Jordan Mifsud is currently starring in Orange Tree Theatre’s Shaw Shorts: How He Lied to Her Husband and Overruled, two short plays by George Bernard Shaw. I caught up with Jordan to find out more about his latest roles.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Shaw Shorts at the Orange Tree Theatre
The Richmond-based theatre is welcoming audiences back with a production of two Bernard Shaw plays, Shaw Shorts. We round up what critics have been saying about it…
Mark Shenton’s weekly chart of forthcoming theatrical comings & goings has some new entries
This weekly column keeps track of the shows that are coming back, or are newly being announced, as theatres prepare to re-open from next month onwards. It will be updated weekly until such time as it becomes a reality, and from then on will provide a weekly update to that week’s openings and future ones.
‘It is Shaw at his mischievous, provocative best’: CANDIDA – Orange Tree Theatre ★★★★
The intimacy of the Orange Tree gives Candida the perfect setting for a discussion of moral, spiritual and political ethics.
‘Never less than compelling’: MACBETH – Chichester
It has been a long time since the West End saw a truly great Macbeth so perhaps this is a chance for Simm and Kirwan to buck the trend with impressive performances that offer a different perspective on their characters while creating a potency in their exchanges that is never less than compelling.
‘Masterful central performances are worth the admission price alone’: MACBETH – Chichester
See this production of Macbeth for those masterful central performances, they’re more than worth the price of admission, even if so much of the rest is “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing!”
‘It’s very easy to see all sorts of contemporary parallels’: Director Paul Miller on Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy Macbeth, led by John Simm and Dervla Kirwan as the corrupted couple, marks a homecoming for director Paul Miller.
‘Brings out the marvellously intoxicating flavour of the original’: WHILE THE SUN SHINES – Orange Tree Theatre
Long-overdue revival of a wartime classic, Terence Rattigan’s While the Sun Shines offers an evening that is full of hilarity and insight.
NEWS: John Simm, Dervla Kirwan Hugh Bonneville, James Nesbitt & Sheila Hancock all feature in Chichester Festival Theatre’s new season
Chichester Festival Theatre’s Festival 2019 has been announced by artistic director Daniel Evans. It includes John Simm & Dervla Kirwan in Macbeth, Hugh Bonneville in Shadowlands & Tim Firth’s first solo musical starring James Nesbitt.
‘An excellent production of a poor play’: THE DOUBLE DEALER – Orange Tree Theatre
The chaise longue has been dug out of storage for this re-imagining of William Congreve’s 1693 marriage farce The Double Dealer at the Orange Tree Theatre.
‘Well-crafted, gently allusive & pulsing with warm humanity’: LOSING VENICE – Orange Tree Theatre
Losing Venice at the Orange Tree Theatre is a remarkable rediscovery by this ever-enterprising venue and is a well-crafted and elegantly written curiosity.
‘Brilliantly maintains a fine balance between tragedy & comedy’: MAYFLY – Orange Tree Theatre
Joe White’s play Mayfly is telling us please, hang on. So much can happen in a day. And the most surprising acts of kindness and generosity can come from the most unsuspecting of sources.
‘Brimming with tenderness & emotional articulacy’: MAYFLY – Orange Tree Theatre
Under the tenure of Paul Miller, the Orange Tree Theatre has shown a fierce commitment to new writing, but Joe White’s Mayfly is the first debut play to be staged there since Miller’s ascendancy, and it’s easy to see why it made the cut.
‘Imperfect writing debut has an understated emotional force’: MAYFLY – Orange Tree Theatre
Joe White’s debut, Mayfly, is a family play that although marketed as “ethereal” is actually much more rooted than that. It also expresses a deep sense of loss. And, with its title in mind, shows how some things can change in a single day.
‘A masterclass in writing’: HUMBLE BOY – Orange Tree Theatre
Humble Boy is a play about life and about families, about how nothing can be certain no matter how hard we try. Not all our ambitions and hopes will be rewarded with stars and recognition. And it is a masterclass in writing from Charlotte Jones.
‘Commendable freshness & vigour’: HUMBLE BOY – Orange Tree Theatre
Characterised by black humour, loopy writing and good acting, Humble Boy at the Orange Tree Theatre combines laugh-out-loud delights with a quietly moving ending.
‘Thought-provoking, playful & fun’: MISALLIANCE – Orange Tree Theatre
George Bernard Shaw was a theatrical superman. A critical attack dog as well as a creator of problem plays both pleasant and unpleasant, he invented the drama of ideas.
POISON – Orange Tree Theatre
Continental drama, in this era of Brexit negotiations, seems to be rarer and rarer on British stages. But, luckily, there are some venues which buck this parochial trend.
POISON – Orange Tree Theatre ★★★★
There is something exquisitely philosophical and European about Lot Vekemans’ approach, at once logical and precise as she moves her two-hander from a point of unresolved conflict and outright hostility to, if not complete reconciliation, at least a peace-making.
NEWS: Claire Price & Zubin Varla star in Poison at London’s Orange Tree
Claire Price and Zubin Varla star in the UK premiere of Dutch hit play Poison at London’s Orange Tree Theatre in November.
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