Bloody Difficult Women is a gripping and fascinating play based on the real-life case of Gina Miller, who in 2016 brought an action against Theresa May’s government that forced it to get parliamentary approval before invoking Article 50 to leave the EU.
Inspired by Peter Evans’ biography, released after Ava Gardner’s death, Elizabeth McGovern stars as the actress in the last years of her life, living in London.
On the anniversary of Hollywood legend Ava Gardner’s death, she lived again in the form of Elizabeth McGovern, whose play AVA: The Secret Conversations has now opened at Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios.
Beautiful, sexy and luminous are words most associated with Hollywood starlets of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, and indeed they were, but they were also talented and savvy movie actors who commanded the screen.
Due to an increasing number of Covid-enforced absences, the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company/Fiery Angel new production of Terence Rattigan’s play The Browning Version, due to play at London’s Riverside Studios from 5-29 August 2021, has had to be cancelled.
We round up the reviews for Trevor Nunn’s 60th anniversary revival of Samuel Beckett’s play Happy Days.
Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days is, as Lisa Dwan observes, often described as ‘the female Hamlet’. Dwan has played every other female Beckett lead but even she was intimidated by a role previously inhabited by Peggy Ashcroft, Brenda Bruce, Fiona Shaw and Juliet Stevenson, among others. It is understandable. Happy Days, first performed in 1961, is a mighty play, and 60 years later still unlike anything you’ve seen.
Anthology Theatre, in association with Riverside Studios, presents the 60th anniversary production of Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days. Trevor Nunn directs Lisa Dwan as Winnie, continuing their collaboration following Eh Joe at Jermyn Street Theatre.
I’m excited to raise a toast to Robert Bathurst and the team behind poetry-inspired Love, Loss & Chianti – and to pay my first visit to the new, purpose-built home for iconic London arts centre Riverside Studios.
Director Jason Morell brings distinctly different performance elements together, to create the perfect homage to Christopher Reid’s art in Love, Loss and Chianti.
In our continuing series, editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 1 March 2020), ranging from Love London Love Culture’s thoughts on David Mitchell’s West End debut in the stage adaptation of TV favourite Upstart Crow at the Gielgud Theatre.
Love, Loss & Chianti brings together two collected works of poetry by Christopher Reid. First up is Scatterings, a collection he wrote after the death of his wife, which brings to life his grief in heartbreaking detail.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 2 February 2020), ranging from Ian Foster’s praise of the Orange Tree Theatre’s fine revival of Lucy Prebble’s first play The Sugar Syndrome.
The evocative music synergises well with the poetic narration in Persona and adds emphasis to important plot points, while also giving a sense of pressure and entrapment.
Find out what critics made of this stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 film, Persona, officially reopening the Riverside Studios.
Here’s a guide to some of the shows that you might want to book tickets for in the week beginning 13 January 2020.
Actress Alice Krige spoke to Emma Clarendon about starring in the stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s film at the Riverside Studios.
Olivier Award winner Alice Krige, Nobuhle Ketelo, Paul Schoolman and William Close and his Earth Harp will star in the world premiere of a new stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s Persona, the opening production of Riverside Studios.
After an incredible run at 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Assembly Festival and Riverside Studios Fringe First winning production of RAZ has its London premiere at Trafalgar Studios from 22 March – 16 April 2016 before embarking on a UK tour.
Anyone who remembers the movie Amadeus will be familiar with Mozart’s debts, ill health, rivalry with Salieri and issues with the Masonic brotherhood which appeared to run Vienna like a Sachertorte-munching mafia and whilst it’s interesting that Kit Hesketh-Harvey’s new production enrobes Magic Flute with these trappings, he doesn’t really take them anywhere and the […]
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