Last Chance to see Love Story
Month: January 2011
Show images for The Children’s Hour at the Comedy Theatre in London, starring Elisabeth Moss, Keira Knightley, Ellen Burstyn, Carol Kane and Tobias Menzies.
RSC 50th Birthday Season April – November 2011 announced
REECE SHEARSMITH in Betty Blue Eyes
SARAH LANCASHIRE in Betty Blue Eyes
Having scared West End audiences for over twenty years at the Fortune Theatre in London, Susan Hill’s terrifying ghost story The Woman in Black is set for a big screen remake starring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe
One of Steven Spielberg’s big projects for 2011 is a movie version of War Horse starring Jeremy Irvine and Benedict Cumberbatch.
New musical based on the life and music of Take That’s Robbie Williams may come to London?
London theatre buoyant in 2010
Terence Rattigan’s wartime romance Flare Path is given the all-star treatment by Trevor Nunn at the Theatre Royal Haymarket starring Sienna Miller, James Purefoy and Olivier Award winner Sheridan Smith.
Legally Blonde’s Sheridan Smith and Rome’s James Purefoy will join Sienna Miller in Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket this March.
James Purefoy And Sheridan Smith Join Sienna Miller In Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path Directed By Trevor Nunn
A London map highlighting the location of the Open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4NR
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre promises a fun-filled 2011 season including new productions of Lord of the Flies, The Beggar’s Opera, Pericles and Crazy for You.
Nicholas Hytner announces plans for 2011 and beyond at the National Theatre
Innovative theatre company Kneehigh (Brief Encounter) return to the West End with their compelling new adaptation of cult French musical film The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, starring Joanna Riding.
Bruce Norris’s new play Clybourne Park, produced by the Royal Court last year and transferring to the Wyndham’s Theatre from 28 January, has scooped two major best new play awards.
THE CRITICS’ CIRCLE THEATRE AWARDS – WINNERS 2010
We catch up with Billy Elliot The Musical actor Tom Lorcan
Maggie B Gale’s excellent book West End Women: Women and the London stage 1918 – 1962 reveals the vital place of women playwrights within West End theatre history.
Table listing plays by women on the London stage from 1917 to 1960. Taken from West End Women: Women and the London stage 1918 – 1962 by Maggie B Gale.
Table listing plays by women on the London stage from 1917 – 1929. Taken from West End Women: Women and the London stage 1918 – 1962 by Maggie B Gale.
Table listing plays by women on the London stage from 1930 – 1939. Taken from West End Women: Women and the London stage 1918 – 1962 by Maggie B Gale.
Table listing plays by women on the London stage from 1940 – 1949. Taken from West End Women: Women and the London stage 1918 – 1962 by Maggie B Gale.
Table listing plays by women on the London stage from 1950 – 1960. Taken from West End Women: Women and the London stage 1918 – 1962 by Maggie B Gale.
This week in the West End two big shows see a change of stars as Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton joins the cast of Blood Brothers, and Carina Gillespie replaces Lauren Samuels as Sandy in Grease.
Save £18.50 on tickets to Leslie Jordan – My Trip Down The Pink Carpet at the Apollo Theatre
New shows coming to London this week include The Children’s Hour at the Comedy Theatre starring Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss; the Royal Court’s award-winning Clybourne Park to the Wyndham’s Theatre; and Will & Grace star Leslie Jordan in his Trip Down the Pink Carpet.
Hilarious American actor Leslie Jordan brings his outrageous show to London. Best known for his role in Will & Grace, Jordan tells an entertaining collection of true life stories from small-town USA to the pink carpet of Hollywood.
FREDDIE FOX in Cause Celebre
Hit Musical Fela! Transfers To Sadler’s Wells For Summer Run
Exciting news for Sondheim fans. Trevor Nunn is taking over as artistic director of the Theatre Royal Haymarket, and one of the muted productions for his first season is a revival of classic musical Follies.
NIAMH CUSACK in Cause Celebre
Trevor Nunn will direct Hollywood actress Sienna Miller in a new revival of Terence Rattigan’s 1942 play Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket this spring.
