Florian Zeller’s puzzles of the mind (The Father, The Mother, The Son, The Height of the Storm) continue to baffle audiences in his new play, The Forest, now in residence at Hampstead’s main house.
Florian Zeller’s superbly anti-naturalistic play is a philosophical puzzle that dissects our existential solitude.
On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the world premiere of Florian Zeller’s new play The Forest, directed by Jonathan Kent and starring Toby Stephens at London’s Hampstead Theatre.
The play follows Pierre, a successful surgeon who’s married and the father of a grown-up daughter, as he juggles his professional and family life with having a mistress.
The French novelist-turned-playwright Florian Zeller hit the British theatre scene a few years ago with two comedies: The Lie and The Truth, which at the time I described as “a punch-in-the-guts, cruelly affectionate, whip-smart ninety-minute treat”.
It has been an extraordinarily fruitful partnership between writer Florian Zeller and translator-playwright Christopher Hampton over the past few years with adaptations of Zeller’s disconnected family saga The Father, The Mother and The Son.
London Theatre Company has announced its repertoire plans to reopen the Bridge Theatre during September and October 2020, “assuming that the Government gives the go ahead for indoor performances with socially distanced audiences”.
Peter Gynt, a new adaptation of Ibsen’s apparently unstageable Peer Gynt by David Hare, is a great success as a piece of writing and so much fun.
David Hare has made as much sense of Ibsen’s sprawling masterpiece Peer Gynt as seems possible.
Jonathan Kent’s production of Tosca is a must-see and is a perfect introduction to the drama and beauty of opera.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Jonathan Kent’s production of A German Life starring Maggie Smith.
Maggie Smith is absolutely triumphant in this memoir of a Berlin secretary in the Nazi era, A German Life at the Bridge Theatre.
Maggie Smith will return to the stage for the first time in 12 years in A German Life at the Bridge Theatre, a new play by Christopher Hampton drawn from the life and testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel (1911-2017). Smith, alone on stage, plays Brunhilde Pomsel.
Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Leah Harvey and Aisling Loftus lead the cast of Small Island, adapted by Helen Edmundson from Andrea Levy’s prize-winning novel, directed by Rufus Norris in the Olivier Theatre, as part of the National Theatre’s new season.
After huge UK successes with The Father, The Mother, The Truth and The Lie, now comes Florian Zeller’s The Height of the Storm, once again in the limpid, easy-on-the-ear translation of Christopher Hampton.
In The Height Of The Storm, faultlessly directed by Jonathan Kent, the strangeness and pathos are extreme. Because though indeed Jonathan Pryce’s patriarch is in rising dementia, and Eileen Atkins his living – or dead – wife, the theme above all is love: settled, interdependent, half-century devotion.
Rufus Norris has unveiled the National Theatre’s plans for 2019 and beyond. Highlights include the world premiere of Small Island adapted by Helen Edmundson from Andrea Levy’s novel, directed by Rufus Norris.
Amanda Drew, Lucy Cohu and Patrick Melrose star Anna Madeley will join star of screen and stage Jonathan Pryce and three-time Olivier Award-winning Eileen Atkins in the UK premiere of new family drama The Height of the Storm by Florian Zeller, at Wyndham’s Theatre from Tuesday 2 October.
Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins will star in The Height of the Storm, a new play by Florian Zeller, the internationally acclaimed writer of The Father.
Jonathan Kent directs the premiere production of Nicholas Wright’s play Slaves of Solitude, adapted from Patrick Hamilton’s story and running at Hampstead Theatre until 25 November 2017. Find out what critics have been saying with Love London Love Culture’s round-up of the reviews.
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