Northern Broadsides has announced that Laurie Sansom will succeed Conrad Nelson as artistic Director and CEO in June this year. Sansom’s first production for the company will be in spring 2020 and will be announced later in the year.
Despite some enjoyable scenes, this is more of a comedy revue than a compelling drama. And just proves that we really don’t need another play on the fertility industry.
Nightfall, a sensitive play about the impact of grief on one family’s life, might be slow to unravel but is completely relatable and engaging.
There was a 15-minute delay to the commencement of Nightfall on the occasion of this review, with an actor delayed on public transport. Sadly that delay was all too short, as what followed was a play that promised so much but delivered little more than poorly performed pretensions.
Named as one of the 1,000 most influential Londoners by the Evening Standard, Barney Norris’ latest play, Nightfall, has just opened at the very high-profile Bridge Theatre.
Harry Enfield and Arthur Darvill will lead the cast of Hampstead’s world premiere of Jemma Kennedy’s breakthrough play Genesis Inc from 22 June to 28 July 2018 (press night is 28 June).
With a fine-tuned cast, Rae Smith’s immense and atmospheric set and Laurie Sansom’s direction, Barney Norris’ intense personal and social observation command attention: from a dangerously slow-burn start it proves to be not only an engrossing play but quite an important one.
While Puig’s masterpiece Kiss of the Spider Woman doesn’t quite work when fleshed into a physical entity, I am reminded of the unique and all-conquering power of the human imagination, and I am forever thankful that stories such as this are produced and continue to make people think, feel and dream.
Two prisoners are locked in an Argentinian cell. Hungry, tired, nauseous, bored out of their minds… this critic jots down a handy metaphor for the whole evening. Kiss of the Spider Woman has had many lives (a novel, a play, a film) but one wonders how it passed the high bar of the Menier for another outing.
Artistic director Edward Hall has announced Hampstead Theatre’s spring/summer season, comprising three premiere plays: The UK premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s darkly comic post-truth play Describe the Night will be directed by Lisa Spirling. The world premiere of Jemma Kennedy’s blisteringly entertaining Genesis Inc. will be directed by Laurie Sansom. The world premiere of Fiona Doyle’s haunting and provocative new drama …
Samuel Barnett and Declan Bennett will lead the company of Laurie Sansom’s upcoming revival of Kiss of the Spider Woman at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory.
Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning Laura Linney will make her London Theatre debut in Pulitzer Prize-winning Elizabeth Strout’s My Name is Lucy Barton, directed by Richard Eyre at London’s Bridge Theatre.
The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced a major new production of Kiss of the Spider Woman, which will be directed by former National Theatre of Scotland artistic director Laurie Sansom, making his Menier debut.
Ophelia Lovibond, Ukweli Roach and Sion Daniel Young star in the world premiere of Barney Norris’s Nightfall at the Bridge Theatre.
London Theatre Company announces the first productions at its new Bridge Theatre, which opens this October on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall.
Unexpected news: The National Theatre of Scotland has announced that artistic director and chief executive Laurie Sansom will be leaving the organisation at the end of June. Sansom will have come to the end of his initial three year contract.
National Museum reveals James Plays objects: The National Museum of Scotland has organised an event bringing together historians and theatre makers who are concerned with the James Plays, currently playing at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre.
Eighteen months after their first outing, the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of the James Plays trilogy remains a theatrical event worth anybody’s time and money.
The actor playing the title role in James II in the National Theatre of Scotland’s James Plays trilogy was rushed to hospital on Saturday, following an incident during an on-stage football game.
Neil Murray and Graham McLaren are to leave their key roles at the National Theatre of Scotland next year, to take over as joint directors of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre.
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