This production of Lady Windermere’s Fan is mostly a strong account of a play that will always be overshadowed by Earnest and a very pleasant way to spend a locked down afternoon.
Initial casting is announced today for the West End transfer of Laura Wade’s The Watsons. Following sold-out seasons at both Chichester Festival Theatre and the Menier Chocolate Factory, the production runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 8 May to 26 September 2020, with a press night on 18 May. Tickets are now onsale via MyTheatreMates.
Laura Wade’s gleeful reimagining of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel in The Watsons is a refreshing tribute to her work and characters.
Thus Andrew Davies sexes up Jane Austen’s Sanditon for ITV with incest, brothels and Theo James leaping on coaches, and up from Chichester, adapted a bit, here’s Laura Wade taking on the earlier Watsons.
Visits to the Coronet Theatre, until recently known as The Print Room at the Coronet, make me miss the days when I lived in Notting Hill (or rather, near enough, Ladbroke Grove). Recently, I returned to chair a post-show Q&A at the world premiere of Alix Sobler’s The Glass Piano, specially programmed to launch this fresh chapter in the building’s history.
“Small scale but grand, this is the perfect piece of theatre” for the newly renamed Coronet Theatre. We agree! What else have critics been saying aboutAlix Sobler’s “the truth is stranger than fiction” new play The Glass Piano. We’ve rounded up our favourite review highlights – plus audience reactions video – below. Time to get booking!
Alix Sobler’s The Glass Piano officially premiered last night (30 April 2019) and these first-look photos of Max Key’s production are absolutely stunning. Travel back in time to the 19th century and enter the Bavarian palace that Notting Hill’s historic Coronet has become to tell Princess Alexandra’s story. Time to get booking!
We’re counting down to the world premiere of The Glass Piano, in which Notting Hill’s historic Coronet is transformed into a 19th-century Bavarian palace. Sneak a peek into rehearsals with director Max Key and the company – and then get booking!
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Wednesday 8 May 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock talks to the company of the UK premiere of The Glass Piano, running at The Print Room at the Coronet. Got any questions?
The Glass Piano transports audiences to a 19th-century Bavarian palace to find four characters trapped by their situations, and prevented from fulfilling their dreams of love. Who was the real princess whose eccentricities inspired Alix Sobler’s new play? Gen up – and check out our series of sumptuous character portraits below. Time to get booking! The Glass Piano, written by award-winning playwright …
Grace Molony, who The Stage Debut Awards Best Actress Award for The Country Girls at Chichester Festival, takes the title role in the world premiere of The Glass Piano, Alix Sobler’s new play based on the bizarre but true story of Princess Alexandra of Bavaria who believed she had swallowed the titular instrument. Full cast is now announced. Time to get …
The real delight in Lady Windermere’s Fan at the Vaudeville is in the detail. As the Oscar Wilde season rolls elegantly on, it is Kathy Burke’s mischievous, witty direction (and wise pruning of some overlong Wilde persiflage) which brings this tale back to life.
It has taken more than 20 years but Jennifer Saunders this week returned to the West End stage to make her mark in Lady Windermere’s Fan at the Vaudeville Theatre.