Back in 2019 when Marcus Brigstocke premiered The Red at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, I was lucky enough to meet him at one of the food venue vans and was personally flyered by him.
‘A gripping account with some knife-edge will-he-won’t-he moments’: THE RED – Original Theatre (Online show)
Having seen Marcus Brigstocke’s name attached to it, I instantly assumed this would be a broadly comic play that was strong on laughs and reasonably light on subject matter.
‘Delves deep into what it truly means to be an addict’: THE RED – Original Theatre (Online show)
This psychological examination of what it means to be an addict is surprisingly moving – but it does feel as though it goes around in circles.
‘A bottle & two men, but also much more’: THE RED – Original Theatre (Online show)
A father and son meet in a wine cellar. The son is a recovering alcoholic, and his dad (a ghost, who left the son a nice bottle of red wine in his will) doesn’t seem to understand the harm a glass of booze will do.
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‘I do hope people will come & enjoy’: Gillian Anderson & a stellar line-up raise funds for Park Theatre with unrehearsed Whodunnit
The Park Theatre has revealed initial star casting for world premiere murder mystery Whodunnit [Unrehearsed], presented in association with Avalon, which runs in London in July before transferring to the Edinburgh Fringe.
‘The ensemble really brings the show to life’: BARNUM – Menier Chocolate Factory
Menier Chocolate Factory once again proves that bigger isn’t better, presenting a lively, immersive staging of classic 1980 musical Barnum.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Barnum at the Menier Chocolate Factory
Gordon Greenberg directs this latest revival of the musical Barnum, starring Marcus Brigstocke in the title role and running at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory until 3 March 2018. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews here.
BARNUM – Menier Chocolate Factory ★★★
Officially the star is Marcus Brigstocke, best known as a Radio 4 standup comedian: but actually, the real star is the ensemble.
NEWS: Marcus Brigstocke & Laura Pitt-Pulford lead Barnum revival at Menier Chocolate Factory
Marcus Brigstocke and Laura Pitt-Pulford star as PT Barnum and Charity Barnum in Gordon Greenberg’s forthcoming revival of BARNUM at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
TICKETS: Mark’s Top Ten recommendations + this week’s openings (14 Dec)
Another week of big openings ahead means I won’t be getting to everything even if I wanted to (and right now I am still trying to take it easier than I used to), let alone playing catch-up on what I missed when I was incapacitated after my recent double rounds of surgery! Here are the main openings of the week to look out for, followed by my current Top 10.