The winners have been unveiled for this year’s Olivier Awards with Mastercard, British theatre’s biggest night, which took place this evening (Sunday 10 April) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, hosted by Jason Manford.
The famous oversized Bengal tiger snarled personally in my face. I had wanted to see the puppetry, of course.
I’ve also had some really wonderful nights in the theatre that I wouldn’t have missed for the world. These included the long-delayed West End transfer of Life of Pi.
On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the premiere stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel Life of Pi, now running at the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre.
If it isn’t necessarily the best play around, Life of Pi at Wyndham’s Theatre can seriously lay claim to being one of the finest productions open right now.
It’s only happened a handful of times in my theatregoing life, but at Wyndham’s Theatre, I had the urge to leap to my feet and instigate a standing ovation. In fact, I felt that way as the interval arrived, the show was that good.
Though theatres are now operating at full capacity (if they choose to) — and audiences are wearing masks only if they choose to, as well — there is a great deal of uncertainty, as performances are being routinely suspended at the very last minute if a cast member proves positive or has come into contact with someone who has.
This weekly column keeps track of the shows that are coming back, or are newly being announced, as theatres start reopening from tonight (17 May) in London and at other theatres in the UK.
Emma Clarendon selects the shows that she is most looking forward to catching in 2021.
Sheffield Theatres scooped two awards in The Stage Awards 2020: Regional Theatre of the Year and Achievement in Technical Theatre.
Hiran Abeysekera will return in the lead role of Pi when the celebrated five-star Sheffield Theatres production of Life of Pi transfers to London this summer.
There were wins for Sheffield Theatres’ Life Of Pi at the 2019 UK Theatre Awards, revealed at London’s Guildhall.
Sheffield Theatres’ acclaimed production of Life of Pi, directed by Max Webster, will transfer to London’s Wyndham’s Theatre in 2020 with performances beginning on 22 June (press night is 9 July 2020).
The list of nominees has been revealed for this year’s UK Theatre Awards, the only nationwide awards to honour and celebrate outstanding achievements in theatre throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Best New Play nominees are Laura Wade’s The Watsons, Ulster American by David Ireland and Life Of Pi, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti from Yann Martel’s novel, while Best Musical …
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The actor Tom Espiner chatted to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about being part of bringing Yann Martel’s novel to the stage.