Transferring from the Theatre Royal Bath, David Suchet stars in this revival of Arthur Miller’s play The Price. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.
David Suchet is majestically magnificent in this excellent revival of Arthur Miller’s 1968 family drama The Price.
A big week in London theatre, with three of the most anticipated openings of the autumn: Marianne Elliott’s new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s 1970 musical Company, Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance at the Noel Coward and the launch of Emma Rice’s new post-Globe company Wise Children with a show also called Wild Children, at the Old Vic.
The 50th-anniversary production of Arthur Miller’s drama The Price will transfer to the West End in February 2019 following a critical and publicly acclaimed reception at the Theatre Royal Bath earlier this summer. David Suchet and Brendan Coyle will both reprise their roles in Jonathan Church’s revival with Adrian Lukis and Sara Stewart.
In an otherwise charming and chic production, it can only be a shame that Classic Spring didn’t decide to take a risk with this interpretation of An Ideal Husband.
Jonathan Church, artistic director of Theatre Royal Bath, has announced the theatre’s full 2018 summer season programme. Some of the country’s most prolific actors will star in a selection of both UK premieres and renowned classics in the theatre’s historic Main House and the intimate Ustinov Studio.
There is certainly no faulting any of the cast’s performances or the look of the production as a whole, but it feels as though Jonathan Church’s production of An Ideal Husband is just lacking in that little bit of extra sparkle to make Oscar Wilde’s dialogue really shine and standout.
Worth going to Jonathan Church ’s latest Wilde Classic Spring revival – An Ideal Husband – if only for a feast of Foxes: patriarch Edward as old Lord Caversham and his real youngest son Freddie as his stage son Lord Goring.
Real-life father and son, Edward and Freddie Fox, will play fictional father and son, the Earl of Caversham and Lord Goring, in An Ideal Husband, as part of the year-long Oscar Wilde season at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre. Also starring, in the role of Mrs Cheveley is Frances Barber.
Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster, Scott & Bailey) and Jason Watkins (Line of Duty, Taboo, W1A) will star in a new production of Frozen, Bryony Lavery’s award-winning 1998 play.
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.
“The Greatest Festival On Earth”: A claim often made with regards to the Edinburgh Festival but I fear they are sadly mistaken. Yes, Edinburgh is a wild and sleep-deprived hedonistic month of theatre, but the Festival that I think should rightly hold the honour is the Chichester Festival Theatre.
A hairdo can be eloquent. When Bryan Dick as Willie Mossop first emerges quaking with humility from a trapdoor under old Hobson’s shop, above a flapping leather apron and ragged shirt his dishevelled hair sports the nerdiest of centre partings – borderline imbecile indeed, with sad flapping black locks ei
We may not have needed another revival of Singin’ in the Rain, but slick, glossy, intelligent productions of this scale are always a welcome sight.
Marking the One Hundredth anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse’s classic comedy, HOBSON’S CHOICE will play at London’s Vaudeville Theatre for a limited season, Wednesday 8 June to Saturday 10 September 2016. It’s directed by Jonathan Church and stars Martin Shaw.
Jonathan Church and Alan Finch announce the Chichester Festival Theatre 2016 season – the last under their leadership as Artistic Director and Executive Director.
Chichester Festival Theatre Chairman, Sir William Castell, announced today that the Board has appointed Daniel Evans to succeed Jonathan Church as Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre. Daniel Evans has been Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres since 2009. He will take up his new post in July 2016.
The Silent film era is the backdrop for a production of a musical that deserves to be shouted about.
Just why Mack & Mabel, running at Edinburgh Playhouse until 21 November, isn’t better known I can’t say. Maybe it’s that it’s never had the big screen treatment awarded to songwriter Jerry Herman’s Hello Dolly, Mame and La Cage Aux Folles.
If people remember anything about it, it’s generally that Torvill and Dean choreographed an award-winning routine to the overture.
This is not the first time Michael Ball has been energetically mounted in Chichester. However, it may be the last as CFT director Jonathan Church leaves to head up the Sydney Theatre Company. I find it’s not wise to visit regional theatre alone, so was able to ask a willing companion what she thought of the show: […]
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This is a tale of romance and of the lure of cinema: tricky on the stage. Mack Sennet, a clownish film director, is losing his beloved star, Mabel Normand, to the dreaded, meatier features. He leaves the emotion and the drama to the other directors, he says: DW Griffiths and the like. The issue is that, as Sennet would have wanted, Mack and Mabel is all performance and little gut. Extremely talented people are behind this production, but the material they chose does them little favours.