Do you need to be of a generation to remember Morecambe & Wise, to which this play is a loving tribute-cum-amiable-ripoff? Probably not. They are stamped on the national memory, probably genetically.
NEWS: Birmingham Repertory Theatre announces 50th anniversary autumn season
Artistic director Sean Foley has announced his programme for the 50th anniversary season of Birmingham Repertory Theatre in its current home on Centenary Square.
‘Will put a warm glow in your heart’: THE NUTCRACKER – Birmingham Royal Ballet (Online review)
Integral to the festive Birmingham experience, the chance to watch this delightful production of The Nutcracker from home is a rare silver lining in an otherwise troubled month for the performing arts.
NEWS: Birmingham Repertory Theatre announces the commissioning of 12 new plays
Birmingham Repertory Theatre has announced 12 new commissions titled The Park Bench Plays – a series of micro-plays that ‘illuminate, interrogate and even celebrate today’s socially distanced world’.
NEWS: Creative partnership between Birmingham Royal Ballet & Birmingham Repertory Theatre announced
A brand new partnership has been confirmed between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, which will see the two established companies combine creative ingenuity to stage new dance works in the heart of Birmingham city centre.
‘A real joy to watch’: UPSTART CROW – West End ★★★★
Filled with fantastic wordplay, Ben Elton’s comedy Upstart Crow is a lovely tribute to William Shakespeare.
‘Mixes sharp wit & clever satire with utter silliness & slapstick’: UPSTART CROW – West End ★★★★★
It doesn’t matter if you’ve never seen Ben Elton’s TV comedy series Upstart Crow (I hadn’t) as the stage play is a stand-alone piece
‘Have a “futtingly” good night out’: UPSTART CROW – West End ★★★★★
The quick-witted comedy you expect from Ben Elton which is seen in the BBC series runs throughout this incredibly funny stage production of Upstart Crow.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Upstart Crow at the Gielgud Theatre
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the stage adaptation of Ben Elton’s comedy Upstart Crow.
NEWS: Full casting announced for the West End production of Upstart Crow
Full casting has been announced for Ben Elton’s stage adaption of the critically-acclaimed BBC TV sitcom Upstart Crow which runs at the Gielgud Theatre from 7 February to 25 April 2020 (press night 18 February) and will see David Mitchell make his West End debut as Will Shakespeare. Joining Mitchell as Will Shakespeare and Gemma Whelan as Kate, in bringing their TV characters to …
REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Man in the White Suit at Wyndham’s Theatre
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Sean Foley’s adaptation of the film The Man In The White Suit starring Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon.
‘Doesn’t survive the surgery’: THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT – West End
Director Sean Foley had a huge success with The Ladykillers, turning the gentle fifties Ealing comedy into a smart farce. You can’t blame him for taking a second bite at the same cherry. Unfortunately, The Man in the White Suit feels infinitely more laboured.
‘Comedy doesn’t always stick’: THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT – West End ★★★
Sean Foley’s adaptation of the 1950s Ealing comedy The Man In The White Suit stars Stephen Mangan as clever but hapless scientist Sidney and Kara Tointon as Daphne, a posh, mill owner’s daughter.
NEWS: David Mitchell will make his West End debut in Ben Elton’s Upstart Crow
David Mitchell is to make his West End debut in 2020 in Ben Elton’s stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed BBC TV sitcom, Upstart Crow. This all-new comedy – written especially for the stage – will see Mitchell once more don the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his iconic characterisation of Will Shakespeare.
NEWS: Full cast & creative team is announced for stage adaptation of The Man in the White Suit
The full cast and creative team is announced for Sean Foley’s stage adaptation of classic Ealing Studios comedy The Man in the White Suit.
NEWS: Stephen Mangan & Kara Tointon star in stage premiere of The Man in the White Suit, TICKETS ONSALE
Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon are to star in a stage adaptation by Sean Foley (who also directs) of the classic Ealing Studios comedy The Man in the White Suit.
‘Light laughter for a light comedy’: PRESENT LAUGHTER – Chichester Festival Theatre ★★★★
The entire cast of Present Laughter executed every scene with a fabulous, animated, flamboyant energy yet there seemed to be an awful lot of unnecessary shouting throughout this production.
‘Vintage comedy reinvented for a new generation’: PRESENT LAUGHTER – Chichester Festival Theatre ★★★★
Yes, the Present Laughter is a bit jokey and, as one critic has said, cartoonish, but perhaps that is just what audiences want. You can’t say that it isn’t entertaining.
NEWS: Rufus Hound, Katherine Kingsley & Tracy-Ann Oberman lead Present Laughter cast at Chichester
The full company has been revealed for the opening production of Chichester’s Festival 2018, Noël Coward’s Present Laughter, with Rufus Hound as Garry Essendine, Katherine Kingsley as Liz Essendine and Tracy-Ann Oberman as Monica Reed.
Caroline Quentin, Rufus Hound & Penelope Keith line up for Chichester Festival Theatre 2018 season
Chichester Festival Theatre’s Festival 2018 season, announced today, will feature new plays by Laura Wade and Charlotte Jones and revivals of Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen and musical Flowers For Mrs Harris.
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