Rarely in the history of Islington playgoing have so many first-nighters whooped so enthusiastically at Gospel rock. When cheers for Elton John’s anthems in Tammy Faye at the Almeida Theatre briefly abate it is often for quite different whoops, laughter at James Graham’s dry sharp script or moments of enchanted shock at an unexpected popup.
Under the new strategy of its chief executive Fiona Gibson, Capital Theatres intends to develop its third theatre space, The Studio, starting with the creation of exciting new Scottish musicals. In a producing partnership with Pitlochry Festival Theatre, it is launching a brand-new Musical Commissioning Hub as the first step towards achieving this.
Anne-Marie Duff returns to the Almeida Theatre to star in the world premiere of Beth Steel’s new play The House of Shades. Full casting for the theatre’s UK premiere of Daddy is also announced.
We round up the reviews for the return of Conor McPherson’s show Girl from the North Country based on the music of Bob Dylan.
The critically-acclaimed hit Girl from the North Country, written and directed by Conor McPherson with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, is to play London’s Gielgud Theatre in for a limited season from 10 December 2019 to 1 February 2020 (press night is 16 December).
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 Offies 2018 finalists were announced live on Twitter and Facebook today by OffWestEnd panel judge and critic for The Stage, Mark Shenton.
Uneasy lies the head that waits for the crown. Mike Barlett’s King Charles III was a deserved award-winning success when it took the Almeida by storm in 2014, transferring into the West End and then Broadway, later touring the UK and Australia too.
In my years of covering theatre, I’ve seen a lot of Hollywood stars make their West End debuts, but I’ve rarely, if ever, seen it done with quite so much aplomb. Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar – best known internationally for, respectively, multiple films including The Social Network, and US sitcom The Big Bang Theory – are both totally at home onstage and totally at ease with one another.
Alfie Allen, who last month cheered on his former Game of Thones co-star Kit Harington at Doctor Faustus’ opening night, will make his West End in a few weeks in the UK premiere of Jesse Eisenberg’s The Spoils…
These women that playwright Charlotte Keatley created are passionate, feisty and reflect society’s views of women from the 1930s through the 1980s. Though there’s been inevitable progress in women’s rights, Keatley’s script shows how agonisingly slow it’s been. Excellent performances by the ensemble cast of four and a decade-spanning politically commentary make My Mother Said I Never Should a relevant, fun and poignant production that, even though written in the 1980s, still holds important messages about womanhood.
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