“Labour is fucked!” roars Goodman-Hill’s Owen to open Limehouse. And the next hour and forty minutes watching the Gang of Four debate ideologies, divided loyalties and political contexts, including the hard-left’s anti-EU stance, leave you in no doubt just how relevant the play is to the party’s woefully position today.
Here is what critics have been saying about the new play from Steve Waters, directed by Polly Findlay, starring by Tom Goodman-Hill and Roger Allam.
Here they are again, `Woy’ Jenkins, Shirley Williams, Bill Rodgers and a whirling dervish of a David Owen. But for the rest of us, Steve Waters has done us great and entertaining service in reviving memories of that moment in British political history in 1981.
Politics is a serious business, but it’s also a fun spectator sport. Think of the duels in Prime Minister’s Questions; or the marathon that is Brexit.
Roger Allam and Tom Goodman-Hill join the cast of Limehouse, Steve Waters’ new play about the 1981 Labour Party split, which premieres at the Donmar Warehouse in March.
This week the London theatre bloggers discuss three new plays beyond the West End: David Hare’s The Moderate Soprano at Hampstead Theatre, Jon Brittain’s Rotterdam at Theatre 503 and Tanika Gupta’s adaptation of Meera Syal’s novel Anita and Me at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
David Hare’s charming new play is a very English account of a very English institution – Glyndebourne. The Moderate Soprano tells the story of John Christie, an eccentric English businessman who in the 1930s decided to build an opera house next to his house and garden in Sussex, thus creating Glyndebourne. But he didn’t do it alone.
Hampstead Theatre is delighted to announce an outstanding cast for David Hare’s fascinating new play. Joining Roger Allam, who plays John Christie, are Nancy Carroll as Audrey Mildmay, Paul Jesson as Dr Fritz Busch, Nick Sampson as Professor Carl Ebertand George Taylor as Rudolf Bing. Acclaimed writer David Hare returns to Hampstead following The Judas Kiss which transferred to the …
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