H G Wells could see into the future, and he gave us his alter ego – the ebullient draper’s boy, Kipps, who is even now, thanks to the combined efforts of Anthony Drewe, George Stiles and Julian Fellowes, dazzling his way back onto the Chichester Festival Theatre stage in the most recently refreshed version of the 1960s musical based on his adventures, David Henecker and Beverley Cross’s ‘Half A Sixpence’. But perhaps even Wells’ clairvoyance might have fallen short of grasping just what a powerful role the British fascination with trade would play in its musical theatre creations of the early 21st century. Two shows seen earlier in London (and now entertaining the crowds in Edinburgh), and another housed in a temporary space in the capital, open our eyes and ears to the powerful influence that commercial life still exerts upon national life. First, in ‘Tomorrow, Maybe‘, we pop into … Read more
To launch their full scale production company, Buckland Theatre Company are presenting August Strindberg’s Miss Julie in a new translation by Michael Meyer at Camden’s Etcetera Theatre. Miss Julie is directed by Gary Condes, with Set and Costume design by Carla Goodman and Lighting and Sound design by Joe Price, the production will feature Laura Greenwood as Miss Julie, Charlie Dorfman as Jean and Danielle Henry as Kristin. Tickets are on sale now. Buckland Theatre Co. was founded by Charlie Dorfman in the spirit of collaboration and exploration, providing opportunities for creative investigation in a supportive environment. It has run weekly readings since April 2015, covering great works from Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill, August Wilson and more. Miss Julie is the company’s debut production in a season of classic and modern texts to be announced later this year. Miss Julie runs until 19 March 2016 at Etcetera Theatre – Camden.
Buckland Theatre Co. have revealed plans for a powerful new version of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie. Translated by Michael Meyer, Miss Julie will open at Camden’s intimate Etcetera Theatre this February, taking over the space entirely for the duration of its four-week run. Strindberg’s masterly study of class, desire, and the ties that bind us caused a scandal when it was first performed, and, according to the company, remains searingly relevant today. Directed by Gary Condés, the production will feature Laura Greenwood (Pinprick, Prime Suspect, Messiah, Holby Blue, Strike Back, Silk, Casualty, Echo Beach, Hit and Miss) as Miss Julie, Charlie Dorfman as Jean and Danielle Henry (Emmerdale, Doctors) as Kristin, with set and costume design by Carla Goodman and lighting and sound design by Joe Price. Buckland Theatre Co. was founded by Charlie Dorfman (actor and producer) in the spirit of collaboration and exploration, providing opportunities for creative investigation … Read more