New musical Treason is concise, dark and passionate – certainly worth developing further.
‘Offers very human portraits of great writers’: LITTLE WARS (Online review)
With a charitable donation for every digital ticket sold going to Women for Refugee Women, Little Wars is still an all too rare experience – a play that puts women at its centre without focusing specifically on ‘women’s issues’.
‘Positively electrifying stuff’: LITTLE WARS (Online review)
There’s plenty to enjoy in Little Wars’ jokes, and then, later on, the final harrowing monologues about the genocide are both powerful and deeply moving.
‘These women are full of strength & fire’: LITTLE WARS (Online review)
The world of Little Wars is one where women can make a difference, and bond together, despite their obvious differences.
‘This youthful cast have captured the brilliantly barbed irony & comment’: PARADE – The Other Palace ★★★★★
This year’s National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT) residency at the Other Palace sees this remarkable theatre company tackle Jason Robert Brown’s Parade, a musical that is as technically demanding as its story is grim and harrowing.
Q&A video: Watch Terri interview producer, director & stars of Amour… must now finish 8 Jun
I can’t believe that Amour has posted early closing notices at Charing Cross Theatre. This beautiful production now must finish on Saturday 8 June 2019. So please watch and share this post-show Q&A video – and then book to see the show – ASAP!
‘Quirky, lovely & completely self-aware’: AMOUR – Charing Cross Theatre
Musically, Amour soars and Michel Legrand’s score is in good hands with the brilliant band and musical director Jordan Li-Smith.
‘For lovers of quality musical theatre, it’s unmissable’: AMOUR – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★
Amour, a whimsical tale of a Parisian clerk who finds himself temporarily gifted with a superhuman ability to walk through walls, lends itself perfectly to London’s Off West End theatre scene.
‘An utter pleasure to listen to from start to finish’: AMOUR – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★
Michel Legrand’s quirky but charming musical Amour makes a vivid impression in this UK professional premiere.
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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for the UK premiere of Michel Legrand musical Amour
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Monday 13 May 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock talks to the director and cast of the late Michel Legrand’s five-time Tony Award-nominated Amour. Got any questions?
Full cast announced for the UK premiere of Michel Legrand’s Amour
AMOUR, the late Michel Legrand’s five-time Tony-nominated musical fantasy about daring to dream and the power of self-belief, runs at the Charing Cross Theatre from 2 May to 20 July 2019, with a press night on 8 May. Full casting has been announced.
NEWS: Michel Legrand’s musical Armour receives its UK professional premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre
The UK professional premiere of five-time Tony-nominated musical Amour, with music by multi-award-winning composer Michel Legrand, will be presented by Danielle Tarento at London’s Charing Cross Theatre from 2 May to 20 July 2019 (press night is 8 May).
‘Competent enough, but not particularly invigorating’: PACK OF LIES – Menier Chocolate Factory
The Cold War surveillance drama Pack of Lies is interesting enough, but its old-fashioned qualities are not an unmixed blessing.
‘Rarely is the emotional violence as beautifully evoked as here’: PACK OF LIES – Menier Chocolate Factory ★★★★★
Hugh Whitemore’s 1983 play Pack of Lies, immaculately set in every humble postwar detail, reconstructs a real case: the plight of a hapless suburban couple who found their daughter’s bedroom requisitioned for surveillance of the opposite neighbours.
NEWS: Alasdair Harvey & Tracy-Ann Oberman will join cast of Pack of Lies at the Menier Chocolate Factory
Full casting has been announced for the Menier Chocolate Factory’s major revival of Hugh Whitemore’s Pack of Lies. Hannah Chissick directs Jasper Britton as (Stewart), Sia Dauda (Sally), Alasdair Harvey (Peter Kroger), Chris Larkin (Bob Jackson), Macy Nyman (Julie Jackson), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Helen Kroger), Natalie Walter (Thelma) and Finty Williams (Barbara Jackson).
NEWS: Jasper Britton & Finty Williams star in Hugh Whitemore’s Pack of Lies at Menier
Jasper Britton and Finty Williams have been confirmed to star in Hugh Whitemore’s Pack of Lies, at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. The production, directed by Hannah Chissick, runs from 20 September to 17 November 2018.
NEWS: Menier Chocolate Factory is to stage a major revival of Hugh Whitemore’s Pack of Lies
With Spamilton: An American Parody currently running at the venue, the Menier Chocolate Factory has announced a major revival of Hugh Whitemore’s Pack of Lies directed by Hannah Chissick.
‘Packed with excellent choreography’: FLASHDANCE – Touring
Hannah Chissick has managed to create a show in Flashdance which captures the flavour of the 1980s and the spirit of the original film, really focusing on the dancing element and celebrating it which makes it a joy to watch.
MOTHER COURAGE & HER CHILDREN – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★
Josie Lawrence is an absolute triumph, embracing the audience on her journey from cocky tradeswoman to a woman that Mother Courage would be ashamed of, so downtrodden is her outlook and situation.
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