This Old Vic 50th anniversary hoo-ray revival knows that Tom Stoppard offers more than just bouncy a turn of phrase and logical fireworks.
Here is Love London Love Culture’s guide to five of the best shows opening in the capital in March 2017 that you might want to see… Click on links to BUY tickets in the Mates Ticket Shop.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was the big winner at this year’s Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, taking home three prizes, while elsewhere Glenda Jackson, Billie Piper and Stephen Dillane all won acting prizes.
Star Wars star John Boyega will be joined in the cast of Woyzeck by Sarah Greene, Nancy Carroll, Ben Batt and Steffan Rhoddri at London’s Old Vic Theatre.
The Old Vic today announces that David Haig will join Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Further casting has also been announced.
Rufus Sewell leads the cast in this new production of Yasmina Reza’s play directed by Matthew Warchus. Here is what critics have been saying about it? The Stage: *** “Having directed the play on both sides of the Atlantic, Matthew Warchus brings […]
It’s tough to go into a show like Art with no preconceptions and whilst sometimes when I go in with low expectations, I end up being pleasantly surprised, this was not one of those occasions.
When Yasmina Reza won an Olivier for best comedy, she joked “I thought I had written a tragedy”. She did both: the French actor-novelist-playwright sees far enough into the cracks in human confidence to illuminate both absurdity and pathos.
By popular demand, here’s a special round-up of photos of Tom Hiddleston and Kenneth Branagh from this year’s star-studded Evening Standard Theatre Awards ceremony, held at the Old Vic last night
Glenda makes a stage return playing Shakespeare’s King Lear – but what have critics been making of Deborah Warner’s production? The Guardian: **** “Jackson’s performance catches perfectly the zigzag patterns of Lear’s mix of insight and insanity.” The Telegraph: **** […]
Glenda Jackson’s return to the stage after more than two decades serving as an MP certainly should be a momentous occasion, and in one of the great roles. At age 80, in a time where audiences and theatremakers are clamouring for more diversity, Jackson as King Lear is an obvious choice.
It is to Ms Jackson’s high honour that as it transpires the most notable thing is that she is tremendous. Archly parental at first, pompous and swaggering thrillingly terrifying in her rages and curses, a terror of the earth.
As it’s the first of the month, we’re taking a brief moment to remind ourselves of the biggest news stories from the month just closed. What were the headlines that got readers clicking most? Any surprises? Our Top 10 News stories from October 2016 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.
The 50th anniversary production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard will open on 7 March 2017, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire.
Full casting is today announced for Art at The Old Vic. Tim Key, Paul Ritter and Rufus Sewell star in Yasmina Reza’s dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance. One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Art premiered in London twenty years ago and went on to become a phenomenon.
This instalment of my theatregoing recommendations could be called not just my musicals diary but my musicals-on-my-doorstep diary. All three shows – Children of Eden, Allegro and Groundhog Day – are playing at what I consider neighbourhood theatres, within five to ten minutes’ walk of my front door.
Well over a decade ago Stephen Sondheim expressed some interest in turning the movie Groundhog Day into a musical. Presumably he, too, would have turned to the movie’s scriptwriter Danny Rubin for the book – it is, after all one of those iconic screenplays, as inseparable from the talents of Bill Murray as it might … [Read More]
This brand new musical to hit the London stage features music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin – but does it prove to be a hit or a miss? The Guardian: ****Michael Billington wrote: “The […]
Could the dream team behind multi award-winning, all-over-the-globe hit Matilda – director Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling and designer Rob Howell – possibly strike gold again with their very next musical?
The film by Danny Rubin gave us the expression for eternal déja-vu: Bill Murray played Phil the arrogant celebrity weatherman, sent grumbling to smalltown Punxatawney for the folksy ceremonies of February 2nd. That (as well as being my birthday!) is when the groundhog’s shadow predicts the next six weeks’ weather