James Graham’s mission might seem unfashionable: trawling 20th-century history and public culture, looking not for villains and heroes but for the nuances of human behaviour.
Life as it is currently lived in 14 playlets: Most of the plays are about ten minutes in duration and punch well above their weight featuring writing by the likes of James Graham and April de Angelis.
The Old Vic and Headlong Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, directed by Jeremy Herrin and starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman with Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan will be broadcast live from The Old Vic to cinemas around the UK and internationally on 14 May 2019 as part of National Theatre Live.
Sally Field and Bill Pullman will star as Kate and Joe Keller in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, directed by Jeremy Herrin, in a co-production with Headlong Theatre at The Old Vic in spring 2019. Further casting and dates are to be announced.
This was a year where the work touring into Bristol and the work I saw in Latitude, London, the cinema and New York dazzled.
Emma is a role to stand shoulder to shoulder with Rooster from Jerusalem. It wouldn’t surprise me in years to come if female actors mention the role in conversations about dream roles in the same way their male counterparts do Hamlet. It is, in short, a gift.
The joyful thing about James Graham is that for all the playwright’s youth, diamond wit and forensic insight, there is a deep humankindliness in his work.
James Graham’s latest play covers twenty-seven years of the life of a small town Labour MP across two-and-a-half hours, but it’s frustratingly a middling affair. As a satirical comedy, it’s nowhere close to being as vicious as The Thick of It, or as wittily intelligent as Yes, Minister.
Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig star in James Graham’s latest political drama, Labour of Love. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.
Summer’s officially over, but don’t be sad – there’s plenty of great theatre to keep you happy. Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon has rounded up the productions she’s most looking forward to in September. With Mates ticket links!
Rachael Stirling joins Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire in the world premiere of James Graham’s Labour of Love. Full cast is announced today.
Following its current sell-out season at the Almeida Theatre, which finishes on 5 August, the premiere of Ink, written by James Graham and directed by Rupert Goold, transfers to the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season.
James Graham’s new play about the Labour Party, Labour of Love, premieres in September at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre, starring Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire.
In its depiction of two pawns caught up unwillingly in the machinations of the rich and powerful and its philosophical banter, Guards at the Taj reminds me a lot of Tom Stoppard‘s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
Daniel Evans and Rachel Tackley announce Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2017 summer festival season – the first under their leadership as Artistic Director and Executive Director. Highlights include: Chichester’s Festival 2017 embraces classic and contemporary plays and musicals, with headline actors including Sharon D. Clarke, Omid Djalili, Marcia Gay Harden, Ian McKellen, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Brian J. Smith and Richard Wilson New …
I’ve had double cause to reconsider what I’ve been missing at the National Theatre recently. First, a gushing round-up in the Evening Standard looking back; second, a reminder of five shows to look forward to 2017: Twelfth Night, Ugly Lies the Bone, My Country, Mosquitoes and Angels in America.
Last seen in London at the National Theatre four years ago, James Graham’s play is brought to life once again, directed by Jeremy Herrin. But what have critics made of this long awaited West End premiere? The Guardian: ***** “the whole ensemble […]
The Parliamentary chaos of the 1970’s – hung parliaments, fragile alliances and lost divisions which predated the dawn of Mrs Thatcher – make for a tale hard to believe now. Even with 2016 Labour in chaos again and rebel-ridden Tories in precarious authority.
Casting has been announced for the West End transfer of James Graham’s critically acclaimed political drama This House, which opens at the West End’s Garrick Theatre on 30 November 2016, following previews from 19 November.
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.
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