Casting has today been announced for Michael Rudman’s new production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons being produced at the Rose Theatre, Kingston from 28 October to 19 November 2016. The production will feature David Horovitch as Joe Keller and Penny Downie as Kate Keller with Alex Waldmann (Chris Keller), Grace Carter (Lydia Lubey), Edward Harrison (George Deever), William Meredith (Frank Lubey), Alison Pargeter (Sue Bayliss), David Partridge (Jim Bayliss) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ann Deever). Joe Keller is a thriving businessman who, during World War II, knowingly supplied the American airforce with defective engines, leading to the deaths of innocent pilots. To avoid the blame, he let his business partner take the fall, but during a sunny afternoon Joe is confronted by the consequences of his moral actions as a visitor arrives to reveal a secret that will rip his family apart. All My Sons will have set and costume … Read more
There is promise in this piece. The hallucinatory nature of exhaustion allows the tired pair to swerve through time and space, offering a great basis for metaphysical conversation. Much similar yet not as gripping as Duncan MacMillan’s LUNGS, Segal poses the question: ‘Should they ever have brought this child into such a wounded world?’
Casting has been announced for the Gate Theatre‘s world premiere production of In The Night Time (Before the Sun Rises) by Nina Segal. The production will feature Alex Waldmann as Man and Adelie Leonce as Woman. The production is directed by Ben Kidd. A baby cries. A bottle breaks. A window smashes. Over the course of one night, mum and dad try to still their screaming infant – but as the hours grow longer, the world becomes elastic around them, and the horrors that scar our planet crash into the baby’s room. Should they ever have brought this child into such a wounded world? This is Nina Segal’s first professionally produced play. The world première of In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises) takes a hallucinatory look at one couple’s experience of having their first baby. In The Night Time (Before The Sun Roses) runs at the Gate Theatre … Read more
Maybe we were all weary at the end of a full day of theatre; maybe, and with ample justification, the cast were flagging after appearances in different roles in the previous two parts of the trilogy, but whatever the explanation Richard III seemed something of an anti-climax rather than a natural culmination of this notable revival of the Barton/Hall Wars of the Roses.
James Dacre takes full advantage of the play’s many moods and shifts of emphasis and style, with the result that the evening is rambunctious and thoroughly engaging: something like a political roller-coaster ride. This is a play where it is hard to work out who the real villain might be – there are a number of contenders for that appellation. But the real benefit of Dacre’s production is that the characters get full value, and what rich and rewarding characters they turn out to be.