Come From Away, Company and The Inheritance led the way with four awards each at the Olivier Awards 2019 with Mastercard, announced at a ceremony tonight (Sunday 7 April) at London’s Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Jason Manford.
Matthew Lopez’s epic two-part drama The Inheritance was the big winner at the 2018 Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards held today at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End, hosted by Critics’ Circle Drama Section chairman Mark Shenton.
Sweeping in scope, yet intimate and highly personal in detail, Matthew Lopez’s masterwork The Inheritance balances humour, history and heartbreak to haunting effect.
Steve Tompkins, director of Haworth Tompkins, the architecture studio responsible for projects including many of UK theatre’s most high-profile building projects, has been named number one in The Stage 100 in association with Spektrix.
The Inheritance at the Noel Coward Theatre has been rightly lauded as a major piece of 21st-century theatre and Lopez has a gift for crafting argument and dialogue with sensitivity and innate understanding.
Stephen Daldry’s production of The Inheritance opens at the Noel Coward Theatre, following a successful run at the Young Vic earlier this year. Here’s what critics have said about it…
It would be hard to imagine a play about young gay lives that speaks more eloquently to older gay men than the moving, informative and often hilarious The Inheritance now transferred to the Noel Coward Theatre.
The Jungle is theatre at its best: transformative and wholly enveloping. It sucker punches you whilst it is happening and it blooms long after you have left the makeshift Jungle. I was a late arrival. Don’t miss the boat. It’s beautiful.
Full casting has been announced for the highly-anticipated West End transfer of the Young Vic production of The Inheritance, the new play by Matthew Lopez which will run for a strictly limited season, previewing at the Noël Coward Theatre from 21 September 2018 and opening on 13 October.
Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s acclaimed The Jungle transfers from the Young Vic to the West End. But what have critics had to say about it?
The Jungle by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson has won the South Bank Sky Arts Awards in the 2018 Theatre category, while at the same ceremony Benedict Cumberbatch received the coveted Outstanding Achievement Award.
UK and US touring dates have been announced for Stephen Daldry’s seminal production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller An Inspector Calls, opening at York Theatre Royal (14 to 22 September 2018).
The full cast has been announced for the West End transfer of Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s The Jungle, a National Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre, directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin.
Directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry, the Young Vic production of The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez will transfer to the West End, playing a limited season at the Nöel Coward Theatre from 21 September 2018 (opening on 13 October).
Former artistic director of the Young Vic, director and playwright David Lan will be presented with the Special Award at the Olivier Awards 2018 ceremony on Sunday 8 April at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
In its incorporation of Howards End and the conversation between its fictional literary inspiration and its contemporary – Matthew Lopez – The Inheritance manages to create something wholly fresh and original about denial, truth and progress.
As well as being a damn clever meditation on the creative process, the writing in The Inheritance is also emotionally searing, nuanced and consistent, never glib or rushed.
The National Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre of Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s The Jungle will receive a West End transfer.
The Young Vic has announced casting, including – in the sole female role – Vanessa Redgrave, for the major world premiere of Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance, which is directed by Stephen Daldry and runs 2 March to 19 May 2018, with a press day on 28 March.
This new play about refugee-camp life in Calais is a gruelling docu-drama, powerful but oh so middle class!
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