Winners of the 2016 Evening Standard Theatre Awards include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Billie Piper, Ralph Fiennes, Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Kenneth Branagh. A star-studded ceremony indeed at the Old Vic Theatre.
It’s a reworking of Shakespeare’s Richard III. I was thinking about the fact that men get all the best speeches. Even where women have played those parts and bring a different perspective on it one could argue that they are still playing a male part.
Sadly, there are some great shows that are closing in the capital, so here is your final opportunity to catch them while they are in the city (except for the first three which finished this past weekend!) How many have you seen already?…
This week the London theatre bloggers discuss Ralph Fiennes in Richard III at the Almeida, Mike Bartlett’s test play Wild at Hampstead and the stage version of Sideways at St James Theatre.
Ralph Fiennes is a menace. An utter menace. Other actors beware. He will cheat, stab and simply out-act you right off the end of the stage. His command of the audience, the material and everyone else around him is terrifying.
Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave star in Rupert Goold’s production of Shakespeare’s play about the notorious villain king. It runs until 6 August 2016. But how have critics reacted to the production?
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
From the second that audience members step into the intimate space of the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, they automatically realise that what they are about to see and participate in, is something that is refreshing and unique. On entering the auditorium, members of the audience are given name tags of the character that they are about to ‘play’ in the show, which very much emphasises Richard III’s changing attitudes towards the characters.
The Almeida Theatre has announced its star-studded 2016-2017 season, including two heavyweight Shakespeare productions, two world premiere plays, a screen adaptation and another West End season. Production highlights include: Ralph Fiennes (pictured) takes the title role in Shakespeare’s RICHARD III, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold. Vanessa Redgrave makes her Almeida debut as Queen Margaret THEY DRINK IT IN THE …
On Monday, we announced on MyTheatreMates.com the winners of our inaugural #AlsoRecognised Awards. The first year of these Awards has caught the imagination of the industry, the audience voters and the nominees and winners more than I had hoped to imagine. Your winners are lovely, truly lovely and appreciative. Just look how they’ve embraced – […]
When the production shots for Richard III were first released earlier this week, showing that director Jamie Lloyd had located the Bard’s bloody history play in a 1970s office block, my interest was piqued. After seeing the show at Tuesday’s opening night, my first reaction was to describe the resulting effect as “Get Carter meets […]