2015 Olivier Award Winners

Dame Angela Lansbury wins her first ever Olivier Award for Blithe Spirit at the 2015 Olivier Awards

The 2015 Olivier Awards were held tonight at the Royal Opera House in London. Hosted by Lenny Henry, the evening was dominated by The Young Vic and Sunny Afternoon. The Young Vic’s production of A View From The Bridge won for Best Revival, Best Actor and Best Director whilst Sunny Afternoon won for Best New Musical, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Outstanding Achievement in Music. Dame Angela Lansbury received her first ever Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress. The Play That Goes Wrong won Mischief Theatre the award for Best Comedy. Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Memphis and City Of Angels won two awards each. The evening concluded with a heartfelt rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water by Kevin Spacey and Beverley Knight. Spacey has just been awarded the special Olivier Award for his work over the last decade at the Old Vic. A very special night indeed. … Read more

Critic’s Choice – Top 10 West End Plays – 1st April 2015

The RSC presents Oppenheimer at the Swan 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. A View From The Bridge At the centre of the maelstrom of human experience that whips up and around and in Jan Versweyveld’s spare set is the towering, mesmerising and faultless turn from Mark Strong. Lean, muscular, a volcano approaching breaking point, Strong’s extraordinary Eddie is a once-in-a-generation performance. Read Our Review | This show is SOLD OUT 2. … Read more

The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2014 Winners

A View From The Bridge Mark Strong

The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2014 were hosted on Tuesday at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London. The Young Vic’s production of A View From The Bridge won two major awards including Best Director and Best Actor. As ever, the ceremony was an informal gathering of award recipients, the drama critics, theatre practitioners and the media, convivially coming together to celebrate the critics’ personal choice of the best theatre from throughout the UK during the last calendar year. Comedian Arthur Smith introduced proceedings with his own inimitable style, as has become a well-loved tradition. WINNERS Best New Play : King Charles III by Mike Bartlett Almeida Theatre, London, followed by transfer to Wyndham’s Theatre, London The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical [new or revival] : Gypsy Festival Theatre, Chichester, followed by 2015 transfer to Savoy Theatre, London Best Actor : Mark Strong in A View from the Bridge Young … Read more

West End Transfer For Young Vic’s View From The Bridge

The cast of A View From The Bridge. Photo: Jan Versweyveld

Mark Strong will lead the cast as Eddie Carbone in the West End transfer of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge. Ivo Van Hove’s five star Young Vic production will open at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 16 February 2015 with previews from 11 February 2015 and play for a strictly limited eight week season to 11 April 2015. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, A View from the Bridge opened at the Young Vic in April where the production enjoyed an extended sell-out run. Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. Strong is joined … Read more

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