Paul Raven

2:22 - A Ghost Story

2:22 – A Ghost Story

Matthew Dunster directs the world premiere of 2:22 A – Ghost Story starring Lily Allen

The Jungle, Playhouse Theatre, London

Refugee play The Jungle transfers to West End

The Young Vic and National Theatre co-production of Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s The Jungle will transfer to the Playhouse Theatre in June 2018. Directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, The Jungle debuted to critical acclaim at The Young Vic last year, selling-out the South London theatre’s limited run.     Set in France’s Calais camp, at one point Europe’s largest un-official refugee camp, the show tells stories of loss, fear, community and hope.   Miriam Buether’s in-the-round design will be re-imagined in the Playhouse Theatre; the Stalls will be reconfigured into the Afghan cafĂ© in the Calais camp, …

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Stage Spy: Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins reunite for The Dresser

Sir Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser to be remade by the BBC starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen The Telegraph reports today that the BBC is planning a big new dramatisation of Ronald Harwood’s award-winning 1980 play The Dresser. Directed by Sir Richard Eyre, the production will see the two Sirs reunited after working with each other way back in the Sixties at Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre Company at the Old Vic. McKellen will play the dresser Norman, with Hopkins as the actor-manager “Sir”, believed to have been based on the great West End actor Sir Donald Wolfit. The …

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Photos: Billy Elliot Live

Photos of Billy Elliot Live at the Victoria Palace Theatre on Sunday 28 September 2014

Made in Dagenham – New Poster released

Photo Update: A new poster has been released for forthcoming musical Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi Theatre starring Gemma Arterton.

Photos of The Crucible

Production photos of The Crucible at the Old Vic starring Richard Armitage

Photos: Tony Awards 2014 – Performances

Tony Awards 2014: Check out these photos of performances given at this year’s awards including Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, awards host Hugh Jackman, Idina Menzel performs from If/Then Musical, Jennifer Hudson, Sting and more.

THE PAJAMA GAME: Peter Polycarpou and Gary Wilmot join the cast

Peter Polycarpou and Gary Wilmot join the cast of The Pajama Game at the Shaftesbury Theatre Further casting has been announced for Richard Eyre’s Chichester revival of The Pajama Game, which is playing the Shaftesbury Theatre from 2 May 2014. Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton will join the cast of the show, alongside already-announced leads Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. Peter Polycarpou and Colin Stinton will both reprise their roles as Vernon Hines and Hasler in the show, and Gary Wilmot will join the cast taking over the role of Vernon Hines from 2 June. The full cast …

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