James McAvoy

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James McAvoy

James McAvoy

James McAvoy in Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

James McAvoy stars in Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre

Olivier Awards nominations announced

The nominations for the 2013 Olivier Awards were announced today at the May Fair Hotel in London.

Presented by Olivier Award winners Ruth Wilson and Elaine Paige live on BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce show, the announcement also featured a performance from last year’s big Olivier winner Matilda The Musical.

The shows dominating this year’s awards include the National Theatre’s The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, Hollywood musical Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre and recent Chichester and Adelphi Theatre production of Sweeney Todd.

Macbeth starring James McAvoy at the Trafalgar Studios

Acclaimed actor James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, Atonement) stars as Shakespeare’s Macbeth in Jamie Lloyd’s new production at the Trafalgar Studios. Also starring Claire Foy.

Claire Foy Announced As Lady Macbeth Alongside Full Cast For Macbeth Directed By Jamie Lloyd For Trafalgar Transformed

Claire Foy (White Heat, Little Dorrit, The Promise) will play Lady Macbeth, alongside the previously announced BAFTA winning and Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, Atonement, X-Men) as Macbeth. Joining them, to complete the cast, are Jamie Ballard (Macduff), Graeme Dalling (Donalbain), Lisa Gardner (Witch), Kevin Guthrie (Lennox), Richard Hansell (Ross), Forbes Masson (Banquo), Allison McKenzie (Witch), Olivia Morgan (Witch), Catherine Murray (Caithness), Callum O’Neill (Angus), Mark Quartley (Malcolm) and Hugh Ross (Duncan/Doctor).

Hollywood stars up for awards

This year’s Olivier Award nominations were announced today, with Hollywood stars dominating the line up of talent.

London Theatre – 2009 Preview

  If theatre mirrors life then you would expect 2009 to be a bad year for the performing arts in London: economic downturns and credit crunches sound like gloomy news for our discretionary entertainment spending. But West End theatre box office figures have kept on going up in recent years, and the huge number of new productions sailing into town during 2009 could mean that Theatreland manages to buck the trend. THE GREAT REVIVAL The RSC, National Theatre, Donmar and Old Vic dominated straight drama in the West End in 2008, and they haven’t finished yet. Big hitters coming to …

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