17 April 2008
There aren’t many actors around these days who can boast a talent so versatile that they can be playing Shakespeare in one breath and the ultimate evil in the universe…Read More
A large house stands alone on an island. Ten guests have been invited for the weekend. Separated from the mainland by the freezing sea, they are entirely alone. One of…Read More
Manipulation, execution, murder, poisoning; it’s all been part of an average day’s work for William Houston over the past year. As part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Gunpowder season, now…Read More
The multi award-winning team have left their own brand of extremely dark comedy behind to make their West End acting debut in Yasmina Reza's Art at theWhitehall. Mark Gatiss and…Read More
Actor, comedian and impressionist Alistair McGowan continues his association with West End musicals by joining the cast of Cabaret on 21 April. The former Big Impression star, who played crazed…Read More
International theatre company Théâtre Sans Frontières brings its Spanish-language adaptation of best-selling Mexican novel Como Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water For Chocolate) to the Southwark Playhouse in May. The drama…Read More
The Royal Festival Hall will turn a shade of green this summer as it presents a brand new stage production of L Frank Baum’s classic tale The Wizard Of Oz…Read More
There are few dramatists who can genuinely be mentioned in the same breath as playwrights par excellence William Shakespeare and Arthur Miller, but in the mind of Warren Mitchell, Jeff…Read More
The Flying Machine, a new play by children’s playwright Phil Porter, premieres at the Unicorn on 2 May, running until 1 June.Written for theatregoers aged seven and over, The Flying…Read More
Elaine Paige, one of British musical theatre’s most lauded stars, will host interviews with other leading lights of the genre at the Shaw theatre this spring. Lyricist Don Black, songwriting…Read More
One play chosen from 600 submitted from around the world for the Warehouse International Playwriting Festival 2007 is to be given a world premiere at Croydon’s Warehouse theatre in May.…Read More
It is a title role that veteran performer Warren Mitchell has likened to playing King Lear and Willy Loman, yet it has taken over a decade for the globally successful…Read More
The National Theatre has launched a new scheme to offer young people aged 15 to 19 the chance to see productions at the South Bank venue for just £5. Members…Read More
The line up for the 2008 Almeida Summer Festival has been revealed as an exciting mix of art forms and cultures. Among the productions are the London premiere of new…Read More
Roger Allam, Clare Higgins and Corin Redgrave are all to appear at the National Theatre in the summer months. Allam takes the lead role of Max Reinhardt in Michael Frayn’s…Read More
The UK premiere of Neil LaBute’s comedy Fat Pig will feature a cast rich in comic credentials when it opens at the Trafalgar Studio 1 in May. Kris Marshall made…Read More
Over the past few years Rupert Goold has built a reputation as one of Theatreland’s most sought after directors, with hits including The Tempest and Macbeth, which saw him building…Read More
On a stormy day where thunder masks the sound of the bombs falling outside, the Cro-Magnons host the only wedding for 200 miles. But with a narcoleptic bride and an…Read More
Philip Madoc is to lead the cast as First Voice in Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood, which plays at the Tricycle from 12 to 24 May (press night 14 May).…Read More
In an office block above Hammersmith a man sits at his desk trying to transcribe a letter. Through a window just below a woman can be seen sticking balloons to…Read More
It brought the tragedies to London from Stratford last year; now the Royal Shakespeare Company is in the throes of presenting the Bard’s comedies at the newly re-opened Novello theatre.…Read More
Suzanne ShawSuzanne Shaw, Dancing On Ice champion and former Hear’Say popstrel, joins the cast of Chicago on 2 June to play murderess Roxie Hart for six weeks only, until 12…Read More
Matthew Bourne, the director/choreographer behind hits such as the all-male Swan Lake, The Car Man and Nutcracker! has turned his attention to an Oscar Wilde gothic masterpiece for his latest…Read More
Alexia Khadime will swap lions for witches when she leaves her current role in The Lion King to become the new Elphaba in the musical Wicked on 9 June. Khadime…Read More
From the opening laser show to the curtain call medley, via pirates, fairies, an oversized dog, a smidgen of audience participation and oodles of heartfelt Europop, Peter Pan El Musical…Read More
Kevin Spacey, actor and Artistic Director of the Old Vic, has questioned the BBC’s involvement in theatrical talent shows such as How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Any…Read More
International hip hop dance artists from Brazil, Austria, Korea, Japan and France have been announced as part of the line-up in this year’s Breakin’ Convention weekend at Sadler’s Wells. The…Read More
Edward Hall’s successful touring production of The Deep Blue Sea, which stars Greta Scacchi, transfers to the Vaudeville theatre in April. The drama about a destructive affair opens on 13…Read More
Since leaving Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2003, Abbie Osmon has had a varied and eclectic career. As a session singer, she has performed backing vocals for Mike And…Read More
Following critical acclaim for a succession of productions with his theatre company Headlong, and two bold versions of Shakespearean classics, director Rupert Goold finds himself a Laurence Olivier Award-winner with…Read More
Covering five decades of history, from the Great War to the Profumo Affair, Howard Brenton’s new play Never So Good charts the life of former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan,…Read More
Michael Grandage’s Donmar Warehouse production of the 1950 musical Guys And Dolls opened in the West End earlier this year. Now, replacing Douglas Hodge, and treading carefully in the hallowed…Read More
