It’s that time of year again… here’s View From the Circle’s Top Ten shows of 2019.
The National Theatre production of Michael Morpurgo’s novel War Horse is both the most visceral depiction of war I’ve seen on stage and a masterpiece in theatrical storytelling.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex has made her first official visit to the National Theatre. Earlier this month The Duchess was announced as Patron of the National Theatre, one of two Patronages passed on to her by The Queen.
Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Leah Harvey and Aisling Loftus lead the cast of Small Island, adapted by Helen Edmundson from Andrea Levy’s prize-winning novel, directed by Rufus Norris in the Olivier Theatre, as part of the National Theatre’s new season.
The acclaimed National Theatre production of War Horse will return to London for a strictly limited run at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre – Wembley Park’s highly-anticipated new theatre venture – from 18 October to 23 November 2019.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
If there is a good argument for remembrance, and there is an equally good one for forgetting, what you can never forget is the War Horse experience.
Writer Michael Morpurgo calls his magnum opus, War Horse, an anthem for peace. Certainly, a play’s influence has never been so persuasive after sitting, enthralled at Milton Keynes Theatre, my heart in my mouth as I watched a cavalry charge into enemy guns.
War Horse has been enthralling audiences around the world and after seeing it, it’s clear why. The play follows the deeply moving story of the relationship between a young boy, Albert Narracott, played brilliantly by Thomas Dennis, and his adored horse, Joey.
Details have been announced for the National Theatre’s season running from July 2018 to January 2019. Highlights include Peter Brook returning to direct at the NT for the first time in 50 years with The Prisoner, plus new plays from Nina Raine and Anthony Neilson.
The National Theatre’s War Horse certainly lives up to all of the hype. I’m a hardened theatre critic, aren’t I? However, like most of the inspired audience, I was brought to my feet, and to tears, by this magnificent production.
It’s the hottest day of the year when this podcast is recorded – and we’ve got a leading man to match! Actor Alistair Brammer joins host and director Andrew Keates for this episode of the Show People Podcast, after playing Chris in both the Broadway and West End productions of Miss Saigon.
The touring production of War Horse at the Festival Theatre is involving, emotional, visually spectacular and every bit as good as you have probably heard.
Casting has been announced for the new National Theatre season, with highlights include Colin Morgan and Ciarán Hinds in Brian Friel’s Translations.
Here we are again at the end of another year; so without further ado, here’s a bit of a list – the best theatre and performance from Liverpool (and surrounds) of 2017.
This was a year where the work touring into Bristol and the work I saw in Latitude, London, the cinema and New York dazzled.
Complex, intense and disturbing yet gentle and moving in equal measure. I would recommend this wonderful production to theatre goers of all ages. An enduring story of humanity and friendship and a timely reminder of the futility of war and the sacrifices made by those that have gone before us.
Brand-new London theatre from the two Nicks is wonderful, but its first show is disappointing.
On the 10th anniversary since their first show, I was lucky enough to go and watch War Horse. The play is emotion filled and the stunning story telling through the music and ensemble work make the show a must see.
National Theatre artistic director Rufus Norris announced the flagship institution’s 2018 plans at a press conference held today. Here are the announcements today that reach beyond the confines of the NT’s South Bank home.
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