Judi Dench shines as Madame Arcati in the new film adaptation of Blithe Spirit
Celebrating the 80th birthdays of Britain’s most famous acting Dames, Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith.
Award winning actress Dame Joan Plowright has announced that she has retired from acting.
Michael Grandage has announced the final casting for his production of Peter and Alice, a new play by John Logan that forms part of his season of plays at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Today full casting is announced for Peter and Alice – John Logan’s new play which continues the Michael Grandage Company Season at the Noel Coward Theatre. Joining Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw are Olly Alexander, Ruby Bentall, Stefano Braschi, Nicholas Farrell and Derek Riddell. The production follows the critically acclaimed Privates on Parade, and opens on 25 March, with previews from 9 March, and runs until 1 June 2013.
The winners of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards were presented last night at a starry ceremony at the Savoy Hotel in London.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD THEATRE AWARDS – WINNERS 2012
Following his hugely successful 10 year reign at the Donmar Warehouse in London, award-winning director Michael Grandage is setting up shop at the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End for a 15 month run of plays, starring some of the biggest names in British theatre.
Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw star in John Logan’s remarkable new play about the moment when Alice Liddell Hargreaves met Peter Llewelyn Davies at the opening of a Lewis Carroll exhibition in 1932, as the original Alice in Wonderland came face to face with the original Peter Pan. Part of the Michael Grandage Company season at the Noel Coward Theatre.
James Bierman and Michael Grandage launch their new company with a season of plays at the Noel Coward Theatre spanning 15 months from December 2012 to February 2014
Simon Annand’s The Half: London theatre exhibition provides an intimate portrait of West End stars.
The UK’s national tourism agency, VisitBritain, has launched an international TV campaign featuring some of Britain’s best known celebrities, inviting the world to visit Britain.
British theatre is well represented with Dame Judi Dench and Rupert Everett both featured in the campaign, along with Slumdog Millionaire actor Dev Patel, fashion icon Twiggy and chef Jamie Oliver.
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.
EVENING STANDARD THEATRE AWARDS – SHORTLIST 2010
This year’s London Evening Standard Theatre Awards long-list of nominees has been announced.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD THEATRE AWARDS – NOMINEES 2010
A major tribute to musicals composer Stephen Sondheim was held on Saturday, 31 July, in London to celebrate his 80th year.
OLIVIER AWARDS – BEST ACTRESS WINNERS
OLIVIER AWARDS – Special and Outstanding Achievement Award Winners
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 …