Day: 25 March 2011

Butley: Full Cast Announced: Paul Mcgann, Penny Downie And Amanda Drew Join Dominic West

Mark Rubinstein, Eleanor Lloyd, Lee Menzies and Dena Hammerstein/Pam Pariseau present BUTLEY by Simon Gray.

The full cast has been announced for this summer’s West End revival of Simon Gray’s comedy Butley. Alongside Dominic West, star of hit US drama The Wire, who will play the iconic title role of the rapier-tongued lecturer Butley, will be Paul McGann (Withnail and I, Doctor Who), Penny Downie, (RSC’s Hamlet, Invictus) and Amanda Drew (ENRON, Eastenders).

Playwright Lanford Wilson dies

An important passing this week is the death of American playwright Lanford Wilson, the Pulitzer Prize-winner who died on Wednesday aged 73.

Benedict Cumberbatch to take After The Dance to Broadway?

Thea Sharrock’s award-winning production of Terence Rattigan’s drama After The Dance at the National Theatre may be Broadway-bound.
And its star – Benedict Cumberbatch, who is currently wowing audiences at the National Theatre in Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein, may be heading with it.

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