Ever behind the curve, I present 10 of my top moments in a theatre over the last ten years (plus a few bonus extra ones because whittling down this list was hard, and it will probably be different tomorrow anyway!).
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 27 October 2019). Maryam Philpott is gripped by the work of Claire Foy and Matt Smith in Lungs at The Old Vic…
No wonder Richard Shelton received an Offie Award nomination for Best Male Performance – his portrayal of the legend that is Frank Sinatra in Sinatra: Raw is real, natural, emotional and warms you up inside listening to him sing.
In Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, playwright Hannah Moscovitch has taken the heart-wrenching story based on her paternal family and placed it into this thoughtful, entertaining and powerful theatre production.
After the opening performance of Sinatra: Raw at Wilton’s Music Hall on Tuesday 22 October 2019, I’ll be joined by Richard Shelton to discuss his journey with the show and Frank Sinatra’s legacy. Any questions? Join us!
We were all madly checking our phones for news in the bars afterwards, but while Westminster dramas were going on, at Wilton’s Music Hall this week, we were getting to glorious grip with the (affectionate) comedy potential of the monarchy with The Crown Dual.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 3 September 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock talks comic masterminds behind The Crown parody, The Crown Dual. Got any questions, royal watchers?
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon chatted to actor Tom Lorcan about bringing The Sweet Science of Bruising to Wilton’s Music Hall.
Here are a few reads from Emma Clarendon’s Love London Love Culture that proved particularly popular in March.
Fantastic collaboration between Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe results in the really amazing show The Shape of Pain at Wilton’s Music Hall.
This production of The Pirates of Penzance, as a whole, is a delight. It breathes a new depth into a classic and beloved opera without losing it’s eccentric British quality. I would highly recommend it to any fan of Gilbert and Sullivan, or anyone who can appreciate a witty and silly story about British pirates. It was a wonderful treat to experience and a joyous night out.
Marking the 50th anniversary since Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s beloved sitcom Dad’s Army first hit television screens, fans of the show are given a new opportunity to relive some of the classic episodes through three classic radio episodes based on the original television scripts.
For those seeking an alternative to pantos and Peter Pan for family entertainment over Christmas, look no further than this enchanting tale: The Box of Delights at Wilton’s Music Hall.
Peter Groom’s fascinating and entertaining show Dietrich: Natural Duty highlights the extraordinary contribution Marlene Dietrich made during the war.
Stephen MacDonald’s deeply moving portrait of the friendship between Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen in Not About Heroes beautifully reveals how their World War I poetry completely reflected their own personalities.
There are eight authors who have contributed to Sketching and as their leader – and contributor of three of the strands – the ever-fertile, ever-fascinated James Graham.
James Graham’s new show Sketching attempts a purer form of anthology, blending stories from eight competition winners to co-create a patchwork of London life.
Enter the Elephant Jazz Bar at Wilton’s Music Hall, London for the Watermill Ensemble’s coats-and-tails dive into the 1920s, where the cast of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night serve up a delicious cocktail of prohibition-era delights and post-modern jukebox-infused comedy.
Nav Sidhu, Penny Layden, Samuel James, Sean Michael Verey and Sophie Wu will star in James Graham’s Sketching, playing at Wilton’s Music Hall from 26 September to 27 October 2018, with a press night on 2 October.
Wilton’s Music hall is dressed beautifully by Eleanor Field with a minimalist, grey tone design and little set. This is The Faction’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, featuring an ensemble of seven actors playing all the parts.