Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
The Cold War surveillance drama Pack of Lies is interesting enough, but its old-fashioned qualities are not an unmixed blessing.
Hugh Whitemore’s 1983 play Pack of Lies, immaculately set in every humble postwar detail, reconstructs a real case: the plight of a hapless suburban couple who found their daughter’s bedroom requisitioned for surveillance of the opposite neighbours.
In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates was joined by Simon Lipkin, just before he went into rehearsal for Nativity – The Musical – a show that is led by improvisation and Simon revealed the challenges and freedoms that method of performing can present.
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon spoke to Chris Larkin about starring in Pack of Lies at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Mark Shenton rounds up the latest news, reviews, podcasts and more from London and Broadway, including Prince Harry at Hamilton and Lin-Manuel Miranda at Southwark Playhouse.
The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced that Andy Nyman will lead the company as Tevye in its major revival of classic musical Fiddler on the Roof, in a new staging by Trevor Nunn.
Full casting has been announced for the Menier Chocolate Factory’s major revival of Hugh Whitemore’s Pack of Lies. Hannah Chissick directs Jasper Britton as (Stewart), Sia Dauda (Sally), Alasdair Harvey (Peter Kroger), Chris Larkin (Bob Jackson), Macy Nyman (Julie Jackson), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Helen Kroger), Natalie Walter (Thelma) and Finty Williams (Barbara Jackson).
The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced a major revival of one of much-loved musical Fiddler on the Roof in a new staging by Trevor Nunn.
Jasper Britton and Finty Williams have been confirmed to star in Hugh Whitemore’s Pack of Lies, at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. The production, directed by Hannah Chissick, runs from 20 September to 17 November 2018.
With Spamilton: An American Parody currently running at the venue, the Menier Chocolate Factory has announced a major revival of Hugh Whitemore’s Pack of Lies directed by Hannah Chissick.
If you know and love your musicals, you will not want to miss this hilarious parody that keeps the audience thoroughly engaged and entertained.
The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced the cast for the UK premiere of Gerard Alessandrini’s Spamilton: An American Parody which opens at the theatre on 24 July 2018, with previews from 12 July and runs until 8 September.
With a Bernstein classic, I think it’s wrong to say I’ve completely missed the boat on this one – there’s surely hope of a revival at some point (if I have to go to New York for it, then so be it), though in the meantime there are a couple of concerts scheduled at the Barbican for December.
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon spoke to Laura Pitt-Pulford about her current role in The Gronholm Method at the Menier Chocolate Factory, playing until 7 July 2018.
Intriguing and sharp, Jordi Galceran’s play The Gronholm method asks just how far you would go to get the job that you want and at what cost with mesmerising effect.
Among other things, The Gronholm Method cheeringly displays how widely in the corporate working world people fear and despise human resources psychologists and tricksy interview techniques…
The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced the UK premiere of Gerard Alessandrini’s Spamilton which opens at the theatre on 24 July 2018, with previews from 12 July and runs until 8 September.
The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced full casting for the UK premiere of Jordi Galceran’s The Grönholm Method. Making his UK directorial debut, BT McNicholl directs Jonathan Cake (Frank), Greg McHugh (Carl), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Melanie) and John Gordon Sinclair (Rick). The production opens on 22 May 2018, with previews from 10 May, and runs until 7 July. Set in the …
While Puig’s masterpiece Kiss of the Spider Woman doesn’t quite work when fleshed into a physical entity, I am reminded of the unique and all-conquering power of the human imagination, and I am forever thankful that stories such as this are produced and continue to make people think, feel and dream.