After Anna Francolini on Monday and the Judy Garlands yesterday, I’m going for a hat trick of blogs about amazing women today so that I can tell you this: if you haven’t yet seen Linda at the Royal Court yet, get your skates on. If only for the pleasure of seeing the wonder that is Noma Dumezweni in action.
This week the London theatre bloggers – including Mates co-founder Terri Paddock – discuss Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl, Caryl Churchill’s Here We Go and Linda, starring Noma Dumezweni (taking over at short notice from Kim Cattrall) at the Royal Court.
Reviews digest of openings in London, Leicester and Leeds from national critics for new productions of Linda, Funny Girl, The Girls, Oliver!, Barbarians and Macbeth.
New play about a self-made career woman is well acted, but rather predictable and banal in its writing.
On Wednesday evening, on the advice of her doctors, Kim Cattrall withdrew from the Royal Court Theatre’s production of Linda. She is replaced by Olivier Award winner Noma Dumezweni.
The Royal Court Theatre this week announced its autumn season, running from August 2015 to January 2016, which will include the first new stage play from Martin McDonagh (The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Pillowman onstage; In Bruges, Seven Psycopaths onscreen). Programming news has now been followed up with major casting updates including Kim Cattrall, David …
Can she or can’t she? Most of the first-night audience were secretly betting Kim Cattrall wouldn’t be able to shake off the shadow of ‘Samantha Jones’ from ‘Sex and the City’ and turn herself into Noel Coward’s wittiest and most romantic heroine. In assailing the best-constructed comedy in the English Language as well as the […]
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