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NEWS: Sunset Boulevard & HOME are big winners at Manchester Theatre Awards

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Sheridan Smith and Danny Mac were among the winners at the Manchester Theatre Awards – which were announced at The Lowry Theatre in Salford, while HOME led the way with five awards for its productions and performers. The annual awards – regarded as the most important theatrical prize-giving outside London – honour productions seen in Greater Manchester during 2017. Janet …

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NEWS: Florian Zeller’s The Truth transfers to Wyndham’s, 27 Jun

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Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Menier Chocolate Factory Productions today announce the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed production of Florian Zeller’s The Truth following a smash-hit sell out run at the Menier earlier this year, where it broke box office records for a straight play. Lindsay Posner’s production transfers to the Wyndham’s Theatre, for a strictly limited 11 week season – opening on 27 June 2016, with previews from 22 June, and runs until 3 September.

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THE FATHER – Touring

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A phenomenal and innovative piece which it would have been a travesty to have missed. Actor Kenneth Cranham demonstrated just why he won that Best Actor gong at this year’s Olivier Awards. Florian Zeller’s play, translated by Christopher Hampton, is a masterpiece and not only highlights dementia from a carer’s and family member’s point of view, but the journey that it takes the sufferer on.

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NEWS: Gypsy, Kinky Boots & Dench among big #OlivierAwards winners

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Dame Judi Dench wins record eighth award – receiving more Olivier Awards for acting than any other performer Chichester Festival Theatre’s transfer of Gypsy wins the most awards this year for a single production, including Best Actress in a Musical for Imelda Staunton and Best Musical Revival Kenneth Cranham and Denise Gough win Best Actor and Best Actress National Theatre …

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A Florian Zeller hat trick: The Father, The Mother and The Truth

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Is Florian Zeller the new Yasmina Reza? Certainly, he’s the most successful French playwright to hit English shores since Reza, whose 1990s hits – Life x 3, The Unexpected Man and, of course, the long-running (eight years in the West End), starry cast-rotating Art – were followed more recently by 2006’s God of Carnage in […]

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NEWS: Amanda Drew joins Kenneth Cranham in The Father’s West End return

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Full casting has now been announced… Following successful runs at the Theatre Royal Bath, the Tricycle Theatre in London and a West End season at Wyndham’s Theatre, Florian Zeller’s Moliere award-winning play, THE FATHER, will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre for a limited five-week run, 24 February – 26 March 2016, prior to a national tour.

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NEWS: Hangmen, Bend It Like Beckham, The Father & other Critics’ Circle Award winners, tickets on sale

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Kenneth Cranham awarded Best Actor for “the role of a lifetime” Denise Gough awarded Best Actress only three years after winning Most Promising Newcomer Bend It Like Beckham wins Best Musical Robert Icke awarded Best Director for Oresteia  The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2015 were hosted today, Tuesday 26th January 2016, by the Critics’ Circle Drama Section Chairman (and My Theatre …

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Critics’ Circle Award winners include Judi Dench: Are they the only ones that make sense anymore?

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Hangmen, Judi Dench, Bend It Like Beckham, Oresteia are among the winners… The annual best of lists are always a good indication of who’s likely to triumph at the Critics’ Circle Awards, which were presented this afternoon at the Delfont Room in the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre. Understandably so as it’s critics who, by and large, draw up those lists and critics only – voting by secret, first-past-the-post ballot – who determine the Critics’ Circle Awards.