Come From Away, Company and The Inheritance led the way with four awards each at the Olivier Awards 2019 with Mastercard, announced at a ceremony tonight (Sunday 7 April) at London’s Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Jason Manford.
Musicals Company and Come From Away top the Olivier Awards 2019 nominations with nine nods each, while The Inheritance is the most recognised play with eight nominations. The ceremony takes place on Sunday 7 April at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Jason Manford.
Sweeping in scope, yet intimate and highly personal in detail, Matthew Lopez’s masterwork The Inheritance balances humour, history and heartbreak to haunting effect.
Normally I do two of these – Top Ten Shows and Top Ten Performances – but this year I’m combining the two – plus some sundry other awards.
Stephen Daldry’s production of The Inheritance opens at the Noel Coward Theatre, following a successful run at the Young Vic earlier this year. Here’s what critics have said about it…
After a scorching run at the Young Vic, Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance makes a well-deserved transfer into the West End.
The West End transfer of Matthew Lopez’s modern masterpiece The Inheritance, nearly seven hours of epic storytelling, is a phenomenal play which sold out when it first opened at London’s Young Vic earlier this year.
Full casting has been announced for the highly-anticipated West End transfer of the Young Vic production of The Inheritance, the new play by Matthew Lopez which will run for a strictly limited season, previewing at the Noël Coward Theatre from 21 September 2018 and opening on 13 October.
Directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry, the Young Vic production of The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez will transfer to the West End, playing a limited season at the Nöel Coward Theatre from 21 September 2018 (opening on 13 October).
The magnificent The Inheritance is an impressive play from Matthew Lopez that examines the tangled lives of a close group of gay men living in contemporary New York, charting their ups and downs, their laughs and their tragedies – all through a whopping seven-hour running time.
The Inheritance is a brave and epic piece of new writing from Matthew Lopez, taking a scalpel to contemporary gay life in New York, asking what does it mean to be a gay man today and just how much of that is owed to an inherited (and neglected) cultural legacy.
As well as being a damn clever meditation on the creative process, the writing in The Inheritance is also emotionally searing, nuanced and consistent, never glib or rushed.
The Young Vic has announced casting, including – in the sole female role – Vanessa Redgrave, for the major world premiere of Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance, which is directed by Stephen Daldry and runs 2 March to 19 May 2018, with a press day on 28 March.
Top director Ivo van Hove makes an uneven Southbank debut, preferring visual beauty to emotional connection.
In this new version of Ibsen’s play by Patrick Marber, director Ivo van Hove has the equally extraordinary talents of Ruth Wilson leading his company. And as with his revelatory A View From The Bridge, this is a contemporary reworking of a classic that will frustrate some with its froideur but left me gasping at its gut-wrenching rawness.
Further casting has been announced today for the National Theatre’s upcoming production of Hedda Gabler, with Rafe Spall returning to the stage to join leading lady Ruth Wilson in the modern version of Ibsen’s classic.
The National Theatre has announced full dates and further details for its new booking period, running from September 2016 to February 2017. Headline highlights for the period include: dates for Ruth Wilson taking the title role in HEDDA GABLER in a new version by Patrick Marber, directed by Ivo van Hove, and The Night Manager’s Elizabeth Debicki joining Mark Strong and Hope Davis in the cast of David Hare’s THE RED BARN, directed by Robert Icke.