It’s that time of year again… here’s View From the Circle’s Top Ten shows of 2019.
A transfer from the Globe, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s play about the 17th century poet Emilia Bassano Lanier is already receiving highly positive acclaim as it rouses audiences to their feet night after night
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
It is not to diminish the historical elements, the research and indeed the politics of the play, to say that its power and its joy is in storytelling.
I’ve read reviews of Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s play Emilia that describe its feminist message as ‘unsubtle’ and the titular character’s suffering as overblown. It’s comments like that, which reinforce the need for plays like this and why, perhaps, the time for subtlety is over.
Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s script for Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre is spectacularly good: funny, poignant, angry and inspiring. It’s an amazing piece of theatre, yes, but it’s also something more than that. It feels like a movement, almost.
Elliott & Harper Productions’ Company and Shakespeare’s Globe’s production of Emilia are among the recipients of the third annual Tonic Awards which have been announced at a ceremony held at The May Fair Hotel, hosted by Tracy Ann Oberman.
Triumphant, if crude, the West End transfer of Emilia is a heartfelt account of a Renaissance woman who has been hidden from history.
While still reflecting on International Women’s Day 2019 I am delighted to be able to share the first part of my interview with the generous and inspiring playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. We talked at length about her play Emilia, which has just had its first preview at the Vaudeville Theatre.
Here is LLLC’s guide to some of the best theatre productions opening in the capital in March.
Further casting has been announced for Emilia, written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and directed by Nicole Charles at the Vaudeville Theatre from 8 March to 15 June 2019, following its run at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2018.
Mind the Blog rounds up her favourite female performances in the theatre during 2018.
Following its sell-out run at Shakespeare’s Globe, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s new play Emilia, directed by Nicole Charles, will transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre for a strictly limited season from 8 March to 15 June 2019.
Apparently, 2018 is the ‘Year of the Woman’, and it has definitely felt like the world of theatre has stepped up for the occasion.
On the broader theatrical landscape, there are plenty of things opening this month! In London Eugenius! returns to The Other Palace, Milly Thomas’ Dust transfers to Trafalgar Studios 2, and Foxfinder opens at the Ambassadors.
There is no mistaking the anger that informs and pulsates through the piece like a roaring fire. But this is an Emilia for our life and times, bringing the past and present and hopefully the future into glorious unison.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s Emilia now playing at the Shakespeare’s Globe.
To my real dismay, as the evening went on all shouty and furious and improbable, despite the first-night laughs and acclamations, I felt less and less sympathetic towards the cause.
Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the shows to look out for during August… if you aren’t heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
What is personally the most galling is the programming of Twelfth Night. Emma Rice’s production was my favourite show of 2017. It almost feels like they’re trying to brush it under the carpet by putting it on again so soon.
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