Maybe in a far-off dimension of time and space, at the crossroads of imagination and reality, our descendants will discover a stage adaption of The Twilight Zone which will fill them with the wonder and mystery of the original. But not here.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Anne Washburn’s adaptation based on the television series The Twilight Zone.
Full casting has been announced for the highly-anticipated West End transfer of the Almeida’s production of The Twilight Zone which transfers to the Ambassadors Theatre from 4 March 2019 (press night is 8 March).
After a sell-out Almeida run, The Twilight Zone will transfer to the West End and will run at the Ambassadors Theatre from 4 March 2019 (press night is 8 March). Adapted by Anne Washburn (Mr Burns), this production of the acclaimed classic CBS television series The Twilight Zone is directed by the multi-award-winning director (winner of seven Olivier Awards) Richard Jones.
Lots & lots of shows have their first performances in London and across the country this month, including new productions of Pinter’s The Birthday Party, Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan, and Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well.
Anne Washburn (she of the extraordinary Mr Burns) has fashioned this play out of eight of the stories told by The Twilight Zone and presents them as if shuffling a pack of cards.
The action is tightly choreographed, with the nine-strong cast playing multiple characters in a black and white world, wearing black and white costumes and performing in black box speckled with white stars and occasionally, on a television set.
It is at times hilarious, with some fine deadpan 1950s performances from the cast of 10 and three supernumeraries doing the trundling.
What’s made Victoria Sadler’s top ten theatre recommendations for new shows in December 2017? Well, Hamilton, of course. But also The Twilight Zone, Parliament Square, Misalliance, How to Win Against History, Callisto: A Queer Epic and…?
In addition to the West End transfer of James Graham’s Ink, the Almeida Theatre has today announced its new season, including the stage premiere of The Twilight Zone and Mike Bartlett’s new play Albion.