King Lear at the Duke of York’s Theatre starring Ian McKellen
Interview with theatre designer Paul Wills
Hit comedy Di and Viv and Rose transfers to the Vaudeville Theatre starring Tamzin Outhwaite, Samantha Spiro and Jenna Russell.
Di and Viv and Rose to transfer into the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre starring Tamzin Outhwaite, Samantha Spiro and Jenna Russell.
Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut directing Shakespeare’s romantic comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Production photos of The Lightning Child at Shakespeare’s Globe
As Michael Grandage ends his 10 year stewardship as artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, he’s certainly going out with a bang. In a final season that includes some big names, including Jude Law, Ruth Wilson, Douglas Hodge, Karen Gillan and Eddie Redmayne, it’s Law and Wilson up first in a new production of Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie (until 8 October 2011).
Anna Mackmin will direct Claudie Blakley, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Walker in the world premiere of Amelia Bullmore’s insightful and funny new play, Di and Viv and Rose, as part of Hampstead Downstairs. Di and Viv and Rose reunites the creative team behind Amelia Bullmore’s award-winning Mammals.
Arthur Darvill, who is best known for his role as the Doctor’s current companion Rory in BBC’s Doctor Who, will play Mephistopheles in Shakespeare’s Globe’s first production of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus. Paul Hilton, who was recently seen in the BBC drama Silk, will play the title role of the scholar who makes a pact with the devil in exchange for knowledge. The production will run from 18 June to 2 October and is directed by Matthew Dunster and designed by Paul Wills.
Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Grandage announces his final season, starring Jude Law, Ruth Wilson, Douglas Hodge and Eddie Redmayne.
This week it’s the turn of Theatre Design to attract our attention. And up and coming new star in this world seems to be PAUL WILLS. Over the last few years he has been coming to the fore with a body of work that includes some of the major London and regional theatres – none more so than his current production of See How They Run at the Royal Exchange in Manchester – plus designing their forthcoming production of Macbeth. He has also recently covered opera (English Touring Opera’s Rusalka), new plays Pornography at Birmingham Rep and The Frontline at …