The Chalk Garden

Sunday clash: Chalk Garden vs Oliviers

A great big sigh of irritation that the BBC has scheduled Michael Grandage’s radio version of his acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of The Chalk Garden at the same time as the Oliviers. Yes I know that those with computers can also listen later on BBC iPlayer, but both deserve exciting live listening me thinks.

Women Playwrights in the West End

Maggie B Gale’s excellent book West End Women: Women and the London stage 1918 – 1962 reveals the vital place of women playwrights within West End theatre history.

Jude Law in new Donmar season

Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Grandage announces his final season, starring Jude Law, Ruth Wilson, Douglas Hodge and Eddie Redmayne.

WOS Theatregoers Choice Awards – the results

It was a good night for Shakespeare yesterday at the Whatsonstage Theatregoers Choice awards, held at the Prince of Wales theatre in London. There were a number of awards for the Donmar’s Othello, including Best Shakespearan production, best director for Michael Grandage and best supporting actor for Tom Hiddleston. Also the RSC’s Hamlet received gongs for best regional production and theatre event of the year – to celebrate David Tennant’s performance and return to the stage. As is often the case with awards chosen by the public, the spread of shows and talent was very wide, ranging from awards for …

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