Sam Mendes

The Lehman Trilogy

The West End transfer of The Lehman Trilogy, directed by Sam Mendes

Paddy Considine as Quinn Carney with Genevieve O’Reilly as his wife Mary. Photograph: Johan Persson

Reviews round-up: The Ferryman

Jez Butterworth and Sam Mendes deliver a shattering tale of passion and violence. One not to be missed.

South Bank Show to return

The South Bank Show is to return to television with a new series on Sky Arts.

NATIONAL THEATRE: Platform talks confirmed for 2014

The National Theatre has confirmed its forthcoming series of Platforms talks for 2014.

The eclectic programme of talks, discussions and interviews includes writers Alan Ayckbourn, Alan Bennett and Enda Walsh ; directors Sam Mendes, Carrie Cracknell and Neil Bartlett ; and actors Kenneth Cranham and Michael Palin .

Casting Update For World Premiere Of Roald Dahl’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick today announced further casting for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25th June 2013, directed by Sam Mendes. Alongside Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, the cast will include Nigel Planer as Grandpa Joe, Clive Carter as Mr Salt, Jasna Ivir as Mrs Gloop, Paul J Medford as Mr Beauregarde, Iris Roberts as Mrs Teavee and Myra Sands as Grandma Georgina.

Donmar Warehouse names new head

The Donmar Warehouse in London has named Josie Rourke as the new artistic director of the successful Covent Garden venue. She will take over from Michael Grandage at the beginning of 2012.

Shows closing in September

It’s all change in the West End next month as September sees a number of shows bid farewell.

Give theatre some media credit

The MediaGuardian has published its annual ONE HUNDRED featuring the 100 most powerful and influential media people in the UK.

Shrek The Musical to open in London

Everyone’s favourite ogre will be brought to life next year when SHREK THE MUSICAL®, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, hits the London stage.

Willy Wonka to come to London

A lavish new stage production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is to come to London, directed by Sam Mendes.

Hot new shows in June

June is proving to be a busy month for West End Theatre with a number of high-profile openings, including work from big name directors such as Sam Mendes, Richard Eyre and Matthew Warchus.

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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