Olivier Award winner and Miranda star Patricia Hodge will join the cast of Peter Nichols’ A Day in the Death of Joe Egg opposite Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner, running at London’s Trafalgar Studios from 21 September to 30 November 2019.
Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner will make their long-awaited returns to the West End stage this autumn in Peter Nichols’ play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.
At 53, Simon Evans isn’t so different from circuit comedians half his age – a rhetorical stream of invective squirted squarely at current events, with the exception that he speaks entirely in well-honed sentences, not an er, ah or um in sight
Simon Evans and David Aula have written and are performing in not one but two shows back to back at the Fringe: The Vanishing Man and The Extinction Event.
Not content with performing one play at the Edinburgh Fringe director/performers Simon Evans and David Aula are performing two – back to back. The two plays – The Vanishing Man and The Extinction Event – are described as a ‘marriage of poignant theatre and spellbinding close-up magic’.
Brendan Coyle will star in the Donmar Warehouse production of St Nicholas, a chilling one-man play by Conor McPherson, directed by Simon Evans, marking the first time McPherson and Coyle have collaborated since The Weir, for which both received Olivier Awards.
Arguably, the revival of a 25-year-old script is done for one of two reasons; either its excellent writing simply entertains, or it is pertinent to today’s societal trends. With Killer Joe, the rationale is unclear.
Killer Joe is definitely not an easy watch but thanks to the solid chemistry and performances from the cast it is a compelling production to watch that leaves the audience feeling on edge. Gripping, thrilling and powerful from beginning to end.
For Tracy Letts’ first play, it is almost perfectly structured and paced. Each dark twist in Killer Joe is unravelled delicately, each scene is a steadily heating pressure cooker. And the dialogue! Cutting, mean-spirited and genuinely witty.
Details have been revealed of the full cast joining Hollywood star Orlando Bloom who will star as a cop who moonlights as a killer-for-hire in multi award-winning Tracy Letts’ blackly comic thriller Killer Joe in the West End.
Orlando Bloom returns to the West End after more than a decade to star as a cop who moonlights as a killer-for-hire in a new production of multi award-winning Tracy Letts’ blackly comic 1993 thriller, Killer Joe. The production, directed by Simon Evans, will run at Trafalgar Studios 1 for 13 weeks from 18 May to 18 August 2018, with a press night on 4 June.
Although The Best Man’s message — that being defeated can be a victory of sorts — is appealingly paradoxical, it is unlikely to make your heart race very fast.
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Theatregoers will be most familiar with Simon Evans as a highly accomplished director – did you know that he’s also a magician? In his latest magic show, reuniting with his fellow director-illusionist David Aula, he aims to make mankind vanish – until Sunday 4 February 2018 only at VAULT Festival.
Martin Shaw stars in the West End premiere of Gore Vidal’s sharp political drama The Best Man, coming tothe Playhouse Theatre in February, with a cast that also features Maureen Lipman, Jeff Fahey, Jack Shepherd, Honeysuckle Weeks and Glynis Barber.
A ninety minute Hamlet plus a cast formed of three members of the same family makes for an intriguing prospect, suggesting a fresh and lively new interpretation. Unfortunately it doesn’t quite work, coming across as a selection of the best speeches from the play stitched together.
Jeff Fahey, Jack Shepherd, Glynis Barber, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Powell and Gemma Jones join Martin Shaw in the first major UK production of Gore Vidal’s political drama The Best Man.
Lenny Henry makes his Donmar debut in the theatre’s revival of Bertolt Brecht’s play. Here is what critics have been saying about the production so far.
Well, to start at the end, I can’t remember a more personally `engaged’ ending than Simon Evans manufactures for the climax of Brecht’s 1940s political satire on the rise of Hitler in an American gangland setting.
Take a look at all the production photos of the Donmar’s new take on Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, led by Lenny Henry, making his Donmar debut.
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