Sonia Friedman Productions has announces the world premiere of Leopoldstadt, a new play by Tom Stoppard, directed by Patrick Marber.
Rapture Theatre shoots, and scores, in Red Lion, a soccer drama by Patrick Marber that even non-sports fans will love.
In just six months, Jamie Lloyd’s creative team and ever-changing company of actors has utterly transformed our perspective on Harold Pinter.
Pinter Five sees Patrick Marber, someone who could call Harold Pinter a friend and colleague, take the directorial wheel as he presents a triple-bill of The Room, Victoria Station and Family Voices, delving further into the wealth of short plays left behind by the playwright.
The collective works that make-up Pinter 5 feel as insightful and meaningful as any of the Pinter at the Pinter anthologies that have come before.
Exit the King’s interest in the crumbling of a kingdom is relevant, and I found its musings on death – and Anthony Ward’s visual representation of this – emotionally affecting.
Adapted from Eugene Ionesco’s French absurdist comedy by Patrick Marber (who also directs), Exit the King, in a nutshell, tells the story of the death of the titular King, who’s told he must die and then does, in real time. It’s no more interesting than I’ve made it sound.
Further all-star casting has been announced for Jamie Lloyd Company’s Pinter at the Pinter, an unparalleled event featuring all twenty short plays written by Harold Pinter in the West End theatre that bears his name.
This final sequence of Exit the King is mesmerising. The self-indulgent waffle and navel-gazing that makes up the rest of Marber’s production? No thanks.
And as an absurdist drama, Exit the King suggests a bit of different thinking. On the face of it, it’s a simple enough tale – a man is told he only has a day left to live and struggles to deal with it.
The National Theatre brings a fascinating cast to Exit the King, the story of King Berenger, who has lived and ruled for 400 years. He is played by Rhys Ifans, a wild and unruly actor who is becoming more interesting with age.
Patrick Marber directs Rhys Ifans in this new production of Exit the King. Here Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
Patrick Marber’s engaging production of Exit the King builds on the central strangeness of Ionesco’s work, attempting to break down our ongoing battle with the idea of death and why no one wants to face it until they have to.
Keith Allen, Phil Davis, Paapa Essiedu, Rupert Graves, Gary Kemp, John Simm and Maggie Steed have joined the extraordinary company of Pinter at the Pinter, the unprecedented season featuring all 20 of Harold Pinter’s one-act plays, running from September 2018 to February 2019, to mark the tenth anniversary of the Nobel Prize winner’s death.
Pinter at the Pinter, a unique event presented by the Jamie Lloyd Company, featuring all 20 one-act plays written by the great British playwright, will be performed in the theatre that bears his name from 6 September 2018 to 23 February 2019.
Details have been released of the National Theatre’s season from May to September 2018. Highlights include the Uk premiere of Hadestown, with music, lyrics and book by Anaïs Mitchell, the return of Follies and Patrick Marber’s new version of Eugène Ionesco’s Exit the King.
Look, I appreciate it’s never rainbows and sunshine in Hedda Gabler but, even by Ibsen’s standards, this National Theatre production is intense and deeply morose.
Unpredictable, thrilling and tense. Lizzy Watts is bold and fearless as Hedda Gabler in Patrick Marber’s engrossing update of the Ibsen classic.
How did you celebrate the fourth annual #LoveTheatreDay on Twitter yesterday? MyTheatreMates’ latest addition Debbie Gilpin (who runs Mind the Blog) marked the occasion online by sharing this great insight into a day in the life of theatre blogger. Do you think you could do it?
There were plenty of non-football-related questions – and high praise indeed from the many non-football fans in the audience, including one woman who relishes not having to watch Match of the Day since parting with her ex-husband eight years ago.