Casting has been announced for Michael Fentiman’s 50th Anniversary production of Joe Orton’s classic dark comedy Loot playing at the Park Theatre from 17 August – 24 September 2017. Joining the previously announced rising British stars Calvin Demba (Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award nominee, The Red Lion, National Theatre) and Sam Frenchum (Private Peaceful, Grantchester) […]
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Maybe that is because there are no grey areas, making The View From Nowhere’s tone of frustration and anger one that is fully deserved.
Kathy Burke is to direct the World Premiere of Sam Bain’s new comedy drama The Retreat at Park Theatre from 2 November to 2 December 2017. Luke, a former high-flyer from the City, is sitting in a remote stone hut halfway up a mountain in the Scottish Highlands. He is on a meditation retreat, searching […]
The Park Theatre has announced that Calvin Demba, Sam Fremchum and Sinéad Matthews will lead the cast of the 50th-anniversary production of Joe Orton’s Loot when it opens at the Park Theatre on 17 August 2017. Winning the 1967 Evening Standard Award for Best Play Of the Year in 1967, Loot delighted and shocked audiences […]
Twitstorm Park Theatre 1st June 2017 3 Stars BOOK NOW The great thing about this theatre is that you can never – quite – tell where Artistic Director Jez Bond is taking it. Each new show comes along and brings with it a new departure, and certainly a bold contrast to whatever preceded it. Each […]
I’m delighted to say that I’m already booked to go back and have another session with Tick Tick BOOM!, and its fascinating aesthetic conundrums, later in the run. It is the kind of production that rewards such attention.
Margolyes is all stillness and urgent rouge-et-noir power; her delivery like acid etching a design on copperplate. Barber speaks with that magical voice that sounds like oloroso mixed with double cream and sprinkled with Pyrenean truffle. Every second in their company is like reading a gorgeous glossy magazine that you just can’t put down.
With a twisting plot and strong characters, Chinglish leaves you laughing but aware of an inevitable chasm of difference between the two cultures that means something will always be lost in translation.