I finally caught up with Michael Longhurst’s restaging of his 2012 Royal Court production of Nick Payne’s Constellations, a gem of a two-hander.
‘A sexy & striking surprise’: CONSTELLATIONS – Vaudeville Theatre
The Donmar West End production of Constellations launches its first two casts in Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah and Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker at the Vaudeville Theatre.
‘Thrilling theatrical experience’: CONSTELLATIONS – Vaudeville Theatre
Nick Payne’s infinitely fascinating and multi-faceted 2012 play about the endless possibilities of life (and facing death) is perfectly expressed in a revival of director Michael Longhurst’s original production that has now been cast in four different age, race and gender combinations that itself yields multiple meanings.
NEWS: Four new casts take turns to star in Donmar Warehouse production of Constellations at the Vaudeville Theatre
Donmar Warehouse artistic director Michael Longhurst will revive his acclaimed Royal Court, West End and Broadway production of Nick Payne’s Constellations which will run at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre from 18 June to 12 September 2021.
‘A cornucopia of solo pieces’: Aisha (The Black Album) / Putting A Face On / Burn – Old Vic (Online review)
Three monologues from the Old Vic for International Women’s Day cover a range of issues.
NEWS: Old Vic announces programme of online work through to spring 2021 with A Christmas Carol as next In Camera production
Now in its fourth year, Jack Thorne’s A Christmas Carol will return to The Old Vic as an Old Vic: In Camera production (12-24 December 2020).
‘A remarkable play’: LES BLANCS – National Theatre at Home (Online review)
The National Theatre’s 2016 production of Les Blancs was directed by Yaël Farber and used the full resources of the Olivier stage to transmit its full force.
‘Raw & fascinating to watch’: LES BLANCS – National Theatre at Home (Online review) ★★★★★
Lorraine Hansberry’s play Les Blancs is vividly and powerfully brought to life in Yaël Farber‘s atmospheric production.
‘The delightful level of detail punctuates the action’: THE UNDERSTUDY – Lawrence Batley Theatre
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.
‘A battle cry against those who govern the USA’: The Time Of Our Lies – Park Theatre ★★★★
In Ché Walker’s dynamic, scarlet splashed, viscerally staged production, The Time of Our Lies is nothing if not a battle cry against those who govern the USA and its militaristic and foreign policies.
‘I’ve been quite blessed with many highlights’: 10 questions for 10 years – Gabby Wong
Always guaranteed to be appearing in something interesting, Gabby Wong takes a moment to tackle 10 pressing questions for me.
NEWS: Olivia Colman, Simon Russell Beale, Cush Jumbo, Sheila Atim & Alfie Boe all feature in Queen’s Honours list
The performing arts have featured strongly in the latest Queen’s birthday honours, with Simon Russell Beale, Olivia Colman, Cush Jumbo, Sheila Atim, Alfie Boe and David Pountney all featuring in the list of recipients.
FEATURED SHOW: Why are critics & Offies judges so captivated by Sheila Atim in Time Is Love?
Sheila Atim has ‘aced’ another performance and made her musical mark at the Finborough. Reviews are in for her and the European premiere of writer-director Ché Walker’s Time Is Love / Tiempo es Amor, now running at London’s Finborough Theatre til 26 January 2019. We’ve rounded up the highlights. Time to get booking!
‘The cast is electric’: TIME IS LOVE / TIEMPO ES AMORE – Finborough Theatre
By the last ten minutes, the energy of the language and the characters’ burning need for meaningful relationships in Time is Love has set the place alight.
‘It’s hot, hot, hot’: TIME IS LOVE / TIEMPO ES AMORE – Finborough Theatre
Welcome back Ché Walker; your verbally dexterous LA story Time Is Love really sings with passion and tragedy.
PHOTOS: First look at Sheila Atim, Jessica Ledon, Gabriel Akuwudike & co in Time Is Love’s European premiere
The European premiere of writer-director Ché Walker’s Time Is Love / Tiempo es Amor officially opens tonight at London’s Finborough Theatre, where it’s running for a strictly limited season to 26 January 2019. Check out our bumper gallery of gorgeous, multimedia-infused production shots – and then get booking!
Twenty shows to look forward to in 2019
So many of the recommendations for shows to see next year focus on the West End. And for sure, I’m excited to catch big ticket numbers like All About Eve, Come From Away and Waitress, but I wanted to cast my eye a little further afield.
‘Both aspects of my creativity were running side by side my whole life’: Sheila Atim on composing & appearing in Ché Walker’s Time Is Love
Olivier Award winner Sheila Atim returns to the Finborough Theatre and reunites with writer-director Ché Walker, who gave her early career breaks as both an actor and a composer. In our featured interview, Sheila discusses how the different aspects of her creativity feed off one another, her two-fold contribution to the European premiere of Walker’s Time Is Love / Tiempo es Amor and why it’s an ideal follow-on from her Emilia at The Globe. Time to get booking!
‘What if Desdemona was guilty? The story kept popping into my head’: Writer-director Ché Walker on Time Is Love’s European premiere
After relocating to Los Angeles, writer-director Chè Walker returns to London, and the Finborough Theatre, with the European premiere of his latest stage play, Time Is Love / Tiempo es Amor, which also marks a reunion with Olivier Awards winner Sheila Atim. Find out more about his inspirations, city comparisons and Netflix success – and then get booking!
PHOTOS: Sheila Atim, Ché Walker & Time Is Love cast visit Finborough ahead of Euro premiere
Writer-director Che Walker, Olivier Awards winner Sheila Atim and the company of Time Is Love / Tiempo es Amor paid a special visit to the Finborough Theatre this month ahead of their European premiere run in January. Check out these stunning behind-the-scenes photos – and then get booking!