Multi award-winning playwright James Graham is collaborating with Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater to create a new musical based on George Orwell’s iconic novel Animal Farm.
Go goats! New play about truth and lies in the Syrian conflict is upstaged by its animal performers.
Was Sonia Brownell the inspiration for the character of Julia in 1984? What happened to her before and after she met and married George Orwell? Was she a gold digger or a tragic figure?
With its starry casting and avalanche of starry reviews, is it any wonder that Mrs Orwell has secured an immediate transfer to Southwark Playhouse after its just-finished sell-out world premiere season at the Old Red Lion? We think not!
Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the writer and director of MRS ORWELL, as the sell-out play transfers from the Old Red Lion Theatre to Southwark Playhouse, on Wednesday 13 September 2017. Got any questions?
Following a sell-out run at the Old Red Lion in Islington, north London, where it finishes this Saturday, the world premiere of Mrs Orwell, starring Cressida Bonas and Peter Hamilton Dyer, will transfer south of the river to Southwark Playhouse.
Peter Hamilton Dyer and Cressida Bonas star as George Orwell and his second, much younger wife in the world premiere of Tony Cox’s MRS ORWELL, exploring the private side of one of the most public icons of the 20th century. This latest Proud Haddock production has a strictly limited season at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre from 1 to 26 August 2017. Check out the rehearsal photography here.
Why is comedy, in the words of the cliché, such a serious business? One reason is that what we laugh at says a lot about who we are as a nation; another is that the simple “joy of laughter” drowns out the anxieties of life’s little, and not so little, agonies.
What do the Falklands War, the miners’ strikes, Hillsborough disaster, Gulf War, Stephen Lawrence, Jean Charles De Menezes, Ian Tomlinson, MPs’ expenses, War on Terrorism, financial crisis, phone hacking scandal, the issue of immigration and Brexit all have in common?
Philip Ridley’s latest is an ambitious fantasy epic whose scope and majesty will blow you clean away.
Following the return of 1984 to the Playhouse Theatre last night, the booking period for the West End run has been extended by eight weeks until 29 October 2016. Directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan with Daniel Raggett, this year sees an entirely new cast, including Angus Wright and Andrew Glover, take to the stage in George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece.
An entirely new cast has started rehearsals for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation of 1984. Following a sell-out international tour, the critically and publicly acclaimed production of 1984 return to London’s Playhouse Theatre for a third West End run this summer. George Orwell’s canonical work, adapted by Olivier Award-winner Robert Icke and Olivier Award-nominee Duncan Macmillan, runs from 14 June to 3 September 2016, with the press night on 28 June 2016.101 seats for every performance will be available for £19.84.
Northern Ballet take on George Orwell’s dystopian tale of oppression and scrutiny. But it leaves the question, could its bark be worse than its bite?
Following a sell-out international tour, this critically and publicly acclaimed production of 1984 will return to the Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End this summer. George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, adapted by Olivier Award-winner Robert Icke and Olivier Award-nominee Duncan Macmillan, will preview from 14 June 2016, with the press night on 28 June 2016.
Ernest Hemingway’s only play is verbally inert and even this revival can’t disguise the fact that it’s dramatically dead
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Off-West End, out of town and out of this world. I’ve seen a few shows recently that have left me feeling distinctly disquieted… for their visions of the future, their distortions of the past and potential armageddons. As usual, I’ve listed productions in closing date order, and the first on the list, Only Forever, finishes […]
I came home from the opening night of Headlong’s 1984 at the Almeida Theatre in a foul mood. It’s a brilliant production and a slick adaptation by Robert Icke (@robertwicke) and Duncan Macmillan (@SleeveNotes) – though slightly over-reliant on the gimmick of performing key scenes backstage and then projecting them onto Orwell’s ever-present telescreens, hung […]