World premieres in Chichester Festival Theatre’s Festival 2020 include first plays by Steven Moffat and Kate Mosse and new work by Suhayla El-Bushra and Christopher Shinn.
Inevitably writers will gravitate to the world they most often inhabit and about which they can speak with a degree of authority whether that be professionally, publically or privately.
Alexis Michalik’s play (translated by Jeremy Sams) detailing the fictionalised writing process behind Cyrano, impishly titled Edmond de Bergerac, receives its English premiere in Roxana Silbert’s light-hearted and giddily enjoyable production.
Joanna Murray-Smith’s 2003 play Honour is surprisingly relevant to the current #MeToo debate while highlighting a generational division over the question of love and fidelity.
The best interaction in Honour at the Park Theatre is between Imogen Stubbs and Katie Brayben, largely very convincing as the sharp journalist and they trade some good points about agency and entitlement and some women’s self-deluding complicity in men’s agendas – like career and fatherhood.
‘There’s no fool like an old fool’ is an adage that sums up much of Honour, now playing at the Park Theatre. The play introduces Henry Goodman and Imogen Stubbs as married couple George and Honour.
Paul Robinson’s production of Honour at the Park Theatre really captures the perceptiveness of the writing by bringing together a strong cast to bring the characters effectively to life.
Honour is an old story indeed – and an artfully updated 1995 play by Joanna Murray-Smith – but so beautifully performed in Paul Robinson’s austerely set production that it feels very up to date.
Take a look at Alex Brenner’s fantastic production shots to get a hint of what to expect from Tiny Fires’ production of Joanna Murray-Smith’s Honour at Park Theatre. The marital drama, which stars Henry Goodman, Imogen Stubbs, Katie Brayben and Natalie Simpson, opens at the north London venue tonight.
As Tiny Fires’ revival of Joanna Murray-Smith’s acclaimed drama Honour begins its run at Park Theatre, the cast speak about why this hit play excites them. Watch the footage (below) then get booking!
Olivier Award winner Katie Brayben returns to the London stage this month in Joanna Murray-Smith’s tale of a marriage in crisis, Honour. The former star of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells us why she’s so excited about this new production and performing at the intimate Park Theatre.
Joanna Murray-Smith’s acclaimed drama about a marriage in slipping into crisis, Honour, begins performances at London’s Park Theatre on 25 October. So right now, its impressive cast – Henry Goodman, Imogen Stubbs, Katie Brayben and Natalie Simpson – are deep in rehearsals. Have a peek at what they’ve been up to, then get booking!
Acclaimed performers Henry Goodman, Imogen Stubbs, Katie Brayben and Natalie Simpson will star in Joanna Murray-Smith’s compelling drama Honour. The hit play about a marriage in crisis is revived at London’s Park Theatre from 25 October to 24 November 2018 (press night is 30 October). With a cast like that, it’s time to get booking!
The world’s longest-running American musical, the multi award-winning CHICAGO, returns to London’s West End after a five-and-a-half-year absence.
And sure enough, surrendering to the thrill of Ruthie Henshall and Ute Lemper here was a genuine pleasure and a great way to revisit Kander & Ebb’s score.
Alexandra Silber’s first novel After Anatevka is a carefully crafted study into love and life in Russia in the early twentieth century. Much like Marc Chagall was to paint enchanted images of that era, so too do Silber’s words offer a painstaking picture of a world long since disappeared.
Jonathan Church has announced a season of five plays – including the UK premiere of Hitchcock’s North by Northwest onstage – for his first summer at Theatre Royal Bath, with actors including David Haig, Henry Goodman and Edward Fox.
Yesterday, I was extremely glad to attend the Wesker Celebration, which was organised by playwright David Edgar, professor Pamela Howard and publicist Anne Mayer, at the Royal Court.
Snippets of Hamlet, Henry V, As You Like It and Julius Caesar delivered by some of my favourite actors – including Alex Jennings, Michelle Terry, Ashley Zhangazha, Jamie Parker and Will Keen – is an enrichment to any Sunday. Why must it come down this weekend? Why not make it a permanent Bankside installation?
For years Guys and Dolls has been all but ruined for me: that’s what happens when you are lucky enough to see a definitive production and performance. I speak, of course, of Richard Eyre‘s legendary National Theatre revival of this 1950 roadway classic. And, what’s more, I didn’t even see the original.
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