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NEWS: Alfred Enoch, Joanna Lumley, Russell Tovey & Stephen Fry are cast in The Picture of Dorian Gray online production

In Native, News, Online shows, Press Releases, Quotes, Regional theatre by Press Releases

The co-producers of the upcoming digital adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray have today announced the production’s full casting and creative team. Joining previously announced Fionn Whitehead, in the title role, are Alfred Enoch as Harry Wotton, Joanna Lumley as Lady Narborough, Emma McDonald as Sibyl Vane and Russell Tovey as Basil Hallward with Stephen Fry as the Interviewer.

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NEWS: Stephen Fry, Mel Giedroyc and Emma Bunton join Rocky Horror line-up, Full cast

In London theatre, Musicals, News, Press Releases by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Comedy legend Stephen Fry, Great British Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc and Spice Girl Emma Bunton are the first celebrities to be announced as special guest stars in the Gala Charity Performance of The Rocky Horror Show at London’s Playhouse Theatre on 17th September, which will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Europe. They will join the creator of The Rocky Horror …

SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE BOX SET – DVD Review

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I’m constantly amazed that these days, if I miss a major production of a play in the West End, I can generally pop along to the local cinema and watch it there or even in some cases buy a copy to watch at my leisure. As might be expected, the UK’s two premier producers of Shakespeare have been at the forefront of filming staged productions, and when two box sets of shows from Shakespeare’s Globe arrived a few weeks ago for review, I was delighted to visit a number of productions that pre-date my time reviewing theatre.

Mobile switch-off: My role in the Theatre Charter movement

In Features, Inspiring people, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, News, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Have you lost count how many times a mobile has gone off when you’re at the theatre? I have. And I marvel at the timing. Doesn’t it always seem to be at a quiet, crucial moment of performance? In truth, what’s started to annoy me even more than mobiles ringing – it is possible accidentally […]

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Tony trivia: Twelfth Night is officially a history play

In Awards, Broadway, Features, London theatre, News, Opinion, Plays by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Twelfth Night is generally classified as one of Shakespeare’s comedies, but last week it officially became a history play as well, after its phenomenal haul in this year’s Tony Awards nominations. Mark Rylance is already something of a Tony legend. He has won Best Actor twice for two other London transfers –1960s farce Boeing-Boeing in […]

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Review: Liberace: Live in Heaven (Edinburgh Fringe 2011)

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This is a clever construct: at the pearly gates, the “world’s highest paid entertainer” meets his inquisitors in St Peter (voiced by Stephen Fry) and God (Victoria Wood – “I made the world in six days and on the seventh I baked a fruit cake”) before an audience of angels decides his ultimate destination. Smartly […]

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