Life on the lowest rung of the theatrical ladder. There are lots of in-jokes with digs at actors, directors, the rehearsal process, theatrical agents, critics and the site-specific trend.
I’m the last person on earth to utilise a football metaphor, but the recent Pinter at the Pinter press day (showcasing the first two of six productions of the prolific playwright’s one-act plays) is very much a game of two halves.
Impeccably acted and insightfully staged, Pinter Two a most effective double bill and a promising start to a season I may yet fall for more completely.
David Suchet, image copyright Marc Brenner The Lover / The Collection by Harold Pinter – Pinter Theatre, London Both these plays, part of Jamie Lloyd’s ingenious idea for a complete season of Harold Pinter’s short works, are from the early 1960s. Nearly 60 years later any normal playwright’s work would be showing its age, but … Continue reading The Lover / The Collection
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It seems anyone who is anyone has signed up for Jamie Lloyd’s ambitious season of Harold Pinter plays at the appropriately named Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End.
The Collection (and The Lover) still feel incredibly modern in their case-study observations on infidelity and subterfuge, even though none of the indiscretions seem particularly radical by today’s standards.
Pinter Two is a complete change of tone from its companion collection, moving from social politics to more familiar Pinter territory, relationship politics.
Further all-star casting has been announced for Jamie Lloyd Company’s Pinter at the Pinter, an unparalleled event featuring all twenty short plays written by Harold Pinter in the West End theatre that bears his name.
It feels important to recognise what the NT (and the Old Vic) were trying to achieve, though. Queer Theatre looked “at how theatre has charted the LGBT+ experience through a series of rehearsed readings, exhibitions, talks and screenings” and if only one looked at lesbian women, two of the readings were written by women.
Harrowing is barely the word to describe this dramatisation of the way in which the Nazis persecuted gay men in Germany before and during World War II.
The show is big. The glossy A4 programme is big, the set is big, the cast names are big and the length is big.
In the many aspects of Angels in America that there are to enjoy and appreciate, the richness of Tony Kushner’s writing was not one that I was particularly expecting. But at several points throughout the many, many hours of the two-show press day, it felt like Kushner was almost writing in pull-quotes, such was the vividness of the language that was resonating from the stage of the Lyttelton.
#AngelsInAmerica has been trending on Twitter during today’s theatrical marathon press day (4 May 2017). Ahead of the critics delivering their judgment on Marianne Elliott‘s 25th anniversary production of Tony Kushner‘s two-part epic, we’re celebrating with the full photo galleries of both parts of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes – Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part …
The final line-up of guest presenters have been announced for this year’s Olivier Awards, which take place this Sunday 9 April 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall.
Tickets for Angels in America sold out very quickly- a mark of the excitement for this 25th anniversary production of Tony Kushner’s epic, but the folks at the National have come up with three ways that you can still catch the show.
Rehearsal photos are released today of the National Theatre’s forthcoming 25th anniversary revival of Tony Kushner‘s two-part epic Angels in America, which opens at the National’s Lyttelton Theatre on 4 May 2017, following previews from 11 April America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, …
The National Theatre has today released first-look images and quotes for the stars of its upcoming revival of Tony Kushner’s epic ‘gay fantasia on national themes’ Angels in America, which opens in the NT Lyttelton Theatre on 4 May 2017, following previews from 11 April. Public booking opens 20 January. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS …
I’ve had double cause to reconsider what I’ve been missing at the National Theatre recently. First, a gushing round-up in the Evening Standard looking back; second, a reminder of five shows to look forward to 2017: Twelfth Night, Ugly Lies the Bone, My Country, Mosquitoes and Angels in America.
The National Theatre has confirmed further casting to join Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Denise Gough and Russell Tovey for Marianne Elliott’s revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, running at the theatre from 11 April 2017.
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