Millions know it by now, but in case like my enthralled companions last night you aren’t among them, grant me a moment or skip the the penultimate paragraph. Noises Off has been a national treasure since 1982, written by Michael Frayn after realising that the hurtling backstage business of doors, props and actors under stress is funnier than most actual farces. He wrote a squib called EXITS, the great producer Michael Codron encouraged something fuller.
God of Carnage is a dissection of the middle classes familiar in Yasmina Reza’s work, presenting the characters in a farcical light that is so tragically funny.
Clever: There’s plenty of life and bundles of irony in the latest production of Marie Jones’ magnificent two-hander, Stones In His Pockets, now on a major UK tour.
“Top performances”, “Beautiful work”, “Brilliant revival” – audiences have been taking to Twitter to share their love of the Rose Theatre Kingston and Theatre Royal Bath revival of Stones in his Pockets. Find out what they’ve been saying – including our thoughts too! – the book your tickets swiftly as there are only a handful of performances left!
Two actors, a handful of costume changes, a rural backdrop and a massive trunk – that’s what you need to stage a fantastic production of Stones in his Pockets, certainly if these brilliant production shots are anything to go by. Take a look, then book your tickets!
How do two actors play all the characters in award-winning comedy Stones in his Pockets? With a lot of hand-waving and gesticulation if these pictures from the show’s rehearsal room are anything to go by!
Marie Jones’ award-winning tale of Hollywood coming to Ireland, Stones in his Pockets, will receive a brand new production at the Rose Theatre Kingston this spring. The show, directed by Lindsay Posner, runs from 28 February to 9 March 2019 at the west London venue before heading off on a UK tour.
Jonathan Church, artistic director of Theatre Royal Bath, has announced the theatre’s full 2018 summer season programme. Some of the country’s most prolific actors will star in a selection of both UK premieres and renowned classics in the theatre’s historic Main House and the intimate Ustinov Studio.
Today, on the birthday of William Shakespeare, full details have been announced for Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean Theatre – Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre – which makes its debut in the historic city of York in June. Preparations are well underway for a ground-breaking ‘Summer of Shakespeare’. Highlights include: Directors Lindsay Posner, Damian Cruden and Juliet Forster to lead two companies …
If an elderly relative in enormous physical pain begged you to help them to die, would you? Would you ever ask the same of someone else? What is a ‘decent death’? Should we all have the right to one? Or, put another way, should euthanasia be legalised in the UK?
Tim Dutton is starring in a revival of Stephen Bill’s award-winning play Curtains, at the Rose Theatre in Kingston until the 17 March. He spoke to Love London Love Culture about the production…
Real-life husband and wife Alexander Hanson and Samantha Bond star in Florian Zeller’s The Lie, along with Tony Gardner and Alexandra Gilbreath. The latest from the French wunderkind is once again translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Lindsay Posner. It runs at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory until 18 November 2017. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.
This is a companion-piece to the stormingly funny, cruelly witty The Truth: Florian Zeller, translated from the French with verve by Christopher Hampton, directed by Lindsay Posner, and once again starring Alexander Hanson. An actor who does wounded-insincere-yet-sufferingly-self-righteous infidelity like nobody else.
Alexander Hanson joins the company of the English-language premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Lie, playing the husband of his real-life spouse Samantha Bond.
James Dreyfus, Tony Gardner and Alexandra Gilbreath join Samantha Bond in the English-language premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Lie at the Menier Chocolate Factory in September.
Samantha Bond will star Alice in the English-language premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Lie, opening at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory in September.
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the English language world première of Florian Zeller’s The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton, which will run at the Chocolate Factory from 14 September to 18 November 2017, with a press night on 27 September.
Alexandra Silber’s first novel After Anatevka is a carefully crafted study into love and life in Russia in the early twentieth century. Much like Marc Chagall was to paint enchanted images of that era, so too do Silber’s words offer a painstaking picture of a world long since disappeared.
The Rose Theatre’s new autumn/winter season includes a major revival of Stephen Bill’s 1987 comedy Curtains and co-productions of Sam Holcroft’s Rules for Living, David Edgar’s adaptation of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde starring Phil Daniels and Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing starring Laurence Fox.
Florian Zeller is a precocious writing talent. The Truth is his third play to enthral London theatregoers in a year. While the French playwright’s breakthrough import The Father reduced some viewers to tears with its poignant and painful depiction of dementia. The Truth, a modern day farce about lies and adultery, brings tears of laughter.