Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart receives a masterful revival courtesy of Dominic Cooke at the National Theatre, starring Ben Daniels.
Creating socio-political change and even recognition doesn’t just happen, somewhere, sometime, someone has to fight for it, and history is full of organisations who since the end of absolute monarchies (and arguably even before) have tried to make their voices heard.
Despite the challenges, and judging by the Young Vic’s typically youthful, mixed audience, Nora: A Doll’s House is a production to which they can relate and which, so far as I could see, kept them on the edge of their seats.
The announcement of the new cast for Broadway’s hugely lauded Hello, Dolly! has been a most strange affair – names trickling out one by one, rather than one big splash.
Ace! Revival of Joe Penhall’s brilliantly written contemporary classic is superbly staged and brilliantly performed… Each exchange is like a duel, and each duel is humorous as well as deadly serious. By the end of the evening, you feel as if the sparks have flown in all directions. And some have burnt your brain.
Hot on the heels of his just-finished West End musical run in Guys and Dolls, David Haig will join Daniel Kaluuya and Luke Norris in the cast of Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange in a new production by director Matthew Xia. Due to popular demand, the run extends to 2 July. Blue/Orange runs in the Young Vic’s Main House from 12 May 2016.
The Young Vic has announced four new productions and casting for its upcoming revival of Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange. Isango Ensemble return to the Young Vic with UK premiere of A Man of Good Hope based on the book by Jonny Steinberg (6 October – 12 November) Richard Jones directs Kaufman and Hart’s Hollywood satire Once in a Lifetime (25 November …