The Other Palace has announced changes to its management team and programming direction, including the departure of artistic director Paul Taylor Mills and the re-introduction of plays to its schedule. Previously the St James Theatre, the west London venue was rebranded and relaunched as a musicals-only house last February.
Mel Giedroyc will join the cast of Elliott & Harper’s highly anticipated new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Tony award-winning musical, Company, directed by Marianne Elliott.
Enough of stories about men getting women half their age, it is time to redress the balance. Stronger roles for older women, a reappraisal of the sexual dynamic that dominates the cultural discourse.
I can’t get out of my mind the idea of touring two new, one-act plays I’ve seen recently – Jane Upton‘s All The Little Lights and Kieran Knowles‘ 31 Hours – as a double bill.
The idea of music existing “between the notes” seems to be the best description of Heisenberg. A bit like the principle from which it takes its name, that you cannot view a thing and observe it’s momentum at once. The music analogy is more romantic though.
I think I should start off by saying Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle that launches a brave new commercial venture in the West End by director Marianne Elliott and producer Chris Harper, had me hooked.
This one has been received with respect, but it was hard to help feeling that this 80-minute two-hander represents one of those cases where an immensity of theatrical talent gets heaped on a work so weightless that it would crumble to dust without that exoskeleton of high craft and sincerity.
It’s all exciting, and has the potential, we already know, to produce exciting work. A company that is starting with a new Simon Stephens play starring Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham is obviously off to a pretty strong start.
Broadway legend Patti LuPone and Rosalie Craig will star in Marianne Elliott’s 2018 gender-switch production of Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY in the West End.