Donmar Warehouse, London – until 25 March 2023 With the fast-approaching anniversary of the latest war in Europe, our culture’s continued fascination with the second world war gets a contemporary boost from Trouble in Butetown at the Donmar Warehouse. Written by Diana Nneka Atuona, this follow-up to Liberian Girl, her 2015 debut, won the 2019 George Devine Award for most …
Year in Review: Helen McWilliams’ top 25 performers of 2016
I’ve given some thought to the various actors and actresses on stage and screen who have ‘made’ 2016 for me, and these choices are from my heart and my head.
WAY UPSTREAM – Chichester Festival Theatre
There are a few signs that tell us here at Sitting in the Cheap Seats that spring has finally sprung. The trees and flowers begin to bloom, there are occasionally consecutive days without any rain and the surest sign of all… We find ourselves venturing to Chichester Festival Theatre for the launch of their summer season. This year their initial offering is the seemingly easy-going Alan Ayckbourn classic Way Upstream.
WAY UPSTREAM Chichester Festival Theatre
SHIP OF FOOLS GOES AGAINST THE FLOW… This is the play which flooded the Olivier stage and the National Theatre electrics in 1982. Of all Alan Ayckbourn’s massive oeuvre it is one of the rarest – only three previous productions. … Continue reading →