First look at Ian McKellen in King Lear
Production photos of King Lear starring Simon Russell-Beale at the National Theatre
Academy Award winner Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale as King Lear in this highly anticipated production of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
Bijan Sheibani To Direct Shohreh Aghdashloo In Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House Of Bernarda Alba; Michael Attenborough To Direct Samantha Spiro In Edwardo De Filippo’s Filumena In A New English Version By Tanya Ronder; Jeremy Herrin To Direct World Premiere Of Matthew Dunster’s Children’s Children; Michael Attenborough To Direct Jonathan Pryce As King Lear
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
This week’s West End openings include romantic new show Love Story, Christmas treats with Potted Panto, The Night Before Christmas and The Nutcracker, plus Derek Jacobi in King Lear.
This week’s new West End shows include Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, the RSC’s winter season at the Roundhouse and Tom Hollander in A Flea in her Ear at the Old Vic.
The Donmar Warehouse in London has announced its 2011 season, including a revival of Harold Pinter’s Moonlight, the UK premiere of Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Beeand Felicity Jones in Schiller’s Luise Miller.
OLIVIER AWARDS – Best Actor Winners
OLIVIER AWARDS – Best Supporting Winners
OLIVIER AWARDS – Best Director Winners
OLIVIER AWARDS – Best Set and Design Winners
OLIVIER AWARDS – Best Sound 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 …