Theatre Royal Bath has announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed and multi-award-winning theatre and opera director Deborah Warner as the new artistic director of the Ustinov Studio. Her inaugural season will be autumn 2020 with full details and programming to be revealed in due course. Deborah Warner said: “I am delighted to be joining the team in Bath and very excited …
‘Just doesn’t ever take off’: VIENNA 1934-MUNICH 1938 – Bath
What may have worked as a leisurely memoir, consumed over a period of a few weeks, fails to ignite in Vanessa Redgrave’s Vienna 1934-Munich 1938.
Best of the Blogs: From Brexit via Plenty to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Amidst editor Lisa Martland’s seven Top Picks from the last week of theatre are Libby Purves’ description of her blissful time at Nicholas Hytner’s immersive production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre and Aleks Sierz’s thoughts on the Kiln Theatre’s new opening, Samuel Adamson’s take on A Doll’s House in Wife.
‘A slow-burning gem from Argentina’: THE OMISSION OF THE FAMILY COLEMAN – Bath ★★★★
The Ustinov studio concludes its season of premieres from the Americas with a slow-burning gem from Argentina, The Omission of The Family Coleman, Claudio Tolcachir’s cult Buenos Aries hit that played for four years in Tolcachir’s kitchen-slash-theatre, now adapted and relocated to Ireland by Stella Feehilly.
‘A dense, thoughtful work that sometimes purrs’: BLUE DOOR – Bath ★★★
Tanya Barfield’s Blue Door is a dense, thoughtful 85-minute work that sometimes purrs in the Ustinov Studio.
‘It’s another Boswell triumph’: THE MODEL APARTMENT – Bath ★★★★
Donald Margulies’ The Model Apartment is a typical choice for the Ustinov, a work whose meaning and its overall effect will continue to burrow under the surface of its audience members for weeks to come.
‘Profoundly moving & tragic semi-autobiographical play’: IN PRAISE OF LOVE – Bath ★★★★
Terence Rattigan was understandably consumed with thoughts of love and death – and the right way to die – when he wrote his last great play, In Praise Of Love. Dying himself from leukaemia – after an earlier false diagnosis – the writer poured his feelings into this profoundly moving and tragic semi-autobiographical play.
‘Bold & thrilling’: HENRY V – Bath ★★★★
A bold and exhilarating production that, at a time when Brexit is uppermost in our minds, looks at the dark side of patriotism and nationalism.
‘Masterful modern drama’: THE WHALE – Bath ★★★★
There’s a lot to process in The Whale, sometimes too much, but make no mistake – this is masterful modern drama.
NEWS: Jonathan Slinger joins Tanya Moodie in Trouble in Mind transfer, Full cast announced
Following his West End musical turn in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jonathan Slinger will join Tanya Moodie in the London transfer of Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind at the Print Room.