The Menier Chocolate Factory and Theatr Clwyd co-production of Orpheus Descending has officially opened in London. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
Savagely observed absurdity, blinding flashes of insight, profound yearning, sudden poetry singing clear notes from the cruel swamp of humanity. Orpheus Descending isn’t one of Tennessee Williams’ more familiar plays, but it has all the troubled master’s marks, glories and challenges.
Even a middling Tennessee Williams play – Orpheus Descending – is better than most, and this one still has plenty to say about sacrifice and suffocation in small-town America
Actress Catrin Aaron chatted to Emma Clarendon about starring in Tamara Harvey’s production of Orpheus Descending at Theatre Clwyd before playing at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Actor Mark Meadows chatted to Emma Clarendon about starring in Tamara Harvey’s production of Orpheus Descending at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
How far would you go to achieve domestic perfection? What even is domestic perfection? Is our happiness shaped by or confounded by traditional gender roles? These are the questions Laura Wade poses in her feminist satire Home, I’m Darling.
As rehearsals begin, casting has been announced for the West End transfer of the National Theatre and Theatr Clwyd’s critically acclaimed co-production of Home, I’m Darling, a new play by Laura Wade, directed by Theatre Clwyd artistic director Tamara Harvey, featuring Katherine Parkinson, which begins performances at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 26 January 2019.
The National Theatre and Theatr Clwyd’s critically-acclaimed co-production of Laura Wade’s new play Home, I’m Darling, directed by Theatre Clwyd artistic director Tamara Harvey and featuring Katherine Parkinson, will transfer to the West End, in a co-production with Fiery Angel.
Laura Wades’s return to the stage is a bright satire about marriage and nostalgic fantasy
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From news headlines and Twitter gems to must-read columns and the biggest openings in London, New York and Edinburgh, Mark Shenton – currently resident in Provincetown, Massachusetts for the summer – rounds up the most interesting theatre goings-on that made his finely tuned radar. Ian McKellen, Rosemary Harris, Laura Wade, Mark Rylance, Dominic Dromgoole and desperate EdFringe review pleas all feature this week…
This time, in Home, I’m Darling, Laura Wade’s gift for caricature is turned on a target more interesting, and more attention is paid – though not entirely convincingly – to the characters’ real psychology.
Details have been released of the National Theatre’s season from May to September 2018. Highlights include the Uk premiere of Hadestown, with music, lyrics and book by Anaïs Mitchell, the return of Follies and Patrick Marber’s new version of Eugène Ionesco’s Exit the King.
The Assassination of Katie Hopkins, a new musical from Chris Bush and Matt Winkworth inspired by the controversial tabloid columnist and conservative provocateur, will receive its world premiere at Wales’ Theatre Clwyd
National Theatre artistic director Rufus Norris announced the flagship institution’s 2018 plans at a press conference held today. Here are details of programming in the three auditoria at the NT’s South Bank home.
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie has announced his inaugural season for 2017, which includes, at the Crucible, his own productions of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and The Wizard of Oz, major class revivals of Desire Under the Elms and Uncle Vanya, two world premieres and a regional premiere.
The metaphor of mountain climbing resonates with the crisis of masculinity in new sex-war drama.
rom Wales to this easternmost festival Tamara Harvey – newish artistic director of Theatr Clwyd – brings a new play by Elinor Cook. It’s about two young men – celebrated climbers, Everest-conquerors, bonded buddies – and their interaction with a young woman engrossed in a PhD about “folk songs, war, travel, heroes, the romantic era..”
I’ve not updated my diary of a theatre addict for six weeks now — I was last here on January 31 — since when I’ve seen all of 49 shows, including outings to Newbury, Dartford, Clwyd, Manchester, Bromley and Cardiff, plus a week in New York. I’ve also taken an active part in two more shows by appearing onstage as a contestant in a theatrical re-run of Mr and Mrs with husband (so it was really Mr and Mr, we’re pictured above with host Samuel Holmes) and as part of David Bedella and Friends, his monthly chat show at the St James Studio.
Clwyd Theatr Cymru today (2 June 2015) announces the appointment of Tamara Harvey as their new Artistic Director. Harvey will join Clwyd Theatr Cymru in August this year. On her appointment Tamara Harvey said: "I am thrilled to have been invited to be the artistic director of Clwyd Theatr Cymru at such an exciting moment in its history. Terry Hands …
If I had a bigger flat with lots of nice empty walls, I’d be ringing Hampstead Theatre and putting my name on a waiting list for some of the props in the current production of Peter Souter’s romantic comedy Hello/Goodbye. In it, Shaun Evans plays Alex, “a lister, a filer, a collector”, who unpacks boxes […]