REVIEW: Being Shakespeare, Harold Pinter Theatre ✭✭✭✭

Being Shakespeare with Simon Callow

The set of Being Shakespeare, Simon Callow’s one-man exploration of the life of our most treasured playwright , appears very simple at first glance: a small raised wooden platform dotted with objects – a sword, a globe, a paper crown, piles of books and a model carousel adorned with sprites. To the right, four wooden chairs are stacked. It is onto this bare space that Callow ambles and begins to speak. Initially he seems merely to lecture us on the facts of Shakespeare’s life but quickly he transforms as he begins to act. Callow plays kings, mothers, boys, teenage lovers, Romans, friends and countrymen; moving seamlessly between them and, with the smallest changes, embodying each character. It is a virtuosic performance. Being Shakespeare is, however, more than a collection of his Greatest Hits. Callow, and the play’s author Johnathan Bate, take us through the seven ages of a single man … Read more

Robert Webb to play Wooster

Robert Webb

Following a successful initial season, hit comedy Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense has now extended it’s run at the Duke Of York’s Theatre until 20 September 2014 starring Robert Webb.

Sex and the City star Kristen Davis to make West End debut in Fatal Attraction

Sex and the City's Kristen Davis

It was announced today that Kristin Davis will join Mark Bazeley and Natascha McElhone in Trvor Nunn’s forthcoming production of Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Best known for her role as Charlotte in TV’s Sex and the City, Davis will be making her West End debut. The world stage premiere of Fatal Attraction starts previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on March 11, with Opening Night scheduled for March 25. Fatal Attraction is produced by Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions, Robert Fox and Patrick Ryecart. Book tickets to Fatal Attraction