Comic Lee Mack makes his West End debut in 2017, starring alongside Griff Rhys Jones in Sean Foley’s new version of Moliere’s classic comedy The Miser.
Great work from Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith saves a nostalgic drama from wallowing in its own Britishness.
There’s a timeless nostalgia to Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser that captures a particular snapshot of England during the Second World War. With the country’s fit young men called up to fight, it’s left to the “cripples, old men and Nancy boys” to tread the boards.
The first images of Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith in a new production of Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser were released today, along with two new cast members: Selina Cadell and Harriet Thorpe. The Dresser, directed by Sean Foley, will play at the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre from 5 October 2016 to 14 January 2017
Director Sean Foley who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller, with Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon in the Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new star-studded productions in the West End: Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser with Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith, and The Miser with Griff Rhys Jones.
This week the London theatre bloggers discuss The Painkiller with Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon, new musical Miss Atomic Bomb and fringe play German Skerries at the Orange Tree Theatre.
Rob Brydon and Kenneth Branagh team up for Sean Foley’s production of Francis Veber’s The Painkiller. But are they a combination that works? The latest in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season at the West End’s Garrick Theatre, The Painkiller continues until 30 April 2016.
In the theatre news round-up this week: Dreamgirls, The Painkiller, In the Heights and more.
There is as much ridiculous fun and general larking about at the King’s this week as there is at panto time.
It would be hard to find a theatrical concept more Londony than ‘The Ladykillers’, a ‘classic’ Ealing Comedy from the fifties following a gang of bungling bank robbers disguised as a string quintet to hide out in the home of sweetly dotty Mrs Wilberforce, whose windows conveniently face the train tracks at Kings Cross via […]
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