In Terence Rattigan’s Centenary Year Trevor Nunn Will Direct Sienna Miller In Flare Path
Shakespeare’s Globe celebrates London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with unprecedented multi-lingual Shakespeare Festival
Shakespeare’s Globe Announces Plans to Build an Indoor Jacobean Theatre
The Barbican Announces Its Classical Music Season 2011-2012
Woody Sez – Reviews Round-Up
Actress Susannah York has died at the age of 72. Her son, actor Orlando Wells, told the Telegraph newspaper that his mother had died after suffering from bone marrow cancer. He said she was “an absolutely fantastic mother”.
Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Grandage announces his final season, starring Jude Law, Ruth Wilson, Douglas Hodge and Eddie Redmayne.
Joanna Riding And Meow Meow Lead Cast In West End Transfer Of Kneehigh’s Production Of Michel Legrand & Jacques Demy’s THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, directed By Emma Rice
Artistic Director Michael Grandage Announces His Farewell Season At Donmar Warehouse: Ruth Wilson, Jude Law, Douglas Hodge And Eddie Redmayne Return To The Donmar For Grandage’s Final Productions
Anna Mackmin’s fun new production of Me and My Girl, which has been running over Christmas at the Sheffield Crucible (until 29 January) looks set to come to London.
Experience the magic of APASSIONATA, featuring more than 40 horses, fast-paced action and an amazing sound track – all in the spectacular setting of the O2 Arena in London.
The RSC announces further details of its three new plays at Hampstead Theatre as part of a Season of World Premieres running for 10 weeks 16 April 2011 – 18 June 2011
Save £8.50 on tickets to see Blithe Spirit at the Apollo Theatre in London
Featuring an all-star cast including Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey) as Madame Arcati, Ruthie Henshall (Crazy for You) as Elvira, Hermione Norris (Spooks) as Ruth and Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet) as Charles Condomine.
Jason Watkins drops out of Clybourne Park; Stephen Campbell Moore to take over
DAVID TENNANT in Much Ado About Nothing
The world’s most expensive musical, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, has knocked Wicked off the Number One slot at the box-office on Broadway.
Lauren Samuels to leave Grease; New cast to join the show in its final months in London
CATHERINE TATE in Much Ado About Nothing
SUSAN McFADDEN in Legally Blonde
Celebrate winter with our great new hotel and theatre promotion, with blockbuster shows including Love Never Dies, Legally Blonde, Priscilla, Jersey Boys and Billy Elliot.
A new initiative has been launched in London’s West End Theatre district this winter to promote a wide range of musicals and plays.
Former Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate will reunite on stage this summer in a brand new production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
The Royal Ballet present Kenneth MacMillan’s timeless classic Romeo and Juliet in the spectacular setting of the O2, featuring a stellar cast of Royal Ballet dancers including Carlos Acosta, Tamara Rojo, Mara Galeazzi, Edward Watson, Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg.
Miss Polly Rae stars in an all singing, all dancing burlesque inspired revue with a contemporary twist, magically fusing the traditions of burlesque and bawdy cabaret with modern day fashion, music and popular culture.
Richard Thomas and Stephen Mear’s fabulously original new dance show returns to London after a smash-hit run at Sadler’s Wells. “It’s shiny, exuberant and consciously naughty. A high-spirited night out” (The Independent).
Danny Boyle presents a brand new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at the National Theatre
Former Doctor Who co-stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate are reunited on stage this summer in a glittering new production of Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Josie Rourke.
Royal Court Theatre Celebrates 15 Years Of International Work With International Playwrights Season
DON GALLAGHER in Priscilla Queen of the Desert
OLIVER THORNTON in Priscilla Queen of the Desert
THE STAGE 100 AWARDS – WINNERS 2011
ENO and Sky Collaborate Again On A Broadcasting First: Lucrezia Borgia To Be The First Opera Broadcast Live In 3D
David Tennant And Catherine Tate To Star In William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
End Of The Rainbow To Extend West End Run Due To Public Demand
Ben Goddard, Derek Hagen, Francesca Jackson, Robert Britton Lyons And Michael Malarkey Join Bill Ward In “Million Dollar Quartet” Performances Begin 8 February At The Noël Coward Theatre
The Children’s Hour at the Comedy Theatre starring Keira Knightley, Elizabeth Moss and Ellen Burstyn
Veteran stage and screen actors Sheila Hancock, David Suchet and Harriet Walter have been awarded New Year honours, along with Les Mis lyricist Herbert Kretzmer.