When poetry of the First World War is mentioned, the names which tend spring to mind are Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Graves, Blunden and so on. Then there’s Charles Sorley.
Visits to the Coronet Theatre, until recently known as The Print Room at the Coronet, make me miss the days when I lived in Notting Hill (or rather, near enough, Ladbroke Grove). Recently, I returned to chair a post-show Q&A at the world premiere of Alix Sobler’s The Glass Piano, specially programmed to launch this fresh chapter in the building’s history.
“Small scale but grand, this is the perfect piece of theatre” for the newly renamed Coronet Theatre. We agree! What else have critics been saying aboutAlix Sobler’s “the truth is stranger than fiction” new play The Glass Piano. We’ve rounded up our favourite review highlights – plus audience reactions video – below. Time to get booking!
Alix Sobler’s new play The Glass Piano is a full-length fairy tale based on the true case of Princess Alexandra of Bavaria, born in 1826, who convinced herself that as a child she had swallowed a full-size, glass, grand piano.
Five years after the Print Room relocated to the former Coronet Cinema in Notting Hill Gate, the building is reclaiming its original name, the Coronet Theatre. Its first season is announced.
Alix Sobler’s The Glass Piano officially premiered last night (30 April 2019) and these first-look photos of Max Key’s production are absolutely stunning. Travel back in time to the 19th century and enter the Bavarian palace that Notting Hill’s historic Coronet has become to tell Princess Alexandra’s story. Time to get booking!
We’re counting down to the world premiere of The Glass Piano, in which Notting Hill’s historic Coronet is transformed into a 19th-century Bavarian palace. Sneak a peek into rehearsals with director Max Key and the company – and then get booking!
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Wednesday 8 May 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock talks to the company of the UK premiere of The Glass Piano, running at The Print Room at the Coronet. Got any questions?
The Glass Piano transports audiences to a 19th-century Bavarian palace to find four characters trapped by their situations, and prevented from fulfilling their dreams of love. Who was the real princess whose eccentricities inspired Alix Sobler’s new play? Gen up – and check out our series of sumptuous character portraits below. Time to get booking! The Glass Piano, written by award-winning playwright …
Grace Molony, who The Stage Debut Awards Best Actress Award for The Country Girls at Chichester Festival, takes the title role in the world premiere of The Glass Piano, Alix Sobler’s new play based on the bizarre but true story of Princess Alexandra of Bavaria who believed she had swallowed the titular instrument. Full cast is now announced. Time to get …
On Armistice Day each year, we remember and honour those who’ve given their lives in service to their country – so there could hardly have been a more appropriate evening to see the West End transfer of Neil McPherson’s It is Easy to be Dead.
Transferring from its critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre earlier this year where it was nominated for seven OffWestEnd Awards, the world premiere production of It Is Easy To Be Dead by Finborough artistic director Neil McPherson opens at Trafalgar Studio 2, for a strictly limited four-week season/
New play about a forgotten First World War poet stages both the passion of youth and the pity of war.