With a new year fast approaching, it is an interesting time to reflect on small changes across the theatre landscape in 2019 that will continue to shape how UK theatre will look as it moves into a new decade.
Written in 1886, Henrik Ibsen’s play Rosmersholm has a new-found poignancy in today’s political climate.
Neil Austin’s lighting design in Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre is a thing of beauty and Hayley Atwell is excellent but Ibsen is still Ibsen…
It could all go horribly wrong but Ian Rickson’s production of Rosmersholm in Duncan Macmillan’s new adaptation brings Ibsen’s dense moral and political tragedy safely into port.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Rosmersholm at Duke of York’s Theatre, a new adaptation of Ibsen’s play.
I wanted to be more engaged with the fierce fin-de siecle political play that is Ibsen’s Rosmersholm, but Rosmer got in the way.
Most importantly Ian Rickson’s gripping production of Rosmersholm suggests that great female roles are to be found among the classics if only we look hard enough.
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Giles Terera, Lucy Briers, Jake Fairbrother and Peter Wight have been cast alongside Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell in Henrik Ibsen’s Rosmersholm, adapted by Duncan Macmillan and directed by Ian Rickson, playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 24 April to 20 July 2019.
Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell will star as John Rosmer and Rebecca West in Ian Rickson’s new production of Rosmersholm, Ibsen’s classic study of a country in political flux, in a new adaptation by Duncan Macmillan. Further casting will be announced soon.
There’s every reason why Josie Rourke should have chosen Measure for Measure to direct in her final season as the Donmar’s artistic director. Anyone with half an ear to public events in the arena of gender relations and abuse of power in the past two years would recognise its extraordinary pertinence.
This is a made for measure Measure-For-Measure. Its greatest achievement is hacking the flabby old Jacobian down to the right side of 90 minutes. It rollicks through, giving a booster jab to the drama but keeping quiet pauses and poetry.
In a year of revelations about the abuse of power and sexual misconduct, the timing couldn’t be better for Measure for Measure at the Donmar Warehouse, an intriguing tale of blackmail, morality and duty.
The Donmar Warehouse has announced the full casting for artistic director Josie Rourke’s production of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. Previews start from Friday 28 September 2018.
Artistic director Josie Rourke has announced two new Donmar Warehouse productions for 2018: Brian Friel’s the Aristocrats, directed by Lyndsey Turner, and her own gender-swapping production of Measure for Measure, starring Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden.
Hayley Atwell stars in this new production of Sarah Burgess’ play exploring the vulnerability and vilification of those in charge of the economy. Here’s what critics made of the play.
My verdict? A smart new play that’s about people as much as profits, some very funny moments as well as thought-provoking ones – an excellent production all round.
Sarah Burgess’ slyly wicked comedy – she’s a rising US writer – is indeed a porthole into a murky parallel world whose doings, though legal, make McMafia look like Little Women.