Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
The Cold War surveillance drama Pack of Lies is interesting enough, but its old-fashioned qualities are not an unmixed blessing.
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.
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon spoke to Chris Larkin about starring in 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).
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.
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.
Edward Fox stars in Hugh Whitemore’s one man show which celebrates John Betjeman, poet laureate and icon of British poetry. But what have critics been making of it?
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.
Edward Fox is to star in a new play, Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore, which celebrates the life and work of John Betjeman. Directed by Gareth Armstrong, the production will premiere at Oxford Playhouse on 25 October 2016 followed by a UK tour.
At a recent post-show panel I hosted at The Father on the subject of “Women in the Arts”, Act for Change campaigner Stephanie Street shared a statistic that shocked me: currently, according to Stephanie, the average ratio of male to female roles in the West End is 10-1. Could that really be true? Just ten […]