they were also talented and savvy movie actors who commanded the screen.
‘An effortless performance by the cast’: GOD OF CARNAGE – Touring ★★★★★
God of Carnage is a dissection of the middle classes familiar in Yasmina Reza’s work, presenting the characters in a farcical light that is so tragically funny.
Q&A photos: Matthew Broderick, Elizabeth McGovern & The Starry Messenger cast discuss loneliness, religion & astronomy
Terri Paddock was joined by Matthew Broderick, Elizabeth McGovern, Rosalind Eleazar, Jim Norton, Sinead Matthews and Sid Sagar to discuss the history of Kenneth Lonergan’s beautifully delicate play The Starry Messenger.
‘Little in this piece that grabs the audience’: THE STARRY MESSENGER – West End ★★★
There are momentary gasps and occasional laughs in The Starry Messenger but ultimately this is a stretched out evening at the theatre, albeit one with a starry cast.
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri, Matthew Broderick & Elizabeth McGovern for The Starry Messenger
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 18 June 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs an unmissable event at the West End premiere production of The Starry Messenger, starring Broadway legend Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern. Got any questions?
REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Starry Messenger at Wyndham’s Theatre
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Kenneth Lonergan’s play The Starry Messenger starring Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern.
‘Funny & dark but occasionally underpowered’: THE STARRY MESSENGER – West End ★★★
In The Starry Messenger writer Kenneth Lonergan has gifted Mark with a dry humour delivered by Matthew Broderick in such a deliciously understated way you can’t but admire his comic timing.
‘Fatally unbalanced’: THE STARRY MESSENGER – West End
Middle-aged white male wish fulfilment writ large, The Starry Messenger is a dull, disappointing and delusional three hours at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
‘It’s hard not to love Broderick’s performance’: THE STARRY MESSENGER – West End ★★★
When I left I thought I was disappointed in The Starry Messenger, but this morning I can’t help thinking about Matthew Broderick’s character Mark, and his wife, and the sadness of all our middle years as they shade towards nightfall..
Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Picks for May
Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best theatre openings in May.
NEWS: Full West End cast joining Matthew Broderick & Elizabeth McGovern in The Starry Messenger announced
Jim Norton, Jenny Galloway and Rosalind Eleazar join Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern in the West End production of The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan.
NEWS: US star Matthew Broderick will make his West End debut in Kenneth Lonergan’s The Starry Messenger opposite Elizabeth McGovern
Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick is to make his West End debut opposite Elizabeth McGovern in The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, the Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea.
NEWS: Elizabeth McGovern Robert Lindsay, Amanda Abbington & Tara Fitzgerald line up for Bath Theatre Royal’s summer season
Jonathan Church, artistic director of Theatre Royal Bath, has announced the theatre’s full 2018 summer season programme. Some of the country’s most prolific actors will star in a selection of both UK premieres and renowned classics in the theatre’s historic Main House and the intimate Ustinov Studio.
On acting & playwriting with Elizabeth McGovern, Ben Miles & Alexi Kaye Campbell
At this year’s HighTide Festival, I spoke to playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell and actors Elizabeth McGovern and Ben Miles, who recently starred in the world premiere of Campbell’s latest play Sunset at the Villa Thalia at the National Theatre.
SUNSET AT THE VILLA THALIA – National Theatre
Downton’s Elizabeth McGovern stars in a new play about Greece that is both intelligent and very enjoyable.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Sunset at the Villa Thalia at the National Theatre
Alexi Kaye Campbell’s new play stars Elizabeth McGovern and Ben Miles. It’s currently booking at the National’s Dorfman Theatre until 4 August 2016. But what have critics thought about it?