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.
we’re looking backwards and forwards for our final list today. These are our current Top 15 Ticket Recommendations – broken down into five musicals, five plays and five ‘star attractions’ (in other words, there are famous faces in the cast) – based on both best-sellers over the past month as well as our predictions on the hottest of upcoming openings…
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.
This week the London theatre bloggers discuss James Graham’s latest, plus a new look Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Globe and The Suicide at the National.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Did you know the Monster Raving Loony Party continues to this day, still urging the electorate to “vote for insanity”? And the Loonies have themselves used opportunities to jump on the Corbyn Labour bandwagon. Following his ascendancy to the Labour Party leadership, the Loonies put forward two new Defense proposals for the UK
Screaming Lord Sutch biog-play is raucously entertaining, but rather superficial and thin on content.
James Graham’s critically acclaimed political drama This House will transfer to the West End’s Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre. Having originally played two sell-out seasons at the National Theatre, and again directed by Headlong artistic director Jeremy Herrin, This House opens for previews on 19 November, with a press night on Wednesday 30 November 2016.
With its UK premiere earlier this year at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth’s fast-paced, hilarious and (slightly) bonkers Monster Raving Loony brings its party fun and punkish anarchy to Soho Theatre next month. Opening on 17 May 2016, Monster Raving Loony by James Graham will preview from 14 May, and run until 18 June.
Today’s the day! We’re delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Also Recognised Awards. And, despite the fact that most of our categories are unique, it’s interesting to see that there are a few overlaps with another little awards, whose ceremony was held earlier this week… For more on this year’s awards, see also the full voting results, winners’ …
I’ve not updated my diary of a theatre addict for six weeks now — I was last here on January 31 — since when I’ve seen all of 49 shows, including outings to Newbury, Dartford, Clwyd, Manchester, Bromley and Cardiff, plus a week in New York. I’ve also taken an active part in two more shows by appearing onstage as a contestant in a theatrical re-run of Mr and Mrs with husband (so it was really Mr and Mr, we’re pictured above with host Samuel Holmes) and as part of David Bedella and Friends, his monthly chat show at the St James Studio.
Jonathan Church and Alan Finch announce the Chichester Festival Theatre 2016 season – the last under their leadership as Artistic Director and Executive Director.
At the Donmar Warehouse, Artistic Director Josie Rourke today announces an autumn season of three plays by leading contemporary playwrights. Associate Director Robert Hastie directs Abi Morgan’s Splendour in its first major London run; Dominic Cooke returns to the stage with the UK Premiere of Teddy Ferrara by Christopher Shinn; Rourke herself will direct the thirty-year revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton.
The live broadcast of The Vote from the Donmar Warehouse on More4 (Thursday 7 May 2015) attracted an audience of more than half a million, peaking at 555,000 viewers during its election night broadcast. This is the highest figure for a Donmar Warehouse production – with the previous record of 180,000 being set by Josie Rourke’s production of Coriolanus broadcast …
AN OLD ANGER, SPEAKING TO TODAY We are short of good political playwrights: they tend to hail from the left and be either depressingly prosey or brainlessly ‘bouffon’ (ISLANDS at this very theatre is a memory to purge). But now … Continue reading →
AND NOW THE REAL ELECTION…AT LAST… Election day, Tony Benn used to say, is the only time we are all equal. One citizen, one secret vote. And despite the short-sighted, corrupting Blair extension of postal and proxy votes to the … Continue reading →
For the last General Election, on 6 May 2010, I went to a party at the Paramount Club at the top of Centrepoint. All night we waited up, for no dramatic climax, no result. This time round, I can’t imagine that any self-respecting, remotely politically minded, theatre lover will want to be anywhere but crammed […]