Finally, a show I haven’t seen before being streamed! And what a beauty Pieces of String turned out to be.
Not seen on a London stage for 40 years, Ain’t Misbehavin’ is gloriously revived at Southwark Playhouse in a co-production with Colchester’s Mercury Theatre.
Cheeky little romp Moll Flanders, through the life of a fictitious and notorious London whore, has now been turned into a saucy theatre production, complete with the occasional ditty, premiering at the Mercury Theatre Colchester.
What is so good about this play is how it lulls you into a false sense of security. The informality of how the characters address the audience, speaking in verse (sometimes rhyming, sometimes not), hooks you in from the second the lights are up.
The new adaptation of Henry James’ Turn of the Screw will receive its world premiere at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester before embarking on a UK tour.
John Cleese’s brand new adaptation of Georges Feydeau’s 1892 French farce, Bang Bang, opening at Mercury Theatre Colchester in March, will be led by Oliver Cotton and Caroline Langrishe.
Industry newspaper The Stage, the world’s oldest theatre publication, has announced the shortlist for its annual industry awards, celebrating success within the performing arts. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held on 27 January 2017 at the West End’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child producer Sonia Friedman (pictured, photo by Alex Brenner) is shortlisted for …
One of Sondheim’s best-loved musicals was brought deliciously to life at Derby Theatre, last night. It has been ably directed by Daniel Buckroyd and his take on it has cemented the story far more favourably in my affections. This has not previously been on my list of favourites.
Glenn Adamson has just completed a run in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at London’s Union Theatre. He’s also been asked back to appear in pantomime at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre, but what have his career highlights been to date and how did he come to be an performer?
LORD, WHAT FOOLS THESE MORTALS BE… “Doors! Sardines! Getting them on, getting them off. Getting the doors open. And shut. That’s farce. That’s theatre. That’s life!” Ah, how bitterly true: how accurate a metaphor for life is the tale of … Continue reading →