Lily Allen is to make her West End debut in the world premiere of Danny Robins’ new play 2:22 – A Ghost Story at London’s Noël Coward Theatre from 3 August to 16 October 2021 (press night is 11 August). The production will feature Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser and Jake Wood and will be directed by Matthew Dunster.
Although a rather more muted celebration than originally planned, The New Tomorrow is a powerful acknowledgment of the theatre’s ongoing mission to be a real centre for the community.
The Pillowman, which was due to make its West End premiere this summer, has been delayed until 2021.
Award-winning playwright Martin McDonagh is back in London’s West End this summer with his acclaimed play, The Pillowman, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Steve Pemberton.
Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn star in Matthew Dunster’s production of True West now playing at the Vaudeville Theatre. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
Squeezed into a lean and tightly filled two hours, Sam Shepard’s True West is an acerbic glimpse of domestic dysfunctionality that plays out in sweltering Southern California, a blasted backfiring of the American Dream.
Martin McDonagh is a good writer. I have to state this because based on this production of A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre audiences may not be so convinced.
There’s plenty of Halloween treats to choose from all across London, so if you fancy doing something a little bit spooky this week then here’s a selection of highlights…
A Very Very Very Dark Matter is perhaps the least complete of his works for the stage, but its fierce anger and gleeful South Park-style offensiveness makes it unlike anything else on a stage right now, in London or anywhere else.
Matthew Dunster directs Martin McDonagh’s new play A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
Having seen the Bridge Theatre’s latest, Martin McDonagh’s A Very Very Very Dark Matter, my bonkers quota is through the roof.
Very very very feeble: Martin McDonagh’s latest play, A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre, is poorly written, self-plagiarising and lacks imagination.
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Martin McDonagh’s A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre, previewing at the Bridge Theatre from 12 October 2018 with an opening night on 24 October. The 12-week run will conclude on 6 January 2019.
Johnetta Eula’Mae Ackles, Elizabeth Berrington and Phil Daniels will join the previously announced Jim Broadbent in the world premiere of Martin McDonagh’s A Very Very Very Dark Matter.
Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn are to star in the West End premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard’s modern classic True West.
Any number of shows could have been included in this post; frankly it’s ludicrous that I decided to stick with my whole top 12 idea… As I’ve seen about 90 more individual shows than last year.
The parallel is everywhere. There’s the sense that as new money and people flow to London, so do new heresies and threats; the way that spooks can spook governments into fresh paranoia, and the feeling that tricky populations can be quietened by “a royal wedding, and setting the poor against recent immigrants”.
Set in the 1580s, the play shows how Walsingham’s defense of Elizabeth from Catholic plots and assassination attempts results in hunting down the Jesuit missionary Robert Southwell, the revelation of the Babington plot and the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, followed by the death of Sir Philip Sidney (Walsingham’s son-in-law) and the repulsion of the Spanish Armada.
What with the BBC’s Gunpowder Plot and now Anders Lustgarten’s spymaster drama, we really seem unable to quite slough off our fascination with those grisly times when terrorism came in Catholic terms and we were once again at daggers drawn with our European neighbours.
Jim Broadbent will star in the world premiere of Martin McDonagh’s new stage play A Very Very Very Dark Matter at London’s Bridge Theatre in autumn 2018.
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