August 20 2014 Latest news:
“On the surface it’s a traditional love story, in an unforgiving setting for a love story to unfold.”
It seemed even the gods approved of the Open Air Theatre’s production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess when we visited.
Charles Pooter is one of the greatest comical characters in English literature, a prince of platitudes who records simply and honestly all the trifling details of his life with hilarious results.
To capture the public’s hearts with his controversial opera Life from Light, Toni Castells has made some tweaks, secured singer Camilla Kerslake’s services and uttered some choice words ahead of its new airing at the Tete a Tete Festival.
At the very start of Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles, we are told this is not just another jukebox musical that sees “a lot of Beatles songs chewed up and spat out” to the audience’s delight.
It’s an ‘unthinkable’ crime, yet all too fathomable in Carrie Cracknell’s electrifying production.
Many will already have seen the Oscar-winning film version of Shakespeare in Love by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, starring Joseph Fiennes.
It is the tale of an unforgiving bride, seeking revenge on the groom who has jilted her. Facada – a contemporary dance piece choreographed by Islington-based Arthur Pita and performed by ballet dancers, Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev – is part of the Solo Two presentation at the London Coliseum.
Before Adrian Mole or Bridget Jones there was Charles Pooter, the fictitious star of The Diary of a Nobody, by George and Weedon Grossmith. This average city clerk was in many ways a voice that transformed modern comedy: the first example of a satirised diarist who could find accidental humour in everyday life.
It’s fantastic that the National Theatre’s exemplary production didn’t disappear when the ceiling of the Apollo Theatre came down during a performance last December.
In Park 90, the most intimate of the three performance spaces in this exciting new theatre, Making Productions stages three short plays by American playwrights.
After a maverick but successful opening season, the first production in Trafalgar Transformed’s second run is the eagerly anticipated Richard III – anticipated, at least in part, because the lead role is taken by former The Office sales rep, Sherlock sidekick and serial dragon-botherer Martin Freeman.
Personal trauma and professional strife provide ample sustenance for some of Lewis’ best material in years.
“I did a little bit of research and I decided it was too important for me to pass up,” says playwright Isley Lynn, recalling the time she was approached to produce a play about female genital mutilation (FGM).
About a mile from Hackney Wick station, improbably overlooked by the sleek glass-front of the Westfield mega mall, sits a replica of the small Californian town of Hill Valley circa 1955.
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