Three hour-long plays, two intervals, three men in black frock-coats explain some financial history in a revolving glass box in front of a projected, mainly monochrome, cyclorama. When The Lehman Trilogy triumphed at the National Theatre in 2018 I wrote “this show has no right to be so much fun”. Recast and home again, it still is a treat after waltzing Broadway and LA and winning a Tony for Best Play.
in Woman In Mind at Chichester Festival Theatre Susan finds herself in mid-life with a dull clerical husband (Nigel Lindsay really enjoying it), obsessed with his dreary parish history pamphlet. His gloomy beige sister lives with them; Muriel (Stephanie Jacob equally relishing every stumping step and grudge). She believes she can conjure up the spirit of her dead husband, and cooks the worst possible food (for an Alan Ayckbourn play this one is short on big laughs, but the good ones are about her omelettes and coffee). Their son has run off to join a cult in Hemel Hempstead.
God of Carnage is a dissection of the middle classes familiar in Yasmina Reza’s work, presenting the characters in a farcical light that is so tragically funny.
Richard Twyman’s production of Harrogate proves to be rather unsettlingly brilliant, anchored by two expertly slippery performance from Sarah Ridgeway and Nigel Lindsay.
Al Smith’s debut play about love, perversion and memory is both electrifying and emotionally satisfying.
Guys and Dolls today announces that Simon Lipkin will be joining the West End cast for a limited time at the Phoenix Theatre to play the part of Nathan Detroit from Tuesday 28 June until Sunday 21 August 2016. He will play opposite the award-winning Hollywood actor Rebel Wilson who will play the part of Miss Adelaide.
Award-winning actor Rebel Wilson join the West End cast of GUYS AND DOLLS for a strictly limited eight weeks only at the Phoenix Theatre to play the part of Miss Adelaide from Tuesday 28 June until Sunday 21 August 2016. The production also announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until 7 January 2017.
Guys and Dolls today announces Nigel Lindsay will be joining the West End cast for a limited time at the Phoenix Theatre to play the part of Nathan Detroit from Thursday 26 May until Sunday 26 June 2016. Nigel will be taking over from Richard Kind, who will play his final performance of Nathan Detroit on Sunday 22 May 2016. Nigel Lindsay …
Another week of big openings ahead means I won’t be getting to everything even if I wanted to (and right now I am still trying to take it easier than I used to), let alone playing catch-up on what I missed when I was incapacitated after my recent double rounds of surgery! Here are the main openings of the week to look out for, followed by my current Top 10.
There has been a huge amount of what I can only call noise in both the popular and trade press about whether ‘ravaged’ ‘former child star’ Lindsay Lohan could pull off her stage debut in Speed-the-Plow or even prove sufficiently reliable to turn up to the theatre eight times a week since she’d clearly be […]
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