With constant depressing news in the wider world, theatre news offers a respite. Recent news to celebrate includes Mark Rylance’s West End return, the London premiere of Owen McCafferty’s Unfaithful, Samuel Beckett tribute No’s Knife and more…
What better way to showcase Ceili O’Connor’s cabaret than as The Understudy – treating a packed audience at the Century Club to a whirl through many of the numbers that she had evidently honed to perfection, though enchantingly, giving each of these classic songs a delightful re-imagining.
Kerry Ellis, Preeya Kalidas and Ramin Karimloo are to headline a concert performance of Stephen Schwartz’s musical Godspell, hosted by My Theatre Mates co-founder Mark Shenton at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden on 30 and 31 August 2016.
Making its European premiere, Grey Gardens is a blend of fact and fiction that tells of Edith Bouvier Beale, aunt to and her daughter Edie. What sets this family apart is that the two women were respectively aunt and first cousin to the woman who was to become the world’s First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
There is a gorgeous trinity almost akin to a planetary alignment, when producer Danielle Tarento, Thom Southerland and choreographer Lee Proud work together, and in tackling Grand Hotel’s dark and desperate depths they again achieve artistic success.