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14+ shows most likely to make critics’ #theatre2016 list of lists

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, News, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre, Reviews, Sticky, Ticket recommendations, Touring by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

I rounded up my personal choices in a recent blog and have enjoyed reading and publishing the scores of Year in Review blogs (nearly 30!) from My Theatre Mates colleagues in recent weeks. As an addendum, I’ve now rounded up critics’ round-ups in other publications.

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Five things you may not know about Glenda Jackson… now King Lear

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I suppose what I’m driving at is that having swerved from the stage into a political career, my concern was how easily could she take up acting again? The astonishing thing about King Lear is that the answer is seamlessly: with power, and clarity, and complete command of the stage. Given how much acting has changed since 1980, this is astonishing and she deserves to be seen.

Five things you may not know about Glenda Jackson… now King Lear

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

I suppose what I’m driving at is that having swerved from the stage into a political career, my concern was how easily could she take up acting again? The astonishing thing about King Lear is that the answer is seamlessly: with power, and clarity, and complete command of the stage. Given how much acting has changed since 1980, this is astonishing and she deserves to be seen.

Five things you may not know about Glenda Jackson… now King Lear

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

I suppose what I’m driving at is that having swerved from the stage into a political career, my concern was how easily could she take up acting again? The astonishing thing about King Lear is that the answer is seamlessly: with power, and clarity, and complete command of the stage. Given how much acting has changed since 1980, this is astonishing and she deserves to be seen.

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Glenda Jackson as King Lear at the Old Vic

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Glenda makes a stage return playing Shakespeare’s King Lear – but what have critics been making of Deborah Warner’s  production?  The Guardian: **** “Jackson’s performance catches perfectly the zigzag patterns of Lear’s mix of insight and insanity.” The Telegraph: **** […]

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NEWS: Celia Imrie joins Glenda Jackson-led King Lear at Old Vic

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A quarter of a century after she gave up acting for politics, double Academy Award-winning legend Glenda Jackson returns to play King Lear in Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy. She will be joined by Celia Imrie in the role of Goneril, Morfydd Clark playing Cordelia and William Chubb playing Albany alongside the previously announced Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans, Simon Manyonda and Harry Melling.