We are in Cornwall, forty years ago, on the 19 December 1981. A lifeboat in Penlee Station answers a distress call, but never returned, with the loss of sixteen lives.
The whole creative and production team involved in Original Theatre Company’s Apollo 13: The Dark Side Of the Moon can be rightly proud of a superb job which really pushes at the frontiers of online drama.
While Original Theatre’s Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon is largely filmed in the homes of actors, the audience is taken straight into the interior of the spacecraft as a mission which seems routine goes badly wrong.
Original Theatre Company, the production company behind the critically-acclaimed lockdown productions of Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong Online and Louise Coulthard’s Watching Rosie, have announced a new commission by Torben Betts, Apollo 13: The Dark Side of The Moon.
In their latest touring production, Ken Ludwig’s musical comedy, Crazy For You, Paul Hart and the Watermill Theatre have enhanced a much-loved classic with flights of fanciful footwork and an electric cast of actor-musicians.
There’s a lot to enjoy in this production of Crazy for You which brings a great deal of talent to the stage and shows it off well. It’s just that it gets caught up in the fiddly bits of the story when bigger, bolder strokes could serve the plot better.
We caught up with television and theatre performer Claire Sweeney as she prepared to take on the role of Irene Roth in the UK tour of Crazy For You, alongside Casualty and Strictly Come Dancing star Tom Chambers and Olivier Award nominee Charlotte Wakefield.
Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin are delighted to announce that Claire Sweeney will take over the role of ‘Irene’ in the national tour of the Watermill Theatre’s acclaimed production of Crazy For You. Claire joins Tom Chambers who plays ‘Bobby’ and Charlotte Wakefield who plays ‘Polly’ from 16 January 2018 at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury.
The Watermill has cast the show perfectly, with Tom Chambers and Caroline Sheen leading the Crazy For You company.
The Watermill Theatre today announces the full company for its summer production of Gershwins’ CRAZY FOR YOU opening on 28 July until 17 September 2016, with a press night on 3 August. West End leading lady, Caroline Sheen makes her Watermill debut as Polly and joins previously announced Tom Chambers, who plays Bobby.
WEST END LIVE with MasterCard takes place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June 2016. Celebrating its 12th year, the free musical extravaganza showcases the best of the West End. Attracting crowds of more than 500,000 people over the course of the weekend, WEST END LIVE with MasterCard is the largest event of its type in the world. The 2016 performance line-up, announced today, includes over 25 shows and stars including Beverley Knight, Michael Xavier, Kerry Ellis, Tom Chambers, Samantha Barks, Matt Cardle and Pixie Lott.
Pleasing on the eye and ear, this 1930s Noël Coward script is brought to life for 2016 by director Tom Attenborough and a cast of five. Telling the story of two newly married divorcees who find themselves honeymooning in conjoining suites, the play follows Elyot and Amanda as they differentiate between love and marriage and perception and reality – both with each other and their new partners.
A major revival of Noël Coward’s hilarious masterpiece, Private Lives will embark on a prior to the West End UK tour starring stage and screen stars Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) as the loveable and charming Elyot and Laura Rogers (Tipping The Velvet, An Ideal Husband) as the unconventional and vivacious Amanda, alongside Charlotte Ritchie (Call The Midwife, One Night in November) as Sybil and Richard Teverson (Downton Abbey) as Victor.
When the ‘best’ part of the evening is seeing how, after twelve migraine-inducing years of We Will Rock You, the Nederlander organisation has spruced up the Dominion so this 2000-seater now feels like a Broadway theatre, you may guess the show itself isn’t that compelling. A re-staging of Plymouth’s 2008 version of White Christmas (which was […]
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