The National Theatre, returning to performances with full capacity audiences from later this month, has announced further casting details for forthcoming productions of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, original musical Hex, Moira Buffini’s new play Manor, and more.
‘A whole lifetime of joy & pain packed into this tale’: BEFORE AFTER – Southwark Playhouse
Filmed simply and elegantly in the Little auditorium at Southwark Playhouse, Before After places all our attention on the problems of these two people as they begin again.
NEWS: A new play from James Graham will feature in Nottingham Playhouse’s reopening season
A line-up including a new work from playwright James Graham will feature in Nottingham Playhouse Unlocked, Nottingham Playhouse’s three-week reopening season which runs from 21 October to 7 November 2020.
Stars on stage in 2020
Here’s our guide to some of the familiar faces that you can expect to see on stage this year…
NEWS: Five years after Donmar sell-out, City of Angels transfers to West End’s Garrick Theatre
Josie Rourke’s critically acclaimed and Olivier Award-winning production of City of Angels makes its West End transfer five years since opening at the Donmar Warehouse in 2014.
‘I’ve really loved interviewing actors, writers & directors about their work’: 10 questions for 10 years – Alex Ramon
Tinkle, drizzle, bubble and gush! Alex Ramon, the man forever Boycotting Trends take up the 10 questions challenge.
CD Review: Company 2018 London cast / Follies 2018 National Theatre cast
We should celebrate the fact that within the space of a year London has played host to stagings of not one but two Sondheim masterpieces that have all but redefined them in theatrical terms: Company and Follies.
‘Just one more trip to see this glorious show before it departs’: COMPANY – West End
Just the one more trip to see the glorious Company at the Gielgud Theatre before it sadly departs. Marianne Elliott’s multi Critics Circle Award-winning and Olivier-nominated revival of Stephen Sondheim’s modern classic must finish tonight (30 March 2019).
NEWS: Company, Come From Away & The Inheritance top the Olivier Awards 2019 nominations
Musicals Company and Come From Away top the Olivier Awards 2019 nominations with nine nods each, while The Inheritance is the most recognised play with eight nominations. The ceremony takes place on Sunday 7 April at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Jason Manford.
‘Fresh, funny & altogether fabulous’: COMPANY – West End
Exemplifying the meaning of the term “revival”, Marianne Elliott delivers a brand new take on classic concept musical Company that is fresh, funny and altogether fabulous.
The Best Theatre & Performances of 2018
Normally I do two of these – Top Ten Shows and Top Ten Performances – but this year I’m combining the two – plus some sundry other awards.
NEWS: Big wins for Company, Hamilton & the National Theatre’s Antony & Cleopatra at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2018
The winners of the 64th Evening Standard Theatre Awards have been announced, with double wins for the National Theatre’s Antony & Cleopatra and the West End productions of Company and Hamilton.
‘Theatrically, it feels like a proper moment’: COMPANY – West End
Marianne Elliott’s new and updated production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company is so utterly necessary. And I use the word necessary very deliberately.
‘It’s rare to see something as iconic & groundbreaking’: COMPANY – West End ★★★★★
Where to start on something that is so perfect that it defies belief, for, Company is the very definition of perfection in my opinion. From the opening to the closing moment time just flashes by, such are the performances delivered by the whole cast.
‘It comes at us like a blast of adrenaline’: COMPANY – West End ★★★★
They don’t come much more glitzy than a new Sondheim production in the West End. That Company is one of Sondheim’s most popular if not THE most popular of his musicals could be gauged by the roar that went up on opening night even before the lights had dimmed.
‘Delivers the essence of the show in a way that speaks to us today’: COMPANY – West End
The moment Company opened younger audiences who had never seen it before similarly lamented that it could ever have been done with a man. ‘But it’s a woman’s story’. And for 2018 it is. It could only be.
‘Sure to sweep the next Olivier Awards’: COMPANY – West End
Marianne Elliott’s Company is a show for a 2018 audience. Take yourself down to the Gielgud Theatre to see the musical which is sure to sweep the next Olivier Awards.
‘Unquestionably fine theatre’: COMPANY – West End ★★★★
An evening at Marianne Elliott’s production of Company at the Gielgud Theatre is unquestionably fine theatre. Everybody rise.
‘Finds an entirely new lease of life’: COMPANY – West End
Phone rings, door chimes, in comes an adaptation of Company that subtly but definitively realigns it for a contemporary audience and makes you wonder how you could ever go back to the original as is.
‘Aaahh, Sondheim! It must run forever’: COMPANY – West End ★★★★★
Marianne Elliott’s production of Company is the comeback kid, another demonstration that Britain is natural Sondheim country: all dry wit and laughing resignation.