Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah’s Tree is an electrifying new drama
American star Martha Plimpton joins the cast of Other Desert Cities at the Old Vic Theatre.
Sinéad Cusack in Other Desert Cities
Lindsay Posner directs the UK premiere of Broadway hit Other Desert Cities at the Old Vic.
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 …