Comic actor and writer Rowan Atkinson makes his return to the West End stage to play Fagin in Cameron Mackintosh’s revival of Oliver!, which has confirmed it will open at…Read More
Once upon a time a downhearted freelance choreographer was trapped in a job she did not enjoy. Like a gift from a fairy godmother, a wonderful idea for an enchanting…Read More
Des McAnuff is no stranger to success. He has twice won the Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical, for The Who’s Tommy and Big River, and seen the…Read More
Bryan Dick, Jamie Foreman and Sheridan Smith are among the cast of Tinderbox, a new play by Lucy Kirkwood, which opens at the Bush theatre on 28 April (previews from…Read More
Star of BBC drama series Mistresses, Orla Brady will live up to the television show’s title when she plays an extra-marital lover in Edna O’Brien’s Triptych, which opens at the…Read More
Sheila Hancock returns to the London stage later this year to lead the cast of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, which is staged at the Lyric Hammersmith in May to…Read More
Despite an electricity failure which threatened to bring the marital warfare to an abrupt conclusion, the two couples in Yasmina Reza’s new comedy God Of Carnage continued their mutual self-destruction…Read More
Polka theatre is known for its popular programme of fun, educational workshops for children, and this spring school holiday is no exception. The Wimbledon children’s theatre is holding a series…Read More
Multi-award winning actress Clare Higgins will continue her association with the National Theatre this autumn when she joins Ralph Fiennes in the revival of Oedipus scheduled to be presented in…Read More
The crowded streets of Dickensian London thick with an all-engulfing fog, the merriment and excitement of a family spending Christmas together, a sky filled with the spirits of those who…Read More
Current star of The History Boys, Desmond Barrit, swaps teaching prospective Oxbridge students for ruling over a magical kingdom when he replaces Nigel Planer as the Wizard in Wicked on…Read More
Warren Mitchell is to bring his performance in Jeff Baron’s Visiting Mr Green to Trafalgar Studio 1 on 3 April, following the production’s national tour. Gideon Turner joins Mitchell in…Read More
One of the West End’s most applauded and acclaimed performers, Paul Scofield, has died at the age of 86. The celebrated actor, considered one of the finest classical performers of…Read More
Saskia Reeves and Rafe Spall are to star in Athol Fugard’s two-hander Hello And Goodbye at Trafalgar Studio 2 from 22 April-17 May (press night 24 April). Fugard’s semi-autobiographical play…Read More
The tale of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is less well known than that of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, or even the Bee Gees, yet their music, like…Read More
Loosely inspired by Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Roy Williams has taken themes from the bard’s comedy about friendship, love and loyalty as a starting point for a hard-hitting, comic,…Read More
Jo Stone-Fewings will become the fourth actor to play lead Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps when he joins the comic thriller on 28 April. Stone-Fewings follows Simon Paisley-Day, Robert…Read More
The English National Ballet has announced a two week run of dance and music spectacular Strictly Gershwin at the Royal Albert Hall in June. The company of 64 dancers will…Read More
The Lord Of The Rings, the theatrical extravaganza based on JRR Tolkien’s trilogy of fantasy books, has announced that its run at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane will come to…Read More
She is not known for playing the girl who gets the guy, and her face is still associated with one particularly unlucky bride. But now Anna Chancellor finds herself with…Read More
The defrocked priest who is disillusioned with the church and battling against alcohol and a nervous breakdown was in many ways a reflection of playwright Tennessee Williams’s own feelings. Now…Read More
Comic, presenter and TV funnyman Phill Jupitus is to make his West End stage debut in a new comedy by Nick Reed, Lifecoach, at Trafalgar Studio 2 from 20 May.…Read More
Award-winning young actor Ashley Walters returns to the stage in May to lead the cast of Levi David Addai’s newest play, Oxford Street, at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.…Read More
Viewers of American drama over the past decade will probably recognise actor Alan Dale as a stern, hard-hearted, often untrustworthy businessman or politician; these are his stock roles in hit…Read More
A new report ‘London – A Cultural Audit’ has confirmed that London leads the cultural way in relation to other major world cities, with theatre at the top of the…Read More
The multi-talented Claudia Shear joins the cast of Chicago for an eight-week season between 31 March and 25 May. The American actress and playwright takes on the role of corrupt…Read More
On Sunday 9 March, the cream of Theatreland descended on Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane for the 2008 Laurence Olivier Awards, hosted by the esteemed Richard E Grant.…Read More
Christopher Fry’s adaptation of Jean Anouilh’s comedy Ring Round The Moon is to close at the Playhouse on 29 March after a run of seven weeks. It had been booking…Read More
It’s a pretty novel idea to turn a film into a dance production, but novel is choreographer Matthew Bourne’s middle name, so it seems fitting that he and his production…Read More
It is not very often that a new theatre opens in the West End, especially not one that holds but 100 paying patrons. With that in mind, there was always…Read More
Coram Boy, the stage adaptation of Jamila Gavin’s Whitbread Award-winning novel, opened at the National’s Olivier theatre last night. Tom Bowtell went along to see this startling story of lost…Read More
A major week-long BBC series on London's Theatreland kicked off this Monday. A Week In The West End is a series of five programmes on BBC Two presented by Claire…Read More
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