CRITIC’S CHOICE: Top 10 New West End Plays 30 June 2015

To Kill A Mockingbird at the Barbican Theatre

What play should you see first in London? We have compiled this list to save you the trouble of working it out! It’s just our view – and everyone has one – based on our Reviewers’ thoughts. We will update the list regularly so new productions get on your radar and when original casts change that is factored in. Plays which have been running for more than three years are not included – this is a list for new or relatively new productions running in London. So go see them! 1. To Kill A Mockingbird Timothy Sheader’s utterly astonishing, profoundly beautiful, and intensely gripping production of To Kill A Mockingbird, is now playing at the Barbican Theatre. It’s not practically perfect in every way – it is absolutely perfect in every way. In terms of glorious story-telling and superb ensemble acting rapturously telling a richly detailed and extraordinarily resonant – … Read more

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time New Cast

Jacqueline Clarke and Sion Daniel Young as Christopher in The Curious Incident Of The Dog In the Night-Time. photo: Brinkhoff-Mogenburg

The award-winning production of The Curious Incident Of the Dog In The Night-Time at London’s Gielgud Theatre has welcomed a new cast this week. The new West End is led by Sion Daniel Young as Christopher Boone. He is joined by Rebecca Lacey as Siobhan, Nicolas Tennant as Ed, Mary Stockley as Judy, Jacqueline Clarke as Mrs Alexander, Indra Ové as Mrs Shears, Stephen Beckett as Roger Shears, Matthew Trevannion as Mr Thompson, Pearl Mackie as No. 40/Punk Girl, Sean McKenzie as Reverend Peters and Kaffe Keating plays alternate Christopher. They are joined by Mark Rawlings, Penelope McGhie, Naomi Said and Simon Victor. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time continues it’s successful run world-wide winning five Tony Awards including the Tony Award for Best Play. The show is now booking until 13 February 2016 in London. BOOK TICKETS FOR THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE … Read more

Curious Incident and Hamilton Major Drama Desk Winners

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time On Broadway

The National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time picked up six Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Play, Oustanding Actor In A Play and Outstanding Director Of A Play, beaten only by Hamilton, the new musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda that won seven awards, the first time since 1983 that an Off-Broadway show (Little Shop Of Horrors) has beaten its Broadway counterparts. Helen Mirren won Oustanding Actress In A Play for her performance in The Audience. Jim Dale’s one man show Just Jim Dale currently on stage in London won Best Revue. The Drama Desk Awards, given annually in a number of categories, are the only major New York City theater honors for which productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway compete against each other in the same category. Formed in 1949 by a group of New York City theater critics, editors, reporters, and publishers, … Read more

Curious Incident – New Cast Announced

Curious Incident

A new cast has been announced for the award-winning play The Curious Incident Of the Dog In the Night Time which is being produced by the National Theatre at the Gielgud Theatre. The new cast will begin performances on 22nd June 2015 and comprises Sion Daniel Young as Christopher, Rebecca Lacey as Siobhan with Nicholas Tennant continuing as Ed, Mary Stockley as Judy, Jacqueline Clarke as Mrs Alexander, Indra Ove as Mrs Shears, Stephen Beckett as Roger Shears, Matthew Trevannion as Mr Thompson, Pearl Mackie as No. 40/Punk Girl, Sean Mckenzie as Reverend Peters and Kaffe Keating will play alternate Christopher. They are joined by Mark Rawlings and Penelope McGhie who continue with the company and Naomi Said and Simon Victor. The production has now been seen by over one million people in the UK and in New York and is the recipient of seven Olivier Awards including best New … Read more

Curious Cast Celebrate Onesie Wednesday

The Cast of The Curious Incident Of the Dog In The Night-Time In Their Onesies. Photo: Helen Maybanks

Today is National Autism Awareness Week and the cast of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In the Night Time have shown support by taking part in Onesie Wednesday today, encouraging everyone to wear their onesies or pyjames to work to stand out for autism. Cast members Graham Butler, Sarah Woodward, Gay Soper, Roxanne Palmer, Sam Bond and Viv Acheampong gathered for a photo-call on the set of the show today. Graham Butler who plays Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time said: “Me and my fellow cast mates are delighted to show our support for World Autism Awareness Week’s ‘Onesie Wednesday’. I hope that London is in a sea of colour today with everyone going to work and school in their comfy onesies!” For more information on World Autism Awareness Week visit www.autism.org.uk Book tickets for The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

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