Ahead of the forthcoming European premiere of Michael Melski’s Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad at the Finborough Theatre, stars Kristin Atherton and Sean Rigby got in character with a visit to the ice rink.
Casting has been announced for the European premiere of Michael Melski’s hit Canadian two-hander Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad, which runs at London’s Finborough Theatre from 31 March to 25 April 2020. Time to get booking!
Michael Melski’s Canadian hit play Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad gets its European premiere in a new production directed by Proud Haddock’s Jimmy Walters. It has a limited four-week limited season at London’s Finborough Theatre, running from 31 March to 25 April 2020.
Funny and heartfelt, Billy Bishop Goes to War, the true life story of an extraordinary pilot, highlights a different perspective of World War I.
Marking the centenary of the Armistice that brought World War I to an end, Proud Haddock’s excellent revival of Billy Bishop Goes to War is a fitting tribute to all those who risked – and in many cases, gave – their lives in combat.
It’s always a pleasure to hear an untold story. In Billy Bishop Goes to War we learn about a baby-faced Canadian teenager who by a string of lucky chances became the world’s most decorated fighter pilot in the early days of single-seater flying over France in 1914-18, and a hero and a mascot for the Royal Canadian Air Force through the second war, too.
Following its current acclaimed production of Square Rounds at the Finborough, Proud Haddock continues its season commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War with a major production of Canadian musical Billy Bishop Goes to War at Jermyn Street Theatre. Casting for the two-hander is now announced. Time to get booking!
The pub beneath the Finborough Theatre, where Proud Haddock’s revival of Tony Harrison’s Square Rounds, is currently closed for refurbishment. So what does Proud Haddock artistic director Jimmy Walters do on the night of our post-show Q&A? Bring in drinks from the off-licence for everyone, both onstage and in the audience. I’ll drink to that!
Getting its first staging for three decades, Tony Harrison’s World War I-set play Square Rounds is based on true events and explores the devastating impact of chemical warfare and weapons of mass destruction. Director Jimmy Walters talked to Rev Stan about its relevance today.
It’s been 26 years since Tony Harrison’s anti-war polemic Square Rounds baffled and amused audiences and it has lost none of its bite.
Who knew that fascists could rhyme? WH Auden and Christopher Isherwood tackle inter-war Europe in The Dog Beneath The Skin at the Jermyn Street Theatre.
Dog Beneath the Skin is a bizarre, but ultimately very enjoyable play, marked with memorable performances from the entire cast – an excellent production of an undiscovered classic.
Jermyn Street Theatre’s dynamic 2018 spring season 2018 focuses on scandal and its impact with four plays: Woman Before a Glass, Mad as Hell, Hilda & Virginia and The Dog Beneath the Skin.
Was Sonia Brownell the inspiration for the character of Julia in 1984? What happened to her before and after she met and married George Orwell? Was she a gold digger or a tragic figure?
With its starry casting and avalanche of starry reviews, is it any wonder that Mrs Orwell has secured an immediate transfer to Southwark Playhouse after its just-finished sell-out world premiere season at the Old Red Lion? We think not!
Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the writer and director of MRS ORWELL, as the sell-out play transfers from the Old Red Lion Theatre to Southwark Playhouse, on Wednesday 13 September 2017. Got any questions?
Following a sell-out run at the Old Red Lion in Islington, north London, where it finishes this Saturday, the world premiere of Mrs Orwell, starring Cressida Bonas and Peter Hamilton Dyer, will transfer south of the river to Southwark Playhouse.
It’s not just umbrella festival programmes that keep myself and other London theatregoers busy in August. Here are some thoughts (and connections) on the other plays and musicals I’ve seen over the past week that are worth a look: Mrs Orwell, King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe, Boom and Salad Days.
Peter Hamilton Dyer and Cressida Bonas star as George Orwell and his second, much younger wife in the world premiere of Tony Cox’s MRS ORWELL, exploring the private side of one of the most public icons of the 20th century. This latest Proud Haddock production has a strictly limited season at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre from 1 to 26 August 2017. Check out the rehearsal photography here.