2016 has undoubtedly had its highs and lows. I wanted to find out what were my regular reviewers’ two favourite theatrical productions that they had covered for me this year?
2016 is coming to an end and to celebrate another year, Emma Clarendon names some of her favourite shows of the year, including Aladdin, Dreamgirls and The Libertine.
we’re looking backwards and forwards for our final list today. These are our current Top 15 Ticket Recommendations – broken down into five musicals, five plays and five ‘star attractions’ (in other words, there are famous faces in the cast) – based on both best-sellers over the past month as well as our predictions on the hottest of upcoming openings…
This week the London theatre bloggers discuss the West End revival of The Libertine starring Dominic Cooper, The Boys in the Band starring Mark Gatiss and Imogen at the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Dominic Cooper is currently making his West End debut in Terry Johnson’s production of The Libertine, which runs at the Theatre Royal Haymarket until 3 December 2016. But what have critics thought of it?
Stephen Jeffreys’ play tells the true story of John Wilmot, a 17th century gentleman and writer, who wasted his considerable talent on a life of drunken debauchery, before dying at just 33.
History Boy Dominic Cooper triumphs as the Restoration rake Rochester in revival of 1994 biog drama.
I experienced frequent flashbacks while watching The Libertine last night at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Here’s another Restoration-set comedy to hit the West End in which much of the action (and myriad in-jokes) takes place in and around a London theatre.
It is not surprising that theatre falls in love with the Restoration: the stage itself springing back to life after Puritan austerities, real actresses, free with their ways, extravagant dress, flying plackets and petticoats, flaunting periwigs, whorehouses, orange-girls rising from the mud and aristocrats declining into it.
The bank holiday is behind us and it’s goodbye to summer. The consolation is a jam-packed autumn theatre season. Here are a few of the most notable London openings this month that you should keep an eye out for…
Further cast members – including Ophelia Lovibund, Jasper Britton and Mark Hadfield – are announced to join the previously confirmed star Dominic Cooper in Stephen Jeffreys’ sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn.
Dominic Cooper returns to the stage this year to play debauched 17th Century rake the Earl of Rochester in The Libertine. This sexually charged masterpiece by award-winning playwright Stephen Jeffreys will play a limited run as part of the 2016 summer season at Bath Theatre Royal from 31 August to 17 September prior to the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September.