I remember seeing Shelagh Stephenson’s contemporary classic at the Hampstead, when this venue was still an ageing prefab, and enjoying Terry Johnson’s racy staging,
Libby Purves is tempted to see The Memory of Water at Hampstead Theatre again, just to feel a more solidly packed audience laughing and gasping around her. That’s how much fun it was.
Prism, written and directed by the acclaimed playwright Terry Johnson, tells the story of cinematographer Jack Cardiff in the latter years of his life.
Artistic director Rachel Edwards has announced the Boulevard Theatre’s 2020 season. The new venue opens on 24 October 2019 with Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet, directed by Bill Buckhurst with a late night and Sunday programme running alongside.
This Uncle Vanya at Hampstead Theatre one has to revolve around Vanya, and Alan Cox is suitably winning in Vanya’s dismayed, demoralised self-aware failure to count in life, and his hopeless mooning admiration of the lovely Yelena, who has married his awful old brother-in-law the Professor.
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Terry Johnson’s Ken pays homage to one of theatre’s strangest eccentrics, the irrepressible fringe favourite, director, writer, actor and prankster, Ken Campbell, aided by an outstanding turn from Jeremy Stockwell as the comic genius.
Terry Johnson’s Ken has transferred from the Hampstead Theatre (following a sell-out 2016 run) for a limited time, starring Jeremy Stockwell alongside the writer, and marking the beginning of the venue’s 2018 spring season.
This warm-hearted tribute to Ken Campbell offers a good dose of nostalgia for those who remember his work – but can feel slightly self-indulgent towards the end.
Terry Johnson’s Ken serves as a nice introduction to Ken Campbell or for those that knew him it’s a reminder of the impact his work had on many performers, writers and directors, but he deserves a better tribute that is as risky and daring as he was.
Ken at The Bunker is a deliciously funny show, but it’s not all slapstick and close-to-the-bone sex jokes, Terry Johnson’s story about Ken Campbell is laden with spirit, chaos and love for theatre and the people that inhabit it.
What makes KEN really work is the feeling that we have been granted a genuine glimpse of the real Ken Campbell, a rare insight into why he mattered. Johnson’s play at The Bunker does not just tell us that he was special, he convinces us.
The Bunker’s Spring 2018 season sees the venue truly celebrate its place as a playground for ambitious artists and adventurous audiences, just over a year after it first opened its doors. The bold season, including works by Terry Johnson and Izzy Tennyson, highlights the venue’s commitment to work with exciting playwrights, both established and emerging.
Set in a hotel room in 1954, the play brings together The Professor, The Senator, The Actress and The Ballplayer. None are actually named (“There’s a price to pay for fame; your name’s the price.”)
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
While not Political Plays per se, over the past fortnight, I’ve seen several productions that have reminded me that theatre can play an important part in telling stories of resistance.
st as playwright James Graham has made a name with plays based on recent real events with a political dimension, similarly, a recurring theme within Terry Johnson’s oeuvre is the untold story of famous people
nsignificance is not a play about physics and the two characters aren’t just any random people. It’s 1954 and though they’re officially named The Actress and The Professor, we can – with reasonable confidence – infer that they’re Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein.
Terry Johnson’s play is a bit of a puzzler as it explores the science behind relativity, the perils of fame and their personal lives through a series of conversations that begin to feel increasingly muddled.