Richard Eyre directs Laura Linney in My Name is Lucy Barton at the Bridge Theatre
Sir Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser to be remade by the BBC starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen The Telegraph reports today that the BBC is planning a big new dramatisation of Ronald Harwood’s award-winning 1980 play The Dresser. Directed by Sir Richard Eyre, the production will see the two Sirs reunited after working with each other way back in the Sixties at Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre Company at the Old Vic. McKellen will play the dresser Norman, with Hopkins as the actor-manager “Sir”, believed to have been based on the great West End actor Sir Donald Wolfit. The …
Production photos of The Pajama Game at the Shaftesbury Theatre starring Michael Xavier and Joanna Riding
Scottish actor Jack Lowden has been named the winner of the 2013 Ian Charleson Awards.
Richard Eyre’s extraordinary adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts comes to cinemas this summer starring Lesley Manville.
Rehearsal photos of The Pajama Game – coming to the Shaftesbury Theatre starring Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier
Richard Eyre brings his hugely successful Chichester production of The Pajama Game into London’s Shaftesbury Theatre starring Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier.
Peter Polycarpou and Gary Wilmot join the cast of The Pajama Game at the Shaftesbury Theatre Further casting has been announced for Richard Eyre’s Chichester revival of The Pajama Game, which is playing the Shaftesbury Theatre from 2 May 2014. Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton will join the cast of the show, alongside already-announced leads Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. Peter Polycarpou and Colin Stinton will both reprise their roles as Vernon Hines and Hasler in the show, and Gary Wilmot will join the cast taking over the role of Vernon Hines from 2 June. The full cast …
A round-up of reviews for Stephen Ward at the Aldwych Theatre
Production photos of Stephen Ward The Musical at the Aldywch Theatre
Richard Eyre’s revival of The Pajama Game has gone on sale in the West End.
Richard Eyre’s revival of The Pajama Game at the Chichester Festival Theatre is to transfer to the Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End.
Tim Rice’s new musical From Here to Eternity will end its run at the Shaftesbury Theatre in April 2014.
LESLEY MANVILLE in Ghosts
Lesley Manville stars in the West End transfer of Ibsen’s Ghosts, following a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre, directed and adapted by Richard Eyre.
David Eyre’s hit new production of Ibsen’s classic play Ghosts is transferring from the Almeida Theatre to the West End for a limited season.
Production photos of Keeler at the Charing Cross Theatre
Interview with theatre director Richard Eyre
The cast has been announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical Stephen Ward, including Alexander Hanson, Charlotte Spencer, Charlotte Blackledge, Anthony Calf, Daniel Flynn and Joanna Riding.
Production photos of The Pajama Game at the Chichester Festival Theatre starring Joanna Riding
Distinguished director Richard Eyre returns to Chichester to open Festival 2013 with the evergreen Broadway musical, The Pajama Game starring Hadley Fraser & Joanna Riding
Theatre in the Park is unveiled with major new productions of Barnum and Neville’s Island. Richard Eyre returns to Chichester to direct The Pajama Game. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui returns to the Minerva Theatre, then transfers to the West End – Henry Goodman reprises his award-winning role. Festival 2012 achieved record-breaking audience figures of 220,000
Production photos of Quartermaine’s Terms at the Wyndham’s Theatre starring Rowan Atkinson.
The Cameron Mackintosh show at the Novello Theatre in London is going to release a cast recording – although there’s still no news of an exact release date.
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One of the highlights of the West End’s year took place on Wednesday, as a star-studded audience gathered at the Novello Theatre in London for the first night of Betty Blue Eyes, produced by Cameron Mackintosh.
A review of Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello Theatre in London
Exclusive photos of new Cameron Mackintosh musical Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello Theatre in London
REECE SHEARSMITH in Betty Blue Eyes
SARAH LANCASHIRE in Betty Blue Eyes
JONATHAN CAKE in A Flea in her Ear
LISA DILLON in A Flea in her Ear
Booking has opened for new Cameron Mackintosh musical Betty Blue Eyes, coming into the West End this Spring.
TOM HOLLANDER in A Flea in her Ear
Musical theatre writers Stiles & Drewe talk to Westendtheatre.com about Just So and Betty Blue Eyes
Tom Hollander (Rev, In The Loop) and Lisa Dillon star in Georges Feydeau’s 1907 French farce A Flea in her Ear, directed by Richard Eyre in a version by John Mortimer.
We might have missed it but the publicity around the winners of this year’s Ian Charleson Awards seemed particularly muted. Even the Sunday Times, the sponsor of the awards, gave little promotion to the nominations or winners. This year marks 20 years since actor Ian Charleson died on 6 January 1990 of AIDS-related causes, only eight weeks after playing Hamlet in Richard Eyre’s production at the National Theatre. He was an extremely accomplished actor, appearing in film (Chariots of Fire), TV (Oxbridge Blues) and numerous stage roles, both plays and musicals, including Guys and Dolls and Fool For Love. The …
Kevin Spacey pulls out the stops for his 7th year at the Old Vic with three heavy-weight directors
OLIVIER AWARDS – Best Director Winners
OLIVIER AWARDS – Best Play Winners
OLIVIER AWARDS – Special and Outstanding Achievement Award Winners
Round up of reviews of PRIVATE LIVES starring Kim Cattrall at the Vaudeville Theatre in London
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