Mind the Blog has a fairly wide-ranging wish list of things I hope to see, including major shows such as Sunday in the Park with George, Evita, Magic Goes Wrong, Uncle Vanya and the Jamie Lloyd Company residency at the Playhouse Theatre.
The RSC’s King John could work, and in the shorter, darker, more medieval part after the interval it begins to, with the actors at last allowed to stop yelling and clowning.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Winter 2019 season will include a new musical of David Walliams’ novel The Boy in the Dress with a book by Mark Ravenhill and music and lyrics by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, directed by Gregory Doran.
Trevor Nunn returns to the Rose Theatre in Kingston to direct one of Shakespeare’s lesser known plays. What have critics been saying about the production? King John continues until 5 June 2016.
The rarely performed or heard of play by William Shakespeare sees the return of Trevor Nunn at the Rose Theatre, who valiantly tries to deliver a solid production of a problematic play.
Of Shakespeare’s plays this is one of the least done and loved: there’s disputed authorship of some sections, parts of the plot missing and replaced from another text. Sir Trevor Nunn takes it on as the penultimate achievement in his intention to direct all 37 plays: I was agog, since I missed the Globe’s version (part of the Magna Carta anniversary, though oddly the play ignores that milestone in the life of “England’s worst king”).
With its Spring Season underway, including the London première of Maxine Peake’s Beryl which opens in March, and Peter Whelan’s The Herbal Bed – a co-production with English Touring Theatre and Royal & Derngate, Northampton – which opens at the theatre in April as part of its tour, Rose Theatre Kingston today announces three major new productions for 2016. In May, Trevor …