Written and premiered in the early 1940s while WW2 raged on and the prospect of losing a precious loved one at short notice felt like a very real possibility, Noël Coward’s ghostly comedy is, perhaps not surprisingly, the first of ‘The Master’s plays to be seen in the West End post-pandemic.
Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Lee Dean and Jonathan Church Theatre Productions have announced the West End return of Noël Coward’s classic comedy Blithe Spirit, directed by Richard Eyre and starring Jennifer Saunders.
The pace of the cast members’ dialogue and interaction with each other is almost always spot on in Blithe Spirit.
Noël Coward’s classic comedy Blithe Spirit, directed by Richard Eyre and starring Jennifer Saunders, will return next year for a UK tour followed by a strictly limited six-week engagement at the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre following a celebrated reception at the Theatre Royal Bath earlier this summer.
Three conspiracy theorists have gathered to unpick discrepancies and inconsistencies in the 1932 photograph ‘Lunch Atop a Skyscraper’ in Conspiracy.
It’s is not going to change your life but for a chance to see a national treasure and to wallow away from the pressures of the real world for a couple of hours, Blithe Spirit ticks all the boxes.
If I could look into Madame Arcati’s crystal ball I think I would see a West End transfer on the cards for Richard Eyre’s playful production of Blithe Spirit.
A haunting exploration of human nature with a side helping of political intrigue, Outlying Islands is highly recommended for bird-watchers and people-watchers alike.
Written by David Greig and directed by Jessica Lazar, Outlying Islands explores the dichotomy between civilisation and nature, celibacy and longing, captivity and freedom…
There are some stellar performances and a stunning soundscape from Atticist in Outlying Islands at the King’s Head Theatre.
The revival of David Grieg’s 2002 play, Outlying Islands, at the King’s Head Theatre reintroduces a play of wonderful, haunting poetry and complexity, a flawed but brilliant piece of writing.
Last seen in London back in 2002 at the Royal Court (following a debut at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre), David Greig’s Outlying Islands makes a return to the capital, with Atticist’s new production at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington.
David Grieg’s play about an uninhabited outer Hebrides island doesn’t know whether it wants to be a political thriller, based on the true story of Gruinard Island which was contaminated with anthrax as during the second world war, or a romantic love triangle between two researchers ;John, a young and innocent man from Edinburgh (Jack […]
Eyam is a celebration of the strength of human spirit in the face of seemingly impossible odds, highlighting the power and comfort of community – a stirring watch.
This is a superb and brilliantly performed production of Shakespeare’s ‘problem’ play. If you know the Globe, this Winter’s Tale is a terrific summer show. If you don’t know the venue, then what an introduction.
The best that can be said about Chris Goode’s Jubilee is that it must surely be in the running for the hotly contested accolade of the worst show of the whole decade.