The Southbury Child is a fine play, sharply written with some really strong unexpected laughs and a heartstopping ending. Its subtleties of character ask a great deal (not in vain) from the cast.
NEWS: Nicholas Hytner directs Alex Jennings in the world premiere of The Southbury Child
Three-time Olivier award-winning Alex Jennings will lead the cast in the world premiere of The Southbury Child, the new play by BAFTA winner Stephen Beresford directed by Nicholas Hytner.
NEWS: Chichester’s 60th-anniversary festival includes new plays by Kate Mosse, Alecky Blythe & Stephen Beresford
Chichester Theatre has announced details for the first productions of its 60th-anniversary festival season. The full 2022 Festival season will be unveiled in February.
NEWS: Old Vic’s In Camera: Playback series gives audiences the chance to revisit past streamed productions
The Old Vic has announced In Camera: Playback, a limited series offering people the chance to revisit the first three live streamed Old Vic: In Camera productions.
‘A play we are sure to see again & again’: THREE KINGS – Old Vic (Online review)
Good things come to those who wait, an axiom that applies in duplicate to Stephen Beresford’s latest play Three Kings screened via the Old Vic’s innovative In Camera series for just five performances.
‘An effortless watch’: SHIELDERS / THREE KINGS (Online review)
John Chapman ties up a few loose ends by catching up with short play/film Shielders as part of the Traverse Theatre Festival and the live stream of Stephen Beresford’s play Three Kings, starring Andrew Scott and streamed from The Old Vic.
‘Gives Scott even more scope to sprinkle his performance magic’: THREE KINGS – Old Vic (Online review) ★★★★★
Three Kings, beautifully written by Stephen Beresford, gives Andrew Scott even more scope to sprinkle his performance magic. Created especially for the Old Vic’s In Camera season, it is described as a scratch performance but only the lack of embellishments like set and fancy lighting give any sign of this.
NEWS: Andrew Scott will star in new play Three Kings as part of the Old Vic’s In Camera season
Following the success of The Old Vic’s socially distanced In Camera production of Lungs, featuring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, Andrew Scott will star in new Stephen Beresford play Three Kings, streamed live from the venue’s empty auditorium.
NEWS: Alex Jennings makes Bridge Theatre debut in premiere of The Southbury Child
Alex Jennings will lead the cast in the world premiere of Stephen Beresford’s new play The Southbury Child, directed by Nicholas Hytner at London’s Bridge Theatre in April.
‘Never really gripped me as a piece of storytelling’: FANNY & ALEXANDER – Old Vic Theatre
Fancy three and a half hours of Ingmar Bergman? At least the Old Vic’s seats are comfortable for Fanny and Alexander with a marvellous Penelope Wilton.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Fanny & Alexander at the Old Vic Theatre
Ingmar Berman’s masterpiece Fanny & Alexander is brought to the Old Vic stage (playing until 14 April 2018), starring Penelope Wilton. Here’s what critics have had to say about it…
‘It’s the performances that drive this marvellous production’: FANNY & ALEXANDER – Old Vic Theatre ★★★★
It may be better not to have seen the movie Fanny & Alexander. Coming to the stage version untainted you’ll have a stronger chance to enjoy an exuberant energy and ribald theatricality that doesn’t really characterise Bergman films.
NEWS: Penelope Wilton leads cast of Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny & Alexander onstage
Full casting – including Penelope Wilton – is announced today for the new stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s 1982 Swedish drama film Fanny & Alexander, which runs at London’s Old Vic Theatre from 21 February to 14 April 2018.
NEWS: Old Vic Theatre announces four new world premieres for its 200th anniversary
200 days ahead of its 200th birthday, The Old Vic today (24 October 2017) marks the launch of its bicentenary and Matthew Warchus’ third year as Artistic Director of The Old Vic with a season of world premiere productions
NEWS: Glenda Jackson, Star Wars’ John Boyega, Yasmina Reza’s Art headline new Old Vic season
The Old Vic today announces Artistic Director Matthew Warchus‘ second season, continuing a wide-ranging programme that includes world premieres, new writing, musicals, classic revivals and The Old Vic Variety Nights. There will also be a new strand of children’s programming to engage the next generation of theatregoers, demonstrating Matthew’s ‘something for everyone’ approach. Season 2 marks Glenda Jackson’s return to …