The RSC has announced full casting for Angus Jackson’s upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. Presented as part of the Rome season, Coriolanus will join Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra and Titus Andronicus in the company’s repertoire before transferring to London’s Barbican Theatre from 6 November 2017. As previously announced playing the title role is Sope Dirisu, who most recently performed as Cassisus Clay in One Night in Miami (Donmar Warehouse) and ITV’s The Halcyon. He is joined by Haydn Gwynne who returns to the RSC after 11 years to play his mother, Volumnia. Haydn can currently be seen as Camilla in series two of Channel 4’s The Windsors. Her other credits include The Threepenny Opera (National Theatre); as Margaret Thatcher in The Audience and in TV’s Father Brown, Uncle and Death in Paradise. Also returning to the RSC is Associate Artist Paul Jesson who plays Menenius. Paul was last … Read more
It was announced today that the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of Michelle Magorian’s classic novel Goodnight Mister Tom will return to the West End for a limited ten week run this Christmas at the Duke Of York’s Theatre. This production was last seen in the West End in 2012/13 has been brilliantly adapted by award-winning playwright David Wood. Now a modern classic, Michelle Magorian’s wonderfully uplifting tale is brought gloriously to life in this magical stage adaptation by David Wood. Set during the dangerous build up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and forges a remarkable and heart-warming friendship with the elderly recluse, Tom Oakley, played by David Troughton. All is perfect until William is suddenly summoned by his mother back to London. Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and commended for the … Read more
Morton-Smith has written a masterpiece which Angus Jackson has cast and directed in a way which gives it full measure, lustre and power. No one here gives anything other than a first-class performance. John Heffernan, in the central role, with the bulk of the play squarely on his shoulders, is world class. He is magical, mercurial, magnificent.