Sean Mathias is to direct a new stage production of the cult horror novel The Exorcist which will run at the Phoenix Theatre from 20 October 2017 to 10 March 2018. This unique stage experience has been adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier based on William Peter Blatty’s best-selling novel. Considered by many to the scariest movie of all time, the motion picture was no stranger to controversy when it had its original cinema release in 1973. The film would go on to win two Academy Awards and became on of the top ten highest grossing films of all time – despite reports of petrified audiences passing out. “Oh please, Mother, make it stop! It’s hurting.” When the medical profession fails to provide answers to young Regan’s strange symptoms her desperate mother Chris turns to a local priest for help. But before Father Damien can tackle what’s before him, … Read more
The critically acclaimed Ink, which has just played a sell-out season at the Almeida will transfer to the Duke Of York’s Theatre from 9 September – 6 January 2018. James Graham’s play centres around Fleet Street and the offices of The Sun in 1969. A rebellious, young Rupert Murdoch asks The Sun’s Editor the impossible – to give the people what they want. No matter the cost! Directed by Rupert Goold (King Charles III). Ink will star Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster, Matilda) and Richard Coyle (The Associate, The Lover) reprising their roles from the Almeida Season. James Graham said: “It’s been such a creatively rewarding experience, building this show at the Almeida. I’m in absolute awe of our actors and the creative team, led by Rupert. And grateful to the audiences who’ve been coming and supporting the work. After being given the chance to revive This House in the West … Read more
Full casting has been announced for Mosquitoes at the National Theatre. Alice is a scientist. She lives in Geneva. As the Large Hadron particle collider starts up in 2008, she is on the brink of the most exciting work of her life, searching for the Higgs Boson. Jenny is her sister. She lives in Luton. She spends a lot of time Googling. When tragedy throws them together, the collision threatens all with chaos. Mosquitoes by Lucy Kirkwood will have its world premiere in the Dorfman Theatre in July with Rufus Norris directing. The cast is Amanda Boxer, Olivia Colman (Jenny), Cait Davis, Vanessa Emme, Yoli Fuller, Paul Hilton, Joseph Quinn, Sofia Stuart and Olivia Williams (Alice). Designed by Katrina Lindsay, lighting design by Paule Constable, music by Adam Cork, sound design by Paul Arditti and video design by Finn Ross & Ian William Galloway. Mosquitoes will play at the National … Read more
The Menier Chocolate Factory and Sonia Friedman productions have announced that Tom Stoppard’s award-winning comedy Travesties will transfer to the Apollo Theatre in February 2017. Travesties tickets are now on sale. Tom Stoppard’s dazzling comedy of art, love and revolution features James Joyce, Tristan Tzara and Lenin as remembered — and misremembered — by Henry Carr, a minor British diplomat in Zurich 1917. When Gwendolen and Cecily wander in from The Importance of Being Earnest, Henry’s mind wanders too. He knows he was Algernon in a production in Zurich. But who was the other one? The original production of Travesties premiered at the Aldwych Theatre in 1974, winning the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and a New York Critic’s Circle and Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway. Travesties broke box office records at the Menier Chocolate Factory selling out ahead of its first preview. This new production is … Read more
Tom Scutt’s design is overwhelmingly attractive. Seductive blue and gold enhances the structures where the action occurs – a garishly compelling sense of Venice and Las Vegas: time and space are fused in the bauble land where Antonio and Shylock take their commercial risks. Greed and choice become the central focus here.