REVIEW: Queers Part 2, Old Vic Theatre ✭✭✭✭

Queers Part 2 Old Vic Theatre

Queers Part 2 The Old Vic Theatre 31 July 2017 Four stars In the first set of monologues curated by Mark Gatiss under the banner of Queers at the Old Vic, we were given insights into the gay lives of three men and a woman over the past century as they sought happiness against the odds. In the second set, we go down the pub to meet four more people who each show us other aspects of being gay over the past seven decades, with several again finding unexpected pleasures in spite of society’s disapproval and hate. In The Safest Spot in Town, Fredrick tells us how he became part of the hedonistic bohemian world of Bloomsbury and Soho before World War Two after arriving from the West Indies. Keith Jarrett’s monologue gives us a glimpse of the underground world of London where gay men could have some semblance of … Read more

FIRST LOOK: North By Northwest at Theatre Royal Bath

North by North West Theatre Royal Bath

We are pleased to bring you these great first look production photos of Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest at the Theatre Royal Bath. Adapted by Carolyn Burns and directed by Simon Phillips,North by Northwest had its world premiere in Melbourne and will run until 12 August 2017 in Bath. Jonathan Watton stars as Roger O. Thornhill, the role Cary Grant played in the 1959 film.  He is joined by Angus Brown, Christopher Chilton, Tom Davey, Olivia Fines, Kieran Gough, Nick Harris, Joanna Van Kampen, Gerald Kyd, Abigail McKern, Roddy Peters and Nick Sampson. NORTH BY NORTHWEST TICKETS

James Nelson-Joyce joins Julian Clary in comedy Le Grand Mort

James Nelson-Joyce in Le Grand Mort

  James Nelson-Joyce will co-star with Julian Clary in the World premiere of Stephen Clark’s black comedy Le Grand Mort at Trafalgar Studios from 20 September – 28 October 2017. James recently appeared as James yates in ITV’s Little Boy Blue and has appeared in Cilla, Mount Pleasant and Shameless. In his super stylish, sterilely beautiful Notting Hill kitchen, Michael is preparing dinner for two. As he meticulously cuts the vegetables with almost a surgeon’s precision, he talks, with knife-like wit, about cases in history where the human body has continued to prove useful even after death. As he slices and chops, one wonders who is coming for dinner and what the main course might be. When Tim, his young guest arrives, they engage in a series of funny, thrilling but searingly dangerous mind games, as they try to unravel the reasons why they are both there. Only when the … Read more

Kelsey Grammar to star in Andrew Lippa’s Big Fish at The Other Palace

Kelsey Grammerin Big Fish the musical

TICKETS FOR BIG FISH ARE NOW ON SALE BOOK TICKETS FOR BIG FISH Kelsey Grammer  is to star in a new  production of John August and Andrew Lippa’s Big Fish the musical at The Other Palace from 1 November to 31 December 2017. Tickets go on sale 10am Monday. Big Fish is based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and  the Columbia pictures screenplay by John August. This new production at The Other Palace  will be the London premiere of the show and marks Kelsey’s London stage debut. Meet Edward Bloom, an ordinary man, and an extraordinary father. He has always told his son tall tales filled with beauty, love and imagination but when his son confronts him about what is make believe, they both discover that the truth is more wonderful than fiction. Big Fish the musical is a love story that will take you on an exhilarating and heart-warming … Read more