Take a look at Steve Tanner’s first look production images from Kneehigh Theatre’s award-winning production of Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice which is currently playing at Birmingham Repertory Theatre until 17 February, followed by The Lowry, Salford from 20 to 24 February, before its West End season at Empire Cinema […]
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However, while the pace of the comedy occasionally dips in the second half, this production of Coward’s play is a gem, proving the enduring relevance of Private Lives and its ability to delight contemporary audiences.
A major revival of Noel Coward’s best loved and multi-award-winning quintessentially English comedy. This glittering production of one of the greatest plays of all time, includes Olivier Award nominated TV and stage star Tom Chambers (winner of Strictly Come Dancing and star of Top Hat the musical) as the loveable and charming Elyot and Laura […]
Felicity Kendal is a triumph as the effervescent, self-indulgent diva that is Judith. Her throaty, raspy tones; the endless lighting and stubbing out of cigarettes; the casual, but persistent, flick of tousled curls; the innocent eyes and the naughty remark and the naughty remark and the innocent eyes; the devilment, the wild abandon, the sneaky […]
Hutchinson has produced an unusual Christmas confection: part song, part recitation, part reminiscence and part cheeky indulgence. Using material ranging from Coward’s own diaries and writings, through Charles Dickens, Dylan Thomas and Ben Johnson to reportage and obscure/familiar (depending on your education) literary works and sprinkled with well known, popular songs, the result is a […]
Michael Blakemore is a genius. His cast is perfect. This is likely to be the smooth, delicious comedy revival of the year, if not the decade.
In the first of our Tales From The Dressing Room series, Penelope Keith chats candidly to JBR about the changes in the industry since her training. “Come in, come in. Welcome to the most elegant dressing room in the West End.” How could it not be? This is, after all, the famed Dressing Room No. […]