The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Winter 2019 season will include a new musical of David Walliams’ novel The Boy in the Dress with a book by Mark Ravenhill and music and lyrics by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, directed by Gregory Doran.
“Magnificent”, “Unmissable” and “Masterful” – since their premiere’s Ross Ericson’s one-man shows The Unknown Soldier and Gratiano have been showered with praise and stars. Take a look at these reviews from performances at the Edinburgh, Brighton and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, then book your tickets .
‘I was quite ignorant about WW1’s history.’ It’s a big admission to make from Michelle Yim, who directs Ross Ericson’s hit one-man drama The Unknown Soldier, which is set in the aftermath of the First World War. Find out what Yim learned, and what it’s like to direct the show’s playwright, in our interview.
Never underestimate the importance of coincidence in life. If Michael Gove hadn’t made a comment about the First World War, acclaimed drama The Unknown Soldier may never have been written.
After selling out at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and touring the UK and to Australia, Ross Ericson’s First World War drama The Unknown Soldier will premiere in London in early 2019.
On the broader theatrical landscape, there are plenty of things opening this month! In London Eugenius! returns to The Other Palace, Milly Thomas’ Dust transfers to Trafalgar Studios 2, and Foxfinder opens at the Ambassadors.
In the last week or so I’ve seen three outdoor shows and got soaked to the skin twice. It’s what you do in Britain – part of summer’s rich tapestry.
Actors being completely inebriated is probably not what you expect when you go to see a Shakespeare play. However, Shitfaced Shakespeare’s production of The Merchant of Venice is entirely just that.
Shakespearean silliness continues to entertain, as drunkenness diverts Shylock’s scheming in Shit-faced Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.
What is personally the most galling is the programming of Twelfth Night. Emma Rice’s production was my favourite show of 2017. It almost feels like they’re trying to brush it under the carpet by putting it on again so soon.
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