This powerful and thought-provoking production is electrifying to watch from start to finish.
Screen fame may be a major driver of ticket prices, but the breadth of British acting talent is vast
Television and big screen fame is a major driver for West End producers. Opened last week are Taron Egerton and Jonathan Bailey in a new production of Mike Bartlett’s COCK, and the lowest ticket price is £65, with the bulk at £100 or more, so it also translates to big prices.
‘Kit Harington combines drop-dead gorgeous with an innate everyman likability’: HENRY V – Donmar Warehouse ★★★★★
This thrilling Donmar revival comes at a particularly interesting time in global history, where an unchecked leader invading a neighbouring country on which he has no authentic claim is likely to provoke a particularly vehement reaction.
‘Kit Harington is nuanced, often quiet & considered’: HENRY V – Donmar Warehouse ★★★★★
Henry V opens with a burst of energy at a club with a worse for wear party prince. It’s lifted from Henry IV part 2 and is an important reminder of Henry V’s past and subsequent transformation into a serious king.
‘This is easily Kit Harington’s finest career performance on stage or screen’: HENRY V – Donmar Warehouse
Henry V is the greatest war play ever written and is the template for all literary responses to conflict since produced.
NEWS: Rory Kinnear & Kit Harington are cast in Donmar Warehouse’s new season
London’s Donmar Warehouse has announced its reopening season following extended closure and completion of essential building works, beginning with with Inua Ellams’ audience-led poetry event Search Party.
NEWS: Jennifer Lunn wins The Popcorn Writing Award 2020 as famous faces film extracts from finalists’ plays
Jennifer Lunn has been awarded the The Popcorn Writing Award 2020 for her play Es and Flo, and receives a cash prize of £2,500.
‘I’ve been quite blessed with many highlights’: 10 questions for 10 years – Gabby Wong
Always guaranteed to be appearing in something interesting, Gabby Wong takes a moment to tackle 10 pressing questions for me.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: True West at the Vaudeville Theatre
Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn star in Matthew Dunster’s production of True West now playing at the Vaudeville Theatre. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
‘There’s something not quite right’: TRUE WEST – West End ★★★
Sibling rivalry and dysfunctional families are at the heart of Sam Shepard’s True West, a black comedy that has emerged from an initial drubbing Stateside with a revival in the West End.
‘An enjoyable exploration of the human psyche’: TRUE WEST – West End ★★★
As the two brothers battle over a script that could make them their fortune – True West becomes a play that is really about the writer, the late Sam Shepard.
‘The play’s dynamism is timeless’: TRUE WEST – WestEnd ★★★★★
Squeezed into a lean and tightly filled two hours, Sam Shepard’s True West is an acerbic glimpse of domestic dysfunctionality that plays out in sweltering Southern California, a blasted backfiring of the American Dream.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Seven of the best shows opening in December
December can be a slightly overwhelming time to pick a show to go and see – luckily Love London Love Culture has selected seven of the very best opening next month…
NEWS: Kit Harington & Johnny Flynn will star in West End production of True West in November
Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn are to star in the West End premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard’s modern classic True West.
Year in Review: Ian Foster’s 12 Leading Men of the Year 2016
It’s that time of year again when I am publicly shallow in my appreciation of the men that grace our stages – and given the hit counts I get on these annual posts, you’re all just as thirsty as me! (Note from Mates: Visit Ian’s site for many more, and more revealing, pics of each – plus archive lists since 2009!)
NEWS: Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie returns to stage in Contractions
As he opens Flowers for Mrs Harris – his final production as Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Daniel Evans today announces the cast for the forthcoming regional première of Mike Bartlett’s Contractions. Lisa Blair directs Rose Leslie (Emma) and Sara Stewart (Manager). The production opens on 27 June, with previews from 23 June, and runs until 16 July. ‘Care? Yes. We …
Weekly Theatre Podcast: Doctor Faustus, Elegy, Iphigenia Quartet
This week, the London theatre bloggers discuss Jamie Lloyd’s West End production of Doctor Faustus starring Game of Thrones’ hunk Kit Harington, Nick Payne’s new play Elegy starring Zoe Wanamaker at the Donmar Warehouse, and Iphigenia Quartet at the Gate Theatre.
RECOMMENDATIONS: What’s hot. What’s cheap. What’s hot and cheap
Hot recommendations for summer theatregoing: Doctor Faustus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Toxic Avenger, The Threepenny Opera…
Text of the Day: Doctor Faustus
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York’s Theatre
Game of Thrones hunk Kit Harington and Jenna Russell star in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Colin Teevan’s reimagining of Christopher Marlowe’s original 17th-century play. But it seems to have divided critical opinion… Doctor Faustus continues at the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre until 25 June 2016.
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