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‘Celebrating the breadth & creativity of the theatre industry’: THE MEANING OF ZONG / AFTERPLAY – BBC Sounds

In Audio, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Maryam PhilpottLeave a Comment

The Meaning of Zong and Afterplay showcase the power of audio drama to transport an audience’s imagination and to see the familiar a little differently.

With light at the end of the tunnel for live performance and some of our biggest institutions announcing summer programmes at their venues, the BBC’s new Lights Up Festival has arrived at a moment of optimism, not just acting as a reminder of all …

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NEWS: Cast announced for West End transfer of The Watsons, Tickets onsale

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Initial casting is announced today for the West End transfer of Laura Wade’s The Watsons. Following sold-out seasons at both Chichester Festival Theatre and the Menier Chocolate Factory, the production runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 8 May to 26 September 2020, with a press night on 18 May. Tickets are now onsale via MyTheatreMates.

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Present Laughter’s Rebecca Johnson

In Interviews, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Touring by Helen McWilliamsLeave a Comment

Rebecca Johnson is an actress whose work I was already familiar with, having seen her last Christmas as Mrs Darling in Wendy and Peter Pan at the RSC in Stratford. I rated her performance, then, and she has continued to impress me now that she is starring as Liz Essendine, alongside Samuel West as Garry Essendine, in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter.

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NEWS: Brian Cox, Ian McDiarmid, Janet Suzman amongst 60-strong cast for Iliad reading

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A company of more than 60 artists will bring The Iliad to life in a durational reading on Friday 14 August 2015. The reading will begin at the British Museum and culminate on the Almeida Theatre stage. The marathon reading is the latest event in the theatre’s Almeida Greeks Festival, which has so far seen Robert Icke’s critically acclaimed production …